Hilltop U.S.A. 5K

Sat July 2 - Mon July 4 Directions RaceJoy Ready

First things first - we are so excited to announce that the 2022 Hilltop U.S.A. 5K Registration is now OPEN and the race will be IN-PERSON!  We also have a virtual option for July 2nd - 4th.  

This event benefits Veterans on the Hilltop and provides an opportunity for exercise and community togetherness.  Last year, we raised a record-breaking $6,190.25 for our hometown veterans.

$25 for our super comfy race shirts, gorgeous 4" medals highlighting the United States Air Force, and a chance for finisher prizes?!  We want our race to be accessible to all residents, and so have worked with our local business partners to be able to offer pricing that is a little less than a typical 5K.

Additional Event Information

The famous Hilltop U.S.A. race shirts and medals are BACK! All participants will receive a race shirt and all finishers will receive a fantastic custom Hilltop U.S.A. finisher medal.


Early Packet Pickup

Join us for early packet pickup at Third Way Cafe (3058 W Broad St 43204) on Friday, July 1, 12 PM - 3 PM. You can also pick up your gear on race morning at 7 AM


Please follow instructions from parking attendants on race day. 

In-Person Race Day Timeline (Saturday, July 2nd)

  • 7 AM - Hilltop U.S.A. pre-race packet pickup begins (2833 Valleyview Dr 43204)
  • 8:15 AM - Flag raising ceremony and pre-race announcements
  • 8:25 AM - All proceed to start line
  • 8:30 AM - Hilltop U.S.A. Standard 5K begins!
  • 8:33 AM - Hilltop U.S.A. Ruck Race 5K is underway!
  • 9:30 AM - Awards ceremony 

Virtual Race Timeline (Saturday, July 2nd - Monday, July 4th)

Virtual racers have the entire Independence Day weekend (July 2nd-July 4th) to complete their 5K distance from anywhere.  Virtual racers can also submit their times through the website but will not be eligible for prizes.


Prizes will be awarded to top in-person racers. Top three overall male and female, as well as the top male and female finishers in the following age categories: 19 & Under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 & Over.

The Hilltop U.S.A. 5K is part of the 2023 RUNColumbus Race Series!

A Race Series for You!

Whether you thrive on head-to-head competition or prefer chasing your next personal record, the RUNColumbus Race Series is for you. A point-based race series, RUNColumbus is for runners of all ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels.

Your Goals. Your Series.

Register for the 2023 season and complete a minimum of six races in the series to receive the commemorative Finishers award and contend for a Championship or Age Group title. Complete the entire series and earn the distinction of being named a RUNColumbus Road Race Warrior.

Your Distance. Your Schedule.

RUNColumbus gives you race options from which to customize your series based on your objectives. Select the distances and dates that align with your goals and schedule.

So, are you ready to take the RUNColumbus Race Series challenge? Find out more details at https://runcolumbusraceseries.com/ 

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Mile Marker Sponsor
Honored Guests
Race Series Partner

Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Hilltop U.S.A. 5K.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To

In-Person: Glenwood United Methodist Church
Virtual: Anywhere, USA

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