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April 28, 2018

Half Marathon/Quarter Marathon/5k

Spectator Viewing Guide

Spectator viewing guide

The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon, OhioHealth Quarter Marthon and Commit To Be Fit 5K can be equally fun for participants and spectators. Here are a few tips to cheer on your favorite runner or walker.



OhioHealth will sponsor five sign-making zones that will help you motivate your favorite runners and walkers. Two of the zones are in front of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants.

Ohio State University

  • Lane Avenue & Olentangy River Road just past the 4-mile mark of the Half Marathon course

Short North Arts District

  • The Pearl and Marcella‚Äôs Restaurants, 600 block of N. High Street
  • Martini Restaurant, 445 N. High St.


  • Corner of 4th and Broad streets — perfect spot to cheer on Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon and 5K participants
  • Bicentennial Park at Main Street and Civic Center Drive


In addition to the OhioHealth Spectator & Sign Making Zones, check out these prime viewing spots:

Spectator viewing guide

Start Line

The best spot to view the start is on Front Street north of the Start Line across from Columbus City Hall. Stay on the east side of Front Street for easy access to High Street.

South Campus Gateway

The district on the south end of the Ohio State University campus offers a prime view of Half Marathon participants cruising down High Street.

Short North Arts District

After the start of each race, head north on High Street to the Short North, where you can grab a cup of coffee and wait for Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon participants.

German Village

Third Street between Livingston and Thurman avenues is another popular spot that features several cafes and bakeries.

Finish Line

Spectators are welcome on both sides of High Street leading to the Finish Line. After the race, meet your participant in the Family Fun Zone in the Columbus Commons.


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