The 108th W&S Thanksgiving Day 10K Run & Walk

in Cincinnati, OH at Paul Brown Stadium on Thursday, November 23 at 9am

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  • 10K Run/Walk - Individual Entry
    Includes free running gloves & other race goodies while supplies last

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  • 10K Run/Walk - Family/Group Entry
    Includes free running gloves & other race goodies while supplies last Register up to 7 people in one transaction without additional $1.19 per person credit card fee!*

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  • McDonald's Half-K Kids Run
    Ages 5-10

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  • Nominate Your Favorite Mother, Daughter, Sister, Friend to 'Ring In' the Start

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Visit Fundraiser Homepages

Learn more about a fundraiser participating in this event, click on one of the names below.

* direct donation to the W&S Thanksgiving Day 10k (9 members, $56.00)
Accounting for Kids (4 members, $10.00)
Alzheimer's Association Greater Cincinnati Chapter (66 members, $591.00)
Barrett Cancer Center (26 members, $305.00)
Clark Montessori Athletics (5 members, $65.00)
Girls on the Run (56 members, $623.19)
Goodwill (3 members, $25.00)
Literacy Network (9 members, $96.00)
Roger Bacon High School (8 members, $51.00)
Ronald McDonald House (71 members, $1,042.00)
total raised: $2,864.19

The Big Day

Thanksgiving Day Morning
Thursday, November 23, 2017

McDonald's Half-K Kids Run (Ages 5-10) @ 8:30 AM
W&S Thanksgiving Day 10K Run and Walk @ 9:00 AM

The Big Place

Paul Brown Stadium (see map for course details). Free Parking

The Easy Way to Register

Click the "click here to register now" button above.

Registration at the Running Spot will be $39. Registration on race day is $41 (Gloves and other race goodies limited).

If you have difficulty registering, please contact Get Me Registered.

Your Race Stuff

Pick up your Race Number w/attached timing tag, gloves, McDonald's gift certificate, free products, and long-sleeve shirt (if purchased) at The Running Spot in O'Bryonville.

Saturday, November 18th, 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, November 19th, 12:00, Noon - 4:30 PM
Monday, November 20th, 10 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday, November 21st, 10 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday, November 22nd, 10 AM - 7 PM

Race Day Morning, November 23rd, 7 AM - 8:59 AM at Paul Brown Stadium, Gate C.

NOTE: There is no race day registration for the KIDS RUN ONLY. You can still register for the 10k walk/run.

Shirt size is not guaranteed if you're picking it up on race day. Try hard to pick up your packet early!

2017 Thanksgiving Day 10K Super Soft Long Sleeve Shirt

Basic doesn't have to be boring. Stock up on these Super Soft Crew-Neck Staple Tops to use as base layering pieces or for pairing with any of your pants for a simple, casual look. These shirts can be cool and breathable for when it gets too hot, yet can still keep you warm on those chillier evenings. They're perfect for your year-long wardrobe whether you are running to the grocery or running to the finish line.


  • Available in sizes S-2XL in ladies and men's shirts.
  • Super soft cotton feel
  • Machine wash in cold water. Hang to dry. Do not bleach.
  • Flattering, feminine fit for women!
  • Handsome and essential long sleeve shirt for men!
  • You can try them on at packet pick up and exchange sizes for best fit. Buy a bunch!

Women's & Men's Super Soft Long Sleeve Shirt Sizing Charts

The Walk and Run Course

10k Run and Walk (6.2 miles) with gently rolling hills (bridges) in downtown setting.

SEE MAP for course details.

Directions to Start

McDonald's Half-K Kid's Run

The McDonald's Half-K Kid's Run is a celebration of good health for children ages 5 to 10 years old. It is a non-competitive fun run on Second Street starting at 8:30am at the official race start. Parents may walk and push strollers with the children.

Course Description & Maps:
The loop course on Second Street is a half-K for the 5-10 year old. The flat and fast course will start and finish at the official start and finish lines of the 10k-so that all the children can be and finish with a flourish at the banners-just like Mom and Dad! The children will turn at the cones on Second Street so that the event is safe and allows for maximum cheering from fans everywhere.

All children receive a finisher's medal.

The event is $10 and children receive a free t-shirt while supplies last.

Packet pick up is during the same times as listed for adult packet pick up.

For ages 5-10, The McDonald's Half-K Kids Run:

Youth Short Sleeve T-shirt & Sizing Chart

All children will receive a t-shirt with the W&S Thanksgiving Day Race commemorative logo. The t-shirt is preshrunk cotton/poly blend for the perfect fit. Thanks to our partner McDonald’s, the shirt is FREE with your child’s registration.

  • 5.3 oz. 100% pre-shrunk cotton
  • Seamless rib at neck
  • Taped shoulder-to-shoulder
  • Double-needle stitching throughout
  • Great for running around & playing!
  • Make you run faster!!

Free Parking

There are over 5000 free parking spots available in the surface parking lots by Paul Brown Stadium. They are gobbled up really fast (just like you run)!

It pays to get there early and fast.
Parking Map

If you miss them, the race recommends that you park in any of the lots downtown or along the streetcar route and take the STREETCAR to the start.

The Perfect Tag Timing

Disposable bib-tags!

The tag is a small device which will be attached to the back of your race number to record your net time. It doesn't matter if you start at the back of the pack, walk the race, or get squished at the start. The tag will start your official time when you cross the computer pads at the starting line, and stop when you cross the finish line. Your results will be online.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you can't run or walk, how about volunteering? It's so much fun and your efforts will benefit our charities! There are registration hours, water stations, party set-up, race day marshals and more. Contact us at

Race Divisions

10K (Men and Women)
15 & under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Finish Line Celebration

Post Race party is at Paul Brown Stadium. Music and food will be on the plaza level at Paul Brown Stadium. Enjoy lots of snacks and refreshments from Kroger, and much more. Live band - Nativity Code - will be entertaining us.

Water Stop and Pit Stop

The Ronald McDonald House volunteers will be serving Alpine Valley Water at mile marker 4. Port-a-lets will also be available at mile 4.


As you can see, our sponsorship keeps this event healthy every Thanksgiving Day.

Please visit our sponsors...


Read about the race in 1920!

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Mailed Packets

The $6.50 per/person option to have your race packet mailed to your home will end on October 28th.

If you registered prior to the deadline and purchased the mail-to-home option, expect delivery by Friday, November 10th.

Do You Know Her? We’re Sure You Do!

Nominate Your Favorite Mother, Daughter, Sister, Friend to 'Ring In' the Start

For the first time in race history, 100 special women and girls will be on stage at the starting line to send off the runners and the walkers with a ‘cowbell symphony’ along with the air-horn.

Do you know a woman who is always involved in something - making a difference in her community and the lives she touches? She radiates an inner charisma. She's deeply good. She always makes you feel valued. She inspires others with her extraordinary strength, bravery and perseverance. She’s the one who goes the extra mile to help make life better for others.

Nominate her to join 99 other woman to celebrate the official start of this year's 108th running of Cincinnati’s greatest family tradition.

No other race in the world celebrates women and girls like Cincinnati's Western & Southern Thanksgiving Day 10k Run & Walk.
The exciting new feature of the race is sponsored by Always®, Inner Fire Fitness, B105, Q102 and MIX 94.9.

Nominate that special woman or girl during online registration for the event.

Honorees will be chosen by a selection committee.


For event-related questions, please click on the *Contact the Organizers* button on the left-hand side of this page.

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