M3S Sports

Summer Racing… and a one year race challenge

Racing Cbus and beyond 

Races are what some of us train for.  What keeps us going.  Maybe you are doing it for fun, to raise money or awareness for a charity or perhaps you’re chasing that next PR.  Maybe you like to travel and running/racing is a fun way to see a new city. Whatever your reasons, we understand them. And support them!

Personally, I have several race goals, including a half marathon in half the states and a new run goal this year, participating in at least one race per month for a year.  I didn’t start until April so I’ll be chasing this challenge into March of 2018. 🙂   Here is what I have on the books so far…

April 2017Run the Bluegrass Half (recap)Cap City Quarter (recap) 

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MayDuchenne Dash (Team Austin 5K) | FORE! Miler (hometown favorite, recap below)

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JuneFind Me Where the Wild Things Are – one hour night run (my first!)

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JulyLiving Fit Columbus Independence Family Fun Run/Walk 

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AugustEmerald City Half or Quarter | Rocky Fork Run Club Racing Series | SuperHero Bull Run and/or Irish Festival 5K (still pending)

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SeptemberScioto River Run Half Marathon

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October – Still pending, perhaps the Cbus Half?

NovemberHot Chocolate 15K

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I haven’t thought past that so if you have any favorites for December – March, send them my way!  Hoping hubby will let us go somewhere warm in the winter months!

So what are you waiting for?  Go sign up for a race!  Maybe by yourself with your race face on.  Or maybe with your kids to help them finish their first one.  Heck, you could even start your own race for a cause!  Just go do it.  You’ll be happy you did.  🙂

 


FORE! Miler 2017

I’ve been super busy and traveling and baaaaaad about blogging… but here is a quick recap from this year’s FORE! Miler.  This is our third year since the race began in 2015 and I hope to do it for years to come.

Race day was ANOTHER rainy Columbus day.  Almost all of my races this year have had rain, so it was nothing new to me!  Some bailed, most showed up.  Some had ponchos and rain jackets, some braved it in tanks.  This was another “run for fun” race for me personally, we were just out there to get in some miles, take some pics and enjoy the after party.  We all huddled under the Golden Bear Club until the race started, attempting to stay dry until it was time.

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My husband and his buddy wore their bathing suits.  We thought this was hilarious, but they thought it was perfectly normal…. if its going to be raining, why not? 🙂  I didn’t realize until now looking at this pic that I think they are both due for some new running shoes.

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It is a nice four mile course through my hometown of Dublin, Ohio.  The rain came and went, but it actually kept the heat at bay (the last two years it was HOT!!!) so it was actually a welcome change.

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I ran with my friend Jen and there were Living Fit crew that finished ahead of us and behind us.  We carried on conversation during the run, finished with a respectable time, grabbed our bling and then headed to what M3S is known for… their after party!

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Another great race and a fit happy hour with friends.  We will be back next year!


 

Well, I spent more time on this post than I’d planned.  Time to go conquer the day.  Make it a great week!  Hope you get to enjoy International Yoga day tomorrow!

Thursday night runs are BACK!

Spring 2017 Thursday Kickoff Run

Tonight is our first Thursday run of the season, come join us for 4+ miles of fun!  We will take a group photo, do a 45 minute-ish run on an out & back course and conclude with our last two M3S race giveaways.

  • Runs begin in the TOWN parking lot in historic Dublin, behind Starbucks
  • Aim to arrive around 6:25 if possible, allowing time for parking, etc.  We will start with a meet & greet and try to head out by 6:35.

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M3S Race Entry Giveaway

We still have two race entries to award to our runners!

  1. Join us tonight – must be present to win.
  2. Follow Living Fit Columbus on Instagram, Twitter and/or FaceBook.  IG is our jam. 🙂
  3. Must be active on social media [having posted within the last week, preferably something relating to fitness] and be willing to “promote” the race you won an entry to!  Details will be emailed after the giveaway.

Thursday runs typically conclude in mid/late October, usually around daylight savings time and the conclusion of fall training.

Hope to see you tonight!

 

2017 OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon names Honorary Race Director

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Greater Columbus Sports Commission Executive Director Linda Shetina Logan has been named Honorary Race Director of the 2017 OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon and 2017 USATF Half Marathon Championships

Logan, executive director of the Sports Commission since its founding in 2002, and her team at the Sports Commission played a vital role in bringing the USATF Half Marathon Championships to Columbus 2016 and 2017.

“We are thrilled that Linda will be our Honorary Race Director in 2017 and help us celebrate the estimated 14,500 runners and walkers who will participate in the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon in 2017,” said David Babner, race director for the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon. “Linda has been one our biggest supporters since we established the Capital City Half Marathon in 2004 and our growth and success is due in large part to Linda and her fantastic team at the Sports Commission.”
Logan has been the “First Lady of Columbus Sports” since founding the Greater Columbus Sports Commission in 2002. Logan and her team have attracted more than 380 professional, amateur, youth and collegiate sporting events that have generated over $400 million in visitor spending Columbus in the past 14 years, including the NHL All-Star Game, The President’s Cup, NCAA Division I Volleyball National Championship and NCAA Women’s Final Four.

“I am honored to have been asked to be Honorary Race Director for the 2017 OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon and the USATF Half Marathon Championships,” Logan said. “Last year set a gold standard with USA Track & Field and I look forward to an even greater championship experience for the elite athletes, participants and spectators this spring.”

In January 2013, USA Track & Field awarded the 2016 & 2017 USATF Half Marathon Championships to Columbus shortly after Logan and Babner made a joint presentation at the organization’s annual meeting in Daytona Beach, Fla. The Capital City Half Marathon and the Sports Commission partnered to host the 2016 Half Marathon Championships, won by Christo Landry of Charlotte, N.C., and Tara Welling of Portland, Ore., respectively.

