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OhioHealth Emerald City Half & Quarter Marathon Celebrates 7th Anniversary in Dublin, Ohio

Emerald City Half finish line

DUBLIN, Ohio — The OhioHealth Emerald City Half and Quarter Marathon will celebrate its seventh anniversary when a sold out field of 3,500 runners and walkers participate in 13.1-mile and 6.55-mile events on August 28, 2016.

“The Emerald City Half & Quarter Marathon has grown into the ultimate end of summer celebration of the healthy and active lifestyle,” Race Director David Babner. “We are proud to partner with OhioHealth, the City of Dublin and the Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau to produce an experience that among the best events in Central Ohio.”

This year’s event will once again feature a large team from Team RWB Columbus who will each carry a large U.S. flag during the event. Team RWB is a veteran nonprofit organization whose vision is to increase the connectivity between America’s combat veterans and people in their communities. Team RWB uses exercise as a way to bring people together.

The Emerald City Half & Quarter Marathon begins and ends at Dublin Methodist Hospital. The 13.1-mile course features Glacier Ridge Metro Park and the Honda Wetlands.

The Emerald City Half & Quarter Marathon concludes with a free post-race party at Amigos Mexican Restaurant featuring complimentary appetizers and complimentary Casamigos Tequila margaritas (21 and over). All participants also receive an Official Gender-Specific Event Shirt and Official Finisher's Medal.

The Emerald City Half and Quarter Marathon is produced by M3S Sports, a sports marketing firm that is dedicated to promoting a healthy active lifestyle. M3S Sports also produces the FORE! Miler held in partnership with the Memorial Tournament and the Flying Feather Four Miler on Thanksgiving Day. Both events also attract 3,500 runners and walkers to the Dublin, Ohio area each year. M3S Sports also produces the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon, the Ohio State Four Miler, the Arizona Distance Classic Half Marathon and a variety of other running and walking events each year. For more information, visit and