An estimated 12,000 runners and walkers will converge on Downtown Columbus and surrounding neighborhoods on Saturday, April 29 as the OhioHealth Capital City Half & Quarter Marathon celebrates its 20th Anniversary.
The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon has grown over the past two decades into Central Ohio’s spring celebration of the healthy and active lifestyle. More than 163,000 runners and walkers have participated and covered more than 1.7 million miles since the inaugural event attracted 3,800 participants in 2004.
“The Capital City Half Marathon has always been about the celebration and recognition of our participants and we can’t wait to Celebrate You again as we celebrate 20 years in 2023,” Race Director David Babner said.
This year’s event weekend will feature even more food and drink options at the Midwest’s best post-race party, new music and new race and post-race experiences.
- North to Nashville will headline the PNC Post-Race Concert
- The Byers Xtra Mile Finish Line Party will include more non-alcohol drink options from Athletic Brewing and G&J Pepsi along with signature drink options from White Claw Hard Seltzer, Teremana Margaritas, Campo Viejo and Cap City’s own 1 beer from Land Grant Brewing
- Course updates & expanded celebration zones – stay tuned for more info!
- Limited edition 20th Anniversary merchandise available at the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon Expotique & Panera Bread Rapid Packet Pick Up
This year’s event will again feature the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon (13.1 miles), OhioHealth Quarter Marathon (6.55 miles) and the Cap City 5K (3.1 miles).
OhioHealth has been the event’s title partner and Official Healthcare Provider and the OhioHealth Foundation been the Official Benefitting Charity since 2015.
The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon, OhioHealth Quarter Marathon and Cap City 5K will begin at the corner of Town and Front Streets and take runners and walkers on the “best tour of Columbus on two feet” with a course that feature the Arena District, The Ohio State University campus, South Campus Gateway, Short North Arts District and German Village before finishing at High and Town streets.
The Byers Xtra Mile Finish Line Party and PNC Post-Race Party are held in the Columbus Commons.
All finishers 21 and over be celebrated with:
- Land Grant 13.1
- Chile Verde Teremana Margarita
- White Claw Hard Seltzer
- Campo Viejo Sparkling Wine
- #RunWithPNC Official Cap City Playlist
The OhioHealth Expotique & Panera Bread Rapid Packet Pick Up will be at Vue Columbus on April 27 & April 28
The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon hosted the USA Half Marathon Championships in 2016 & 2017 and was named the “Best Half Marathon in Ohio” by DailyBurn, a national health and fitness company that provides workout and nutrition information to more than 2.5 million members.
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About the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon
The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon was founded in 2004 and is produced by M3S Sports, a sports marketing firm based in Columbus, Ohio dedicated to celebrating a healthy active lifestyle. M3S Sports produces up to 15 running and walking events each year including The Ohio State 4 Miler, the Columbus Blue Jackets 5th Line 5K, the Memorial Tournament FORE! Miler, the Columbus Crew Black & Gold 5K and the Flying Feather Four Miler. The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon will host the USA Half Marathon Championships in 2016 & 2017.
For more information, visit www.capitalcityhalfmarathon.com and www.m3ssports.com.