Ready, Set, Teal!
Strides for Hope 5K Walk/Run is held every September to promote ovarian
cancer education and awareness. Help us in our effort to prevent
another woman from being impacted by this disease. This year's event
will be held:
Sunday, September 8, 9:30 a.m.
Day-of Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
Genoa Park (downtown Columbus, behind COSI)
303 W. Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Registration Is Open!
registration for the Strides for Hope 5K is now open! If you would like
to register for our 5K walk/run or if you would like to register to
"Sleep-in for Hope", please click the button below and complete the
registration form on signmeup.com. If you are the Team Captain, please register by clicking the "Team Captain Registration" link.
If you cannot attend the Strides for Hope 5K but would like to make a
donation, please click the link below to donate and support our mission
of raising awareness, educating the public and supporting the women and
families touched by an ovarian cancer diagnosis.
Packet Pick Up
Columbus Running Company, all locations:
6465 Perimeter Drive, Dublin, OH 43016
1250 Hill Road North, Pickerington, OH 43147
50 North State Street, Westerville, OH 43081
Tuesday, September 3 through Friday, September 6 from 10 AM to 8 PM
Saturday, September 7 from 10 AM to 2 PM ONLY!!!
After the 2 PM deadline, all participants will have to pick up their packets at the event Sunday morning.
Additional Opportunities to Help
Make a donation to honor a survivor
or remember a loved one with a donation of $250 or more. This special
donation includes printing the name on the back of all 5K t-shirts and
in the sponsor area of this webpage. Please let us know if this is "in
honor of" or "in memory of" and the name as you wish it to appear on
the back of the t-shirt. Deadline for names and donations is
August 18, 2013.
Purchase a planted pot of mums to be
featured along the finish line with the name of your loved one displayed
for a $10 donation. At the end of the 5K, you can take your mums home
Corporate Matching Funds
Your company or organization can
participate in this wonderful opportunity to increase your pledge and
donation dollars. Contact your human resources department at work and
ask them if you can apply for corporate matching funds.
We encourage and appreciate your
pledges and donations! Each and every dollar is important as we raise
funds to increase awareness and promote education.
Please return for more updates.
To honor your loved one here, please contact email@example.com
In Honor Of:
Cheri Smith Schoen
Amy J. Sutton
Kathy Casino Quenneville
In Memory Of:
Dorothy Preston Silver
Diana Louise Young
Deanna L Wallace
Jo Ann Stobbs
If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact our walk committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 614-546-9498.
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Volunteers are always needed and
encouraged. If you or someone you know would like to volunteer for the
OCAO Strides for Hope, please contact Shirley at email@example.com.
Strides for Hope Features
OCAO Teal Store
Various items will be offered for suggested donations on the day of the event. 25% or more of the proceeds benefit the OCAO.
This special tent is open to all
survivors to relax and chat with other survivors. There will be a
survivor group photo at 8:15 a.m. at the terrace steps of the Community
Wall of Honor
This portable wall was created to
honor survivors and to remember loved ones. If you would like to include
a personal item, please bring it on the day of the event. Please limit
the size to 8.5" x 11" or smaller. All items become a permanent part of
the display and cannot be returned.
Team T-Shirt Contest
Design a t-shirt to show your team
spirit! If you have a team t-shirt that your team will wear on the
day of the event, please provide one to us for display in the team t-shirt contest area. The t-shirt that receives the most votes (in terms
of dollars raised) will be our winner and honored on our website. The
t-shirts will not be returned and we ask that you please reserve the
color teal for our survivors.
2013 5K Route Map & Parking Information
Parking is available at the COSI pay-to-park lots. Please be advised that you will need to pay to exit the parking lot.
See below for a detailed 5K route map
The OCAO would like to thank our Race Management Team and our Sponsors. We truly appreciate their support of our mission!
Columbus Running Company
Bronze Level Sponsor
American Electric Power
Lynette Blakeway - Merrill Lynch
Rinkov Eyecare Centers
COSI (Center of Science & Industry)
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center -
The James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute
The Zangmeister Center
Mount Carmel Health System
Taft/Law, Rod Willcox
Matt Vant Photography
Ron Lykins Inc. CPAs
Drs. Chad Michener & Vicki Reed - Cleveland Clinic