M3S Sports

Our City.
Our Race.
Our Party.

April 28, 2018

Half Marathon/Quarter Marathon/5k

Event Details

Date: April 28, 2018

Events: OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, Commit To Be Fit 5K

The Events

STARTING LINE FOR ALL EVENTS — the Celebration begins on the corner of Town Street and Front Street.

OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon (13.1 miles)
START TIME at 8:00am

OhioHealth Capital City Quarter Marathon (6.55 miles)
START TIME at 8:00am

Commit To Be Fit 5K (3.1 miles)
START TIME at 8:30am

Giant Eagle Curbside Express Participant Recovery Zone — 8:00am–1:00pm

Once you cross the finish line, you'll be celebrated at the Giant Eagle Recovery Zone, a secure area designated for participants only. In the recovery zone you will receive your Official Finisher's Medal and refuel with fruit, water, and great snacks. Once you leave the Giant Eagle Participant Recovery Zone, you head to the Byers Xtra Mile Finish Line Party, where the CELEBRATION really starts.

Byers Xtra Mile Finish Line Party — 9:00am–1:00pm

This is where M3S Sports sets the standard for post event parties. Each of these is included for YOU at the Party:

  • One Coors Light
  • One Slice of Papa John’s Pizza
  • One Patrón Margarita
  • One Sparkling Wine

This is the party that will really Celebrate YOU. Full details here

Coors Light Post-Race Concert — 9:00am–1:00pm

Featuring SWAGG and Special Guest FBA on Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion

The Diamond Cellar VIP Tent — 6:00am–1:00pm

For those of you who choose to take the party to a whole other level, The Diamond Cellar VIP Tent is located in the northeast corner of the Byers Xtra Mile Finish Line Party.

Top

Packet Pick Up and OhioHealth Expotique

Vue Columbus
95 Liberty Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Directions & Map

  • Thursday, April 26, 12pm – 8pm
  • Friday, April 27, 10am – 8pm

See Expotique & Packet Pick Up page for full details.

Top

Gear Check

Gear Check will be located in the southeast corner of the Columbus Commons.

Gear Check will be open from 6am to 12:30pm. All bags must be marked with your NAME, PHONE NUMBER (and a phone number of someone not running SO we can call with any questions) and BIB NUMBER.

All bags will be scanned and may be searched.

The area will be staffed all day.

Top

Starting Corrals and WAVE Start

To continue on our quest to make your experience remarkable, the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon has implemented a Corral starting system and separate wave starts. Runners and walkers for both races will be positioned in the starting area based upon estimated finishing times. Please reference the chart below to convert your pace/mile to an estimated finishing time (click to enlarge).

Finish Time Estimator

Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon participants should LOAD INTO CORRALS BY 7:40AM. 5K participants should LOAD INTO THE 5K CORRAL BY 8:00AM. 5K participants should enter the 5K Corral from Rich or Main streets.

Before April 1st: If you would like to change your estimated finish time for your race, simply log into your ImAthlete account and update your estimated finishing time. You will need your confirmation number that was emailed to you when you registered for the event. If you cannot locate your confirmation number please send an email to: .

After April 1st: If your training has gone better than expected, and you would like to move up to a faster corral, pick up your race number at the Expotique and then proceed to the "Solutions" table to be re-assigned to the appropriate corral. To move back to a slower corral, simply start in that corral on race morning. No official corral change is necessary.

Wave Start

When the starting horn is sounded, the first corral will be released. The rest of the participants will be moved forward to the starting line. At pre-determined intervals the starting horn will be sounded and the next corral will be released. This process will continue until all of the corrals have been released. By using this staggered starting method, the pack will be spread out and allow every participant to settle into their race pace from the start to the finish line.

Top

Course

Course Maps 2018

Information coming soon

Course Support:

Gatorade Carb Boom!
  • The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon will be supported with eight re-fueling stations and one Carb Boom! Energy Gel station along the course.
  • The OhioHealth Quarter Marathon will be supported with three re-fueling stations along the course.
  • The Commit To Be Fit 5K will be supported with one re-fueling station along the course.

Top

Time Limit and Rules of the Road

The course will remain open for four (4) hours, thus the course will close on a continuous pace of 18:19 per mile. Anyone who cannot maintain the 18:19-minute-per-mile pace must move to the sidewalks as the course closes to allow regular vehicular traffic through.

