New Albany will be one stop on the lists of two racing series this weekend.

New Albany will be one stop on the lists of two racing series this weekend.

The Cap City 10-miler will bring runners from the Columbus Grand Prix and Run Wild Fall Marathon Training Series to town on Saturday morning.

Jennifer Smith of Run Wild Racing said this weekend's race is part of a four-race series for people in the training series and one of 10 events in the Columbus Grand Prix series.

The New Albany race will be followed by four races in the grand prix and two more events in the training series.

"They do the 10K, then the half marathon and then the 20K (in the training series)," Smith said. "They've always had some type of training series for the marathon."

This is the first time New Albany has hosted an event for either series, though.

"This is the first year we've done it in New Albany. Last year we had it in Groveport," Smith said.

According to the race map, Saturday's run will begin and end at New Albany High School and travel through the New Albany Golf Course and around Lambton Park.

Smith said the last race in the series had about 300 participants, but she expects more this weekend.

"We'll probably have more because people start training a little later," she said.

The race begins at the high school at 8 a.m., but race-day registration runs from 6 to 7:45 a.m. Participants can also pick up race packets and ABM chips at that time.

Registration costs $35 before the day of the race and $40 on Saturday.

The top three men and women finishers will be given awards, and awards will also be given to the top three finishers in 15 different categories.

The grand prix series will end in November with a 10K and the training series will close in September with a Groveport 20-miler.

The Columbus Grand Prix series is sponsored by Toyota and the Run Wild training series is presented by FrontRunner, Hammer Nutrition, Smartwool and Brooks and Wheelie Fun bikes.

For more information on the race or to register, look online at runwildracing.com.

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