Arnold 5K

Sun March 8, 2020 RaceJoy Ready

Arnold 5K

9:15AM EDT

2022 Event Update 


2021 Arnold 5K Pump & Run – Arnold 5K

Due to the uncertainty of COVID 19 registration for the 21st annual Arnold 5K Pump & Run and the Arnold 5K will not start on November 1st. 

A decision on when the Arnold Sports Festival will be held in 2021 will be decided later this year. The races could still be held on March 7, 2021, or they could be delayed to the Summer.

As more information becomes available it will be posted on the RUNOHIO web site and the Arnold Sports Festival web site  

Stay healthy and good luck with your training.

Matt McGowan - Race Director

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

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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Arnold 5K.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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