While we are still looking through all the great photos and social posts from the 2020 Virtual Capital City Half Marathon, OhioHealth Quarter Marathon and Cap City 5K, we can’t wait to welcome our runners, walkers and volunteers back in person…and we look forward to seeing you in 2021!
We are excited to announce that the 18th OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon is currently scheduled to take place in-person on Saturday, April 24 in Downtown Columbus. Registration is open and current fees ($70 for the Half Marathon, $50 for the Quarter Marathon and $25 for the 5K) will remain in effect until October 31. Virtual options for all classes are also available for 2021.
“The health and safety of our participants, volunteers, spectators and staff remains our No. 1 priority,” Race Director David Babner said. “Our staff will continue to work with OhioHealth, our title sponsor and official healthcare provider, and local and state health departments to develop a plan that will allow us to produce an in-person event in April 2021 in a safe manner while also providing virtual experiences for those not yet ready to return to live events.”
The event will again feature the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon (13.1 miles), OhioHealth Quarter Marathon (6.55 miles) and Cap City 5K (3.1 miles). Registration is limited in all three distances to comply with the event’s operation and safety plan, which features social distancing and other mitigation strategies at both the Start Line and Finish Line and at Packet Pick Up.
“If the uncertainty around COVID-19 were to subside early enough in 2021, whether via a vaccine or other immunity actions and measures, registration limits could possibly be raised to allow more participants the chance to participate,” Babner said.
Since 2004, the Capital City Half Marathon has been the choice for thousands of runners and walkers, showcasing the City of Columbus and its diverse neighborhoods and entertainment districts to runners and walkers from all over the region. Each year, the event hosts more than 12,000 runners and walkers, plus spectators and volunteers. The event’s annual economic impact is estimated at $7.5 million.
The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon also has a long-standing commitment to the charitable community and will continue to benefit the OhioHealth Foundation. A variety of other non-profit organizations have used the event to raise millions of dollars.
Thank you for your support of the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon and M3S Sports. We will send you periodic email updates, but be sure to connect with us on social media to get the latest event news. We look forward to seeing you next April!