The Ohio State 4 Miler Race Week Instructions


We are excited to CELEBRATE Fitness and Football with you at The Ohio State 4 Miler on Sunday, October 22 at Ohio Stadium.

With a record field of 15,500 runners and walkers, the event is SOLD OUT for the fifth straight year. New Ohio State men's basketball coach Chris Holtmann and Shelley Meyer, the First Lady of Ohio State football, will be there to Celebrate You at the Start Line and Buckeye Greats such as Bobby Carpenter, Anthony Schlegel and Ryan Miller will congratulate you as you "Finish On The 50" inside Ohio Stadium.

For the second straight year, we will start The Ohio State 4 Miler in two waves: Wave #1 will consist of Corrals A-E and begin at 10 a.m. Wave #2 will consist of Corrals F-J and begin at approximately 10:30 a.m. See below for more information.

Below is IMPORTANT INFORMATION you need for Packet Pick Up and Race Day. 

Thank you again for your support of The Ohio State 4 Miler, the Buckeye Cruise For Cancer and the Urban & Shelley Meyer Fund For Cancer Research.

Giddy Up,
David Babner, Race Director
M3S Sports 
Packet Pick Up

Packet Pick Up for The Ohio State 4 Miler will be held from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. on Thursday, October 19 through Saturday, October 21 at  DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse Dublin - Sawmill.

DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse is located at 3704 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43235.  Parking is available in the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse Parking Lot.
  • What You Need To Bring: Please bring a printed copy of your registration confirmation with your bib number assignment and your picture ID. Showing this on a smartphone or tablet is also allowed. 
  • Note: Once you enter your name, CLICK ON your confirmed participant name to see your Bib Number, Starting Corral,  Estimated Finish Time and Shirt Size. (There is a "Print This" button on this page for easy printing). 
  • Are you picking up for someone else? If you are picking up a packet for a friend please bring a copy of their email confirmation with their bib number assignment and a copy of their ID.
  • Note about your Race Bib: The Ohio State 4 Miler is Chip Timed. Please do not alter your bib in any way. The bib must be visible and worn on the FRONT of your race-day outfit. If needed, a Shirt Exchange will be available on Race Day.
  • If you cannot make it to Packet Pick Up: E-mail us at and we will make arrangements for you to pick up your packet on Race Day.
Starting Corrals

For the second straight year, The Ohio State 4 Miler will start in two waves. Wave #1 will consist of Corrals A-E and begin at 10 a.m. Wave #2 will consist of Corrals F-J and will load after Wave #1 clears the Start Line. Wave #2 will begin at approximately 10:30 a.m.

All participants have been assigned a starting corral based on estimated finish time. Your corral is printed on your bib. Participants must start in their assigned corrals. Participants may move back (from B to C, for example) but not move forward.
Wave #1: Corrals A, B, C, D, E
Start Time: 10 a.m.
Corrals open at 9:30 a.m. and close at 9:55 a.m.
Recommended Arrival Time: 8:30 a.m.

Wave #2: Corrals F, G, H, I, J
Start Time: 10:30 a.m.
Corrals begin to open as Wave #1 clears the start line after 10 a.m.
Recommended Arrival Time: 9 a.m.
The Ohio State 4 Miler is Chip Timed, so your start time does not begin until you cross the Start Line.

Walkers & Strollers
Strollers are allowed. All walkers and participants with Strollers must start in corrals H, I or J.

Race Day Parking

Race Day Parking is $10 per car and available in a variety of lots on The Ohio State University campus. Please plan to arrive early as traffic will be heavy on Race Day.
Race Day Tailgate Party Featuring
Buckeye Cruise For Cancer Duck Pond

The  Ohio State 4 Miler FREE Race Day Tailgate Party will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the parking lot on the southwest side of Ohio Stadium. The Tailgate Party will feature vendor booths, music and fun.

The Tailgate Party will feature the famous  Buckeye Cruise For Cancer Duck Pond . The Duck Pond costs just $20 and everyone is a winner! Prizes include a cabin for two on the 2018 Buckeye Cruise For Cancer!
Race Day Reminders

Arrive Early:  Traffic is always busy on Race Day. Please plan to be at the Start Line by 8:30 a.m. for Wave #1 or by 9 a.m. for Wave #2 to give yourself plenty of time to visit Gear Check, use the restroom and stretch before the race starts at 10 a.m.
Gear Check: Gear Check will be located near the Start Line and be open from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

South Stands: Will be open for friends and family to watch as you "Finish On The 50."

Lost Children Reunion Area: Will be located in the Medical Tent on the west side of Ohio Stadium. 

Race Day Updates: Please follow M3S Sports on Facebook and Twitter for additional Race Day Updates on The Ohio State 4 Miler.

Share Your Experience: Please tag your Race Day photos with #FinishOn50 and #GoBucks.

More Information : Please visit for more information or e-mail us at with questions. The Information Tent will be located near the Start Line on Race Day.
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