Bumped-up half-marathon event to spur visitor spending
April 28, 2016
The 13th annual OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon will take place on April 30 in an increasingly crowded field of road races locally and nationwide.
In a deal that will elevate the profile of the race along with the city of Columbus, race organizers have joined forces with USA Track & Field to incorporate the USATF Half Marathon Championships into this year’s event.
The partnership spurs several firsts: This will be the first time that the national championship has been part of an existing half marathon rather than a full marathon event (it’s been in Houston for most of the past 10 years). The race will offer record total prize money of $90,000 and it will mark the first time that a half marathon has been broadcast on live TV in Ohio, seen here on WBNS-TV (Channel 10).
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