Run Wild Racing will host the inaugural Spirit of Columbus Half Marathon and FrontRunner Relay on Sunday, Aug. 31, in Columbus.

Run Wild Racing will host the inaugural Spirit of Columbus Half Marathon and FrontRunner Relay on Sunday, Aug. 31, in Columbus.

Beginning at 7:30 a.m., the course will take runners from Scioto Park in Dublin along Riverside Drive with the finish at North Bank Park in downtown Columbus.

Top professionals will compete for a $25,000 purse. Contestants in the master (40+) and wheelchair racer divisions will compete for separate $5,000 purses.

Runners can run the entire half-marathon, or a two-person relay team each can run a quarter-marathon.

To register, visit www.runwildracing.com. Entry fee for the half-marathon is $70 through Aug. 1, and $80 thereafter. Entry for a two-person relay team is $90 through Aug. 1, and $100 thereafter. No race-day registration will be available.