March 15, 2020

RE: Scioto Miles March 29th event

In accordance with Gov. Dewine’s mandates and the closure of all Columbus Recreation and Parks facilities the Scioto Miles March 29th event will now be offered virtually.  


Our first priority is the safety of you, our staff, and our community. Ohio is proving to be a leader in its response to the COVID-19 crisis, and we stand fully behind the decisions of our government leaders. The decision to cancel the physical event is not a decision we take lightly, but trust that it is in the best interest of public safety to do so at this time.


The good news, medical professionals widely agree that physical activity is one of your best defenses. So keep training. Run. Walk. Move. We are here with you every step of the way.


For the newly transitioned Virtual Scioto Miles Spring Race here is what you can expect.

  • To support recommended social distancing there will be no in-person pick up, all participant shirts, race bibs, and medals will be shipped the week on March 23rd.

  • Also on March 23rd, participants will receive an e-mail with a link to submit their virtual results.

  • To keep the motivation going we encourage posting pics of your Virtual Scioto Miles on social media tagging @fleetfeetcbus and #SciotoMiles


In the meantime, try to keep pushing forward. Do what you can to retain some semblance of normalcy while taking the necessary precautions.

  • Take care of yourself. Eat well, sleep well, exercise, and wash your hands often and properly and don’t touch your face.

  • Take care of each other. Watch out for your friends, family, and training partners.

  • If you feel sick, don’t go to work. Know the symptoms – fever, cough, shortness of breath.

    • If you are concerned that you may have contracted the virus, call the OhioHealth COVID-19 Screening Center at 614-788-2299. They have nurses manning the lines to determine if you need tested.

Thank you for your support and understanding during these trying times. We will all bounce back from this stronger than ever. Keep running. Keep walking. Take care of your families. I will be out logging miles on the Olentangy mostly to maintain some semblance of sanity. I hope to see some of you out there!


Jeff Henderson