Cap City Training

Capital City Half Marathon Training

Presented by OhioHealth

Are you running the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon for the first time? Are you a veteran runner looking to set a new PR? Moving up from a 5K to the Quarter Marathon? Or are you making the Columbus Promise 5K your first race?

No matter your goal or experience level, the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon has a team of coaches who will get you to the starting line and the Byers Xtra Mile Finish Line Party!

The OhioHealth Runner’s Clinic is a comprehensive performance center created for runners by runners. The clinic’s goal is provide you a personalized assessment to maximize your running performance.

Whether you’re a new runner wanting to minimize the risk of injury, a seasoned runner needing to treat a recurring problem, or an competitive runner looking to race at peak level, we have the experts and technology to help you hit the pavement as a faster, stronger runner – and keep you that way. 

David Babner, Race Director of the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon, recently took part in the Runner’s Clinic.

"I'm not the fastest runner, I've have some aches and pains, and I sometimes don't even see myself as a runner,” Babner said. “Those were my feelings before taking the OhioHealth Runner's Clinic and now… those fears are gone, I have running techniques to work on, nutrition tips, and I can see myself getting better each time I hit the pavement.”

Contact the Runner’s Clinic at 614-566-1RUN or email

OhioHealth is your resource to help you get prepared for the Start Line and safely to the Finish Line. Check out the Runner Talk series on the OhioHealth blog, which includes the articles like the following:

  • How To Properly Stretch And Improved Performance
  • Transitioning From Indoor To Outdoor Running
  • When To See A Doc About That Runner's Knee
  • Four Essential Stretches For Every Runner

OhioHealth Blog

Training Tips Powered By Fleet Feet Sports + Marathoner In Training

The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon is partnering with Fleet Feet Sports + Marathoner In Training to provide Training Tips to get you the Start Line AND the Finish Line. The Training Tips are provided by Jeff Henderson of Fleet Feet Sports and Marathoner In Training. MIT Pace Teams will be there on Race Day To Lead You To The Finish Line.

Training Tips