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Due to uncertainty related to permitting, regulations, and restrictions due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Choo Choo event will be virtual. But we're still hauling great swag your way. This year's medal isn't to be missed (it's HUGE, it moves, and blinks!), the shirt will be soft and comfortable, and you can save money on your registration by signing up early and choosing the CRC Trifecta Bundle!
The Bessie Express may have been stuck nine miles from its final destination, but the race keeps on hauling through it all. Sign up today and steam your way to Choo Choo glory!
The Choo Choo 9 Miler and 5K is supporting OYO Camp, Ohio's Camp for Deaf/HH Kids through donations made through the race site. If you want to help out or learn more, simply click on the big "DONATE" button at the top of the page. You are not required to register for the race to donate.
The Choo Choo 9 Miler & 5k pay tribute to one of the legends of central Ohio, the late Silas B. Rutherford. For the full story of why we cover 9 miles, please be sure to read up on the legend of the great Silas here.
Our 2021 event is virtual, and all items will be mailed to the shipping address you provide during registration. If you registered on or before March 26, your materials will be mailed on March 29, 2021. If you registered after March 26, your materials will be mailed within a few days of your registration. You will receive a shipping confirmation email when your shipping label is created. If you registered for the CRC Trifecta Bundle (including the Choo Choo, Blazin' 5, and Big Bad Wolfe - see below for details), your Choo Choo shirt and free hooded jacket will be mailed at the times noted above. All swag for future races will be mailed in accordance with those race's timelines.
Sign up for the CRC Trifecta Bundle and you can get yourself registered for three CRC Signature Series races (Choo Choo 9 Miler and 5K, Blazin' 5 Miler, and Big Bad Wolfe Run) with a $5 discount on each event. To register, choose the CRC Trifecta Bundle in the events section on the front page.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!
We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Choo Choo 9 Miler and 5K - VIRTUAL.
Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!
Some key RaceJoy features include: