Capital City Half Marathon: The Need to Know

Disclaimer: I received an entry to the Capital City Half marathon to review [or I received a free entry to XYZ race] as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

It’s Race Week!!!! Come Saturday, runners will take over the streets of Columbus, OH for the Cap City Half Marathon and this year’s US Half Marathon Championships. Here’s some need to know information for this week

The Expo(tique)

  • New this year, this is taking place at Vue Columbus in the Brewery District. Normally, the expo was larger and at one of the area hotels
  • Vue Columbus Address: 95 Liberty Street Columbus, Ohio 43215
  • Packet Pick Up Times:
    • Thursday, April 27: 12pm – 8pm
    • Friday, April 28: 10am – 8pm
  • Important info: NO RACE DAY PICK UP!
  • Need parking Info? Head over here for more info!

Things to do (From a Central Ohio Native)

  • Easton Towne Center: If you’re into shopping, head over here and enjoy some stores and restaurants
  • The Arena District: restaurants, sports and a good time!
  • German Village: Good Restaurants
  • Short North: Arts and Food!

The Courses

  • Get to know the courses before race day so people can come watch!
  • Half Marathon Course
  • Quarter Marathon Course
  • 5K Course

Race Day

  • Remember, no race day packet pick up!!
  • Start Times: Half Marathon/Quarter Marathon: 8AM; 5K 8:30 AM
  • Post Race
    • Recovery Zone: open 8AM-1PM
    • Byers Xtra Finish Line Party: 9AM-1 PM. Get 1 Coors Lite, 1 Patron Margarita, 1 Sparkling Wine and 1 slice of Pizza 🍕 from Papa John’s!
    • VIP Tent: be one of 200 runners/walkers to enjoy (and find me and some other Bibrave Pros) with some catered breakfast/lunch from Cameron Mitchell Restaurants and some drinks!
  • Driving in for the race? Head over here for Parking Information!

Not Running? Come out and cheer everyone on and party with us afterwards!

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Bibrave Product Review: Eagle Creek Pack it Sport Active Set

Disclaimer: I received an Eagle Creek Pack it Sport Active Set to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!
Another fun month of testing some good work our products!  We had the opportunity to try out the Eagle Creek Pack It Sport Active Set, and I quite frankly was excited to try it. Plenty of times I go from a spin class to the gym or am driving somewhere for a race and want to change out of clothes before driving home if I’m far enough away and things end up stinking up the car or I’m dragging along a huge gym bag full of stuff.
Enter this dual set of Pack It products

You get a Wet Dry Fitness Locker and Shoe Locker that’s incredibly versatile. Though they’re marketed as products to keep your sweaty and clean clothes separate, don’t think they’re limited to just that!

The weeks I’m off from work, I sometimes will go spinning prior to the gym. The shoe locker is great for carrying the extra pair of shoes around and keeping them in the car if I’m not using them. Since it’s just getting nice out, the windows haven’t been open all that much. Needless to say, my car still doesn’t smell like sweaty feet, and this includes leaving post work out shoes in the shoe locker. With my size 7 feet, I can fit at least a pair of spin shoes or running shoes and a pair of flip flops easily in the bag. I even have extra space for a HR monitor/car keys and phone!

The Wet/Dry Fitness locker is the second piece to this set and double sided, which is even better. You can keep clean stuff on one side and sweaty clothes on the zipper side. On a recent trip to spin class, I had my water bottle hanging out in one of the pockets.

 

You can also fit a good amount of clothes in the zipper side. I’ve been able to fit in a full change of clothes and then some into the wet/dry locker pack. If you’re worried about your car smelling, don’t be! I’ve left dirty work out clothes in the car for a few hours and came back to a non sweaty smelling car.

What’s even better is that you can wash these puppies and they tolerate it well. I haven’t had the chance to throw mine in the washer yet, however, just let them air dry out!

I have quite a few races coming up and I can’t wait to take this along with me. They’re definitely travel size and easily packable for races anywhere or if you’re going out of town!

Join us for Bibchat on 4/25/2017 at 9pm EST/6pm PST with Eagle Creek. Convinced enough? Use SPORT15 for 15% off!

 

 

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