McConnell 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Walk - event CANCELLED

Sat May 2, 2020 Columbus, OH 43214 US Directions

5K Run/Walk

8:30AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT

1 Mile Walk

8:30AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT
Race is Cancelled

As always, your safety and the safety of all our event participants, volunteers and staff is our top priority. We know there are questions and concerns about how COVID-19, commonly known as the Coronavirus, could affect our community event.

The May 2, 2020 McConnell Heart Health 5K and 1 Mile Walk will be cancelled. This decision was made with the latest available guidance offered by Ohio Governor DeWine’s office, CDC and ODH guidelines in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  We apologize for the inconvenience that cancelling this event will cause.  But we appreciate your understanding with these challenging times we are now facing.

Your health and well-being are our top priority. We appreciate your support and shared efforts to help keep our communities strong and healthy.

Here Are Your Options:

As a part of your registration with the McConnell Heart Health 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk, the proceeds of the event go to the OhioHealth Foundation.  With the donation of your registration fees, you will be supporting the work of the Foundation.  We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you next year with the race.

We understand. We hope you can join us next time.

McConnell Heart Health Center
3773 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus, OH US 43214

The 11th Annual McConnell 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk fundraiser, benefiting the OhioHealth Foundation, will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2020 on the McConnell Heart Health Center campus.  This quintessential race takes place on a beautiful, partially-wooded loop trail, and service roads on the OhioHealth McConnell Heart Health Center property.  It is mostly flat, with one or two hills.

The first half of the 5K course will be on roads and a loop of the front parking lot, and the second half on the beautiful trail around the McConnell campus. The wooded trail has rolling hills and a challenging incline. 

Additional Race Information

Thank you for participating in McConnell’s 2020 5K Run / 1 Mile Walk on May 2th  Please read through the information you’ll need to know for Saturday’s race.

Race starts at 8:30 am (for ALL participants).  Please pay close attention to pre-race instructions, as well as signs and volunteers while on the course.  Avoid walking in groups, so that others may pass if needed.


Your entry fee includes:

  • one short sleeve tech event t-shirt
  • a goody bag
  • post-race food

T-shirts can only be guaranteed for those who register on or before April 12th.  There might be only a few extra shirts available, and will be distributed on the order of registration.  No shirts wil be ordered after the event.

Race (bib) Numbers:  This year both the 5K and the 1 Mile walk will be chip timed.  The timing chip will be attached to the back of the race bib.  Please pin the race bib to the front of your shirt on race day.  The race bib will be in the goody bags, and will be identified with the participants name.

Course Length:  5 K (3.1 miles) or 1 Mile

Race Course:   You will be on the McConnell Heart Health Campus for the duration of the race.  There will be arrows and volunteers to guide you on the course.  The start and finish of the race will have obvious designations and will be explained in more detail on race day.  

Water Stop: There is one water stop along the course. 

No dogs are allowed in the run or walk.

What if it rains?  The event will be held rain or shine. It may be cancelled in the event of dangerous conditions (i.e. severe thunderstorm, lightning or tornado warning).

Early Packet Pickup: Pickup begins Tuesday,  April 30th at the Health Resource Center Desk  (McConnell fitness floor).  Or, they may be picked up Race Day, May 4th at the registration table located in the café area of the lower level.

Race Day Bag Pickup:  7:15 – 7:55 AM           


Park at The McConnell Heart Health Center, 3773 Olentangy River Road.  There is ample parking available.


Immediately after the race awards will be presented.  For the 5K event, awards will be given to our top overall male and female finishers, and the top finishers in the following age groups. Age groups: 14 and under, 15 - 19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 - 69, 70 - 74, 75 - 79, 80 and over.  The top overall finisher in the 1 Mile event will receive an award.

We also have after race prizes that all runners/walkers are eligible to win. Be sure to stick around and see if you've won something awesome!  There will be prizes and giveaways from many local and community sponsors (MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN).

The silent auction items will be setup in the lobby before and after the race to make bids.  You do not need to be present to win.

Post-Race Refreshments

There will be snacks and post-race food for participants after the race.

Race Contact Info
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