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The Linden Classic 5k Run/Walk is an ode to one of Columbus’ oldest, most well-established neighborhoods. The annual event is a unique celebration of faith, fitness, and fellowship. Starting at New Salem Baptist Church, 2956 Cleveland Ave. at 8:30 a.m., the 5k will wind through the neighborhood, down Cleveland Ave, and turn at 17th Ave to finish at St. Stephen’s Community House.

Registration and race day packet pick-up will begin at 7:00 a.m. at New Salem Baptist Church, 2956 Cleveland Ave.

Upon the  finish at St. Stephen’s Community House, shuttles will be available to transport runners/walkers back to their cars parked at New Salem Baptist Church. Shuttles will run while the race is in process and continue until 4:00 p.m.

Race participants can also choose to park at St. Stephen’s, but must depart on the shuttles to New Salem Church at either 7:00 a.m. or the final shuttle at 7:30 a.m. to reach the starting line in time.

Creating a connected community is our priority! Participants are encouraged to register in advance. Included in the registration fee is a commemorative finisher’s medal, a Linden Classic t-shirt, and wristband.

After the race, join Linden residents for the Linden Community Festival & Expo at Maloney Park for music, food, games, SMART Columbus Car Show, Community Resource Expo, Kidz Zone, and more. Bring your picnic gear, lawn chairs, and blankets and enjoy an amazing, fun-filled day in the park!


5k Run/Walk

$25 through 6/8

$35 through race day

5k Run/Walk for Linden Residents

$10 through race day


7:00 amRace Day Registration Opens at New Salem Baptist Church
8:00 amWelcome & Announcements, Pre-Event Stretch, Fitness Hype
8:30 amRace Starts (New Salem Church)
10:00 amRace Finishes (St. Stephens Community House)
10:30 amLinden Community Festival & Expo Begins


Race registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.


June 22
8:30 am - 10:00 am
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New Salem Baptist Church
2956 Cleveland Ave
Columbus, OH 43224 United States
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