The 109th W&S Thanksgiving Day 10K Run & Walk

in United States at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati on Thursday, November 22, starting at 9am

  • 10K Run/Walk - Individual Entry
    Includes a free beanie/hat and other fun stuff while supplies last.

    » $38.00 per person - registration (add $25 for Quarter-Zip, High-Tech Pullover) 10/12 at 11:59 PM EDT through 11/16 at 11:59 PM EDT
    » $40.00 per person - late registration during ppu (add $25 for Quarter-Zip, High-Tech Pullover) through 11/21 at 5:00 PM EDT
    10K Run/Walk - Individual Entry - Registration

  • 10K Run/Walk - Family/Group Entry - SAVE MONEY
    Includes a free beanie/hat and other fun stuff while supplies last.
    Register up to 7 people in one transaction!*

    » $38.00 per person - registration (add $25 for Quarter-Zip, High-Tech Pullover) 10/12 at 11:59 PM EDT through 11/16 at 11:59 PM EDT
    » $40.00 per person - late registration during ppu (add $25 for Quarter-Zip, High-Tech Pullover) through 11/21 at 5:00 PM EDT

    * Online processing fees of 6.25% plus $1.19 per transaction apply. Save money by registering multiple people in one transaction.
    10K Run/Walk - Family/Group Entry - Registration

  • 10K Run/Walk Corporate Registration
    Requires Corporate Code
    Your company wants to pay for your registration and quarter zip pullover! You will receive an internal corporate code from your company spokesperson. What a healthy and fun company!

    » registration includes Quarter-Zip, High-Tech Pullover
    10K Corporate Registration

  • Inner Fire Fitness Kids Run (3/8 mile)
    Ages 5-10 years old

    » $10.00 registration includes a free beanie/hat and other fun stuff while supplies last (no race day registration)
    Inner Fire Fitness Kids Run - Registration

  • Donate $1 (or more) to Ronald McDonald House, Girls on the Run or Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

    » donate any amount

Start a Team

Connect with others about this event and see who's going!

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 (23 members, $204.00)
Accounting for Kids (5 members, $122.00)
Alzheimer's Association Greater Cincinnati Chapter (31 members, $503.00)
Barrett Cancer Center (23 members, $456.00)
Clark Montessori Athletics (2 members, $45.00)
Dragonfly (18 members, $390.00)
Girls on the Run (36 members, $305.00)
Good Samaritan Foundation (3 members, $105.00)
Goodwill (3 members, $25.00)
Grimm Family (1 member, $5.00)
Keep Cincinnati Beautiful (8 members, $71.00)
Roger Bacon High School (8 members, $90.00)
Ronald McDonald House (58 members, $571.00)
St. Ursula Academy (22 members, $325.00)
total raised: $3,217.00

The Big Day

Thanksgiving Day Morning
Thursday, November 22, 2018

Inner Fire Fitness 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 (Beanies and other race goodies limited).

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

We don’t have a mailing option this year because the all the runners’ gifts don’t fit into an envelope for mailing. Get excited about packet pick up!

Your Race Stuff

Pick up your Race Number w/attached timing tag, beanie, McDonald's gift certificate, free products, and half-zip, high-tech pullover (if purchased) at JackRabbit O'Bryonville (formerly The Running Spot).

Saturday, November 17th, 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, November 18th, 12:00, Noon - 4:30 PM
Monday, November 19th, 10 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday, November 20th, 10 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday, November 21st, 10 AM - 7 PM

Race Day Morning, November 22nd, 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.

Half-zip, high-tech pullover is not guaranteed if you're picking it up on race day. Try hard to pick up your packet early!

2018 Thanksgiving Day 10K UNISEX Performance Quarter-Zip

New. NEW! (and made just for you): Quarter-Zip, High-Tech Pullover (Limited Supply)


  • Available sizes XS-2XL. (Click here to see a size chart.)
  • 3.8 oz. 100% polyester interlock with moisture-wicking and UV protection performance
  • Center front coil zipper with semi-autolock slider and rubber pull
  • Athletic fit
  • Heat-sealed label
  • Reg. $42, Save 40% today
  • Buy a bunch!

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

Inner Fire Fitness Kids Run

The Inner Fire Fitness Kids 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 3/8 mile 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 Inner Fire Fitness Kids Run:

Youth Short Sleeve T-shirt & Sizing Chart

2018 Inner Fire Fitness Kids Run Shirt!

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. The shirt is FREE with your child’s registration.

  • 5.3 oz. 50/50 cotton/poly
  • 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!

Your Event Questions

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Cincinnati Artist Holly Schapker Paints City Skyline

Cincinnati Artist Holly Schapker Paints City Skyline
Western & Southern to Give Print to Every Runner

“The race is a celebration of health and happiness, and family and friends. It’s about our beautiful city,” said Cincinnati artist Holly Schapker.”

Schapker captured that beauty of Cincinnati in a colorful watercolor that dances off the paper. “I wanted to capture the power of being together and moving in the same direction — running and walking and dancing with purpose and passion through our beautiful city.”

“We were so happy with the painting that we wanted everyone to have the print as a gift,” said John Barrett, CEO of Western & Southern, which is donating prints of Schapker’s illustration to the first 10,000 people who register. “She truly captures the theme of this year’s race — Be Beautiful Cincinnati — and we are honored to share her work with everyone.”


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

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