Event Information

  • Date: October 22, 2017
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Distance: 4 miles
  • Start Time: 10am
  • PARKING on race day is $5 per car
  • Strollers allowed in Corrals H-I-J only

The Ohio State Four-Miler is limited to the first 15,000 runners & walkers.

Family & friends can watch runners & walkers "Finish On The 50" from South Stands.

Every Participant Receives:

Please note: M3S Sports has a NO REFUND and NO BIB TRANSFER policy for all events.

Virtual Run

Can’t make it to Columbus on Oct. 22? No problem. The Ohio State Four-Miler will offer a Virtual Run for the first time in 2017! Simply run or walk four miles on Oct. 22 wherever you are. We will then ship your Official Event Shirt and Official Finisher’s Medal to you approximately two weeks after the race. Please tag your pictures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #FinishOn50! Limited to 1,000 participants. Sign Up Here

Packet Mailing

Packet Pick Up for the 2017 Ohio State Four-Miler will be held October 19-21 at DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse in Dublin, Ohio. If you can’t make it to Packet Pick Up, we will mail you your packet for $25 (plus fees). Simply chose Packet Mailing during registration.

If you are already signed up, please visit the Event Store and purchase a Packet Mailing for $27 (includes fees).

Buckeye Greats

A variety of Buckeye Greats will #FinishOn50, Celebrate YOU at the Finish Line and then appear at the Post-Race Tailgate Party.

Buckeye Greats scheduled to participate in 2017 include Brutus Buckeye, Jake Ballard, Zach Boren, Bobby Carpenter, Terence Dials, Craig Krenzel, Shelley Meyer, Ryan Miller, Lauren Shenk Miller, Scoonie Penn, Anthony Schlegel, JJ Sullinger, William White, Justin Zwick.

Course Map

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Course Map for Ohio State Four-Miler

Corral Information

The Ohio State Four-Miler will feature a starting corral system with ten (10) wave starts (A-J) to maximize the safety and enjoyment for all participants.

All participants will be assigned a corral based on estimated finish time. Your corral (A-J) will be printed on your bib.

Participants in Corrals A-E will load into corrals at 9:30am. Participants in Corrals F-J will load into corrals at approximately 10:30am.

Participants must start in their assigned corrals. Participants may move backwards (from B to C or C to D, etc.) but may not move forward.

Corrals A – E

Start Time: Wave 1 (Corrals A-E): 10am
Corrals open at 9:30am and close at 9:55am
Recommended Arrival Time: 8:30am

Corrals F – J

Start Time: Wave 2 (Corrals F-J): 10:30am
Corrals begin to open as Wave 1 clears the start line after 10am
Recommended Arrival Time: 9:00am

The Ohio State Four-Miler is CHIP TIMED, so your start time does not begin until you cross the Start Line.

Packet Pick Up

Please see the Packet Pick Up page for packet pick up details.

Gear Check

Your bib will have a tear off section at the bottom marked GEAR CHECK. Please safety pin this tear off section to your gear bag before checking your bag into Gear Check on Race Day. Gear Check will be located in a large, marked tent on the Southwest Side of Ohio Stadium.

Finish on the 50

Race Day Updates

Race Day Updates on the Ohio State Four-Miler will be posted on the M3S Sports Facebook and Twitter accounts. Please follow the page for last-minute instructions and updates.

Spectator Information

The Ohio State Four-Miler encourages you to invite family and friends to watch you “Finish On The 50” in Ohio Stadium. Spectators will be allowed in the South Stands to view the race. Strollers will also be allowed in South Stands.

There will be a Family Reunion Zone in the Ohio State Four-Miler Post-Race Tailgate Party located on the parking lot on the Southwest Side of Ohio Stadium, adjacent to Cannon Drive.

Spectators will not be allowed on the field during the Ohio State Four-Miler.

Post-Race Tailgate Party

The Ohio State Four-Miler Post-Race Tailgate Party will be held from 10:30am to 12 noon in the parking lot adjacent to Cannon Drive on the Southwest Side of Ohio Stadium.

Inclement Weather Policy

The Ohio State Four-Miler start as scheduled at 10am on October 22, 2017 regardless of rain, snow or cold temperatures.

inclement weather policy

If there is visible lightning in the area, the race will be delayed for a minimum of 15 minutes. The race would only be further delayed, postponed or cancelled if extreme conditions jeopardize the safety of participants.

Please follow the M3S Sports Facebook page for constant updates and listen closely to all public address announcements on Race Day for information and instruction.