What has 6,000 feet, stretches more than 13 miles and has plenty o’ Irish attitude? The Emerald City Half & Quarter Marathon! Produced by M3S Sports (https://www.m3ssports.com) and started in 2010 with the goal of building an event that would attract both local and visiting runners and walkers to Dublin, Ohio.

Join 4,000 of your running friends on August 25 to celebrate the 10th Anniversary OhioHealth Emerald City Half & Quarter Marathon. As an Irish Approved event, you won’t want to miss this event, so whether you run, walk, skip or hop, we can’t wait to see you cross the Finish Line!

10 Things You Need To Know About the 10th Anniversary OhioHealth Emerald City Half & Quarter Marathon:

  1. Ten Years in the Making

It all started when we partnered with OhioHealth at the Dublin Methodist Hospital in 2010. The first year there were 750 participants and it was the first quarter marathon in the country. With the help of OhioHealth, the City of Dublin and the Metro Parks the race has grown to over 3,000 runners and walkers. Now M3S Sports is proud to say that The Emerald City Half & Quarter Marathon along with the Flying Feather are the largest two running events in Dublin. 

  1. OhioHealth Emerald City Half & Quarter Marathon Event Date

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary Emerald City Half & Quarter Marathon on Sunday, August 25. The event starts at 7 a.m. With two race options, a half (13.1 miles) and quarter (6.55 miles) marathon, this event is a fantastic warmup for those preparing for a Fall half or full marathon.

Emerald City Half

  1. Supports Local Charity

The OhioHealth Emerald City Half & Quarter Marathon’s official benefiting charity is Welcome Warehouse. Welcome Warehouse provides support to Dublin area residents who are temporarily in need because of job loss, health crises or other unforeseeable challenges. http://www.welcomewarehouse.org

  1. Event Day Parking Tips

With 4,000 of your closest running friends assembling at the same event, be sure to arrive early to secure a parking space. On event day, there will be three dedicated parking lots with limited parking within close proximity to the Start/Finish Line. Click here to learn more about event day parking options. https://www.emeraldcityhalfmarathon.com/parking.htm

  1. Race Courses

Both the half & quarter marathon will use the same Start Line and Finish Line, which is located at Perimeter Drive, just west of Avery Muirfield Drive. The courses wind through scenic Glacier Ridge Metro Park.

As it’s the end of August, expect to be hot and humid. Stay hydrated and seek medical attention if feeling the signs and symptoms of heat-related illness (dizziness, headaches, fatigue, nausea and vomiting). OhioHealth’s medical support team will be present throughout the course and there will be nine Marathon Refueling Stations along the half marathon course and four Marathon Refueling Stations along the quarter marathon course.

A pile of Emerald City Quarter and Half Marathon finsher medlas

  1. Event Swag

Every participant of the OhioHealth Emerald City Half & Quarter Marathon will receive an official Gender-Specific Event Shirt and Finisher’s Medal. Once you cross the Finish Line and receive your medal, cool down with an ice-cold OhioHealth Cooling Towel, which is yours to keep after the race.

After the event, take your hard-earned medal into the Diamond Cellar’s Sawmill Road location (6280 Sawmill Rd., Dublin, OH 43017) for FREE Medal Engraving! And don’t forget to download your official Emerald City Half & Quarter Marathon photos, which are FREE to download courtesy of OhioHealth!

  1. FREE Post-Race Party

The OhioHealth Emerald City Half & Quarter Marathon FREE Post-Race Party will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at Los Jimadores Mexican Grill and Cantina, just steps away from the Finish Line! The party will feature complimentary Hornitos Margaritas (21 and over bring your ID), appetizers, chips, salsa, and guacamole.

  1. Share Your Experience

Don your favorite green attire on event day and show your Irish Spirit! Share your experience and snap a selfie while running and/or after you’ve crossed the Finish Line, be sure to use the tags #ECHalf and #SoDublin.

  1. Spectator Viewing and Support Signs

Not running in the OhioHealth Emerald City Half & Quarter Marathon, but know someone who is? The best viewing locations to cheer on your friends and family are Dublin Jerome High School (8300 County Highway 2, Dublin, OH 43016) and Glacier Ridge Elementary School (7175 Glacier Ridge Blvd., Dublin, OH 43016).

Be sure to bring colorful and inspirational signs for all the runners to see, they will need your encouragement and support!

  1. Explore Dublin

Stay in Dublin for the weekend so you can enjoy all of Dublin’s Irish hospitality. From outdoor recreation to the charming streets of Historic Downtown Dublin to the hip and trendy Bridge Park, you’ll find plenty of fun things to do during a Dublin, Ohio weekend getaway!

The 10th Anniversary OhioHealth Emerald City Half & Quarter Marathon is sure to be the best one yet! Don’t miss out on the Irish fun, register now at https://www.emeraldcityhalfmarathon.com