2023 Don Scott Trot: 5K on the Runway

Namesake celebration 80 years

All dates for this event occur in the past.

The Ohio State University Airport
2160 West Case Rd
Columbus, OH 43235
United States

2023 5K logo

The Don Scott Trot: 5K on the Runway is a signature event at The Ohio State University Airport. Participants enjoy the annual opportunity to be on grounds typically reserved for aircraft. This special event fosters awareness, unity and community celebration of the airport. In 2023 the 5K and kids fun race will be held August 26 at 7:45 a.m. Free parking will be on site at the airport. Registration and details: https://runsignup.com/donscotttrot.

This year’s event specially honors the 80th year since our name was updated to commemorate Ohio State student, aviator and service member, Don Scott.

Read more about our most recent event in 2022 and view photos here. Then, join us on August 26, 2022!


Ohio State’s Flight Education program is the 2023 race beneficiary. Proceeds will provide scholarship support for students training to receive their pilot certificates, from the introductory to advanced levels.


Thank you to our generous sponsors! Gold-level sponsors: FlightSafety International and NetJets. Silver-level sponsors: Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, RS&H, Spartan Air, and Worthington Industries. In addition, Ohio State Aviation Alumni Association will provide post-race refreshments.

2023 5K sponsors: Flight Safety International, NetJets, CMT, RS&H, Spartan Air, Worthington Industries


2022 5K participants with an Ohio State aircraft