115th Western & Southern Thanksgiving Day Race

in United States at TQL Stadium

RACE DAY REGISTRATION AT PACKET PICKUP Thursday, November 21 - Race Day There will also be additional registration and packet pick up at TQL Stadium on race day morning from 7am to 9am with limited supplies. Please note that we may sell out. Please note: No registration or packet pick up for the kids run on race day.


  • W & S 10K Run/Walk - Individual Entry
    Includes running gloves and gift bag. Optional long-sleeve limited edition t-shirt can be purchased during registration process. Must be at least 10 years old.

    Online registration is closed for this category.



  • TQL 5K Run/Walk - Individual Entry
    Includes running gloves and gift bag. Optional long-sleeve limited edition t-shirt can be purchased during registration process.

    Online registration is closed for this category.



  • ProAmpac Kids Run (3/8 mile) - Ages 5-10 years old
    Includes a short-sleeve youth t-shirt, running gloves, finisher’s medal, and gift bag. (NO race day registration or packet pick up)

    Online registration is closed for this category.



  • W & S 10K, TQL 5K Run/Walk or ProAmpac Kids Run - Family/Group Entry
    Reduce online fees by registering up to 3 people in one transaction!
    Includes running gloves and gift bag. Optional long-sleeve limited edition t-shirt can be purchased during registration process. Must be at least 10 years old for 10K.

    Online registration is closed for this category.



  • W & S 10K, TQL 5K Run/Walk or ProAmpac Kids Run - Corporate Registration
    Requires Corporate Code - Your company wants to pay for your registration.
    Includes Long Sleeve Soft Shirt & other fun gifts while supplies last.
    You will receive an internal corporate code from your company spokesperson. Must be at least 10 years old for 10K.

    Online registration is closed for this category.



  • Charity Donation - not a race entry
    Your donation will be distributed to the wonderful local charities you choose during step 2 of your registration process. You can donate any amount. Thank you for your generosity.

    Online registration is closed for this category.



  • Purchase T-Shirts
    Limited quantities available!
    This category does not include a race registration. Purchase merchandise only!

    Online registration is closed for this category.



  • Transfer Individual Registration (From Person A to Person B)
    Original participant must transfer out of the event to receive a transfer code. The new participant must use the transfer code to transfer into the event.

    Online registration is closed for this category.



  • Defer to 2025

    Online registration is closed for this category.



  • Withdrawn

    Online registration is closed for this category.




Two New Courses and One Big Finish!

The W & S 10k has a brand-new course all in Cincinnati with a start and finish at TQL Stadium! And more good news, when Total Quality Logistics (TQL) heard about the new race headquarters at TQL Stadium, they jumped on board to sponsor a new, shorter race—the TQL 5k—to make the event bigger and better for more runners and walkers. Now everyone can do it all—run, and walk, and still make it home in plenty of time for turkey and pumpkin pie.

Strollers are allowed for both the W&S 10k and the TQL 5k.
We only ask that they line up in the back of the line for safety reasons.
NO DOGS on the course.

The New TQL 5k (3.1) Mile Walk and Run!

Register for the first-ever 5k in 114 years.

You can walk/run with your family, friends, and colleagues and be done sooner! See the course maps further down the page.

The Big Day

Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 28, 2024
TQL Stadium

  • The W & S 10k and the TQL 5k will start together at 9am.
  • ProAmpac Kids Fun Run (ages 5-10) at 8:30am.

The Easy Way to Register

Click one of the “Registration” buttons above or register in-person at TQL Stadium in the First Financial Club during packet pick-up hours or on race day morning from 7-9am.

Parking is free in the East Garage, which is a two-minute walk to the First Financial Club. Please see the attached map with more details on the garage address and directions once you’re in the garage.

Plenty of parking in the garages adjacent to the stadium.

Our Western & Southern Thanksgiving Day Race Long Sleeve Shirt

Our commemorative shirts are on sale at $20.80! That’s 20% off the original price of $26. You might want to grab two.

