M3S Sports is a sports marketing firm that is dedicated to promoting a healthy active lifestyle. M3S Sports produces a variety of running and walking events each year, including the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon, The Ohio State 4 Miler, the OhioHealth Grandview Yard Quarter Marathon & 5K, the FORE! Miler held in partnership with the Memorial Tournament, the 5th Line 5K presented by OhioHealth in partnership with the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Flying Feather Four Miler on Thanksgiving Day. The events attract thousands of runners and walkers each year.

Partner Information

M3S Sports offers a wide variety of partnership opportunities to reach the more than 50,000 runners and walkers who participate in its events each year. The partnerships allow companies of all sizes to connect and activate with the M3S Sports community, both on-site at events and through web site and digital communications.

M3S Sports has established itself as the market leader in the creation, management, marketing and production of running and walking events in Central Ohio. M3S Sports events touch more than 45,000 participants each year.  M3S Sports events are focused on the “celebration” of the active healthy lifestyle complete with post-race parties. M3S Sports events are held year-round in Central Ohio.

M3S has always focused on providing a remarkable participant experience. We are excited for the opportunity to showcase your equipment and brand, and build on the ultimate race-weekend experience for our participants and your customers.

The flagship on the M3S Sports event schedule is the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon and Cap City 5K held each spring in downtown Columbus. The spring celebration of the active and healthy lifestyle annually attracts 12,500 runners and walkers and 45,000 spectators.

Thanks to the support of our other major partners, M3S Sports events continues to grow each year.

DEMOGRAPHICS - The demographic makeup of M3S Sports participants is an extremely desirable demographic:

  • 87 percent are ages 18-49
  • over 62% percent are female
  • Average age of participants: 36
  • High HHI

Interested in learning more about M3S Sports? Marcus Mercer, Director of Partnerships,  can customize partnerships to meet you exact needs. Please contact Marcus at