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The Event

The Organizing Committee of the New Albany Charity Run is excited to announce the New Albany Thanks For Giving 4 Miler and kids run!  The fun will begin at Market Square in New Albany on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2023.

We are very excited to build on the success of the past seven years and to benefit the great local organizations in 2023; The Mid-Ohio Food Collective, Life Care Alliance and The New Albany Thanksgiving Day fund at the New Albany Community Foundation. 

All are welcome, including competitive runners, joggers, walkers and strollers wanting to enjoy time with friends and loved ones before celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday. We hope this event provides the opportunity to gather with the community to raise funds and awareness for our beneficiaries.  

All donated canned goods during race week go directly to the New Albany Food Pantry.

The Fee

Our race is all about family, giving back, and having fun.  There is no official race fee.  You can give as much or as little as you want. Our goal is to feed as many families in Central Ohio as we can – and you can help.  You can help by running our race, spreading the word, and by making a donation.  You decide on the donation – and how many meals you want to provide. Let’s make a difference.  Learn more about The Mid-Ohio Food Bank, Life Care Alliance and The New Albany Thanksgiving Day fund at the New Albany Community Foundation



The Cause

100% of the net proceeds will be donated to three local non-profit organizations; LifeCare Alliance, the Mid-Ohio Foodbank and The New Albany Thanksgiving Day fund at the New Albany Community Foundation. Both are great organizations with staff and volunteers who work hard every day to make New Albany and Central Ohio a better place to live and work. How far will your dollar go?

You Make It Possible

Because of you, we have been able to donate over $650,000 to our beneficiaries to date. We hope to make this year the best one yet!

Thank You

We would like to wish a thank you to all of our fantastic sponsors! Additionally, a special thank you to the City of New Albany and Plain Township for event coordination assistance.

Become A Sponsor

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please click here to view the Sponsorship opportunity form, or reach out to or



Formed in 1898, LifeCare Alliance is central Ohio’s first in-home health care agency, Ohio’s first agency to provide visiting nurses, and the nation’s second agency to deliver Meals-on-Wheels.  LifeCare Alliance is a not-for-profit organization that provides a comprehensive array of health and nutrition services to older adults and medically challenged or homebound residents of central Ohio through its signature programs: Meals-on-Wheels, Senior Dining Centers, Wellness Centers, Help-at-Home, Visiting Nurses, Columbus Cancer Clinic, Project OpenHand-Columbus, Groceries-to-Go, IMPACT Safety and Senior Pet Care.


LifeCare Alliance has also begun several social entrepreneurship endeavors to provide added funding for our clients, including L.A. Catering, meal sales, corporate wellness programs, immunizations and travel vaccines.


Mid-Ohio Food Collective


Since 1980, Mid-Ohio Foodbank has been working with central Ohio grocery retailers, food companies, local farmers, the USDA, and members of the community to distributes approximately 54.6 million pounds of food every year to hungry individuals in need and provided more than 130,066 meals per day across their 20-county service area.


The Mid-Ohio Foodbank handles a variety of donated and purchased food to be distributed to needy individuals across central Ohio, including frozen, refrigerated and shelf-stable food, as well as personal care and paper products. These items are sourced and stored for distribution through the more than 625 member agencies of the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, which include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, after-school programs, and senior housing locations. 


Everyone is welcome. Competitive runners, joggers, walkers and strollers wanting to enjoy time with friends and loved ones before celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday.


Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2023 at 8:30 a.m (Kids race begins at 8:15 a.m.)


The fun will begin at Market Square in New Albany.


Click here to view the courses.


From all of us behind the scenes, thank you. Without you this event could never be possible - we truly appreicate you taking the time and joining us on Thanksgiving morning to help those in need.

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