Expo Dates/Hours are:
>> Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 from noon to 7 p.m.
>> Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 from 9 am to 6 p.m.
>> Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High Street, Columbus, OH.
All race numbers, participant shirts and gear check bags need to picked up at the pre-race Expo. The Expo takes place on Friday, October 18 from NOON - 7 pm and on Saturday, October 19 from 9 am - 6 pm. Location? The Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High Street, Columbus, OH.
RACE NUMBERS WILL NOT BE MAILED: We do not have access to our race numbers and event shirts until our Expo opens on Friday. All participants must visit the Expo to obtain these items.
THERE IS NO RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP: All race numbers and shirts must be picked up at the Expo. Race numbers will not be available on race morning.
NO ID, NO NUMBER: Your race number will not be released to you without appropriate picture ID. Your picture ID is all you need to pick up your number. ID is not required for participants aged 18 and younger.
PICKING UP FOR SOMEONE ELSE? EASY PROCEDURE: To pick up a race number for someone else, a person must have a copy of the other person's ID, as well as their own picture ID. A clear photo on a phone or smart device is acceptable.
You will need to fill out a brief form providing contact information, and once both IDs are approved, the form will receive a stamp. You will then proceed to packet pickup with the approved form. You will not need to present your ID again.
Want to shorten the wait? Fill out the proxy form ahead of time HERE. You will still need to have the form approved at the Expo.
And a reminder: While we allow "proxy" pickup as a service for our runners, only the registered runner may run the race with the bib.
WARNING REGARDING UNOFFICIAL TRANSFERS: The unofficial sale or transfer of race numbers (i.e., a transfer not conducted through our registration system or explicitly approved by our Registration Coordinator) is not permitted. Anyone wearing a race number is bound by the rules and any and all language of the registration waiver, regardless of whether the waiver was accepted by the person wearing the number.
Gear Up! Visit our Official Merchandise Store at the Expo!
In celebration of our 40th Anniversary, our retail partner Second Sole has created a unique set of designs representing each of the four decades we've been running and walking: Groovy Times, Saved by the (Finish Line) Bell, the Digital Era and our 40th Anniversary. Be sure to check out all the designs and pick up your favorite! New this year: gear for kids and spectators too!