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Circleville Classic 5 Mile Run

Sat October 20, 2018 Circleville, OH US 43113 Directions

5 Mile Run

9:00AM EDT


The 31st Annual Circleville Classic 5 Mile Run!

The race starts at Circleville High School, winds through residential streets, and finishes back at the school with a lap on the McGowan Family Track. After the race, enjoy the afternoon with your family and friends downtown at the 111th Circleville Pumpkin Show, “The Greatest Free Show On Earth”. 

Proceeds benefit the Jeff & Jean McGowan Memorial Scholarship Fund

Jeff passed away on May 26, 2012, and Jean passed away on March 15, 2018.

Help needed!

Matt McGowan, after 31 years, would like to find an assistant race director this year to take the lead in future years - If interested please contact Matt McGowan runohio@ee.net 

Additional Race Information


Packet pickup

There is no early packet pickup, all race number pickup will be on race day at the high school from 7:40 AM - 8:40 AM.

Proceeds benefit the Jeff & Jean McGowan Memorial Scholarship Fund

Jeff McGowan unexpectedly died on May 26, 2012. Jeff was an active member of the Shamrock Club of Columbus. 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.

Jean McGowan passed away at the age of 89 on March 15, 2018.

You can donate to the Jeff McGowan & Jean McGowan Memorial Scholarship Fund by clicking on the Donate button at the top of the page.


Circleville Classic Awards - The top 3 Men and the top 3 Women will win Lindsey's Bakery Pumpkin Pies. Age group winners will win a 1-year subscription to RUNOHIO. At least the top 125 finishers will receive Circleville Classic 5 Miler mugs and/or pumpkin shape medals. Plus, pumpkin pies, pumpkin donuts, free Arnold 5K race entries and t-shirts will be given randomly at race number pick up.

Race t-shirts

Race t-shirts will be on sale race day for $10-15. Check out the t-shirt logo on RUNOHIO’s web site – www.runohio.com

Finish line timing provided by: Columbus Running Company


Proceeds from the race benefit the Jeff McGowan & Jean McGowan Memorial Scholarship Fund


If you would like to help sponsor the event contact Matt McGowan - runohio@ee.net 

Special Notice

No dogs, baby joggers, unregistered runners or inline skates are allowed on the course. Because of traffic, this is a run only... no walkers. Also, there will be traffic on the road... please be careful.

Race Results

Results will be posted on the RUNOHIO website (www.runohio.com) and printed in the RUNOHIO publication

Age Groups

Men: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, 70 and over

Women: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 and over

Race Day Registration

In addition to online registration, you can register for $15 on race day at Circleville High School from 7:40 - 8:40am. You can also download the registration form below and send in by mail. To ensure entries are received in time, please be sure all mailed entries are postmarked by October 12.

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

380 Clark Drive
Circleville, OH US 43113
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