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The 13th Annual McConnell 5K Walk/Run and 1 Mile Walk fundraiser, benefiting the OhioHealth Foundation, will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2024, on the McConnell Heart Health Center campus. This race takes place on a combination of paved road surfaces and a beautiful, partially-wooded looped trail on the OhioHealth McConnell Heart Health Center property. The 5K course is mostly flat, with one or two hills.
The first half of the 5K course is 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 one challenging incline.
Thank you for registering for the 2024 McConnell 5K Run/1 Mile Walk on May 11th Please read through the information you’ll need to know for Saturday’s race.
This year the 1 Mile Walk will start at 8:00AM and the 5K Run/Walk will start at 8:30 am. This will allow for the 1 Mile participants to complete the walk prior to the 5K start.
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:
T-shirts can only be guaranteed for those who register on or before Friday, April 14th. There might be only a few extra shirts available, and will be distributed on the order of registration. No shirts will be ordered after the event.
Race (bib) Numbers: 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: 5K (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 will be Wednesday, May 8th and Thursday, May 9th, from 5:00-7:00pm at the OhioHealth McConnell Heart Health Center. Or, they may be picked up Race Day, Saturday, May 6th at the registration table located inside.
Race Day Bag Pickup: 7:30 – 8:30AM
Park at the McConnell Heart Health Center, 3773 Olentangy River Road. There is ample parking available.
Complimentary refreshments will be provided.
The Top two (2) male and female Overall Finishers in the 5k event will receive an award. The 1st place finisher in the 1-mile walk will receive an award.
This year you will notice a slight adjustment to the course with both events (1 Mile and 5K). To reduce the time that runners/walkers are on McConnell Drive, some of the out and back section on the road has been eliminated. The course has changed in the front parking lot and the back section.
Both the 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Walk will start near the pond in the back of the McConnell Heart Health Center. The first part of the course will include sections of the McConnell parking lot and the Sports Medicine lot, then onto McConnell Drive to the back of the campus. Most of the course is on paved trail/path the goes around the McConnell campus. The 5K course is flat, but there is one "uphill" section of the course as you approach Mile 2. Below is the link to the interactive MapMyRun map.
McConnell 5K: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4776324454
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