The Gem City Classic 15K and 5K Presented by New Balance Dayton

Sat October 10, 2020 Dayton, OH US 45402 Directions
Save $ and earn a medal rack!

Miami Valley Race Series

Dayton's premiere road race!

The Gem City Classic 15K presented by New Balance Dayton

9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
All the quality, just a bit shorter!

The Gem City Classic 5K presented by New Balance Dayton

9:15AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
Short and safe for the kids!

Gem City Classic Kids' 1K Fun Run presented by Dayton Children's Hospital

8:30AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
All the gear shipped to your door!

The Gem City Classic 15K - Virtual Entry

$55 Price increases after August 2, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
A shorter virtual option, gear mailed right to you!

The Gem City Classic 5K - Virtual Entry

$35 Price increases after September 27, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
Registration for the in person Gem City Classic 5K and 15K has been temporarily paused.

To our runners and walkers,

As the current public health situation continues to unfold, there is significant uncertainty as to whether our physical race will take place. Given those uncertainties we do not feel it appropriate at this time to take new registrations from participants. Our virtual race options are still available, simply X out of this announcement and click register.

At a later date if we feel certain this event will take place, we will open registration back up. If we are forced to cancel, we will provide numerous options to those who were already registered. If you are already registered and would like to switch to the virtual event, please send us an email at and we will change your registration for you.

Thank you so much for your understanding and support during these difficult times.

Happy Running,

Brandon Hough
Advanced Running Project

Don Crawford Plaza
220 N Patterson Blvd
Dayton, OH US 45402

The Gem City Classic 15K and 5K will be the final race in the Miami Valley Race Series, which includes the Crossroads 5K on July 11th, the Historic Germantown 8K on August 1st, and the Brook Mills 10K on August 22nd! The race takes place at Tech Town in beautiful downtown Dayton where it makes a fast and very flat out and back with a loop at the top through 5 of Dayton's most beautiful parks to include, Deeds Point Metropark, Island Metropark, Triangle Park, Wegerzyn Gardens, and Deweese Park. Your entry includes,

  • 15K - Official race hoodie
  • 5K - Official race shirt
  • Custom finisher medals with sublimated ribbons for both the 5K and 15K (complete the entire series to earn a custom medal rack to display your four medals!)
  • Handmade in the USA wooden awards for overall, masters, and age group awards (15K only, there are NO 5K awards)
  • Certified and fast course
  • Chip Timing
  • Custom Race Bibs
  • Great selection of post-race food
  • Live DJ
  • A portion of race proceeds supports Family of Addicts
There is also a 1K Kids' Run presented by Dayton Children's Hospital (event is untimed). All registered children will receive,
  • Customer finisher medal
  • Custom race bibs
  • Post-race food
Awards for the following divisions in the 15K only,
  • Top Three Overall Male & Female (Cash)
    • 1st - $200
    • 2nd - $150
    • 3rd - $100
  • Top Three Master’s Male & Female (New Balance Gift Cards)
    • 1st - $100
    • 2nd - $75
    • 3rd - $50
  • Age Group Divisions: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
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