The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Friday, April 12, 2019
Columbus, OH


Buck-I-Run is back!

Join us for another year of everyone’s favorite race, Buck-I-Run! Get your glow on, and wind through campus past iconic Ohio State landmarks. You’ll be alongside fellow alumni, students, staff and faculty on this one-of-a-kind 5k run — a Buckeye tradition!

This event is hosted by Student-Alumni Council and The Ohio State University Alumni Association.

Friday, April 12, 2019

7:30 p.m. Registration
8 p.m. Pre–race Party
9 p.m. Race

RPAC Plaza
337 Annie and John Glenn Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
Directions | Parking


Early bird pricing:

  • $20 for students and children
  • $20 for virtual runners
  • $25 for Ohio State alumni
  • $30 for general public

Prices will increase after March 17


Will there be a bag check?
Unfortunately, due to safety concerns, there will not be a bag check. We ask that you leave personal items in your car and recommend that students rent a locker in the RPAC.

Can I run with a stroller?
Yes, strollers are allowed on the course. However, we ask that you start near the back of the corral and give way to other participants for safety.

Can I bring my dog?
Dogs are strictly prohibited for the safety of both participants and our K9 friends.

Can I walk the course?
Yes! We welcome runners and walkers alike.

What is a virtual race?
Now you can be a part of the fun from anywhere! Virtual racers can run or walk anywhere at their convenience, even on a treadmill. There is no specific starting time or place. Be sure to complete the distance and then let us know what your time was. It will be entered into the finish times, however, it will not be eligible for awards. Virtual participants will receive the t-shirt and other surprises!


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