Run Fest 2010

Columbus Runners are any of you running the Columbus Marathon or Half this fall?  Are you starting a new running plan this summer?  Do you just want to hang out with other runners for an afternoon?

Then Run Fest is for you!  Run Fest is put on by the Columbus Marathon and is a day full of happening things for runners!  Let’s start with the basic details first:

What: Run Fest

When: Saturday, July 10th from 1-4pm

Where: Frog Bear and Wild Boar in the Arena District

Who: Everyone!

Cost: FREE

This is the official celebration for the kickoff to the start of training for the Columbus Marathon and HalfThis event is all about running!  There will be booths all focused on running.  Some will be local running stores, others will be running groups, and fitness experts.  There will be free food and drinks to keep you from perishing in this Ohio summer heat.

Live music to keep you moving and PRIZES to keep you on your toes checking to see if you won!

Prizes for the day include $1,000.00 worth of running store gift certificates, FREE marathon entry for LIFE, and other various fun surprises!

Columbus marathon is revealing a new logo this year which will be announced at Run Fest!  To show their appreciation, Columbus Marathon is giving away FREE iPod armbands with the new logo to the first 500 people who show up at the event!  There will also be Columbus Marathon merchandise on sale with the new logo as well.

Want inside hookup?  Columbus Marathon is giving THREE OHC readers their very own iPod armband! Oh yeah!  All you have to do is comment on this post telling me:

1. If you’re going to run fest.

2. If you’re signing up for the marathon or half.

3. Or what your summer running goals are for 2010.

You don’t have to answer all of them, just the ones that apply to you!  Easy!  I will announce the winners of the armband on Friday by 4pm! Contest open to locals only. Contest ends Friday, July 9th at Noon.  Winners announced that same day at 4pm ET.

Are you signed up for the Columbus Marathon and Half?  Inside sources have informed me that current registration is going strong.  The full is up to 40% and 20% for the half.  Early bird pricing ends this month!  If you’re gonna do it, then you better get crackin’!

You can signup or read more about Run Fest on Facebook!

19 thoughts on “Run Fest 2010

  1. 1. No – I wish!! I have plans :(
    2. I hope to do the half, but that is up to Dr. B.
    3. Hope to be able to start my return to running plan very soon!


  2. Heidi says:

    1. No — I wish I could, but I’ll be out of town!
    2. Hopefully the half.
    3. Get and stay healthy and train for the half in Oct. If my injury doesn’t heal completely soon, then I want to get healthy and establish a good base to prepare for a half next year!

  3. 1. I can’t! I haven’t moved to Columbus yet.

    2. Neither—I’m a volunteer at the Expo on Saturday morning, and I’m also a water stop volunteer on Sunday!

    3. I’m aiming to run 100 miles by Labor Day, which should be feasible. I’m looking forward to increasing my mileage slowly but surely so I can run the half next year!

  4. Bill says:

    1. No, but I wish. I’ll be out of town.
    2. The full.
    3. To get faster! Looking to qualify for Boston.

  5. Keri S. says:

    1. Unfortunately no, my friends are getting married :)

    2. Tossing around the idea of the half. I just finished my first triathlon last week and I need to work on my running…what better way than train for the local half?

    3. Have fun and train for a new PR in the half…sub 2 here I come!

  6. Kirstie says:

    No. I have plans already. Wish I would have known about this prior to making plans

    Going to do the half.

    Will be attempting my first 50k next weekend and then continue on with fall marathon/half marathon training program.

  7. Josh says:

    1. I’m gonna try but may not make it…
    2. Already signed up for the Full Marathon
    3. Running goals are to stay injury free through October 17th!

  8. Mia says:

    1. Wish I could, but I’m not in the Columbus area.

    2. Signed up for the full.

    3. Attempting to qualify for Boston.. we’ll see how it goes!

  9. Jess says:

    I am going to be out of town this weekend, so no RunFest for me. I could really use a new iPod armband, though!

    I’m registered for the Full Marathon. It’ll be my first!

    Obviously, the marathon is my main goal. I’m hoping to do a half in August or September as a warm-up. Of course, staying healthy is also up there!

  10. Janet says:

    1. Hopefully!
    2. Maybe the half
    3. To keep up miles w/o marathon training, and maybe run a sub 1:40 half

  11. Connie (OHCowgirl) says:

    1. Sadly, I am almost positive we already have plans.
    2. I’m signed up for the full…it would be my first…but I may chicken out and only do the half.
    3. I am doing the Spirit of Columbus Half on August 29th.

  12. Bradley Kinn says:

    1. YES!
    2. Already signed up with Team In Training (I’m a survivor!)
    3. Run 2 halfs in preparation for the full.

  13. Rick says:

    1. Depends, my wife is pregnant and due anytime, I want to go, but will I be available?

    2. Yes, I plan to run (not walk – not at all) full 26.2 – I’m a first timer.

    3. To train in order to not just survive but enjoy running in my first marathon.

  14. Courtney Flower says:

    1. Yes, I’ll be there!
    2. I’m already signed up for the half marathon.
    3. This will be my first half so I want to successfully train throughout the summer getting me closer to my goal.

  15. Barrett says:

    1) I’m trying my best to be there!
    2) going to register for Full marathon (my first)
    3) summer goal is to survive the heat while training for Oct!

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