Hundreds turn out for Subway Dragons 5K

Subway Dragons 5K 2014 (WDTN Photo/Chris Smith)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — More than 3,000 people took to Fifth Third Field Saturday for the Subway Dragons 5K race.

The purpose of the race was to bring family together for exercise and fun.

The 5K started at Fifth Third Field and moved through downtown Dayton and ended back at the ballpark for a post-race party.

The post-race fun featured a meet and greet with Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle. Jared lost 245 pounds using the Subway diet in 1999.

Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle (WDTN Photo/Chris Smith)
Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle (WDTN Photo/Chris Smithin 1999 and is now the face of countless Subway campaigns.

There were also carnival games and free food for families.

All participants in the run received a t-shirt, stadium tickets to a Dragons game, and vouchers good for three Subway subs.

An awards ceremony took place after the race. The top three male and female finishers received a specially engraved baseball bat. Groups were also awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes.

In 2013 the Subway Dragons 5K became one of the largest races in the Miami Valley. The registration numbers for 2014 and new activities slotted for the post race party surpassed last year’s numbers. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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