Overall Rating
Overall Rating (4 Reviews)
5
(4 Ratings)  (4 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
1.3
SCENERY
4.3
PRODUCTION
5
SWAG
5
The Ohio State 4 Miler is the largest four-mile race in the United States with a sold-out field of 15,000 runners and walkers. The Ohio State Four-Miler will once again start outside of Ohio Stadium and take participants on a four-mile tour of the Ohio State campus before finishing on … MORE
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    carolrunscbus FIRST-TIMER '21

    I ran this race for the first time as a relatively new runner. I went to Ohio State for undergrad and grad school...as an undergrad, I had a few class … MORE

    I ran this race for the first time as a relatively new runner. I went to Ohio State for undergrad and grad school…as an undergrad, I had a few class schedules that had me walk 5 miles a day from class-to-class, so it was funny for me to retrace those steps! If you’re a Buckeye fan, this race is great because 1) you get to finish on the 50 at Ohio Stadium, 2) there are a bunch of former OSU athletes down on the field, and 3) you get a pretty sweet medal. 2021’s was shaped like a jersey, with free engraving available at a local jewelry store. I didn’t stick around for long post-race with everything still going on with covid, but this was a fun, nostalgic trek through campus and a race I intend to run again!

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    2
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    5
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    4
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    5

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    matb25 FIRST-TIMER '17

    If your a Buckeye fan you will love this race! You get to run around campus and onto the Shoe (Ohio Stadium). The course is very flat and fast. MORE

    If your a Buckeye fan you will love this race! You get to run around campus and onto the Shoe (Ohio Stadium). The course is very flat and fast.

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    1
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    5
    SCENERY
    3
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    5

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    Lorelei REPEAT RUNNER '16

    I do this race every year. The proceeds benefit cancer research. Also, it's 4 miles through OSU's campus. What more could you ask for??? Oh bling. The medals are top … MORE

    I do this race every year. The proceeds benefit cancer research. Also, it’s 4 miles through OSU’s campus. What more could you ask for??? Oh bling. The medals are top notch. Huge. Beautiful. Worthy of showing off. The shirts are tech and get better every year. Starting line entertainment? The absolute best I’ve seen in races. Each wave was sent off with a rap song written in lyrics focused on OSU. And, Brutus showed us his dance moves before high-fiving the runners out. The course is gorgeous. You won’t get more for your race dollars anywhere.

    It’s a family run so I get enjoyment with running with my home-peeps. Also, it’s a great run for first time runners.

    What about the finish, you ask. In the final stretch, you tunnel into the stadium and cross the finish at the 50-yard line and your face is shown on the gigantic scoreboard screen. This is your chance for the world to see your best or worst race day visage. So go ahead and give your best grimace or your easy peasy smile.

    The recovery food is amazing. Every year, I forget to bring a bag with me and I end up lugging a ton of delicious snacks to my car before I can chow down.

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    5
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    5
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    5
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    M_Sohaskey Nov 14, 2016 at 7:09pm

    Great review (& headline!) Lorelei, this looks & sounds like an awesome race – family-friendly, amazing stadium bling and all for a great cause. Plus, I'm always a sucker for… MORE

    Great review (& headline!) Lorelei, this looks & sounds like an awesome race – family-friendly, amazing stadium bling and all for a great cause. Plus, I'm always a sucker for "finish on the field" events, most recently at the Omaha Marathon. Now I just need to find my way to Columbus in October – come to think of it, I've always wanted to see a game at the Horseshoe... :) LESS

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    Lorelei Nov 15, 2016 at 5:32am

    I hope you find your way!!!!! This race always sells out. It's incredibly fun. I mean, it's at a fantastic stadium with unbeatable team spirit. And, of course, if you… MORE

    I hope you find your way!!!!! This race always sells out. It's incredibly fun. I mean, it's at a fantastic stadium with unbeatable team spirit. And, of course, if you can watch a game at the Shoe, even better. We should plan to meet up next year, when you are going ;-) LESS

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    M_Sohaskey Nov 15, 2016 at 9:41pm

    This and the Christmas Story 5K/10K are two Ohio races I'd love to run. And when I do make it out there, you'll be the first (ok, maybe the second)… MORE

    This and the Christmas Story 5K/10K are two Ohio races I'd love to run. And when I do make it out there, you'll be the first (ok, maybe the second) to know! ? LESS

    Lorelei REPEAT RUNNER '15

    I love this race because, not only did I graduate from OSU, but because my little daughter and hubby (a Wolverine) run it with me. High-fiving Brutus at the start … MORE

    I love this race because, not only did I graduate from OSU, but because my little daughter and hubby (a Wolverine) run it with me. High-fiving Brutus at the start is somehow extremely energizing. Of course, the route is amazing – it’s OSU!! To cross the finish at the 50-yard line is thrilling, especially when you see your face on the big screen. Of course, I tell lots of stories to my daughter as we pass all the landmarks.

    The medal is huge and beautiful. The post-face food is in abundance. The crowd is spectacular.

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    5
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