Columbus stands out not only as one of the best cities for runners but also a great destination for those seeking flat and fast courses. In 2020, SmartAsset ranked it among the top 20 cities for runners, while in 2023, ARRIS Composite placed it 10th.

Now, the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon has clinched the title of the nation’s #2 Best Half Marathon in 2024 in the USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice Awards, further establishing Columbus as a prime destination for running enthusiasts.