Spectator Viewing Guide
The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon 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 SPECTATOR & SIGN MAKING ZONES
OhioHealth will sponsor five signmaking zones that will help you motivate your favorite participants. Three of the zones are at Panera Bread restaurants.
Ohio State University
- Panera Bread, 300 Lane Ave.
- Panera Bread, 1619 N. High St. in the South Campus Gateway District
- Corner of 4th and Broad streets — perfect spot to cheer on QUARTER MARATHON and 5K participants
- Bicentennial Park at Main Street and Civic Center Drive
- Panera Bread, 684 S. High St.
OTHER VIEWING LOCATIONS
In addition to the OhioHealth Spectator & Sign Making Zones, check out these prime viewing spots:
The best spot to view the start is on Front Street north of the Start Line at 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 campus offers a prime view of Half Marathon participants cruising down High Street. The area features a Panera Bread at 1619 N. High St.
Short North Arts District
After the start of the 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.
Third Avenue between Livingston and Thurman avenues is another popular spot that also features cafes and bakeries.
Spectators are allowed on both sides of High Street leading to the Finish Line. After the race, meet your participant in the Family Reunion Zone in the Columbus Commons.