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2nd Annual Ohio State Four-Miler set for Sept. 21 at Ohio Stadium

Buckeyes-themed event to #finishon50 of Ohio Stadium; Early Registration open through June 15.

Finish on the 50

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State Four-Miler, which debuted in 2013 with a sold-out field of 10,000 runners and walkers, will return to the Ohio State campus on Sept. 21, 2014, The Ohio State University Department of Athletics and IMG College announced today.

The Ohio State Four-Miler will start outside of Ohio Stadium and take participants on a four-mile tour of the Ohio State campus before finishing on the 50-yard line of Ohio Stadium. The Ohio State Four-Miler Post-Race Tailgate Party will be held outside Ohio Stadium after the race.

The 2014 Ohio State Four-Miler will be limited to 12,000 runners and walkers. Last year's event sold out at 10,000.

“The overwhelming response and success of the inaugural Ohio State Four-Miler was a direct reflection for the love of Ohio State sports and the desire to celebrate fitness,” said Ray DeWeese, General Manager of IMG Sports Marketing. “We look forward to growing this event in 2014, and allowing even more runners and walkers to fulfill their dream of running across Ohio Stadium's 50-yard line.”

Kroger, 10TV and Roosters are Presenting Sponsors of the Ohio State Four-Miler.

A portion of the proceeds of the Ohio State Four-Miler will benefit the Urban and Shelley Fund For Cancer Research, a general cancer research support fund dedicated to advancing cancer research at Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center — Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.

The 2014 Ohio State Four-Miler will begin at 10am. Former Ohio State athletes, including football and basketball players including Scoonie Penn, Raymont Harris, Anthony Schlegel, William White, Justin Zwick, J.J. Sullinger and Dimitrious Stanley; Brutus Buckeye; Ohio State cheerleaders and others will participate.

The Ohio State Four-Miler will be produced by the Ohio State Department of Athletics; IMG College, the university's multimedia rights partner; the Buckeye Cruise For Cancer; and M3S Sports.

“I hope you join us and became part of the winning team in the fight against cancer,” said Lisa Cisco, founder of the Buckeye Cruise For Cancer. “It is a powerful feeling of hope when Buckeye Nation unites for a common cause… together we can make a difference!”

Runners and walkers will receive an Ohio State-themed technical race shirt a must-have Buckeye-themed Official Finisher's Medal. The 2013 medal featured an iconic image of Ohio Stadium.

“We are honored again to partner with Ohio State, IMG and the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer to produce a four-mile event that celebrates the healthy and active lifestyle,” said David Babner, race director for M3S Sports. “We look forward to a bigger and better event for our participants in 2014.”

Buckeye Greats who appeared at the last year's Ohio State Four-Miler included Scoonie Penn, Bobby Carpenter, Dimitrious Stanley, Matt Finkes, William White, Justin Zwick, Ryan Miller, and JJ Sullinger.

Cost to participate in the Ohio State Four-Miler is $45 ($40 for OSU Students). Visit www.ohiostatefourmiler.com for more information and to register.

About Buckeye Cruise for Cancer

The Buckeye Cruise for Cancer unites Buckeye fans together in the tradition of team spirit to raise funds and awareness for cancer research. Funds raised onboard The Buckeye Cruise for Cancer benefit the Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research at Ohio State University's Comprehensive Cancer Center — James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. The 2013 Buckeye Cruise for Cancer raised more than $1 million and has brought the total funds raised to more than $5 million. Lisa Cisco founded The Buckeye Cruise for Cancer was founded in 2007 with the motto: “Together we can make a difference.” The 2014 Buckeye Cruise for Cancer will sail February 20-24, 2014. Visit www.buckeyecruise.com for more information.

About M3S Sports

M3S Sports is a sports marketing firm based in Columbus, Ohio dedicated to celebrating a healthy active lifestyle. M3S Sports produces the Capital City Half Marathon, Emerald City Half and Quarter Marathon, Arizona Distance Classic, 10TV Commit To Be Fit Multisport Festival and a variety of other running and walking events in Central Ohio. Visit www.m3ssports.com for more information.

About IMG College

IMG College is the nation's leading collegiate multimedia, marketing and licensing/brand management company, representing more than 200 of the nation's top collegiate properties, including the NCAA and its 89 championships, NCAA Football, leading conferences and many of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country. Headquartered in Winston Salem, N.C., IMG College connects brands with the largest and most demographically attractive fan base in sports through partnership opportunities in multimedia rights, sponsorship sales, licensing, marketing, ticketing, seating, fundraising, premium events and hospitality, stadium and arena development, and consulting. IMG College produces nearly 31,000 hours of radio programming on the largest sports network in the country, manages nearly 5,000 hours of local television programming, is the leading publisher of college sports publications and is the largest manager of university athletic websites. IMG College is a division of IMG Worldwide, a global sports, fashion and media business. For more information, please visit www.imgcollege.com.