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April 27, 2019

Half Marathon/Quarter Marathon/5k

Cap City Half Spectator Viewing Guide

Spectator viewing guide

The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon, OhioHealth Quarter Marathon and Commit To Be Fit 5K can be equally fun for participants and spectators. Here area 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.


Spring St. just west of N. High St.
Goodale and Park streets
Long and N. High streets

All three Downtown locations are a short walk from the Start and Finish line and offer prime viewing to see runners and walkers on both the Half and Quarter marathon routes.

Arena District

Vine Street and Neil Avenue

At about the 12-mile mark on the Half Marathon course and just past the 5-mile mark on the Quarter Marathon just north of Huntington Park

Ohio State University

Neil Avenue and Annie & John Glenn Avenue
At about the 7.5-mile mark and about a block north of the Oval in the heart of The Ohio State University campus

Spectator viewing guide


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

Start Line and Finish Line

The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon will feature a combined Start and Finish Line in 2018. The Start and Finish Line will be located on S. High Street near E. Town Street just southwest of the Byers Xtra Mile Finish Line Party making for a prime viewing location.

Rich and Fourth streets
Broad and Fourth streets

After the Start, take a short walk to Rich and Fourth street to see Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon participants at the 3-mile mark or to Broad and Fourth streets to see Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon participants at about the 3.5-mile mark.

High and Vine streets

Watch Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon participants run past the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Afterward, walk over to the North Market for a snack before picking up Half and Quarter fields at Vine and Town streets

German Village

Schmidt's Sausage Haus

Third and Reindard streets
Schmidt’s Sausage Haus will host a “Polka Party” featuring live music just past the 2-mile mark in the heart of German Village.


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