Arnold 5K

Sun March 8, 2020 RaceJoy Ready

Arnold 5K

9:15AM EDT

As of 7:00pm EST on Tuesday, March 3, the Arnold Pump & Run and 5K events are still scheduled. Per press conferences from State of Ohio and City of Columbus officials and former Governor Schwarzenegger, although the expo and trade show are postponed, the athletic events will proceed. As any additional information is made available we will be in contact with all registered participants.

Be a part of the largest sports festival in the United States and take part in the Arnold 5K. This is the registration site for the Arnold 5K run only. If you are trying to register for the Pump & Run, please do so here:

The Arnold 5K run-only event begins at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday, March 8 at the north end of the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Additional Race Information

Packet Pick-up & Late Registration

Athletes can register and pick up their race packet in person at any Columbus Running Company location (Dublin, Short North, Pickerington, Westerville) February 28 - March 4, 2020 -- March 5 to March 7, 2020, only at: Short North Columbus Running Company. On March 7, early packet pickup will end at 5 PM. You can also pick up on race day at the north end of the Greater Columbus Convention Center between 7:30 am – 9:00 am. (Race number needs to be worn on the front of your shirt)


This means that the Arnold 5K WILL NOT ISSUE A REFUND for any reason, such as an injury, scheduling conflict, pregnancy, etc. Nor will the Arnold 5K transfer entries from 2020 to 2021. Also, because of liability reasons your Race Number cannot be worn by anyone else than the person to whom the number is assigned. If the race is canceled due to inclement weather, the race will not be rescheduled and there will be no refund. Your entry fee will be donated to a local running club and the Jeff McGowan Memorial Scholarship Fund.


Special awards will be given to the top five overall men and top five overall women. Olympic size medals will be awarded to at least the top 500 in the Arnold 5K at the end of the race.

Arnold Fitness Expo

Athletes registered in the Arnold 5K will receive free entry into the Arnold Fitness Expo on Sunday, March 8th ($20 value). Your wristband for free entry will be distributed at the Convention Center prior to the race on race day.

Special Note

No dogs, baby joggers, unregistered runners or inline skates are allowed on the course. Athletes need to finish the course in under 45 minutes.


Finish line timing by Columbus Running Company. Results will be posted here and at

Proceeds benefit the Jeff McGowan Memorial Scholarship Fund

Jeff was 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. Additional donations to the Jeff McGowan Memorial Scholarship Fund may be sent to: Jeff McGowan Memorial Scholarship Fund, PO Box 238, Granville, OH 43023. Read more about Jeff McGowan -

RUNOHIO Grand Prix

The 20th annual Arnold 5K on March 8th will kick off the 2020 RUNOHIO Grand Prix Series.

Race Contact Info

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

Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 North High St
Columbus, OH 43215

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 Arnold 5K.

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 Arnold 5K 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
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