October 28, 2023

Columbus 5K

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Past Participant Pricing: $34

Registration: $39

The BEST price of the year through March 19th!

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Schedule

October 28, 2023

8:00 AM: Packet pick-up opens

10:00 AM: 5K starts

Location

Genoa Park

303 W Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43215

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Columbus 5K

Genoa Park

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THE COURSE.

Venture through tree-lined streets of Columbus before taking a turn towards the Scioto River. Meandering alongside the water provides an escape while still in the heart of the city, all while taking in the late fall foliage. Cool down with crisp apple cider and snap a photo with your medal at the finish line!

fall-tradition

CAPTURE THE SEASON

Fall is perfect for...

...running in layers

...squashing your goals

...cooling off with apple cider

REGISTRATION INCLUDES:

  • Entry to the 5K run or walk
  • Lightweight tech hoodie
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Commemorative bib
  • Chip timing
  • Cup of apple cider
  • Small pumpkin
  • Digital race photos
  • Online community where you can train and engage leading up to race day
Fall 5K walk Apple cider at the finish line

HOW IT WORKS

Easy as pumpkin pie:

Step 1

Sign up now to secure a spot.

Step 2

Spend the summer training for your 5K.

Step 3

Show up race morning ready to rock n' roll!

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ALWAYS BETTER
WITH FRIENDS.

Running is always better when others tag along! Create a team with 4+ friends and each team member saves $5.

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YOUR FAVORITE
FALL TRADITION.

TOUGH
PUMPKIN.

Add on the Tough Pumpkin® challenge and we’ll supply you with a pumpkin to run with. After you cross the finish line, you’ll receive the exclusive Tough Pumpkin medal in addition to your regular finisher medal!

STEP 1

PICK A PUMPKIN

STEP 2

RUN WITH YOUR PUMPKIN

STEP 3

EARN EXTRA BLING

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MORE INFORMATION.

Get all the nitty gritty details so you’ll be ready to shine on race morning!

Registration and Pricing

Thru March 19th: $34
March 20 – September 10: $39
September 11 – October 15: $44
October 16 – October 27: $49
Race morning: $54

3 gourd reasons to sign up now:

  • Guarantee your hoodie size before it sells out
  • Choose the wave you want before it’s full
  • Beat the price increase

Sign up here!

Team Registration

Celebrate the season with friends by creating a team! It’s easy as pumpkin pie:

1) The first person to sign up creates the team.

2) That person is the designated team captain. They will enter a team name and then finish their own registration.

3) Then, they can share the team name and password so others can join!

The sweetest part? Each team member will save $5 on their registration!

The team captain does not have to sign everyone up. Rather, each team member can sign up and pay for their own registration, all while still receiving $5 off!

Can I walk the course?

Absolutely! In fact, about 1/3 off all participants choose to walk the course. You’ll have a bunch of support and we’ll be waiting for you at the finish line to cheer you on!

We have two waves dedicated for walkers: Wave F and Wave G. Wave F is for solo walkers while Wave G is for groups that are walking together!

Volunteer

We always need volunteers to help make the race a success. There are several shifts to choose from when signing up as a volunteer. Besides having a great time, you’ll receive:

-Choice of a FREE race registration or a donation made to Girls on the Run

-Exclusive volunteer shirt + beanie

Down to help out? View available shifts here!

Participant Guide

The official Participant Guide will be posted here a week prior to race day.

Parking

Parking is held in the nearby parking garages, surface lots, and meters. Please help minimize traffic by carpooling with a friend if possible.

We suggest arriving at least an hour and a half prior to race start to ensure minimal traffic and lines. Be a smart pumpkin and aim to park your car at 8:30AM.

Packet Pick-up

You have two options to receive your packet:

Friday Night: Swing by the park the night before the race from 4-6PM to grab your packet. This will help avoid any race day lines and make race morning even easier!

Race Day: Race day packet pick-up will be held at the park beginning at 8AM. If waiting until race morning, we suggest arriving an hour and a half prior to start time. 

Wave Options

During registration, you’ll need to choose a wave. Waves break runners, joggers, and walkers into groups based on their expected pace. For example, Wave A is designated for runners maintaining a pace of 8:30/mile and under. On the other hand, Wave G is designated for those that want to walk with friends!

During registration when you select a wave from the dropdown menu, it will display the pace for that wave. Your best bet is to first decide if you plan on running, jogging, or walking and choose one of those waves. From there, estimate your pace to the best of your ability.

Not sure what wave is best for you? No worries! We suggest choosing one now as you can always edit it later. The event and waves are limited in size, so choose now for the best availability! 

On race morning, Wave A will start right at 10:00AM. Once they clear the start line, the next wave will go, and so on. It’s a super easy process that helps alleviate crowding on the course and makes the entire 3.1 miles more enjoyable for all!

Merchandise

Whether you’re looking for training gear for the warmer months ahead or something cozier for those cool fall days, Gourdy’s General Store has you covered!

Browse the ever-popular Training Tank Top, Crewneck Sweater, and more. Plus, if you spend $50+, you’ll earn free shipping!

Results + Photos

You receive chip timing and free digital photos as part of your registration. They’ll be posted here shortly after you cross the finish line!

More Questions?

Shoot us an email: [email protected]

VOLUNTEERS MAKE IT HAPPEN.

Volunteers are critical to making the race a success. Beyond having a great time in a team environment, volunteers receive some great swag including a choice of a FREE race registration or a donation made to charity as well as a shirt and beanie!

VOLUNTEER DETAILS + SIGN UP

HELP SPREAD THE WORD.

The Pumpkin Support League is our referral program. You can earn $20 back once five friends sign up using your link. Sign up now, spread the word, and earn your registration back!

A-MAIZE-ING SWAG.

Beyond the experience, you’ll also receive swag that’s perfect for the season. From the lightweight tech hoodie to the finisher medal, all are designed with fall running in mind!

GET PUMP’D

LIGHTWEIGHT TECH HOODIE

The ever-popular lightweight tech hoodie comes complete with thumbholes and a back zipper pocket. Perfect for layering on all your fall runs!
*Pictured above is the 2022 design. We reveal the design late summer every year.
EARN YOUR BLING

FINISHER MEDAL

Celebrate your finish line with the medal you just earned! Soft neck ribbon holds the heavy-duty medal. Plus, it doubles as a magnet!
*Pictured above is the 2022 design. We reveal the design late summer every year.
FALL YOU NEED

AND MORE!

From chip timing to race photos, a cup of apple cider, and your very own pumpkin. The perfect fall morning you'll look forward to each and every year!
Girls on the Run 5K

OUR 2023
CHARITY PARTNER.

Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. Inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running, Girls on the Run transforms the lives of girls across the country by teaching them critical life skills that stay with them for a lifetime. The Girls on the Run program culminates with a 5K celebration, where girls experience confidence and unstoppable strength as they cross the finish line. Gourdy’s Pumpkin Run has partnered with Girls on the Run for the 2023 season. With your help, let’s work together to get more girls across the finish line

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