The 5th Line 5K Race Presented By OhioHealth

Event: The 5th Line 5K Race Presented By OhioHealth

Date: February 5, 2023

Location: Nationwide Arena, 200 W Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215

Distance: 3.1 miles

Start Time: 10 a.m.

The 5th Line 5K Presented By OhioHealth will return on Feb. 5, 2023

The 2023 5th Line 5K Race begins at 10 a.m. outside of Nationwide Arena and takes participants on a 3.1-mile tour of downtown Columbus and the Arena District before "Finishing On Center Ice" inside Nationwide Arena.

The 5th Line 5K Race Presented By OhioHealth is limited to the first 4,000 runners & walkers.

All participants receive two (2) tickets to a select Blue Jackets game during the 2022-23 season. Game options will be posted soon!

Nationwide Arena is open to spectators during the 5th Line 5K. Seating in sections 113-116 will open at 9 a.m.

Registration for the 2022 5th Line 5K Presented By OhioHealth is will open soon.

The M3S Sports NO STROLLERS ALLOWED policy will be strictly enforced due to the steps inside Nationwide Arena. Please e-mail info@m3ssports.com with any questions.

What You Get:

  • Redemption code good for two (2) tickets to a Columbus Blue Jackets game
  • Columbus Blue Jackets-themed The 5th Line 5K Long Sleeve Unisex Technical Race Shirt
  • Columbus Blue Jackets-themed The 5th Line 5K Official Finisher's Medal
  • Food and Beverages at Post-Race Party
Two Tickets To Columbus Blue Jackets Game

Two Tickets To Columbus Blue Jackets Game

Every registration again includes a redemption code good for two (2) tickets to one Columbus Blue Jackets game. However, this year you do not have to wait until after the event to receive your tickets and attend a Blue Jackets game. You will receive an e-mail from the Blue Jackets within seven days of registering with a unique code and instructions on how to redeem your code for two game tickets.


The World-Famous MIT/Fleet Feet Pace Team will safely guide you to the Finish Line at the 5th Line 5K.

Pacers will be available the these per-minute paces:
8:00 minutes per mile

The 5th Line 5K Race is CHIP TIMED, so your starting time will not begin until you cross the Start Line.

Your bib will have a tear off section at the bottom marked GEAR CHECK. Please safety pin this tear off section to your gear bag before checking your bag into Gear Check on Race Day. Gear Check will be located inside Nationwide Arena on the Bud Light Terrace.

Race Day Updates on The 5th Line 5K Race will be posted on the M3S Sports Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/M3SSports. Please follow the page for last-minute instructions and updates.

Weather forecasts will be monitored prior to the event paying special attention to the possibility of heavy snow, high winds and extreme cold temperatures. Athletes will be made aware of these forecasts on the website (www.the5thline5k.com) and the M3S Sports Facebook and Twitter pages starting at midnight the night before and on race day so that participants can properly prepare for severe weather during the race as well as possible course alterations. Severe weather updates will also be sent to participants via email and social media as necessary.

The Race Director and local Public Safety officers will monitor the weather and make a decision if any action will be taken to modify the race. Possible changes include: altering the start time for the race or in extreme situations, cancellation of the event. Please listen closely to all public address announcements at the starting line of the race.

Race personnel reserve the right to delay, cancel, or suspend the race due to inclement weather.