Queen City 5K

Sat July 23, 2022 Cincinnati, OH 45202 US
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5K Run

$35 8:00AM EDT Registration ends July 22, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
Walk Only

5K Walk

$35 8:00AM EDT Registration ends July 22, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

5K with Pooch

$35 8:00AM EDT Registration ends July 22, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
519-501 W Pete Rose Way
Cincinnati, OH US 45202

Queen City 5K

Saturday, July 23, 2022 8:00 am

Downtown, Cincinnati, OH

The Queen City 5k Challenge helps provide support for kids here in the Greater Cincinnati Area. Last year marked our third 5k race fundraiser, which is the beginning of another financial stream to better our kids for the future and to be the educational bridge for their futures.
Our sponsors, partners, walkers and runners will continue to help provide programs, resources and scholarships for our grade school kids up to our seniors on their way to college.

Official Race Site: 



The course starts on the west side of Paul Brown Stadium, continues down the river, continues along Smale Park, passes Great American Ball Park and Heritage Bank Arena.


Raising money for the foundation in order to give assistance, aide, scholarships and programming for our Queen City Foundation kids.

Run Divisions:

Men & Women: 18 and under, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60/over.

Walk Divisions:

Men & Women 29/under, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60/over. If you intend to run any part of the course, sign up as a runner.

Pooch Division:

Run or Walk a 5K with your Pooch


Top Male and Female Runners and Walkers. Top Male and Female Walkers. Age Group awards to first place in each division.

Awards Ceremony:

Awards presented immediately following the race/walk.

Partnership with Vibe Cincinnati:

This year the 5k will be a part of Vibe Cincinnati's Music Fest Weekend. And for this reason we wanted to have a race downtown so that all of our new out of town runners can walk to the race.  There will be entertainment during and after the race to fit the mold of a Vibe Cincinnati weekend.  Our goal is to make this a great mixer of full of fun, entertainment and fitness.

Chip Timing:

This year's race will be accurately "chip timed" using MyLaps Bib Tag technology. No need to return chips after the race.

Preregistration Fee:

$35 Includes Chip Timing and special race t-shirt.

$25 for kids 16 and under.

Registrations include chip timing, refreshments, chances for awards, music and more.

Late/Race Day Registration:

$40 for adults and $30 for kids 16 and under. 

Race day registration:

Race day registration is from 7:00 - 7:45 am at the venue.


Race T-shirts are included while supplies last

Register Online:

Sign up now through July 22, 2022.



Race day check-in is from 7:00 - 7:45 am at the venue.

e-mail address:

All entries with valid e-mail addresses will receive pre-race confirmation of entry.


Google: 39.096139, -84.519509 for directions from your location


Ample parking available in adjacent parking lots and streets.

Need more information:

Contact Greg McCormick (513) 652-6225


View a dynamic course map via Plotaroute: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1879080

Or print a PDF Version of the course map

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


Once again, this year's event will be timed using MyLaps Disposable bib tags. The chip will be on the bib number. No need to turn in pull tags or return the timing chip.

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