ProAmpac Kids Fun Run

The ProAmpac Kids Fun Run at 8:30am is a healthy way to have fun for children ages 5 to 10 years old. The half mile course starts on Liberty at TQL Stadium at the starting line banner. It’s a non-competitive out and back stretch where you can see your children the whole way and take some great pictures.

Registration Super Swag Bag

Your 10k and 5k registration includes a swag bag filled with lots of gifts:

  • Running Gloves from W&S: Great for race day and all winter long!
  • Tide PODS: They act as a detergent, stain-fighter, and clothes brightener, all in one. It’s a 3-in-1 laundry solution to all your dirty problems, including a sweaty race!
  • Pella Head Warmer: Just in time for the chilly weather!
  • Secret Deodorant: It will outlast your race! Since 1956, Secret has been empowering young women to take control of their financial wellness.
  • PopCorners: The healthy snack that’s packed with flavor and filled with fun. And oh, so healthy. It’s perfect for your post-race workout.
  • Downy: Soften, freshen, and protect the clothes you love!
  • Bounce: Dryer sheets that give your laundry static control, long-lasting freshness, and softness.
  • Willow Balm: All-natural pain-relieving products for sore muscles, stiff joints, and more.
  • Race Bib: Your beautiful race bib is also your timing tag. Pin it proudly on your chest and save it forever. It’s your big day.
  • Optional long sleeve soft T-shirt: It’s simply perfect for the cool race or for a trip to Kroger. Our new tri-blend shirt is the softest race shirt ever. It goes with running shorts and blue jeans, and you will look outrageously wonderful in it. Add it to your registration for only $20.80 (that’s 20% off the original price of $26). Limited quantities available.
  • Finisher’s Certificate: You can download this award after you finish the race. It will include your finish line time.
  • Few surprises: Who doesn’t like a little mystery in the gift bag? Get excited!

The ProAmpac Kids Fun Run registration includes a swag bag too:
  • Running gloves: Great for race day and all winter long!
  • T-shirt: It’s a beautiful short-sleeved soft shirt.
  • Race bib: It’s a keeper!
  • Finisher’s medal: These will be awarded at the finish line.
  • Surprises: Who doesn’t like a little surprise or two.

Packet Pick Up at TQL Stadium sponsored by Fleet Feet

All your stuff will be ready when you come over to our new race headquarters inside TQL Stadium at the First Financial Club. You can also register onsite, purchase additional shirts, pick up other people’s packets or shop in the Fleet Feet Expo. What a day!

Parking is free in the East Garage, which is a two-minute walk to the First Financial Club. Please see the attached map with more details on the garage address and directions once you’re in the garage.

  • Monday, November 25, 10am – 6pm
  • Tuesday, November 26, 10am – 6pm
  • Wednesday, November 27, 10am – 6pm
  • Thursday, November 28 - Race Day, 7am to 9am.

A special thank you to St. Ursula Academy, Alzheimer’s Associations, and Girls on the Run for all the great volunteers.

Awards

Age group awards will be given to the top finishers in the following categories for men and women in the 5k and 10k:

12-15, 16-20, 21-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Parking for Everyone on Race Day

Whether you’re doing the W&S 10k or the TQL 5k, you will have lots of parking options on race day throughout Downtown and OTR -- from parking garages to on-street parking — just like the fans attending FC Cincinnati matches at TQL Stadium. In addition, here are several great garages that are offering a special flat rate of only $5 on race day. Let there be THANKSgiving in Cincinnati!

Washington Park Garage – 1310 Elm Street
Mercer Commons Garage – 1310 Vine Street
Kroger Garage – 107 E. Central Parkway
Town Center Garage – 1251 Central Parkway
TQL Stadium East Garage – 1507 Central Parkway (limited availability)
West End Garage– 1530 John Street (limited availability)

Oh, and remember, parking for packet pick-up is free 10am to 6pm, Monday, Nov. 25 through Wednesday, Nov. 27, in the TQL Stadium East Garage directions.

Sponsors

Questions?

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


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