What you get for registering!

Abercrombie & Fitch T-Shirt


Extremely soft and fashionable.

2019 shirt design coming soon!



Bring your dog and join in the Pet Parade, Stay for the New Albany July 4th Parade.

Apple Pies


Apple pies for all 5k finishers!

Music! Music! Music!


Music at the Start & Finish Line and Live music while you run with family and friends.

Custom Race Bib


Custom race bib branded just for the New Albany Independence Day race.

Chip Timing


 Instant results available online and at the kiosk once you cross the finish line. 

If you are available to help on July 3 or on race day please sign up below. Thank you!

New albany independence day 5k, kids fun run, free toddler crawl & FREE pet parade



The New Albany Symphony Orchestra is proud to present the 7th Annual New Albany Independence Day 5k Run & Walk sponsored by Orangetheory Fitness on Wednesday, July 4, 2019! The event will offer a 20 Yard AcademyOne Childcare & Preschool 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. Back again this year is the Pet Parade following the conclusion of the 5k sponsored by Animals R Special! 

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: New Albany High School Band, Choir, Orchestra and Theatre Boosters, New Albany Children’s Ballet Theatre and CATCO is Kids. Come show your support and help us make 2019 the largest race to date for the New Albany Symphony Orchestra!

Packet Pickup

​Register now in just 60 seconds by CLICKING HERE! 

​Early packet pickup is strongly encouraged. If you have run this race previously please note that we will be at the New Albany Ballet Company on July 3 from 3:30-6:30pm, the address is:

5161 Forest Drive

New Albany, OH 43054

Race Day Information & Pricing

The AcademyOne Childcare & Preschool Toddler Crawl and Maple Orthodontics Kids FUN Run will begin at 7:55am and 8:00am respectively.

The 5k will begin at 8:15am.

Packet pick-up and race day registration will open race day 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 (please note the price increases labeled as a, b & c))

a. Until May 31

b. June 1 - July 3

c. July 4 (Race Day)

5k - a. $30    b. $35    c. $40

Kids FUN Run - a. $15    b. $20    c. $20

Toddler Crawl - FREE (pre-registering is encouraged)

What You Get For Registering

~State of the art chip timing!

~Custom race bibs

~Participation in desired event

~New Albany Parade will follow this event at 11am!

~Awards for the top finishers in each age group (see below for age groups)

~Music at the start/finish line and LIVE MUSIC along the race course!

~Official Independence Day T-shirts for all 5k participants! 

~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, bombpops and swag 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!!

Course Maps

Click the blue links below to see course maps. The first link is a downloadable 5k course map.


5k: Run/Walk 5 Kilometers (3.1 mi)

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

Animals R Special Pet Parade: Walk 1/4 Mile (0.4 km)

The route is on paved roads and bike trails throughout New Albany. You will pass over several wooden bridges and a wood plank boardwalk along a lake.

Click the blue links below for a course video overview.

Click here for a FAST course overview video! 

Click here for a SLOW course overview video!

Additional Information

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

​Register early to guarantee your t-shirt size.

​AcademyOne Childcare & Preschool Toddler Crawl and Maple Orthodontics Kids FUN Run will begin at 7:55am and 8:00am respectively.

AcademyOne Childcare & Preschool 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.

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

For questions, please email All Sports Timing & Race Management at: info@allsportfun.com or call 614-6363-FUN (386) 

About Us

The New Albany Symphony Orchestra (NASO), now in its 10th 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. 

Partner Organizations

The race event will also benefit local non-profit performing arts groups including: NAHS Band, Choir, and Orchestra, Theatre Boosters, New Albany Children’s Ballet Theatre and CATCO is Kids.

Honoree: Dennis C. Scott

The New Albany Symphony Orchestra would like to honor veteran Dennis C. Scott who was born on Dec. 21, 1946 in Columbus, Ohio. Eight years later he with his family moved to New Albany where he graduated from High School in 1965.  Dennis was drafted by the Marine Corps in January of 1966 and sent to San Diego and Camp Pendleton for training. His first assignment was with the Second Battalion of the 26th Marine Regiment then readying for deployment to Vietnam as a mortar man having also earned marksman badges in both rifle and pistol.

   After his training was complete he went with his battalion aboard the USS Henrico to Vietnam arriving at Danang where the regiment was assigned to the cities defensives. During his one year tour in Vietnam he was transferred to the Third Marine Regiment and saw action defending Khe Sanh, and participated in the following campaigns: Prairie II, III, IV, Crocket, Cimarron, Buffalo, Hickory II, and Kingfisher. After rotating stateside in August of 1967 he returned to Camp Pendleton where he served the remainder of his enlistment training recruits on the rifle range with M14 rifles and 45 pistols. He was discharged as a lance corporal on January 28, 1968 and returned to New Albany where he quickly married his High School Sweetheart Elena Atwood whom he has been with for over 50 years.

Mr. Scott thank you for your service!


New Albany Children's Ballet Theatre


The New Albany Children’s Ballet Theatre (NACBT) is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization located in New Albany, Ohio whose mission is to create an environment where children can learn the value of artistic expression. It provides a strong and positive youth program where children can strive towards reaching their potential. The generosity of your donations have allowed us to expand our dance season to include spring productions as well, which is a direct benefit to the community. The children are committed and enthusiastic about belonging to performances that the entire community will cherish.

New Albany Symphony Orchestra


  The New Albany Symphony Orchestra (NASO) is a community orchestra comprised of over 120 community, student, and professional musicians from all over the Columbus metro area who come together four times a year to present concerts from the professional classical repertoire in the beautiful Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts in the heart of New Albany. NASO was designed by its founders to be a true community orchestra, in which students are mentored by professional musicians, talented community musicians have a stage on which to perform, and professional musicians have an additional outlet for their craft.  

New Albany Band


The New Albany Music Parent Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization supporting the band and orchestra programs at all grade levels in the Plain Local School District. NAMPA provides volunteers and chaperones for a variety of programming. It also aids in supplementing district funding through fundraising events, such as the annual community band festival. Monies raised go towards new instruments, uniforms, trip scholarships, and other items to assist and promote the band and orchestra.  Elected officers of NAMPA administer the organization and ensure compliance with all 501(c)(3) requirements and NAPLS policies. 

New Albany Orchestra


 The New Albany Orchestra program instructs over 400 students in grades 5-12.  Students have the opportunity to learn a string instrument and explore many genres of music, such as classical, pop, rock and fiddle over their course of study.  The New Albany Orchestra program has performed all over the United States and consistently receives superior ratings at festivals and competitions. 

CATCO is Kids


CATCO is Kids stands for community involvement, partnership, and lifting families and young audiences to a new vision of the world. We bring literature to life and encourage a love of not just theatre, but literacy.

New Albany Theatre Boosters


 The New Albany Theatre Boosters is 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was created in 2010 to support the innovative work of the New Albany High School Theatre Department and continue its tradition of "Staging Excellence." Parent and community support have been integral to the New Albany Theatre Boosters' success. Local businesses and patrons show their support for the Theatre Department's transformative work by sponsoring our season, purchasing ads in our Playbills, donating food and materials, and promoting and attending our productions. We pride ourselves on our collaboration with local businesses and organizations, including the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA), the New Albany Community Foundation, the New Albany Symphony, Broadway Bound Dance Centre, and New Vision Dance Company. We look forward to seeing you during our 2019 - 2020 season, which opens with Beauty and the Beast at the McCoy Center!