Capital City Half Marathon in Columbus, Ohio Race Report by Fifty States HALF Marathon Club member Michelle Johnson
Ran the Capital City 1/2 in Columbus, OH this weekend...overall not a bad race but not one of my favorites by any means. Course was OK, nothing too challenging or too easy, decent amount of support, weather was good (overcast and low 60s), but people were falling out everywhere. It seemed a lot of people were first timers and/or not properly trained. I've never seen as many ambulances hauling people off ANY course as I saw between miles 9 and 12 - and many in BAD shape. The kids' run was poorly organized, ridiculously short (like 150 yards tops), and merged into the 1/2 finish line so if you were a 3:00 finisher you had ankle biters tripping ya at the finish (including my 7 year old). But the medal was REALLY nice (and HUGE) and I have now checked off my 25th state (plus DC) and my 31st overall, so no real complaints! Next up Portland RNR then off to the Hatfield and McCoy on June 9th!