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Capital City Half Marathon Moves Start to Scioto Mile, Finish to Columbus Commons

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The Capital City Half Marathon is taking part in next year’s bicentennial celebration with an announcement today of new start and finish locations for next year’s route. The 13.1-mile run will begin at Broad Street and Civic Center Drive, at the northern end of the new Scioto Mile park. After snaking through the University District, the Short North and German Village, the race will conclude Downtown at Columbus Commons.

“The Capital City Half Marathon has always been about the celebration, and in 2012 we are going to celebrate our participants and the Columbus Bicentennial,” said race director David Babner.

Columbus Commons will host the celebratory post-run party where thousands will gather for food, drink, music and more. The race weekend generates an estimated $4.2 million in visitor spending into the local economy.

“Columbus Commons is the ideal finishing spot for the Capital City Half Marathon,” said Guy Worley, President/CEO of Capital South. “With room for the thousands of runners, family and fans, we envision the park will be alive with activity and energy.”

The 2012 Capital City Half Marathon takes place on Saturday, May 5th, and over 12,500 runners are expected to participate in the event. Six charities will benefit from the race, including Capital Kids, CharityNewsies and the American Cancer Society.

To find out more information, or to register online, visit www.CapitalCityHalfMarathon.com.

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