Inclement Weather Policy

Check the Weather Forecast

Please check your DOPPLER 10 FORECAST at WBNS-10TV to prepare yourself for Race Day.

Weather forecasts will be monitored prior to the event paying special attention to the possibility of rain and lightning. If necessary, athletes will be made aware of these predictions on The Ohio State 4 Miler website, and M3S Sports social media channels so that participants can properly prepare for severe weather during the race as well as possible course alterations. 

The Race Director, the Ohio State University Police Department and the Columbus Division of Fire will monitor the weather and make a decision if any action will be taken to modify the race. Possible changes include: altering the start time for the race or in extreme situations, cancellation of the event. Please listen closely to all public address announcements at the starting line of the race.

Visible lightning will cause the race to be postponed for a minimum of 20 minutes. Additional sightings will continue to delay the race in 15 minute increments.

Flag Warning System

We have devised a flag warning system to communicate race conditions to participants on the course. Look for the color of the flag the re-fueling station at the two mile mark.