Cap City Half Marathon Race Facts

OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon
April 30, 2016
Columbus, Ohio
Capital City OhioHealth Health & Fitness Celebration
April 28–29, 2016
Events
OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon (13.1 miles)
Patrón Quarter Marathon (6.55 miles)
Commit To Be Fit 5K (3.1 miles)
Capital Kids Fit & Fun Village
Byers Xtra Mile Finish Line Party
Event Start Times
8:00am: OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon and Patrón Quarter Marathon
8:30am: Commit To Be Fit 5K
Race Hours
The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon Course is open and fully supported for four hours. Participants must maintain a pace of 18:46 per mile. The Commit To Be Fit 5K course is open and fully supported for one hour and participants must maintain a pace of 20:00 per mile.
Start Line
Corner of Broad St. & Front St
Columbus, OH 43215
Finish Line
Columbus Commons
160 S. High St.
Columbus, OH 43215
Race Fees
Fees to participate in the Half Marathon, Patrón Quarter Marathon and Commit To Be Fit 5K vary. Click here for more information.
Course
The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon, Patrón Quarter Marathon and Commit To Be Fit 5K will all start at Broad and Front streets and end at the Columbus Commons. Please see the course maps.
Parking
See Event Parking page.
parking map
Or Park in the Arena District
Corral System
When registering for the Half Marathon or Patrón Quarter Marathon each participant is asked to provide an estimated finish time. This estimated finish time is used to assign participants to a specific corral. When you pick up you bib number and packet at the expo, you will see a letter designation of: A, B, C, D, E, etc… after the number (i.e. 123 – B).
Commit To Be Fit 5K participants will see the designation of 5K after their number (i.e. 1501-5K)
The letter designation corresponds to your starting corral. You will see signs at the starting line which will correspond to the letter and that is where you will enter the starting chute. Volunteers will be on hand to help direct you to your proper corral entrances.
OhioHealth Health & Fitness Celebration and Packet Pick Up
April 28, 12:00–8:00pm
April 29, 10:00am–8:00pm
Battelle Grand Ballroom (located on third floor of Hyatt Regency Hotel), 400 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43215
The OhioHealth Health & Fitness Celebration features specialty vendors, a VIP lounge and guest speakers. The VIP Reception and third-annual Panel of Champions will be held on Thursday, April 28.
Packet Pick Up
All participants are required to pick up their race packets at the OhioHealth Health & Fitness Celebration. There is no race day packet pick up.
(You may pick up another participant’s race packet with written authorization. Please bring a signed note to Packet Pick Up).
Gear Check
Gear Check is located at Columbus Commons and will be open from 6:00am to 12:30pm.
Runner Tracking
Want to track your favorite runner or walker during the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon or Patrón Quarter Marathon? Follow the below links (coming soon) ON RACE DAY and ENTER A LAST NAME to find your participant.
The tracking system will show you where the runner or walker is on the course, pace and estimated finish.
Byers Xtra Mile Finish Line Party
The Byers Xtra Mile Finish Line Party will be held from 9am to 1pm on Saturday, April 30 at the Columbus Commons and will feature Yellow Tail Bubbles Sparkling Wine, the Post-Race Concert and much more. We look forward to Celebrating You at the end of your race.
Runner Rewards
Participants in the Half Marathon, Patrón Quarter Marathon and Commit To Be Fit 5K receive a gender-specific technical shirt, a best-in-class finisher’s medal, runner recovery food, and the Byers Xtra Mile Finish Line Party and Post-Race Concert.
Marathon Refueling Stations
There are eleven MARATHON REFUELING STATIONS on the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon course, five on the Patrón Quarter Marathon course and two on the Commit To Be Fit 5K course. All offer Gatorade and Water. RESTROOMS are located near each aid station.
Entertainment
There are at least 32 bands and 18 deejays on the course to provide constant energy and entertainment. SWAGG will headline the Byers Xtra Mile Finish Line Party.
Weather
The weather in Columbus in late April averages 52 degrees but can reach as high as 73 degrees. With an 8:00am start and noon finish, we anticipate comfortable temperatures for all participants. However, all participants should watch local weather forecasts orwww.weather.com for updates. The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon web site will also have information on the race’s inclement weather policy.
For more CLICK HERE