Runner's World Is Coming to the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon and USATF Half Marathon National Championships

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Come Experience #CBUS - The City that Crowns Champions. 
Runner's World, the largest and most influential media brand in running, is coming to Columbus as part of the 2017 OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon and 2017 USATF Half Marathon National Championships. 

An important reason we wanted to bring the National Half Marathon Championships to Columbus was to showcase Columbus to the running world.   Now we get to introduce Runner's World and its millions of readers to our remarkable City. 
As part of the partnership Runners World's Social Media Editor Hannah McGoldrick and Associate Editor Ali Nolan, the popular hosts of Runner's World web series Super Secret Mystery Meeting, will produce an episode right here as part of our event.  This will be only the second time the show has gone "on tour" at a race. The show is an "off-the-record, honest, and fun take on running from two young runners." 

Welcome to Columbus! We can't wait to show you OUR CITY! 
And Oh Yeah......Columbus was just ranked #1 in visitor satisfaction in the midwest! Check US out

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David Babner, Race Director
OhioHealth Runner's Clinic
Created for runners and by runners, OhioHealth's Runner's Clinic provides comprehensive treatment that is focused on improving YOUR form, YOUR endurance and YOUR overall results. Race Director David Babner did the clinic himself and you can check out his experience in this great video. We look forward to celebrating YOU at your best race ever this spring and encourage you to take advantage of this program, which includes personalized nutrition counseling with a sports dietician, expert shoe evaluation, analysis of running gait, and a personal assessment with program director, Darrin Bright, medical director of The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon.

#CapCityHalf Participant Specials

Purchase any new Subaru from Byers Airport through April 1st and receive:
  • VIP Pricing on any new Subaru
  • We will pay your registration fee and upgrade you to 'VIP' on the house!
If you already own a Subaru and sign up for  #CapCityHalf by April 1st:
  • Get a free Subaru oil change
  • Get 50% off Subaru accessories
  • If you have your 30k, 60k, or 90k scheduled maintenance done on your Subaru, we will go ahead and pay 1/2 of your race registration fee!

Better Training by Papa John's
"Better Training, Better Fuel"   
Winter running presents unique challenges.  Trying to fit workouts in during the daylight hours is nearly impossible, but if you are lucky enough to have a true lunch break make the most of it.  Getting a few miles in at noon helps relieve stress and offers a boost for the rest of the work day.  The rest of us deal with darkness, so seeing and being seen is most important. Headlamps and reflective vests are necessary equipment for winter runs.  If you can find lights that blink, get one and wear one on your front and your back.  Lighted vests are even more helpful and you can even get one for your four-legged running partners!  Treadmills and indoor tracks are another option. Do try to get 1-2 runs per week outside if possible, especially as the race nears.  You want to run on the same surface as the race so that your body is used to that feeling. Find a way to enjoy winter running.  You will be happy you did on race day!  
Happy Training!
- Coach Aimee  
When you are ready to refuel with a meal after training, check out Papa John's better ingredients story . Also, check out NEW Papa's Lighter Choices! All the flavor, none of the guilt.
One of our favorites is the Chicken & Veggie Pizza. 300 or fewer calories per slice with a lighter cheese portion, with grilled chicken, onions, Roma tomatoes, green peppers, mushrooms, and ripe black olives, 100% real cheese made from mozzarella.