Event Information

  • Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Distance: 4 miles
  • Start Time: 10am
  • PARKING on race day is $10 per car
  • Strollers allowed in Corrals H-I-J only

The Ohio State 4 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 policy for all events.

Diamond Cellar 4 Miler VIP Experience

Diamond Cellar VIP Experience

Be A VIP at the 2019 Ohio State 4 Miler! The Diamond Cellar 4 Miler VIP Experience includes a 4 Miler VIP Quarter Zip, admission to the race-day VIP Tent; meet & greet opportunities with Buckeye Greats; complimentary parking; and express line at Packet Pick Up.

Brutus Bolt Kids Race

Brutus Bolt Kids Race

The Brutus Bolt Kids Race will start at Noon outside of Ohio Stadium and “Finish On The 50” of Ohio Stadium. All registered participants receive an Official Finisher’s Medal and Brutus Bolt Kids Race T-Shirt. The Brutus Bolt Kids Race will be approximately a half-mile and one parent can walk or run with each registered participant. Parents who walk or run with registered participants do not receive shirt or medal. Cost is $25.

Virtual Run

Can’t make it to Columbus on Oct. 12? No problem. The Ohio State 4 Miler will again offer a Virtual Run in 2019! Simply run or walk four miles on or around Oct. 12 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.

Packet Mailing

Can't make it to Packet Pick Up? We will ship your packet, including bib and official event shirt, to you at least five (5) days prior to Race Day. Simply choose 2019 OSU 4 Miler Packet Mailing during the registration process. You can also add Packet Mailing after you register. Packet will be mailed to address entered during registration process. Deadline to purchase Packet Mailing is Sunday, August 18, 2019.

Buckeye Greats

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

Buckeye Greats such as Jake Ballard, Jacoby Boren, Zach Boren, Terence Dials, Joshua Perry, Scoonie Penn, Anthony Schlegel, J.J. Sullinger, Katie Smith, William White, Vince Workman and Justin Zwick participated in 2018. Brutus Buckeye and the Ohio State cheerleaders will also be on hand.

Course Maps

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Ohio State 4 Miler

Course Map for Ohio State 4 Miler

Brutus Bolt Kids Race

Course Map for Brutus Bolt Kids Race

Corral Information

The Ohio State 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 Miler Race Day 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 4 Miler.

Race Day Tailgate Party

The Ohio State 4 Miler Race Day Tailgate Party will be held from 9:00am to 1:00pm in the parking lot adjacent to Cannon Drive on the Southwest Side of Ohio Stadium.

Inclement Weather Policy

The Ohio State 4 Miler will start as scheduled at 10am on October 12, 2019 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.