Event Information

  • Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Location: Nationwide Arena
  • Distance: 5k (3.1 miles)
  • Start Time: 10am
  • No strollers allowed

NOTE: The 5th Line 5K will "Finish On Center Ice" of Nationwide Arena. Afterward, participants will use steps to move from ice level to concourse level for the Post-Race Party Presented By PNC and Marathon Refueling Station. The M3S Sports NO STROLLERS ALLOWED policy will be strictly enforced. Also NO DOGS ALLOWED in the 5th Line 5K. No dogs (other than service dogs) are allowed in Nationwide Arena.

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

NHL All-Star Game

Every participant receives:

  • Voucher good for two (2) tickets to Columbus Blue Jackets game on March 3, 12, 15, 26 or 28 or April 2
  • 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


Every registration includes a voucher* good for two (2) tickets to one Columbus Blue Jackets game.

*Vouchers are good for one of six select Columbus Blue Jackets games between March 3–April 2, 2019. Tickets are valid for the following games (all games begin at 7 pm):

  • March 3 vs. Winnipeg Jets
  • March 12 vs. Boston Bruins
  • March 15 vs. Carolina Hurricanes
  • March 26 vs. New York Islanders
  • March 28 vs. Montreal Canadiens
  • April 2 vs. Boston Bruins

Note: CBJ game tickets and seat locations are based on availability. Vouchers will be placed in Packet Pick Up bags.

Course Map

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course map

Chip Timing

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

Gear Check

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

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.

Packet Pick Up

Details on the Packet Pick Up page.

Inclement Weather Policy

inclement weather policy

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 medial 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.