Love to run? Bring your running shoes to Put-in-Bay for the Annual Miller Boat Line 5k! Join over 800 other runners in a scenic race to the finish.

This picturesque race course weaves through the scenic roads of South Bass Island. Breathe in the fresh island air and enjoy the scenery as you count the miles! Challenge yourself to break your personal record on this stunning course. Not about the speed? Enjoy the jog and the view! Race proceeds will benefit Mother of Sorrows Church.

Fabulous winner trophies always inspire fierce competition. In addition to the famous 5k, there is a One Mile Family Fun Walk. Bring the kids and everyone can get enjoy the fun!

Annual 5k at Put-in-Bay Details

  • Date: Saturday, September 16
  • Location: Throughout Put in Bay
  • Start and Finish: Boathouse Restaurant
  • Race Length: 5K
  • Fun Run: 1 mile


The Boathouse Restaurant is where the races start and finish. Afterward, stay for a treat! The Boathouse has been the place for “great eats and cold drinks” in Put-in-Bay for over 50 years. Additionally, find fabulous live entertainment during the season. Stay awhile and soak up the sounds of the island!

The Boathouse Restaurant is located on Hartford Avenue in downtown Put-in-Bay. This prime location is near many great destinations and lodging. The Jet Express dock and downtown marina is right nearby. Beautiful DeRivera Park is across the street. There you can also take a ride on Kimberly’s Carousel.


With all the places to see in Put-in-Bay, you’ll want to plan a little time away! Put-in-Bay has many options for short and long visits. Whether you are looking for Home and Condo rentals, or prefer a hotel or resort, there’s no shortage of options. It’s easy to find the perfect place!

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