Welcome to the 15th Anniversary of 
The OhioHealth  Capital City Half Marathon, 
OhioHealth Quarter Marathon  & 10TV Commit to Be Fit 5K

Columbus Is the Best Running and Walking City in the Country! 
Welcome to the 15th Anniversary Celebration of the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon in the best running and walking city in the country!  Over the past 15 years I have been amazed by not only the explosive growth in the amount of runners and walkers participating in events, but also the incredible expansion of all the running and walking clubs and groups who run and walk our streets.  When we started Cap City, there were just a few. Now, there are too many to count.  We are excited to feature one of our partner groups in each newsletter, feature them on our website and event guide, and honor them at the 15th Anniversary Celebration.   If you are a member of a group and want us to feature your group, or would like us to come join you for a run, just email me and we will make it happen. 

Our event (and M3S Sports) was created to CELEBRATE YOU for committing to a Healthy Active Lifestyle. I have gotten to know so many of you over the years (like Mike and Traci below) at our start and finish lines as we all worked together to transform Columbus into  THE best running and walking city in the country.  If you live here, you know what I mean. If you have not participated in Cap City before, make this YOUR year and come check out what all the buzz is about in Columbus. 

Giddyup, 

David 

David Babner, Race Director. 
dbabner@m3ssports.com

 Mike and Traci together at one of their many OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon Expos.
We Believe...Each of YOU Has a Story. This month we are proud to share Traci Kitchen's and Mike Corbin's Story!

In honor of the 15th Anniversary Celebration of The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon , we will continue to  spotlight athletes who inspire us. We believe everyone has a story behind their miles, and we want to share those stories with you. 

"Forget those dating apps and just run The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon" - Traci

Mike and Traci were friends and classmates in high school but in 30 years had only seen each other at class reunions. They ended up running into each other at the start line of the very first Capital City Half Marathon in 2004.This was the beginning of their very cool love and running story.

Continue reading Traci and Mike's Story 
Here.

Do you have a nominee for the next spotlight? 
We Believe...You and Your Crew RUN This TOWN!

In addition to spotlighting athletes, we'll also highlight local groups who are training for this year's The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon! We'd like to kick off our spotlight series with The German Village Walking Club (GVWC). 


Don't Train With Us If: You don't like fresh air, outstanding urban scenery, fun people, or being as healthy as you can be for as long as you can. Oh, and the obvious, if you run!
 
What It Costs: It doesn't cost anything to walk with them, but if you want to become an official member, cost is $25. You receive a cool Nike Dri-Fit Club T-shirt and annual dues become $15. With that, you get personalized training schedules and discounts from partners like Second Sole and Winans Chocolates!

Words We Live By: FITNESS - by establishing healthy habits. COMPETITION - by pushing each other with support of fellow GVWC members. COMMUNITY - showcasing Columbus' cool downtown revitalization, and giving of time to those less fortunate. 

Where You'll Find Us: Every Saturday, 8 a.m. at Schiller Park. Walks include 3- and 5-mile routes through downtown Columbus, its parks and paths. 

For more information contact Larry Smith, germanvillagewalkingclub@gmail.com, or visit  www.gvwalkingclub.com.
Beat the Price Increase!

Start planning for the  15th Anniversary OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon  on April 28, 2018. We are hard at work preparing a CELEBRATION worthy of a 15th Anniversary. 

Beat the Price Increase! Early registration fees of just $70 for the OhioHealth Half Marathon, $50 for the OhioHealth Quarter Marathon and $25 for the 10TV Commit To Be Fit 5K are good until October 1. 
REGISTER now & Save 10!
 
We are always in need of helpful hands for a variety of M3S Sports races. Please check out our upcoming volunteer opportunities (including The Ohio State 4 Miler on October 22nd!) and earn yourself a free race entry. 


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