Circleville Classic 5 Mile Run

Sat October 22, 2022 Circleville, OH 43113 US Directions RaceJoy Ready

The 35th Annual Circleville Classic 5 Mile Run has an In-Person Race and a number of Virtual Events!

In-Person Race start time: 9:00 AM

In-Person Race day check-in/registration begins: 7:30 AM

The 35th annual Circleville Classic 5 Mile Run is excited to offer an in-person 5-Mile Run, as well as a Virtual 5-Mile Run/Walk, Virtual 5K Run/Walk, and a Virtual 1 Mile Run/Walk. 

The in-person race starts at Circleville High School, winds through residential streets, and finishes back at the school with a lap on the McGowan Family Track. After the race plan on enjoying the afternoon with your family and friends downtown at the 115th Circleville Pumpkin Show, “The Greatest Free Show On Earth”.

Pricing for the in-person 5 Mile Run is $10.00 before October 9th, $12 until October 20th, $7 for additional family members, $7 for runners 14 & under and 60 & over. All race day fees $15. T-shirts will be available for sale on race day for those in the in-person race ($10 for short-sleeved, $15 for long-sleeved)

All virtual events are $20 and this includes a race t-shirt mailed to you after the event (add $5 for a long-sleeved shirt).

Proceeds benefit the Jeff & Jean McGowan Memorial Scholarship Fund

Jeff passed away on May 26, 2012, and Jean passed away on March 15, 2018.

Additional Race Information

Proceeds benefit the Jeff & Jean McGowan Memorial Scholarship Fund

Jeff McGowan unexpectedly died on May 26, 2012. Jeff was an active member of the Shamrock Club of Columbus. A 1983 graduate of Circleville High School and a 1990 graduate of Ohio University, Jeff set school records at Circleville High School in the 2.5 mile and 5km cross country events as well as in the 800 meters, 1600 meters and 3200 meters. His senior year Jeff placed 3rd in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Cross Country Championships and was second in the 800 meters and 1600 meters at the OHSAA State Track & Field Championships.

Jean McGowan passed away at the age of 89 on March 15, 2018.

You can donate to the Jeff McGowan & Jean McGowan Memorial Scholarship Fund by clicking on the Donate button at the top of the page.


If you would like to help sponsor the event contact Matt McGowan - 

Race Results

Race results for those participating in person at the 5 Mile Run will be published on race morning. If you sign up for the virtual event you can submit your results from October 22-31 as instructed here: how to submit your virtual results!


Awards will go to the top 50 men and top 50 women finishers. Lindsey's Bakery pumpkin pies to the top overall three men and women, plus random drawing at packet pickup.

Race Contact Info

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