"Experience Columbus" at the 2017 Capital City Half Marathon 

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M3S Sports, LLC
5003 Horizons Drive, Suite 100
Columbus, Ohio 43220


This IS Columbus and This IS Cap City!

The OhioHealth Capital City Half Half Marathon started in 2004 with a simple vision of creating the ultimate celebration of the active healthy lifestyle right here in the city of Columbus. The renaissance that has taken place in our city is just as remarkable as the transformation of Columbus from the infamous designation as one of the "Fattest Cities in the Country" to one of our nation's best running and walking destinations. 

If you have not been to Columbus in a few years, you have not been to Columbus. Our friends at Experience Columbus say it best!

"There's an energy and excitement in Columbus that's going to hit you as soon as you arrive. The city is booming, and not just in population. The Columbus Museum of Art added a spectacular new wing, and the Scioto Mile puts 33 acres of new riverfront parkland in the heart of downtown. The innovative food scene melds artisan food producers with imaginative chefs to create meals that are far greater than the sum of their parts. Nationally-acclaimed distilleries work together with brewers, coffee roasters and high-end cocktail bars, black box stages, music halls and dive bars to deliver unforgettable nightlife. Neighborhoods on all sides of downtown are bursting with new places to eat and shop, and artists are shaping new areas of the city into dynamic spaces to explore. It's time to get to know the Columbus that grew up when you weren't looking."

Over the past 14 years Cap City has innovated the participant experience like Columbus has innovated the visitor experience. The race course is "the best tour of Columbus on two feet" and highlights the city's best neighborhoods and parks, including Downtown, The Ohio State University campus, South Campus Gateway, Short North Arts District, German Village, Brewery District, Scioto Mile and Columbus Commons.

This year we again host the Half Marathon National Championships and will be broadcast LIVE on WBNS 10TV. You will participate on the same course at the same time as the nation's best male and female long-distance runners.

That said, Cap City is about the Celebration of YOU. From the course entertainment, Byers Xtra Mile Finish Line Party, Miller Lite Post-Race Concert, Papa John's Pizza, Sparkling Wine, and of course the huge "Finisher's Medals," Cap City is a big party. All for YOU.

Bottom line: Columbus and Cap City go together like "peanut butter and jelly". Come experience us both on April 29! 

Regardless of your ability or experience, we have a distance for YOU. Join us by running or walking the Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon (all the party, half the distance) or 10TV Commit To Be Fit 5K. We just want You to be a part of it. Come register now and book your "ticket" to Columbus! 

Giddy up,


David Babner, Race Director
Better Training by Papa John's
"Better Training, Better Fuel"  

The holidays have come and gone and now we are focused on training for The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon, quarter marathon and Commit to Be Fit 5k.  

Our half and quarter marathon schedules started this month and 10TV Commit To be Fit 5K training plans start soon. There is plenty of time to join in on the fun. The first few weeks of training are exciting and new.  

Once the newness wears off it can be difficult to maintain your momentum, but if you've made your training part of your weekly routine it becomes much easier.

Find your workout partner, training playlist, your warm running gear, and hit the road.  Congratulations on the first step, setting your goal.  I am here to help you along your journey.  As the coach of Cap City, I am here to answer all of your training questions. just go ahead and email me at CoachAimee@m3ssports.com

Happy Training!
Coach Aimee!
When you are ready to refuel with a meal after training, check out Papa John's better ingredients story .

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Up Next for M3S Sports:
5th Line 5K, St. Patrick's Day 4 Miler 

Sunday, Feb. 5th - Come Celebrate Fitness and the Columbus Blue Jackets at the  5th Line 5K  Presented by OhioHealth. We will Celebrate You as you "Finish On Center Ice" of Nationwide Arena. Each registration fee includes TWO tickets to an upcoming Columbus Blue Jackets game. Vouchers will be available at Packet Pick Up. Register by January 15th and save $5. New this year: Register three or more people and get a $20 discount (automatically reduced upon online check out). The perfect deal for families!

The final M3S Sports training event for the 2017 Capital City Half Marathon is the  St. Patrick's Day 4 Miler on Saturday, March 18 at Kinsale Golf & Fitness Club. Registration again includes a FREE beer and FREE entry into the Post-Race Party & Concert featuring SWAGG. 

We look forward to Celebrating YOU all Winter long!