The Crossroads 5K Presented by New Balance Dayton

Sat July 11 - Fri October 9 Directions
The best 5K of the summer!

The Crossroads 5K presented by New Balance Dayton

07/11 7:30AM EDT - 9:30AM EDT
A shorter option for the kids!

The Crossroads Kid's Run presented by Dayton Children's Hospital

07/11 7:00AM EDT - 7:20AM EDT
All the gear mailed to your door!

The Crossroads 5K - Virtual Entry

The 2020 Crossroads 5K is now a Virtual Only Event

To our runners, walkers, friends, and community members,

It is with great sadness that we have to cancel the 3rd Annual Crossroads 5K. Simply put, it is not our choice. You only have a race if you have a permit to produce a race and unfortunately due to the ongoing pandemic, we lost our permit to host this event. We completely understand and support the decision made by the City of Vandalia and understand how an event of our size doesn't fit the current guidelines.

That said, here's what we're doing. If you have not registered and would still like to be a part of our virtual event, we would love to have you! Simply hit the X in the top right, click sign up, and register!

For those who have registered already, you will have four options that are listed below. Please note that you have until midnight on June 7th to choose your option. If you have not chosen an option by this time you will automatically be placed into the 2020 Crossroads 5K Virtual event. This date is in place so that we can order the correct quantities of medals and shirts to avoid waste and losing more money this year.

1) Switch your physical registration to a virtual registration and we will mail you your tank top and medal!

2) Defer your entry to 2021 at no cost. You will receive nothing this year but your entry will already be paid for in 2021!

3) Gift your registration fees and we will donate 100% of your entry to the Vandalia Recreation Fund. You will receive no items for this but we thank you for supporting the Vandalia Rec Fund!

4) A no questions asked refund policy. We have carefully watched the situation over the past few months and outside of a few early expenses, we have carefully saved the money of those who registered allowing us to offer this option.

We'll end by stating that we get the frustrations everyone feels. The Advanced Running Project is owned and operated by a competitive runner who longs to race and to produce races. Thus this is obviously not the end result we wanted either. Know that we will be back though and we appreciate your continued support in the interim. Until then, keep running because running isn't cancelled!


Brandon Hough
Advanced Running Project

Here Are Your Options:

Virtual races happen all the time and allow you to join the fun without the crowds. You simply run the distance on your own whenever you want, report your results (we’ll send you instructions but it's super easy), and then we send you your shirt and medal!

By choosing this option you will not receive a shirt and medal this year but will have a free entry to the 2021 Crossroads 5K. The entry to the 2021 Crossroads 5K cannot be transferred to anyone, it must be used by person who deferred. We will send out emails before registration opens in 2021 with a code to use for your entry so that you do not have to pay.

Now more than ever our local charity partners need support. Our charities partners use the events we produce as a part of their annual budget and without these events, they lose a lot of money. By choosing this option you help us continue to support our great charities during this time.

Refunds are not the industry standard but we are proud to have made good decisions through all of this and to be able to offer them as we know the financial impacts this pandemic has had on so many. Please note that choosing this option does not initiate the refund process automatically, it simply notifies us that you want a refund. We will gather them all and process them in one batch. Thus it will be a few weeks before you are refunded, please be patient with us.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Vandalia Recreation Center
The Crossroads 5K returns in 2020 as the lead off race in the Miami Valley Race Series, which includes the Historic Germantown 8K on August 1st, the Brook Mills 10K on August 22nd, and the Gem City Classic 15K/5K on October 10th! The race takes place at the state of the art Vandalia Recreation Center where it makes a fast and very flat loop through neighboring streets. Your no hidden fees entry includes,
  • Official race tank top
  • Custom finisher medals with sublimated ribbons (completion of all four race in the series will earn you four medals that connect award).
  • Handmade in the USA wooden awards for overall, masters, and age group awards
  • Certified and fast course
  • Chip Timing
  • Custom Race Bibs
  • Great selection of post-race food including Bill's Donuts, Clif Bars, and bananas!
  • A portion of race proceeds supports the Vandalia Recreation Fund
There is also a 1 Mile Kid's Run presented by Dayton Children's Hospital (event is untimed). All registered children will receive, 
  • Customer finisher medal
  • Custom race bibs
  • Post-race food
Awards for the following divisions,
  • Top Three Overall Male & Female (Cash prizes)
    • 1st - $125
    • 2nd - $100
    • 3rd - $75
  • Top Three Master’s Male & Female (New Balance Gift Cards)
    • 1st - $75
    • 2nd - $50
    • 3rd - $25
  • Age Group Divisions: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Get a Refund By Referring Friends

Love racing for cheap, so do we! When you refer 5 or more participants to this event you will automatically get a refund of $20.00. Simply use the auto generated referral code that is unique to your registration and share it with friends and family. When it has been used five times you will be refunded $20 of your entry!


Vandalia Recreation Center


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