Race Week Information

Welcome to "Game Week"!

We are excited to celebrate Fitness and Football with you at The Ohio State 4 Miler on Sunday, Oct. 28 at Ohio Stadium!

Your remarkable experience is our Number 1 Priority!

With a record field of 16,000 runners and walkers, the event is SOLD OUT for the sixth straight year and remains the largest four-mile event in the nation!

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 will be there to Celebrate You at the Start Line!

Remarkable Experience Tip: Pay attention to your assigned corral and start time! The Ohio State 4 Miler will start in two waves of five corrals each. Wave #1 will consist of Corrals A-E and begin at 10am. Wave #2 will consist of Corrals F-J and begin at 10:30am. All Walkers and Strollers MUST start in start in corrals H, I and J.

The inaugural Brutus Bolt Kids Race will begin at Noon.

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

Thank you again for your support of The Ohio State 4 Miler, the Buckeye Cruise For Cancer and the Urban & 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 for The Ohio State 4 Miler will be held from 10am–9pm on Thursday, October 25 through Saturday, October 27 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 your confirmation e-mail 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.
  • Note: Once you enter your name, CLICK ON your confirmed participant name to see your Bib Number, Starting Corral and Estimated Finish Time. (Note there is a Print This button on the page for easy printing).
  • 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 and a copy of their ID.
  • 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.
  • If you cannot make it to Packet Pick Up: E-mail us at and we will make arrangements for you to pick up your packet on Race Day.

Remarkable Experience Tip: Packet Pick Up is always the busiest at the opening of each day and at lunch time. If you can wait for the rush to clear, you can make your way in, pick up your packet, shop a little, check out the Buckeye Fan Experience and head out at your convenience!


The Ohio State 4 Miler will start in two waves of five corrals each. Wave #1 will consist of Corrals A-E and begin at 10am. Wave #2 will consist of Corrals F-J and will load after Wave #1 clears the Start Line. Wave #2 will begin at approximately 10:30am.

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 to a faster corral, you must come to the Information Table at Packet Pickup or to the Information Tent on race day!

Wave #1: Corrals A, B, C, D, E

Start Time: 10am
Corrals open at 9:30am and close at 9:55am.
Recommended Arrival Time: 8:30am

Wave #2: Corrals F, G, H, I, J

Start Time: 10:30am
Corrals begin to open as Wave #1 clears the start line after 10am.
Recommended Arrival Time: 9am

Walkers & Strollers — All walkers and participants with strollers must start in corrals H, I or J.

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 16,000 participants finishing in one of the coolest venues in the country. Why rush the experience?

The Brutus Bolt Kids Race will begin at Noon using the same Start Line as The Ohio State 4 Miler. 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.


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!


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 2019 Buckeye Cruise For Cancer and tons of other remarkable prizes. The Duck Pond sells out of ducks every year. DO NOT MISS IT! Buckeye Cruise for Cancer Duck Pond


Arrive Early: Traffic is always busy on Race Day as you are coming to the same place at the same time as 16,000 participants. Please plan to be at the Start Line by 8:30am for Wave #1 or by 9am for Wave #2 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. We were the No. 1 trending topic in Ohio last year on Race Day. Keep it up Buckeye Nation!

More Information: Please visit The Ohio State 4 Miler Web site for more information or e-mail us at with questions or visit us at the Information Tent at Packet Pick Up or on Race Day.


Free medal engraving

Diamond Cellar is offering FREE medal engraving for all finishers of The Ohio State 4 Miler.

Take your medal to the Diamond Cellar's Sawmill Road location at 6280 Sawmill Rd., Dublin, 43017 any time after the event to have your medal engraved. Diamond Cellar is the Official Jeweler of The Ohio State 4 Miler and the title sponsor of The Ohio State 4 Miler Diamond Cellar VIP Experience.


The Ohio State women's basketball team will open its 2018-19 season with an exhibition game against Indiana University of Pennsylvania at 2pm on Sunday, Oct. 28 at Value City Arena.

Show your The Ohio State 4 Miler or Brutus Bolt Kids Race bib at the Value City Arena box office to receive a FREE admission to the Ohio State-IUP game! Additional tickets can be purchased beginning at $8.