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Put-in-Bay 5K Race by Miller Boat Lines

September 21 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Put-in-Bay 5K Race by Miller Ferry Boat Lines is a fantastic annual event attracting running enthusiasts and competitive athletes. Join around 800 other runners for a picturesque sprint along the stunning Put-in-Bay waterfront, taking in the beautiful scenery as you race to the finish line.

Race Highlights:

  • Scenic Route: The race trail winds through the charming streets of South Bass Island. Enjoy fresh island breezes and breathtaking views as you run. Whether you’re aiming to beat your personal best or simply enjoy a leisurely jog, this course offers an unforgettable experience.
  • Support a Good Cause: Race proceeds benefit the Mother of Sorrows Church at Put-in-Bay, making your participation meaningful beyond the finish line.
  • Awards and Fun: Compete for great champion awards or join the One Mile Family Fun Walk for a more relaxed outing. Bring the kids and enjoy a day outdoors with the whole family.

Event Details:

  • Time: 9:00 AM (1-mile race start) and 9:30 AM (5k race start)
  • Location: Throughout Put-in-Bay, Ohio, on South Bass Island
  • Starting and Finishing Location: Boathouse Bar & Grill
  • Race Length: 5K
  • Family Fun Walk: 1 mile

Post-Race Fun:

The Boathouse Bar & Grill, the starting and finishing point of the race, is the perfect spot to celebrate your achievement. Enjoy a delicious meal or a cold beverage, and stick around for incredible live entertainment in the evening. Soak up the island atmosphere and maximize your time at Put-in-Bay.

Race Location:

The Boathouse Bar & Grill is located in downtown Put-in-Bay on Hartford Avenue, close to many popular attractions and accommodations. The Jet Express Ferry dock and downtown marinas are nearby, and beautiful DeRivera Park is just across the street. Don’t miss a ride on Kimberly’s Carousel while you’re in the area.

Plan Your Stay:

Consider extending your visit with so much to see and do at Put-in-Bay. The island offers a variety of accommodations, from villa home rentals to hotels and resorts. Check out our accommodation resource pages to explore and reserve your ideal Put-in-Bay vacation stay.

Get started today and secure your spot at the starting line! Join us for an unforgettable 5K race experience at Put-in-Bay.

Are you interested in coming to this fun 5K Race Event? Contact our favorite lodging partners!

And check out these fast links to prepare for the remainder of your trip!

If you are not able to join un the fun at the 5K Race, Consider visiting the following weekend for Boaters New Years At The Bay!




September 21
8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Miller Ferry Boat Lines
+1 (800) 500-2421
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Put-in-Bay Ohio
Delaware Ave
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456 United States
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