WESTERVILLE, OH—A long-standing holiday tradition lives on as the Westerville Lions Club once again presents The Westerville Children’s Christmas parade on December 8, 2019. The parade will step off from State St. and Electric Ave. once the last walkers have made the half-way turn in the Rudolph Run 5K Run/Walk, approximately 2:20pm.

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://www.columbusrunning.com/pages/races

A keepsake event knitted cap printed by Rising Moon Custom Apparel will be made available for the first 450 people who pick up their packet either during the early packet pickup event or on race day.

In addition to the knitted cap, after the race refresh yourself with water and enjoy slices of Papa Johns Pizza and other snacks courtesy of our sponsors

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

This year’s sponsors are Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Salaita and Emrich Orthodontics  and the media sponsor is 104.9 The River.

Each year the proceeds from the Rudolph 5K Run/Walk cover most of the costs to produce the Westerville Lions Children’s Christmas Parade. In addition, the following Westerville organizations will receive a generous donation from any excess proceeds generated from the run and parade:

Westerville Caring & Sharing: This is a community-centered organization that reaches out to Westerville City School District students/families who are in need. The purpose of Westerville Caring & Sharing is to help people get back on their feet, especially around back-to-school and holiday time.

Westerville Public Library: We will be providing the library with funds to provide interpreters for hearing impaired kids during their story and music time events.

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 8, 2019

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Community Event, Happening Uptown, Race Event

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