Race Week Information

Welcome to "Game Week"!

We are excited to celebrate Fitness and Football with you at The 2021 Ohio State 4 Miler on Sunday, Oct. 24 at Ohio Stadium!

Your remarkable experience is our No. 1 priority!

Buckeye Greats including Ryan Miller, Bobby Carpenter, Jeff Uhlenhake, Chris Fields, Beanie Wells, Vince Workman, Justin Zwick, JJ Sullinger, Craig Krenzel and Katie Smith will be there to Celebrate You at the Start Line!

Remarkable Experience Tip: Pay attention to your assigned corral!  The Ohio State 4 Miler will start in five corrals.

The  Ohio State 4 Miler will begin at 10 a.m. The Brutus Bolt Kids Run will begin at 11:30 a.m. The Ohio

Below is information you need for Packet Pick Up and Race Day.

If you chose packet mailing to be included in your registration, your shirt and bib have been mailed and will be arriving shortly. If you signed up for the Virtual Ohio State 4 Miler, your packet is also on the way. Be sure to check out our Virtual Toolkit & FAQ so you can upload your result and photos!

If you have any questions, please email info@m3ssports.com

Thank you again for your support of The Ohio State 4 Miler, the Buckeye Cruise For Cancer and the Urban population & Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research.  I can't wait to see you at the Start Line and Celebrate You at the Finish Line.

Giddy Up,

David Babner, Race Director
M3S Sports

Packet Pick Up

Packet Pick Up for The Ohio State 4 Miler will be held from 10am - 9pm on Thursday, Oct. 21 through Saturday, Oct 23 at DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse Dublin - Sawmill.

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.

There will be dedicated lines at Packet Pick Up for the Diamond Cellar VIP Experience and Brutus Bolt Kids Race.

What You Need To Bring:  Please bring a copy of this email or your registration confirmation with your bib number and your picture ID.  Showing this on a smartphone or tablet is also allowed.  We can also look up your bib number for you at DSW but it will save time if you can bring it with you.

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.

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. This is especially important in order to see your FREE Race Photos that will be shared after the event.

If you cannot make it to Packet Pick Up:  E-mail us at info@m3ssports.com and we will make arrangements for you to pick up your packet on Race Day.

Packet Pick Up Info

Bib Number Look Up

Starting Corrals

The Ohio State 4 Miler will start in five corrals.

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 up, you must come to the Information Table at Packet Pickup for a new corral assignment!

Start Time: 10 a.m.

Corrals Open: 9:30 a.m.

Recommended Arrival Time:  8:30 a.m.

Walkers & Strollers: Please start in Corral E

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 four-mile event with 8,000 participants finishing in one of the coolest venues in the country.  Why rush the experience?

The Brutus Bolt Kids Race will begin at 11:30 a.m. using the same Start Line as The Ohio State 4 Miler.  The Brutus Bolt Kids Race is 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.)


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 16,000 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!

Parking Map

Race Day Reminders

The Ohio State 4 Miler FREE Race 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 WORLD-FAMOUS DUCK POND!

Remarkable Experience Tip: BRING $20!  The Tailgate Party feature the Buckeye Cruise For Cancer Duck Pond.  Each Duck costs just $20 and everyone is a winner!  Prizes include a cabin for two on the 2020 Buckeye Cruise For Cancer and tons of other remarkable prizes. The Duck Pond sells out of ducks every year.  DO NOT MISS IT!

Arrive Early: Traffic is always busy on Race Day as you are coming to the same place at the same time as thousands of participants. Please plan to be at the Start Line by 8:30 a.m. 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 8am - 1pm.

South Stands: Will be open for friends and family to watch as you "Finish On The 50."  The South Stand restrooms will be open at 7:30am

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

Race Day Updates: 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.

More Information: Please email us at info@m3ssports.com with questions or visit us at the Information Table at Packet Pick Up or at the Information Tent on Race Day.