Arnold 5K Pump & Run / 5K Run
Arnold 5K Pump and Run, Arnold 5K return for 12th straight 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 race will have a record 850 competitors when the 2013 Arnold 5K Pump & Run is held on Sunday, March 3, 2013. A stand-alone 5K run is also held for those who do not take part in the Pump & Run.
Athletes from more than 30 states participated in the 2012 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 3. 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 $15 daily ticket ($10 in advance) to the Arnold Sports Festival.
The 5K run-only event begins at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday, March 3 at the north end of the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
REGISTRATION FOR THE ARNOLD 5K PUMP & RUN IS NOW CLOSED.
ARNOLD 5K REGISTRATION REMAINS OPEN.
Cost is $30 until Feb. 24, 2013 and $35 between Feb. 25 and March 3.
ENTRY TO 5K PUMP & RUN OR THE ARNOLD 5K RUN / WALK INCLUDES A T-SHIRT AND A DAILY EXPO TICKET ($15 value) FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 6.