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The 10th Annual McConnell 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk fundraiser, benefiting the OhioHealth Foundation, will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 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 looped trail around the McConnell campus. Most of the course is a flat, with the exception of a couple hills on the wooded trail.
Thank you for participating in McConnell’s 2019 5K Run / 1 Mile Walk on May 4th 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.
Race Numbers: These are included in the “race bags”. Please pin the race bib (number) to the front of your shirt on race day. Fill in the bottom section of your race number and we will collect it at the end of the race as you come through the finish line.
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 Sunday April 28th 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 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.
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).
Pittsburgh Steelers – Autographed Pic of Antonio Brown
Columbus Running Company – Race Bibs
Blue Jackets – Autographed Jersey – Retail Value: $175
My Zone Heart Rate Monitors – Prizes for top Overall male and female winners – Retail Value: $100 plus
Splatterpark Paintball Games – 10 passes (Value: $350)
Barcelona Restaurant and Bar - $50 Gift Card
Cincinnati Reds – 2 Terrace Line or 4 View Level Tickets – ($60 Value)
Oakland Nursery - $50 Gift Card
AMA Motorcyle Hall of Fame – 2 Admissions – (Value: $20)
Yellowbird Foodshed – One Veggie Base Box – (Value: $30)
JT’s Pizza – Complimentary Pizza for Race Participants
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – 2 Admission Tickets
Thurber House – Literary Picnics Season Tickets – (Value: $200)
Milestone 229 Waterfront Dining – 4 - $15 Gift Cards
Refectory Restaurant & Wine Shop - $75 for 2 Dinner Entrees
Kelton House Museum and Garden – 6 Admissions (Value: $36)
COSI – Center of Science and Industry – 2 Admissions (Value: $50)
Holiday Inn Columbus Downtown Capital Square – 2 Sets of Overnight Accommodations for 2 (Value: $200 per set)
Ballet Met – 2 Admissions (Value: $144)
Due Amici Restaurant – 2 - $25 Gift Cards (Value: $25 per card)
ProMusica – 2 Admissions plus CD (Value: $170)
Columbus Museum of Art – 4 sets of Family Admission – 2 adult/2 kids (Value: $38 /set)
Dublin Irish Festival – Four One-day Tickets (Value: $80)
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Columbus Downtown – 1 overnight Stay & Breakfast for 2 (Value: $250)
Safari Golf Club - 4 two person golf passes with cart.