Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the 33rd Annual Circleville Classic will be a virtual run/walk. You can pick your own 5-mile, 5K, or 1-mile route and join in the fun. During registration, you will have your choice of a short or long-sleeved shirt that will be mailed directly to you.

Jeff passed away on May 26, 2012, and Jean passed away on March 15, 2018.

Additional Race Information

Jeff McGowan unexpectedly died on May 26, 2012. Jeff was an active member of the Shamrock Club of Columbus. A 1983 graduate of Circleville High School and a 1990 graduate of Ohio University, Jeff set school records at Circleville High School in the 2.5 mile and 5km cross country events as well as in the 800 meters, 1600 meters and 3200 meters. His senior year Jeff placed 3rd in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Cross Country Championships and was second in the 800 meters and 1600 meters at the OHSAA State Track & Field Championships.

Jean McGowan passed away at the age of 89 on March 15, 2018.

Proceeds benefit the Jeff & Jean McGowan Memorial Scholarship Fund

Online Registration - https://runsignup.com/circleville5  
Paper Registration - CLICK HERE

Race t-shirts

Race t-shirts are included for this virtual event - choose a short or long-sleeved shirt during your registration. Your shirt will be mailed to you along with a vintage Circleville Classic medal by mid November.

Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!

(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)
Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the Circleville Classic 5 Mile Run.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.

Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.


Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.
The Circleville Classic 5 Mile Run is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).