Cap City On-Course Celebration Guide

The OhioHealth Capital City Half & Quarter Marathon and Columbus Promise 5K is all about celebrating the healthy, active lifestyle and it’s a true celebration from the Start Line to the Finish Line.

With Cheer Stations, Bands & OhioHealth Spectator Zones throughout the course, we celebrate the 12,000+ participants as they conquer their goals.


The 20+ PNC Power Stations are the highlight of our 13.1-mile Block Party. Entertainment will range from DJ's, acoustic guitars, Jazz Trios & more! These bands & artists are going to CELEBRATE YOU as you make your way from the Start Line to the Finish Line. 

Entertainment includes:

DJ Cutter Johnson Ridgeview Middle School
Sadie Storts DJ Fred Baldaro
Real Music Records Colin John Electric Trio
DJ Juan Lèon Canaan Porter
The Singularity with Scott Brooks Raymond T Vinyl
Daniel DeSantis DJ Danny Detox
KaTanya Brewer Music Men & Jen Barbershop Quartet
ihateabernathy DJ Mazeppa
The OG Players Sean Smith
DJ Mike Rill Terrance Charles
Brian Kerr Topher Guenther


OhioHealth will sponsor three sign-making zones that will help you motivate your favorite runners and walkers.


High and Spring streets
Front and Long streets

The High and Spring street location is a short walk from the Start and Finish line and offers prime viewing to see runners and walkers in the Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon and 5K while the Front and Long Street location is the perfect spot to see Half and Quarter runners approach the Finish Line.

German Village:

Frankfurt and Third streets

At just past the two-mile mark on the Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon course and just past the 1-mile mark on the 5K course, the German Village location provides ideal viewing for runners and walkers early in the event. After you see your favorite runner walker, hit up one of the nearby coffee shops.


In addition to the OhioHealth Spectator & Sign Making Zones, check out these prime viewing spots:

Start Line and Finish Line

The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon will feature a combined Start and Finish Line again in 2023. The Start and Finish Line will be located on S. High Street near E. Town Street just southwest of the Byers Xtra Mile Finish Line Party making for a prime viewing location.

Rich and Fourth Streets
Broad and Fourth Streets

After the Start, take a short walk to Rich and Fourth Street to see Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon participants at the 3-mile mark or to Broad and Fourth Streets to see Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon participants at about the 3.5-mile mark.

High and Vine Streets

Watch Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon participants run past the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Afterward, walk over to the North Market for a snack before picking up Half and Quarter fields at Vine and Front Streets.