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12th Annual Beat Michigan 5K - Nov. 24th, 2013

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Welcome! The Beat Michigan 5K is a race held the Sunday before the Michigan game on The Ohio State University campus. The two main goals are to raise funds for a local charity, Neighborhood Services, Inc., and to kick off the most spirited week on campus. The race is organized by the Ohio Gamma Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, an engineering honorary. Please see below for more information on the race or click on any of the links inBeat Michigan® 5K logo the menu at left to find out more about our chapter.

Race Overview

  • What: 5 kilometer race to kick off Beat Michigan Week.
  • When: Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 10:00am (registration begins at 8:30am)
  • Purpose: To raise money for Neighborhood Services, Inc. a local food pantry and celebrate Buckeye spirit.

About Neighborhood Services, Inc.

Neighborhood Services Inc. (NSI) is the only food and clothing pantry for the OSU Campus area. They serve an average of 1700 of OSU's neighbors each month with food, clothing, and emergency financial assistance. 31% of these people are children, 14% are elderly, and 10% are homeless. In addition to this they provide special seasonal programs which include Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets, school supplies and new clothing, Christmas toys, and Easter baskets. The work of NSI is done primarily by volunteers with almost 93% of their budget going towards the services they provide.

About Tau Beta Pi

Tau Beta Pi is the national engineering honor society. The Ohio Gamma chapter at OSU is one of 220 chapters around the country. Members are in the top one-eighth of their junior class or the top one-fifth of their senior class and in the College of Engineering. In addition to recognizing the academic success of our members, Tau Beta Pi is also very active as a service organization. Each year we sponsor numerous service events ranging from this charity run to work with Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, and local retirement homes.

Course Map

The course map and details can be seen here:

The course begins outside Kottman Hall, located at 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, Ohio. Check-in and day of race registration will take place inside Kottman Hall.


Cost: $20/person online (ending the evening of November 23, 2013) or $25/person day of race Sign up for the 2013 race at the following link:

Pre-Race Packet Pickup

Pre-race packet pick up will take place at Fleet Feet Sports, November 21st through November 23rd during regular business hours. Fleet Feet Sports is located at: 1270 East Powell Road, Lewis Center, OH 43035. Incentives for those who participate in the Pre-Race Packet Pick Up:

1. Your name will be entered into a drawing for one of two free pairs of shoes, courtesy of Fleet Feet Sports. The drawing will take place the day of the race.

2. 15% off coupon for Fleet Feet Sports

Please note that the pre-race packet pick up is NOT mandatory. Packets will also be available the day of the race beginning at 8:30am.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have received a variety of questions regarding the 2013 race. Visit the following link for the answers to some frequently asked questions: Additional race information can also be found on our Twitter at

Race Results

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Any questions or concerns about registration can be directed to Nathan Volchko ( or Brittnee Halpin ( Please do not hesitate to contact us; it will be much easier to address concerns and/or fix problems before the race.


Thanks to all our sponsors for their support of this race: Premier Races, Fleet Feet, Second Sole, Front Runner, Roosters, Green BEAN Delivery, and Buckeyeman

Thank You!

The Ohio Gamma chapter, Tau Beta Pi


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