2023 OOS 5K Bib

Learn more about the In-Person Event and 5K Route, Packet Pick-Up, the Virtual 5K and other important details below.

The On Our Sleeves 5K presented by The Big Lots Foundation - In-Person
In-Person Event Details
Date: May 6, 2023
Time: 6:30 A.M. Packet Pick-Up Opens, 7:30 A.M. Program Start, 8 A.M. Race Start
Location: The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
Parking: The Zoo's Main Parking Lot - Free

Once you have completed your 5K, you are invited to enjoy Celebration Village in the Water's Edge area until 11 A.M. There will be activities, snacks, beverages and more - or make your way out to enjoy all the Zoo has to offer for the rest of the day! 
The Route
There will be plenty of volunteer course marshalls in neon vests to guide you along the way!

Important Details

  • Participants must wear the wristband provided at Packet-Pickup for entry into the Zoo.
  • Please keep personal items to a minimum. We will not have gear check.
  • The Zoo is not open to the public until 9 A.M. We will have a Spectator Station near the entrance/start line where they can watch the 5K and encourage participants along the way!
  • Spectators will need to secure a ticket through the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and enter at 9 A.M. Upon entry, they are welcome to enjoy the Celebration Village in the Water’s Edge Area with the 5K participants.
  • Please keep moving during your 5K. You will have plenty of time to enjoy the Zoo once you cross the finish line!
Virtual Details
Complete your 5K walk or run April 6 through May 6, 2023 and track your mileage in your Participant Center. Local Virtual Participants are welcome to pick up their race bag, shirt and medal at Early Bird Packet Pick-Up. Virtual participants that do not, will receive their items in the mail after May 6. 

We’d love to see pictures of your walk or run! Use the hashtags #OnOurSleeves, #OnOurSleeves5K and tag us on social.
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Additional Information
The fundraising deadline has been extended! It’s $1 to register with a commitment to raise or donate a minimum of $50 total by May 14, 2023. All participants (virtual or in-person) will receive a t-shirt and medal. You will also be eligible for exclusive race gear as you reach fundraising milestones, receive access to our personalized fundraising portal, and more!
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