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"I start my 4th season with MIT tomorrow. I had to pause for a moment and let that sink-in. Each season has been like a semester in school of life. Except you don't graduate, you keep learning and growing, and keep going back for more. Here is to strengthening old friendships and starting new ones. To health, laughter, and perseverance! Let's do this!"

If you are serious about training for and completing a marathon or half marathon, join the region's premier training program. We have helped over 5,000 runners and walkers reach their goal of finishing a half or full marathon. Our trained coaches have completed over 500 marathons and offer the support and motivation needed to help you reach your goals.


Registration for the Summer/Fall Season of MIT is now open!


Our next season kicks off June 6th training for the Columbus 1/2 and full marathon! Sign up today to change your life! 


Join us at one of our no-obligation information sessions to find out more about our programs!

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No Need To Train By Yourself

Join MIT and train with hundreds of other runners and walkers just like you! We're celebrating 14 years of MIT in 2015 with over 2.8 million miles logged by our participants!!!

Fully Supported Training

Our fully supported training workouts on Saturdays and Wednesdays are complete with water/Gatorade stops along the routes and post-workout recovery food. On site athletic trainer provided by OhioHealth. 


Fleet Feet Sports Columbus and New Balance are proud partners with MIT.





A Pace For Everyone

With our 13 marathon and half marathon pace groups, there is a speed suited for every participant - whether this is your first marathon or you're trying to qualify for the Boston Marathon.

"About a year ago, my good friend and I started running with MIT in the hopes of running a half marathon together. In late August of last year we not only ran, but finished our first half marathon – all 13.1 miles of it – in a little over three hours. It was the single greatest accomplishment of my life to date."
- Sara


This Program IS For You

Whether you are a couch-potato, walker, casual jogger, or marathon veteran, the MIT program is the most enjoyable, most inspiring, and most efficient way to get in the best shape of your life.

MIT By The Numbers

Join us as we prepare for the 2015 Columbus 1/2 and Full Marathon!

The greatest tour of Columbus on two feet kicks off this Summer as we prepare you to join over 19,000 participants in one of the largest regional celebrations of running and walking.  First run in 1980, features a flat, fast course which saw nearly 20 percent of finishers qualify for the Boston Marathon in 2010. The event has sold in mid-August the past eight years. There are 7,000 runners in the full marathon and 12,000 in the half marathon, making it one of the largest running events in the United States. For the third straight year, Nationwide Children's Hospital is the beneficiary of the event. More than $2 million has been raised since 2012.