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New Albany Independence Day 5k - Orange Theory Fitness

Event:5k Run & Walk, Toddler Crawl & Kids FUN Run
Date:Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Time:Kids Races~7:55am / 5k Run & Walk~8:15am
Location:      Market Square (Across From The Library)
Address:200 Market Street, New Albany, Ohio 43054     


The New Albany Symphony Orchestra is proud to present the 4th Annual New Albany Independence Day 5k Run & Walk presented by Orange Theory Fitness on Tuesday, July 4, 2017! The event will offer a 20 Yard Ready Set Grow Toddler Crawl, Maple Orthodontics 1/4 Mile Kids FUN Run and a 5k which will have a Run & Walk Division. The races will begin and finish in New Albany's beautiful Market Square starting at 7:55am for the Kids Races and at 8:15am for the 5k Races. This event is a staple in the New Albany community and attracts over 1,000 people every year! Enjoy live performances along the race course by the New Albany Symphony and local non-profit performing arts groups. All proceeds from the race will benefit the New Albany Symphony Orchestra and several local non-profit performing arts groups including: NAHS Band, Choir, Orchestra and Theatre Boosters, New Albany Children’s Ballet Theatre and the New Albany Arts Council. Come show your support and help us make 2017 the largest race to date for the New Albany Symphony Orchestra!

The New Albany Symphony Orchestra (NASO), now in its eighth season, is a community orchestra bringing music to life in New Albany, Ohio, and proud to call the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts home. Founded in 2007 by New Albany resident and violist Heather Garner and founding conductor Luis Biava, the New Albany Symphony Orchestra is comprised of over 120 community, student, and professional musicians from all over the Columbus metro area. NASO was designed by its founders to be a true community orchestra, in which a unique model of talented students, professional mentors and community musicians would combine and work together on one stage.  NASO’s annual four-concert-series provides high level performances for our audiences and free educational outreach in our schools.  Our annual student concerto competition attracts students from across the state of Ohio and our nationally recognized guest artists position New Albany on the map as a center for artistic excellence.  Some of our past guest artists include Grammy award winning cellist David Finckel, world-class pianist Jon Kimura Parker, Pulitzer Prize nominee Augusta Read Thomas, and one of the top 5 violinists in the world – superstar Hilary Hahn.​

Course Map

Click the green ​distance below to see the course map. Click the orange links below for downloadable route maps.


5k: Run/Walk 5 Kilometers (3.1 mi)

 Orthodontics Kids FUN Run: Run/Walk 1/4 Mile (0.4 km)


​Register now in just 60 seconds by CLICKING HERE!

EARLY PACKET PICK-UP IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED! We will be at the Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany on Monday, July 3 from 3:30-6:30pm, the address is:

​150 W Main Street
​New Albany, OH 43054

Ready Set Grow Toddler Crawl and Maple Orthodontics Kids FUN Run will begin at 7:55am and 8:00am respectively.

5k will begin at 8:15am.

Packet pick-up and race-day registration will open Tuesday morning at 6:30am at the event location (Market Square):

200 Market Street
New Albany, Ohio 43054

You can sign up for any race on event day.

Registration Options        Register by May 31st      June 1st - July 3rd      July 4 (Race Day)   
Orange Theory Fitness 5k Run/Walk$30$35$40
Maple Orthodontics Kids FUN Run     $15$20$20
Ready Set Grow Toddler CrawlFREEFREEFREE

What You Get For Registering

~State of the art chip timing!
~Participation in desired event
~New Albany Parade will follow after this event at approximately 10:30am!
~Awards for the top finishers in each group
~Music at the start/finish line and LIVE MUSIC along the race course!
~Official Independence Day Dri-Fit T-shirts for all 5k participants (gender specific)! 

~Cotton t-shirts for all Kids FUN Run participants (Shirts not included with Toddler Crawl)
(Additional t-shirts may be available for purchase at the event however pre-ordering when registering is recommended)

~Finisher medals for all Kids Race participants!
~Explore the community of New Albany as you race for the finish line! 
~Post race food and drinks
~You will help support the New Albany Symphony Orchestra and local preforming arts groups in New Albany!
~And MORE!!

Additional Information

PARKING INFORMATION: Parking at the event site will fill up fast. Please park in the New Albany School parking lots.

The address to the high school is:

7600 Fodor Rd
New Albany, OH 43054


​Awards will be given to the overall 1st, 2nd & 3rd place males & females in each 5k category as well as in each age group. Age groups are as follows:

5k Run: 9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Over

5k Walk: 9 & Under, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over

​If you have not registered by June 25th we cannot guarantee shirt sizes.

​Ready Set Grow Toddler Crawl and Maple Orthodontics Kids FUN Run will begin at 7:55am and 8:00am respectively.

Ready Set Grow Toddler Crawl is free of charge for all participants (suggested age: 0 - 24 months).

Maple Orthodontics Kids FUN Run is open to all kids over 2 years of age! 

The 5k race starts at 8:15am.

Awards Ceremony will begin at 9:15am.

If you are interested in supporting this great event through in-kind donations or sponsorship please contact Heather Garner at: Thank you very much!

​2016 Honoree, Dr. Glyde Marsh

Dr. Glyde Marsh came to New Albany in 1946 after serving as a military police officer for four and a half years in World War II, where he personally witnessed some of the most significant events of the 20th century.  He was in Paris when Germany surrendered, witnessed the concentration camps in Germany and was in route to Japan when that country surrendered. His final rank was Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army.

 When he came back to Ohio after the war he decided to go to vet school.  His father showed chickens when he was a young boy and he enjoyed the farm life growing up in rural northeastern Ohio.  While working at The Ohio State University, where he would become one of the pre-eminent poultry veterinarians in the country, he asked university staff where cheap land was available.  “My wife and I wanted to start a family and everyone kept telling me the cheapest land anywhere in central Ohio was in New Albany,” said Marsh.   “At the time, I paid $85 an acre.  Times have certainly changed.”

 During his career as a professor at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Sciences, he was active in the community.  “My wife Margaret (who has since passed away) was the real mover and shaker in the family,” added Marsh.  “She always wanted me to be involved, and here I am more than 70 years since I served my country in World War II and I’m still involved.”

 Dr. Marsh retired from Ohio State in 1985 but he never retired from community service.   After being re-elected in November 2013, he has now been elected to New Albany Council six times.  Prior to that, he served three terms as a school board member and he has been a poll worker in elections since 1954.  In the sixty years since, he missed working just one election, when he was hospitalized with a broken leg sustained while delivering keys and supplies to a precinct official the night before the election occurred.   

Today, Dr. Marsh still travels 20,000 miles a year across Ohio serving some of the same poultry clients since the 1950s. At the young age of 97, Dr. Marsh has been recognized by the Ohio House of Representatives as the oldest elected official in our state and was recently inducted into the Central Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. We are delighted to have him represent the Independence Day 5K as our 2016 Honoree.​

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