COLUMBUS, Ohio – The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon has partnered with the Columbus Fashion Alliance and renowned Columbus designer, Made Reese, on this year’s 20th Anniversary participant event shirt.
The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon is not only a celebration of the active, healthy lifestyle but also a celebration of the city of Columbus and all the organizations and people that make it a great place to live and visit. Partnering with the Columbus Fashion Alliance (CFA) and designer Made Reese on this special edition shirt is another example of the Capital City Half Marathon’s commitment to local organizations and the community.
“We are very excited to release this special edition event shirt in partnership with the Columbus Fashion Alliance and designer Made Reese,” says Race Director, David Babner. “This partnership brings a new and exciting look to the 20th Anniversary celebration while honoring the history of this event and its commitment to the community.”
The Columbus Fashion Alliance is a collective of creatives passionate about the Columbus fashion industry. The fashion-based non-profit’s goal is to support the creation and growth of creative and fashion-based businesses through education, accessibility, coaching and creating opportunities to connect artists with industry professionals.
“It was so much fun partnering with the Capital City Half Marathon team to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the race. Their commitment to this city really shines and we wanted to reflect that through this collaboration,” Columbus Fashion Alliance Executive Director, Yohannan Terrell said. “Giving local creatives the opportunity to be a part of the anniversary by designing this year’s race shirt, and Cap City’s support of promoting Columbus’ growing fashion industry is a win before the race even begins! The Columbus Fashion Alliance is honored to be a part of this great moment.”
Designer Made Reese is a Columbus-based, self-taught designer and a Youth Fashion Instructor with the CFA. Between collaborating with Adidas and releasing his own streetwear brand catering to women, Reese continues to break traditional norms and bring his own flare to the fashion community.
“To commemorate the 20th year of the Capital City Half Marathon, I wanted the design to incorporate the Columbus skyline as well as be something clean that could be worn by all demographics,” said designer Made Reese. “I am, and continue to be, inspired by the runners, walkers and volunteers for their dedication, time and effort that ultimately goes to a great cause. It was amazing working with the Columbus Fashion Alliance and Capital City Half Marathon team on this collaboration.”
Each OhioHealth Capital City Half & Quarter Marathon and Columbus Promise 5K participant will receive this special edition shirt.
The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon will take place on Saturday, April 29 in downtown Columbus. Registration is currently open at CapitalCityHalfMarathon.com.
About the Capital City Half Marathon
The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon was founded in 2004 and is produced by M3S Sports, a sports marketing firm based in Columbus, Ohio dedicated to celebrating a healthy active lifestyle. M3S Sports produces up to 12 running and walking events each year including The Ohio State 4 Miler, the Columbus Blue Jackets 5th Line 5K, the Memorial Tournament FORE! Miler, the OhioHealth Grandview Half & Quarter Marathon and the Flying Feather Four Miler. www.capitalcityhalfmarathon.com
About designer Made Reese
As a self-taught designer who is Columbus-based, MADE Reese’s contributions range from nostalgic releases tied to his Short North roots- to pop culture-relevant pieces that successfully release with minimal marketing- to design work with Adidas and alongside the renowned MADE & Co. collective. He is currently on the verge of releasing a streetwear brand catering specifically to women, all while juggling a Youth Fashion Instructor position with the Columbus Fashion Alliance (CFA). Continuing to push his limits, Reese plans to break traditional norms & bring his global aesthetic of streetwear and rarefied vision to a couture house.