2018 Westerville Lions Club Presents Westerville Children's Christmas Parade & Rudolph Run 5K

WESTERVILLE, OH–The Westerville Lions Club is proud to bring this long-standing tradition to the community! The Westerville Children’s Christmas parade will step off from State St. and Electric Ave. once the last walkers have made the half-way turn in the Rudolph Run/Walk 5K (approximately 2:20pm) on Sunday, December 9, 2018.

The parade will proceed north on State St. (St. Rt. 3) through Uptown Westerville to St. Paul the Apostle Church. Onlookers are encouraged to line the route early to cheer on the Rudolph Run/Walk participants. The race will begin and end at HER Realtors on North State Street.

Those wishing to participate in the run/walk can register through Columbus Running Company: https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Westerville/WestervilleSertomaRudolphRunWalk.

Run/walk registration includes a t-shirt printed by Rising Moon Custom Apparel. All runners who register before November 19 will receive their specified size.  Participants registering after November 19 will receive a t-shirt, with sizes depending on availability.

In addition to the t-shirt, the first 200 registrants will receive a Buy-One-Get-One-Free card from ChipotleAfter-the-race snacks will be provided by Costco and Papa John’s Pizza.

Community groups and organizations wishing to be part of the Children’s Christmas parade must complete a registration form.

The 2018 parade Grand Marshal is Otterbein University’s new President Dr. John Comerford. This year’s sponsor is Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the media sponsor is 104.9 The River.

Proceeds from the parade and run/walk will benefit the Central Ohio Lions Eye Bank and the Ohio Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation. In addition, proceeds are used to provide free local professional glaucoma screenings, collects and distributes recycled eyeglasses to those in need in developing countries and provides free quality eye care and eyeglasses to the needy in our local area. The Lions Club also contributes to Central Ohio Pilot Dogs, Inc., Ohio School for the Blind, Westerville Caring and Sharing, HonorFlight Columbus, Westerville Special Olympics, Camp Echoing Hills and scholarships to senior students in need of financial aid at Westerville’s three high schools.

For more information on the Westerville Lions Club Children’s Christmas Parade or Rudolph Run/Walk 5K, contact Larry Twyman at LionLTwyman@gmail.com.


Sign up for the run HERE!

Sign up for the parade HERE! (There is NO Charge to participate!)

Learn how to make a float HERE!



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December 9, 2018 - 2:15 pm

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