Franklin County 5K & ThriveOn Challenge

Sun October 13, 2019 Columbus, OH US 43209 Directions RaceJoy Ready

5K Run/Walk

9:15AM EDT

Kid's Race

9:00AM EDT

ThriveOn is excited to invite you, your family and your fellow Franklin County Cooperative employees to join us at the inaugural Franklin County 5K & ThriveOn Challenge! Join us at Wolfe Park at 9 a.m. on Sunday, October 13, 2019. All Franklin County Cooperative employees and dependents (spouses/domestic partners and children) are welcome to participate in the run/walk whether you are a competitive runner, a casual jogger or just want to get outside to enjoy a nice walk.

All Cooperative employees and their dependents ages 9+ are eligible to participate in the 5K. There will be a FREE kid’s race for children 8 and under. Registration for the Franklin County 5K and ThriveOn Challenge is $30. However, ThriveOn will reimburse $15 to all registrants who participate in the race.  Reimbursements will appear as additional, taxable income on the employee’s paycheck.

Additional Event Information


Registered participants will receive a t-shirt, a finisher medal, and race bag. Children 8 and under participating in the FREE kid’s race will receive a finisher medal and a race bib.

Early Packet Pickup

Early packet pickup will be held at Columbus Running Company's Dublin location (6465 Perimeter Dr 43016) on Friday, October 11 from 10a-8p and Saturday, October 12 from 10a-6p.  

Packets may also be picked up on race morning near the start line at Wolfe Park beginning at 7:30 a.m.


There is parking at Wolfe Park, across Broad St at St Charles Preparatory School, and a bit south at Academy Park. For additional parking information, please view the parking map (subject to change, final details will be provided during race week).

Race Day Timeline

  • 7:00 a.m. – Volunteers arrive

  • 7:30 a.m. – Race day packet pickup begins

  • 9:00 a.m. – Kids Race begins

  • 9:05 a.m. – Participants must be at the start line for the pre-race safety briefing

  • 9:10 a.m. – Foreword from Guest Speaker(s)

  • 9:15 a.m. – The Franklin County 5K & ThriveOn Challenge takes off! No late starts will be allowed

  • 10:15 a.m. – Awards presentation

  • 11:00 a.m. – Race is finished, all participants, volunteers, and staff must be off of the course


Individual and agency awards will be presented directly following the race.

5K Route Map

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the Franklin County 5K & ThriveOn Challenge.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.


  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The Franklin County 5K & ThriveOn Challenge is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy
Course Map

The Franklin County 5K & ThriveOn Challenge has a course map available.

View Course Map