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The Original Warmup Since 2001
Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K
Marathon Relay and Half Marathon Relay
Sunday, February 5, 2023
8:00am Start Time
5K , 1/2 Marathon, and 1/2 Marathon Relays begin at
from the 5K/Half Start Line (follow signs)
8:03am Start Time
10K, Marathon, and Marathon Relays begin at 8:03am
from the 10K/Full Start Line (follow signs)
New this year race headquarters is located outside Metro Fitness & Colliers International, located at 655 Metro Place S. Dublin, OH 43017
Welcome to “Warm Up Columbus” Marathon! If you are looking for a great Winter marathon, you’re in the right spot!
Whether you are tuning up for Boston or gearing up for the OhioHealth Capital City Half & Quarter Marathon, Warm Up Columbus is your first step towards that goal.
Our 1 mile loop course offers a very spectator friendly race environment, with 26 fluid/support stations and a restroom at every mile!
Other “Warm Up Columbus” events include unique team relays, a 1/2 marathon, 5K and 10K!!
Good luck with your training, and we’ll see you in February!
Why run this Warm up?
Unique, flat, fast course!
USATF Certified Course; eligible Boston Qualifier
Fast accurate results with splits
It is up to each participant to keep track of their laps. We recommend all marathoners have a support person to help with this.
26 fluid/support stations with Gatorade
Great post race refreshment
Music on course
Easy spectator viewing
Long sleeve technical shirts for the first 600 registrants!
Custom Finishers’ Medal for all participants
Athlete Tracking: Track your athletes, or have your own updates posted to your social media outlet of choice!
Marathon Course Time Limit: Our permit from the city of Dublin limits the marathon race to a finishing time of 1pm. No early start times will be granted.
Full Marathoners please take note of pre-race meeting at 7:40am! Follow link above for details.
The Warm Up Columbus Marathon Relay is a very unique event!
Teams can consist of 2, 3, 4 or 5 members. Teams regardless of size will be scored together with all other teams.
Distances run by each team member are decided by each team! With the 1-mile loop as the course, just run until you get tired and make the exchange … and then do it again!
Registration Fees - Entry fees are as follows:
Through November 30:
Half Marathon: $50
5K/10K/Relay Member: $35
December 1st through December 31 – if event not sold out:
Half Marathon: $60
5K/10K/Relay Member: $40
January 1st through January 31st – if event not sold out:
Half Marathon: $65
5K/10K/Relay Member: $45
February 1st through race day – if event is not sold out:
Half Marathon: $70
5K/10K/Relay Member: $50
If you wish to change to a different distance than you signed up for, you must notify Fleet Feet at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 1st
Please note: The Warm Up Columbus has a NO REFUND and NO BIB TRANSFER policy for all events.
Marathon - All Warm Up Columbus Marathon finishers will receive a finisher’s medal. Awards will be given to the top 10 male and female finishers.
Half Marathon - All Warm Up for Boston Half Marathon finishers will receive a finisher’s medal. Awards will be given to the top 10 male and female finishers.
Half and Full Relays - All finishers will receive a finisher’s medal. Awards will be given to the top team in each distance.
5K - All finishers will receive a finisher’s medal. Awards will be given to the top 10 male and female finishers.
10K - All finishers will receive a finisher’s medal. Awards will be given to the top 10 male and female finishers
Packet Pick Up
Early packet pickup is available for anyone in the central OH area – at Fleet Feet Sports, 1270 E. Powell Rd, Lewis Center – Thursday, Feb 2nd thru Saturday, Feb 4th. There will be race day pick up as well beginning at 7am.
A note to marathoners:
Full Marathoners MUST keep track of their laps. DO NOT RELY ON A GPS WATCH TO GIVE YOU AN ACCURATE DISTANCE!
The course is measured and certified based on running just to the right of the dividing line between the curb and the black top, as well as following tangents.
1 lap along the measured and certfied course is exactly 1 mile.
We start the race 0.2 miles from the lap point/finish line so that you will run 0.2 miles for "lap 1", you will then run 26 more laps to get 26.2 miles as measured on the course. Technically you run 26.2 laps, but the timing software will register 27 laps since your first lap is only 0.2 miles.
If you run even 1 shoulder width farther out to the right (which most do inadvertently, you will run at least 1.023 miles per lap, resulting in 26.572 miles, add the 0.2 from the start, and you will end up with 26.72 miles, if not further on your GPS watch.
Do not stop when your watch tells you you have covered 26.2 miles. Stop when you have finished 26.2 laps!
Think LAPS, not miles. Most finishers end up running anywhere from 26.5 miles to 27.3 miles. Running the shortest possible route for 26.2 laps is exceptionally difficult on a mile loop course.
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