McConnell 5K and 1 Mile Walk

Sat May 4, 2019 Columbus, OH US 43214 Directions

5K Run/Walk

8:30AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT

1 Mile Walk

8:30AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT
McConnell Heart Health Centyer
3773 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus, OH US 43214

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. 

Additional Race Information

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.


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).

  • Pittsburgh Steelers – Autographed photo
  • 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:  $150.
  • 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 Motorcycle 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.
  • Roosters -  Two $25 gift certificates.
  • Columbus Crew - 2 tickets to June 29th match versus Orlando.
  • Giant Eagle - Water and bananas for participants.
  • Cleveland Browns - Autographed photo
  • Snow Trails - Ski package ($198 value)
  • Chiller Ice Rink - 4 skate passes ($44 value)
  • Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs - Gift Basket
  • Shadowbox Live -  Complimentary admissions
  • Abbott Nutrition - Protein shakes and bars for all participants.
  • Little Brown Jug - 4 Grandstand seats
  • King's Island - 2 Complimentary admissions
  • Pepsico - Gatorade for all participants

Post Race - Complimentary pizza by the slice from JT's Pizza

Post-Race Silent Auction

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

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at