Luminary 5K

Come join us in commemorating the fallen through through a 5K run around the Oval, which will be illuminated by remembrance lanterns! Event details and registration are found below.

Event Details:

  • The run will consist of 4.4 laps (3.1 miles) around The Ohio State University Oval. As a tribute to the 920+ OSU alumni and others who have made the ultimate sacrifice, we outline our course with nearly 1,000 lanterns, each with the name of a fallen service member.
  • Please see the map below for an outline of the course.
  • Many amenities will be available throughout the entire duration of the event at no additional cost, such as a medical tent, food and drinks, and music.


  • To commemorate the fallen families tied to The Ohio State University, raise awareness for those affected by war, and raise money for The Living Legacy Scholarship.


  • 8 April 2017 at 7pm


  • The Ohio State University Oval on the west side near Thompson Library.
    • Plan to arrive on the day of at no later than 6:30pm to check in, which will be at a tent located outside of Thompson Library on the west side of the Oval.
  • Parking is available at The Ohio Union parking garage which is adjacent to the north side of The Ohio Union. The Oval is one (1) block to the northwest of the parking garage. 

Registration Details:

  • Registration includes a race day bib and a t-shirt.
  • Day-of registrants will be accepted, but we cannot guarantee you a t-shirt.

Registration closes on 31 March!


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