Westerville Rotary Honors Vets Fun Run at Butch Bando's Fantasy of Lights Banner

Westerville Rotary Honors Vets Fun Run at Butch Bando's Fantasy of Lights

Saturday, November 13, 2021

06:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Point at Otterbein University

60 Collegeview Road, Westerville, OH, USA

2021 Rotary Honors Veterans Freedom Fun Run at Fantasy of Lights Nov. 13

The Rotary Club of Westerville, in the 11th year of its November event to honor our Veterans, will stage the 2021 Rotary Honors Veterans Freedom Fun Run on Saturday evening, Nov. 13.

The Rotary is teaming with Butch Bando’s Fantasy of Lights at Alum Creek State Park and The Point at Otterbein University to create a fabulous new experience for participants in our annual salute to our United States Veterans.

Participation will be limited to the first 300 people to register.

The Freedom Fun Run will take place through the approximately 3-mile Fantasy of Lights outdoor light show at Alum Creek State Park campgrounds between 6 and 8:00 p.m. Nov. 13. Set up by the Butch Bando's Fantasy of Lights organization, the Fantasy of Lights has taken place each holiday season since 1999 at the Alum Creek State Park campgrounds, Delaware, Ohio.

Normally the show is only open to motorists, but through the Westerville Rotary’s partnership with Butch Bando’s Fantasy of Lights, participants in the Freedom Fun Run will be allowed to run or walk the approximately 3-mile paved course through the show. Participants MUST stay on the marked, paved course.

Through Rotary’s partnership with Otterbein, staging for the race will take place in Westerville at The Point at Otterbein, 60 Collegeview Road. Participants will gather indoors at The Point, where they will hear about our event and local military group beneficiaries, then be transported by bus to the Fantasy of Lights for the Freedom Fun Run.

After enjoying the Freedom Fun Run course, they will be transported back to The Point, where hot chocolate and cookies will be served.

Please join us for this unique event to honor our Veterans just after the 2021 Veterans Day holiday!

(Restrooms will only be available at The Point not at Alum Creek)

Early bird discount of $5 through Nov. 12th, 2021 use promo code:

Early Bird Discount

Participant swag includes: Event t-shirt, Challenge Coin and other coupons and gifts.

Our local veterans beneficiaries are:

-Young-Budd Post 171 of the American Legion

-Ellis E. Woodrow Memorial Post 7883 the Veterans of Foreign Wars

-USO Ohio


-Buckeye Military Moms

Thank you to our major sponsors

-Butch Bando's Fantasy of Lights

-American Electric Power

-Otterbein University - The Point

-Ohio Health

-Edward Jones


-104.9 The River

Map of Event Location

Ticket Sales Ended

No tickets are available for this event.

Contact Organizer

Share Event