5K Pump & Run

Arnold 5K Pump & Run Returns for 15th Year

The Arnold 5K Pump & Run, which tests overall fitness by measuring both strength and endurance, is the largest race of its kind in the United States.

The 2018 Arnold 5K Pump & Run, with a record 1,000 competitors, will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018. A stand-alone Arnold 5K run will also be held on Sunday, March 4.

The 2018 Arnold 5K Pump & Run is Sold Out.

2018 Arnold 5K Registration

Athletes from more than 30 states participated in the 2017 5K Pump & Run. In the competition, participants bench press a percentage of their body weight. Each lift (up to a max of 30) reduces their 5-kilometer run time by 30 seconds.

The Arnold 5K Pump & Run has 10 age / gender divisions. Depending on age, men must bench press 60 to 100 percent of their weight, and women 40 to 70 percent of their weight. U.S. Marine Corps drill instructors oversee the bench press and inspire lifters to their maximum.

Weigh-in and bench press begin at 7 a.m. Sunday March 4, 2018. The running portion of the 5K Pump & Run begins at 10:30 a.m. Spectators are welcome and the outdoor portion of the event is free. Admission to the “pump” portion of the Arnold 5K Pump & Run is included in the $20 daily ticket ($15 in advance) to the Arnold Sports Festival.

The Arnold 5K run-only event begins at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday, March 4 at the north end of the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

ENTRY TO 5K PUMP & RUN OR THE ARNOLD 5K RUN / WALK INCLUDES A T-SHIRT AND A DAILY EXPO TICKET FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017.

Michigan Man, Woman Win 2017 Pump & Run

John-Paul Zebrowski of Brighton, Michigan won the 2017 Arnold 5K Pump & Run at the 2017 Arnold Sports Festival with a time of 2:00.5. Zebrowski bench pressed his body weight the maximum 30 reps (good for a 15:00 reduction) then ran a 17:00.05 5K through the streets of Downtown Columbus to win the unique test of strength and speed.

The Arnold 5K Pump & Run, in its 17th year, is the largest race of its kind in the United States. The event, which requires participants to bench press their body weight (or a percentage based on age) up to 30 times before running a 3.1-mile race, sold out at 1,000 runners.

The Arnold 5K Pump & Run, which tests overall fitness by measuring both strength and endurance, is the largest race of its kind in the United States.

Lisa Veneziano of Fenton, Mich., was the top female finisher with a time of 4:35.1, which included a 19:35.1. It was her seventh career win the event.

Evan Schwartz of Columbus, won the stand-alone Arnold 5K with a time of 15:25.3. Emily Odle of Columbus was the top female finisher in 17:40.0.

The 2017 Arnold 5K Pump & Run and accompanying stand-alone 5K were held on Sunday, March 5 in conjunction with the 2017 Arnold Sports Festival.

Registration for the 2018 Arnold 5K Pump & Run will open on Nov. 1, 2017.

2017 Arnold 5K Pump & Run Results

2017 Arnold 5K Results

Athletes from more 37 states, Washington D.C. and Canada participated in the 2017 5K Pump & Run. The Arnold 5K Pump & Run has 10 age / gender divisions. Depending on age, men must bench press 60 to 100 percent of their weight, and women 40 to 70 percent of their weight. U.S. Marine Corps drill instructors oversee the bench press and inspire lifters to their maximum.

ENTRY TO 5K PUMP & RUN OR THE ARNOLD 5K RUN / WALK INCLUDES A T-SHIRT AND A DAILY EXPO TICKET TO THE ARNOLD SPORTS FESTIVAL.