The following are NOT permitted in the Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon or Commit To Be Fit 5K:

Pets, skateboards, bicycles, roller blades, baby joggers, or any other types of vehicles (other than official vehicles) are not permitted on the course. These regulations are for your safety and the safety of the other participants in the race. Please do not bring or carry any of these items with you. The Staff of the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon reserves the right to disqualify participants who have any of the above items.

Top

Runner Bibs

All registered participants will receive a bib number that must be worn on race day. Please do not alter the bib in any way. The bib must be visible and worn on the front outside of all clothing during the entire race.

Bib numbers are non-transferable — each bib must be worn by the registrant to whom it has been assigned.

Top

Chip Timing

The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon will be using the MYLAPS Timing System.

  • Your bib must be visible on the front of your body
  • The foam MYLAPS Bibtag should REMAIN ATTACHED TO THE BIB
  • If you are starting or stopping a stop watch/GPS device, keep your arm 6 inches away from the bib to help the RFID signal reach your bibtag

Bib numbers are non-transferable — each bib must be worn by the registrant to whom it has been assigned.

Top

THE PAPA JOHN’S Pace Team

Why use pacers?

Pacers are at the starting line with a focus on YOUR needs. First, the pressure of calculating the pace is removed — the pacer will keep a steady pace — no starting off too fast. Advice and encouragement are the benefits to running with the pacers. Pacers are experienced runners (many are coaches) who want to give back to the running community — it is a voluntary position so they are here to share their love for the sport and help the runner achieve their goals. Pacers will help keep the runners and walkers motivated through conversation, stories, and/or sage advice. Lastly, it is fun to run with a group and meet others who share your goals!

Come visit our Pacers and get all of you questions answered at the race expo in the Fleet Feet booth. Our fantastic pace team will be able to get you ready for race day!

Pacers will be provided for the following times:

Half Marathon Finishing Time h:mm (pace)

  • 1:45 (8:00 min/mile)
  • 1:50 (8:25 min/mile)
  • 1:55 (8:47 min/mile)
  • 2:00 (9:10 min/mile)
  • 2:05 (9:33 min/mile)
  • 2:10 (9:56 min/mile)
  • 2:15 (10:18 min/mile)
  • 2:20 (10:41 min/mile)
  • 2:25 (11:04 min/mile)
  • 2:30 (11:27 min/mile)
  • 2:40 (12:13 min/mile)
  • 2:50 (12:59 min/mile)
  • 3:00 (13:45 min/mile)
  • 3:20 (15:16 min/mile)

Quarter Marathon Finishing Time h:mm (pace)

  • 0:55 (8:25 min/mile)
  • 1:00 (9:10 min/mile)
  • 1:05 (9:56 min/mile)
  • 1:10 (10:41 min/mile)
  • 1:15 (11:27 min/mile)
  • 1:20 (12:13 min/mile)
  • 1:25 (12:59 min/mile)
  • 1:30 (13:45 min/mile)
  • 1:40 (15:16 min/mile)

Which pace group?

When choosing a pace group, consider your training pace — your longest run each week is usually run a minute to a minute and a half slower per mile than your race pace. Use a pace calculator and figure out what your race pace should be — then choose a group accordingly. During the race you can move to a slower/faster group depending upon your needs.

Where to find the pacers on race morning?

The Pace Leaders will assemble in the corrals and will be holding their pace sign with the expected finish time and will be wearing pacing shirts.

Top

Awards and Divisions

  • Every participant will receive a finisher's medal and gender-specific event shirt.
  • Searchable results will be posted after the race

Top

Race Photos

Free race photos!

The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon has partnered with CapCity Sports Media to offer professional race photographs to all finishers.

CapCity Sports Media will take an estimated 40,000 photos before, during an after the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon.

Top

Greater Columbus Sports Commission Experience Columbus City of Columbus Commit To Be Fit
This page printed from www.capitalcityhalfmarathon.com
© Copyright 2011-2017 M3S Sports, LLC. All rights reserved. No unauthorized reproduction of any images or content without permission.
Website by Attention Web & Graphic Design—Professional design you can afford. www.attentiondesign.ca.