Media Room » July 2016 News
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State 4 Miler, a running and walking event that debuted in 2013 with a sold-out field of 10,000 participants, will return to the Ohio State campus for the fourth-annual event on Oct. 23, 2016.
The Ohio State 4 Miler will once again 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 4 Miler Race Day Tailgate Party will be held outside Ohio Stadium before and after the race.
The 2015 Ohio State 4 Miler featured a sold-out field of 15,000 runners and walkers. The inaugural event in 2013 sold out at 10,000 participants.
“The overwhelming response and success of the Ohio State 4 Miler the past three years has been a direct reflection for the love of Ohio State sports and the desire to celebrate football and fitness,” said Ray DeWeese, General Manager of IMG Sports Marketing. “We look forward to growing this event again in 2016 and allowing Buckeye Nation to fulfill its dream of running across the 50-yard line inside Ohio Stadium.”
Kroger, 10TV and the Ohio Beef Council are Presenting Sponsors of the Ohio State 4 Miler.
A portion of the proceeds of the Ohio State 4 Miler 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 2016 Ohio State 4 Miler will begin at 10am. Former Ohio State athletes, including football and basketball players such as Scoonie Penn, Raymont Harris, Bobby Carpenter, Anthony Schlegel, Ryan Miller, William White, Justin Zwick, J.J. Sullinger and Dimitrious Stanley; Brutus Buckeye; Ohio State cheerleaders and others are expected to participate again in 2016.
The Ohio State 4 Miler is 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 again in 2016 and become 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; the 2014 medal featured the iconic Ohio State football helmet; and 2015 medal featured Brutus Buckeye.
“We are once again honored 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 2016.”
Cost to participate in the Ohio State 4 Miler is $55 for the general public and $50 for Ohio State students. Visit www.ohiostatefourmiler.com for more information and to register.