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Craig Krenzel, Scoonie Penn, Bobby Carpenter Among Buckeye Greats To Run Ohio State 4 Miler

Former Football, Basketball Players Will Lead Pace Groups In Inaugural Four-Mile Run / Walk Event At Ohio Stadium

Craig Krenzel

Former Ohio State greats Craig Krenzel, Scoonie Penn and Bobby Carpenter will be among the pace setters at the first-annual Ohio State 4 Miler.

Krenzel, who led the Buckeyes a 14-0 season and the 2002 national championship; Carpenter, also a member of the 2002 national champions; and Penn, who led the Buckeyes to the Final Four, will be joined by Tom Cousineau, Matt Finkes, Raymont Harris, Dimitrious Stanley, Justin Zwick, William White, Ryan and Lauren (Schenk) Miller and JJ Sullinger. (The Buckeye Greats scheduled to appear are subject to change.)

The former Ohio State athletes will run with a different pace group during the Ohio State 4 Miler, a unique four-mile run / walk event that will finish on the 50-yard line of Ohio Stadium.

Scoonie Penn

“We are thrilled that so many former Ohio State legends will join us on Nov. 10 for the Ohio State 4 Miler,” says Race Director David Babner. “Their participation will allow participants to “Run With A Buckeye” and will make the experience of finishing on the 50-yard line of Ohio Stadium even more memorable.”

The inaugural Ohio State 4 Miler, a four-mile run / walk that will celebrate football and fitness, will be held Sunday, Nov. 10 on the Ohio State campus. More than 5,000 runners and walkers will participate.

The Ohio State 4 Miler will be a Buckeye-themed celebration featuring former Ohio State football and basketball players, Brutus Buckeye, the OSU pep band and a post-game tailgate party that will feature a rally to sing “Carmen Ohio.”

Bobby Carpenter

Participants will receive a long-sleeved technical race shirt and an Official Finisher's Medal that will feature an iconic image related to OSU football.

The Ohio State 4 Miler will be produced by the Ohio State Department of Athletics, the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer, M3S Sports and IMG College, the university's multimedia rights partner.

The players who take part in the Ohio State 4 Miler will be among the former Buckeyes who also participate in the 2014 Buckeye Cruise For Cancer, set for Feb. 20-24, 2014.

A portion of the proceeds of the Ohio State 4 Miler will benefit the Urban & 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.

Dimitrious Stanley Justin Zwick William White