The 2017 OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon will be held Saturday, April 29. The event will again host the USATF Half Marathon Championships and be broadcast LIVE on WBNS 10TV.
The 2017 OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, 10TV Commit To Be Fit 5K and 2017 USATF Half Marathon Championships will be held in downtown Columbus and surrounding neighborhoods. All events begin and finish at the Columbus Commons, home of the Byers Xtra Mile Finish Line Party and Miller LITE Post-Race Concert.
OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon sponsors include OhioHealth, Diamond Cellar, Papa John’s, Marathon Petroleum, Byers Airport Subaru, Tequila Patrón, Giant Eagle, Miller LITE, WBNS 10TV, Gatorade Endurance, Diet Pepsi, 614 Magazine, TAG Heuer, Boom! Nutrition and the Columbus Blue Jackets.
For more information on the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon and to register, visit capitalcityhalfmarathon.com
About the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon
The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon was founded in 2004 and is produced by M3S Sports, a sports marketing firm based in Columbus dedicated to celebrating a healthy active lifestyle. DailyBurn named The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon the “Best Half Marathon In Ohio” in January 2014. M3S Sports also produces the OhioHealth Emerald City Half and Quarter Marathon, the Ohio State Four Miler, the 5th Line 5K in partnership with the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Memorial Tournament FORE! Miler and a variety of other running and walking events in Central Ohio. The Capital City Half Marathon will host the USA Half Marathon Championships in 2016 & 2017. For more information, visit www.capitalcityhalfmarathon.com and www.m3ssports.com.
About the Greater Columbus Sport Commission
The Greater Columbus Sports Commission is a catalyst, driving the collaborative efforts of the Central Ohio region in attracting and hosting a wide variety of sporting events. The Sports Commission provides the experience and expertise in sports marketing and event management that has established the region as a premier sports destination. Since 2002, the Sports Commission has booked more than 380 new sporting events that have generated over $400 million in visitor spending, while retaining annual events that have generated an additional $250 million. For more information, visit www.columbussports.org.

Upcoming M3S Events & giveaways!

M3S Sports puts on amazing races in and around the Columbus area and they are one of our favorite event companies.  We try to hit up as many as we can each year, and have a goal to conquer them all someday! Whether you are a runner, walker, or looking for volunteer hours, they host an event for you.  Check out our M3S event recaps & blog posts on our M3S Sports page.

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M3S Sports FORE! Miler 2016

Upcoming races we are participating or volunteering

Although all M3S events are great, we have our favorites and ones we try to participate in each year, whether it be running, cheering or volunteering.  Here are the four we have on our schedule for 2017…

Ohio Health Capital City Half & Quarter – April 29 **Sign up by MARCH 30th before the next $10 price increase**

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FORE! Miler – May 25 **Sign up by March 30 before the next $5 price increase**

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Ohio Health Emerald City Half & Quarter – August 27

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The Ohio State Four Miler “Finish on the 50” – Oct 22

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Why 4 miles?

Several of the well known M3S events are a four mile distance, contrary to the more common 5K & 10K options.  In a past interview with M3S founder, David Babner, he stated that although he loves half marathons, the four mile distance has become a favorite as well.  He literally ‘ran into the idea’ while running from Corozon to Glacier Ridge Park back to Corozon, the now popular Dublin route for the Flying Feather Four Miler.  A four mile run for many people will give you over 30 minutes of run time… the recommended daily amount of physical activity as suggested by the American Heart Association!

Recent giveaways

Annually, we try to award M3S Sports race entries as giveaways and incentives for our readers, followers & runners.  Here are some of our recent winners…

  • Matt Baumgartner – Cap City winner via Living Fit Columbus 2017 Winter Challenge
  • Lauren Carder – Cap City winner via @LivingFitColumbus Instagram giveaway
  • Danielle Freeman – Cap City winner via @LivingFitColumbus Instagram giveaway
  • Jen Martin – FORE! Miler winner via Living Fit Columbus 2017 Winter Challenge
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Lauren aka @Wanderlustontherun ~ recent giveaway winner ~ states how much she loves the M3S Kinsale St Patty’s Day 4 Miler

Upcoming giveaways

We still have ONE Cap City and THREE Fore! Miler entries to award to our readers & runners!

We will be awarding one Cap City entry and two FORE! Miler entries at upcoming group runs. To be eligible for these giveaways you must…

  1. Follow Living Fit Columbus on Instagram, Twitter and FaceBook (preferably all three, but at least one)
  2. Be active on social media, having posted within the last week, preferably something relating to fitness (#LivingFitColumbus)
  3. Be willing to “promote” the race you won an entry to by posting something relating to training, etc on either Instagram, Twitter and/or FB within a week of the giveaway; tag Living Fit Columbus and M3S Sports
  4. Join us on one of our Spring kickoff runs…
    • Saturday, April 8 @ 9AM – Run+Stretch+Shop+Giveaways – one entry for FORE Miler and one entry for Cap City will be awarded
    • Thursday, April 13 @ 6:30PM – First Thursday run of the year!  We meet in the Town Lot behind Starbucks in Historic Dublin and do a 3-4 mile social run. We typically meet on Thursdays April – October.  One entry for the FORE Miler will be awarded.

Check back for more details on our spring events, as well as giveaway details.

Our last race entry giveaway will be for the FORE! Miler and details will be announced shortly via Instagram.

Hope to see you at one of our Spring events and of course, at all the M3S Sports events!