New Albany Walking Classic

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Photo courtesy of Healthy New Albany, Inc.

The New Albany Walking Classic turns 15, and exciting things are happening. Learn how you can get a DISCOUNTED rated by signing up before Feb. 15, and some of the exciting details about the 2019 race. Read more

In the News

The 14th Annual Walk has teamed up with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center to broadcast the race live on local channel 10 WBNS-10TV. Read more

Healthy New Albany

New Albany Walking Classic founder, Phil Heit, talks about his goals and dreams for making the Walk into something more than just exercise Read more


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Photos courtesy of Healthy New Albany Inc. and CapCity Sports Media

With the New Albany Walking Classic rapidly approaching, learn from the pros how walking has practically the same benefits as running. Read more


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Robb McCormick Photography

Last year, the first-place winner in the New Albany Walking Classic women’s division was a 15-year-old high school student named Taylor Ewert. In preparation for this year’s Walk on Sunday, Sep. 9., learn some insightful tips from Ewert. Read more


Pre-Walk Breakfast: • Carbohydrate source to top off glycogen energy stores • Protein source to help build/repair muscle and reduce muscle soreness post-workout... Read more


In addition to the burst of endorphins following completion of any physical exercise, participants of this year’s Walking Classic are in for another reward. This year’s “swag bag” comes packed with goodies from a variety of sponsors... Read more


Easing Discomfort

Photo by Sarah Sole

Achilles Tendinosis The Problem: Pain and swelling develop in the Achilles tendon near its insertion on the calcaneus (heel bone). Repetitive use may lead to degeneration, fraying and inflammation of the tendon. Excessive hill or stair training... Read more


Walking is serious business for some of the New Albany Walking Classic participants. Each year, the Walking Classic draws a variety of competitive racewalkers from central Ohio and beyond. We took a closer look at how two of them got introduced... Read more


Change Is Good

Photo by Wes Kroninger

I have been involved in road races for many years, having run my first marathon in 1970. Races have grown in popularity and evolved since those early days. Timing technology, registration procedures, course safety guidelines and... Read more


While Panera Bread has been involved for with the New Albany Walking Classic for 11 years now, this year, its menu items for the event have been selected with help from Lauren Blake, a staff nutritionist at the Philip Heit Center... Read more


As the largest walking-only race in the U.S., the New Albany Walking Classic draws thousands of walkers each year, many with interesting stories. Among those whose stories stand out are central Ohio residents Brian Zuk and Lorrie McCarty. Read more


Racewalking is a serious pursuit and, like all exercise, it inevitably takes its toll on the body. We reached out to Dr. Timothy Miller, director of the Endurance Medicine Program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, for... Read more


Walking is a wonderful means of aerobic exercise. Though it is less efficient than more vigorous forms of exercise, it shares nearly all their benefits. Additionally, walking has a significantly lower injury risk. That said, no physical activity... Read more


Going to the Dogs

Photo courtesy of Canine Companions for Independence

This year’s cheering section for the New Albany Walking Classic will include some of man’s best friends. Canine Companions for Independence will have a cheering station along the course that will include puppies and dogs in professional training. Read more


Without great sponsors, the New Albany Walking Classic would just be considered “another race.” But the Classic is not just a race – it is an event. It is ongoing. It provides participants with the best value of any similar event... Read more


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