Memorial Day Mayhem

Mon May 27, 2019 Columbus, OH 43209 US Directions
There will be race day registration. All registrants will be assigned to the Open Wave and will start either with the 11:00 a.m. wave or later depending on the number of walk up entries.

Traverse more than 30+ obstacles over 5 kilometers as you to race the clock and test your mettle against this one-of-a-kind, and award-winning course. You will get wet and muddy, but you’ll have a great time doing it. Try something new at the Black Diamond. Perfect for beginners and the seasoned veteran!

Event Details
Date: Monday May 27, 2019
Where: JCC of Greater Columbus: 1125 College Ave, Columbus, OH 43209
Distance: 5k Obstacle Course (OCR)
Race Day Packet Pickup: Starting at 8:00 a.m.
Waves: First Wave Starts at 9:00 a.m.* 

Wave Order - 20 participants per wave

  • Elite Wave 1
  • Elite Wave 2
  • Elite Wave 3
  • Elite Wave 4
  • Open Waves

First lap only will be timed. Additional laps will be untimed. Runner support only available from 9:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.

***Kids Obstacle / Ninja Course***

  • A fun event for kids, K to 6.  

Registration Fees

  • $15 for any stand alone registration
  • $7.50 (50% off) when you have registered for the main event. 

How to to get the code

  • Please register yourself first.  When you have completed your registration, a popup will appear with your discount code. 
  • Register your kids at that time. 

*JCC Members get $10 entry discount.  Please see Jason Goggins for more details

Dear Participant,

Thank you for registering for Memorial Day Mayhem 5k Obstacle Course Time Trail
We are excited to have you out to try our one-of-a-kind permanent obstacle course training facility.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jason Goggins at

The JCC is a big facility. Please park in the front parking lot and go into the main entrance.
The front desk staff will direct you toward the registration area.
We are located at 1125 College Ave., Columbus, OH 43209.

Registration for Elite waves begins at 8:00am. Registration for Open Waves begins at 9am.
Pretty simple. Sign the waiver, check in and get your timing chip.
The timing chip MUST BE RETURNED upon finishing the race (This includes multi-lap participants. Only the first lap will be timed).
If you want to run multiple laps but signed up for one, please let the registration table know ($10 fee). JCC Members, this is FREE.

The Memorial Day Mayhem is a 5k Obstacle Course Event. You will be running against the clock and the racers in other heats.
Beginning at 9:00am we send off our first of four Elite waves. Beginning at 10:00am we will be sending off our first Open Heat wave.

We have more than 30 obstacles set up over 5k.  Please be courteous and announce when passing, and please allow the other runners to pass.
The course map is attached. Please review it ahead of time to avoid confusion and to “game-plan” your strategy.

All of our Elite athletes will be given a wrist band before the race.  In order to qualify for the awards, you must have that band on your wrist at the finish line. To keep your wrist band, you must complete EVERY obstacle. You may try as many times as you like and there are no penalties.  We will not have volunteers at ALL obstacles so the honor system will be employed on those obstacles. Bands over Burpees. 

Our Open Wave athletes are asked to attempt every obstacle. But they are not mandatory completion. We want you to experience to course your way and try what you want to try.  You will be timed.

A few notes on obstacles:
If you see a cowbell, hit it with hands only – NO KICKING THE BELL! The bell must be rung for the obstacle to be considered complete.
Obstacle #4 and #30 (8ft slanted wall) – Please be courteous of the other runners if there is more than one on at a time.
Obstacle #6 (Tire Flip) – There are two men’s tires and two women’s tires. We ask for 4 flips. Typically two flips in one direction and two back to the start.
Obstacle #13 & #15 (Water Crossing)
Obstacle #18 (Tyrolean Traverse) – Our own spin on the standard obstacle. Please use the invisible ladder to reach the rope. Ring the bell at the end.
Obstacle #19 (Undercarraige) – This obstacle must be completed traversing UNDER the obstacle.  THe support beams are not allowed to be touched and a foot or hand touching the ground is a failure and must be retried. 
Obstacle #22 (Log Carry) – Grab a log and run around the INSIDE of the softball fence and return around the OUTSIDE. Drop the log in the same place you picked it up.
Obstacle #23 - (Tire Drag) You must pull the full tire, using the rope, past the painted line and then return the tire by draggin it without the rope back to the starting point and past the second painted line.

Obstacle #24 (Rope Climb) – Ring the bell at 15ft
Obstacle #24-25 (Run the Ridge, Wall Traverse) – This is a combined obstacle. If you touch the ground at all once engaging the obstacle, you must return to the beginning.

Race results will be available after the race at
Awards ceremony is tentatively scheduled for 11:30am (subject to change depending on the final number of participants).

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Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

1125 College Ave
Columbus, OH US 43209
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