The Ohio State 4 Miler Race Week Instructions

Welcome to "Game Week"!

We are excited to CELEBRATE Fitness and Football with you at
The Ohio State 4 Miler this Sunday, October 22 at Ohio Stadium. 
Your REMARKABLE EXPERIENCE is our Number 1 Priority!

With a record field of 15,500 participants, the event is SOLD OUT for the fifth straight year and is again the LARGEST 4 Mile Event in the Country!

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!  Buckeye Greats  Bobby Carpenter, Anthony SchlegelRyan Miller and many more will join me on stage at the Start and congratulate you as you "Finish On The 50" inside Ohio Stadium.

REMARKABLE EXPERIENCE TIP - Pay attention to your assigned Coral and Start time!  The Ohio State 4 Miler will start in 2 waves of 5 corals each: 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 10:30 a.m. All Walkers and Strollers MUST start in start in corrals H, I and J.  

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.

REMARKABLE EXPERIENCE TIP - Packet pickup is always the busiest at the opening of each day and at lunch time.  If you are able to wait for the rush to clear out, you can make your way in, pick up your packet, shop a little, check out the Buckeye Fan Experience and head out at your convenience! 

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 copy of your registration confirmation with your bib number assignment and your picture ID. Showing this on a smartphone or tablet is also allowed.  We can print your bib number for you at DSW, but why wait in line? 
  • 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 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

The Ohio State 4 Miler will start in 2 waves of 5 corals each. 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 letter 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.  To move forward to a faster coral, you must come to the Information Table at Packet Pickup or to the Information Tent on race day! 
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.
Walkers & Strollers -  All walkers and participants with strollers must start in corrals H, I or J.  

REMARKABLE EXPERIENCE TIP: Take your time crossing the Start Line (and Finish Line)! The Ohio State 4 Miler is chip timed, so your start time does not begin until you cross the Start Line. This is a 4 Mile event with 15,500 participants finishing in one of the coolest venues in the Country. Why rush the experience?  
Race Day Parking

Race Day Parking is $10 per car and available in a variety of lots on The Ohio State University campus.  REMARKABLE EXPERIENCE TIP - You are coming to the same place at the same time with 15,500 participants.  We have music, the Buckeye Cruise For Cancer Tailgate Area and other fun. Get there early to remove the stress from your GAME DAY! 
Race Day Tailgate Party Featuring
The Buckeye Cruise For Cancer World Famous Duck Pond!

The  Ohio State 4 Miler FREE GAME DAY Tailgate Party will be in the parking lot on the southwest side of Ohio Stadium. The Tailgate Party will feature vendor booths, music and fun and of course the now WORLD FAMOUS DUCK POND

REMARKABLE EXPERIENCE TIP - BRING $20 - The Tailgate Party will feature the now WORLD FAMOUS  Buckeye Cruise For Cancer Duck Pond . Each Duck costs just $20 and everyone is a winner! Prizes include a cabin for two on the 2018 Buckeye Cruise For Cancer and tons of other remarkable prizes. The Duck Pond sells out of ducks every year. DO NOT MISS IT!
Race Day Reminders

Arrive Early:  Traffic is always busy on Race Day as you are coming to the same place at the same time as 15,500 participants. 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 the Duck Pond, Gear Check and use the restroom in the South Stands. 
Gear Check: Gear Check will be located near the Information Tent on the west side of Ohio Stadium 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." The South Stand restrooms will be open early for your use. 

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

Race Day Updates: REMARKABLE EXPERIENCE TIP: Make sure you follow M3S Sports on Facebook and Twitter for additional and Important Race Day Updates and see some cool photos and videos from our perspective on stage, in the stadium, etc.  

Share Your Remarkable Experience: Please tag your Race Day photos with #FinishOn50 and #GoBucks. We were the number one trending subject in Ohio last year. Keep it up Buckeye Nation! 

More Information : Please visit our WEBSITE  for more information or e-mail us at with questions or visit us at the Information Tent at Packet Pickup or on Race Day.
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