OCTOBER 19, 2014.
DETAILS COMING SOON
BEXLEY & OLDE TOWN EAST
Check out this video about the first portion of the Race, including the start, Bexley and Olde Town East:
THE PARTNERSHIP CONTINUES
Nationwide Children’s Hospital is honored to be the title beneficiary for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon for the second year.
The 2013 event raised $1.25 million and counting for Nationwide Children's Hospital in the second year of the partnership. This includes a $200,000 contribution from the Columbus Marathon board of trustees; $100,000 of that contribution will be directed to the Pulmonary Department at Nationwide Children's in honor of long-time Columbus Marathon volunteers Brent and Catherine LaCount and their daughter, Berkley.
You can still make a donation today for the life-saving work of Nationwide Children's Hospital by clicking here.
Section One: 2012 Columbus Marathon Course Overview from dan farkas on Vimeo.
The start line for the Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon is at the corner of Third and Broad streets. Walkers and runners will ALL start together at 7:30 a.m. There will be fireworks and the Statehouse cannon will fire once again to send the first Wave of athletes on their 13.1 or 26.2 mile journey.
After the first Wave of athletes has crossed the Start Line (approximately 9,000 people), we will have a group of youngsters from Nationwide Children’s Hospital walk the second Wave of athletes to the Start Line and get this group going with more fireworks, plus another firing the Statehouse Cannon again!
Increased fireworks and cannon fire aren’t the only improvements we’ve made to our Start Line this year. Key enhancements, by the numbers:
>> 60 minutes to line up in your Start Corral – 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. – ARRIVE EARLY!
>> More than 100 volunteers to get everyone lined up.
>> More than 200 restrooms – and volunteers directing you to them.
>> Thousands of watts of power in a sound system upgrade.
>> One Happy runner or walker … YOU!
The course’s first straightaway down the six-lane, Broad Street offers competitors an opportunity to find a good pace early in the race.
Just after the third mile, and a scenic run past Franklin and Wolfe Parks, athletes will turn left off Broad Street and onto the more narrow Parkview Ave.
Athletes take note: once you turn onto Parkview, the road will be a two-lane road. The course will go through the historic suburb of Bexley. The neighborhoods are lined with old trees that provide ample shade. Athletes will also see hundreds of fans near downtown Bexley, along with several bands to keep them energized.
OLDE TOWN EAST:
After passing by Capital University, runners will reach Olde Town East in miles 8-9. The residents of Olde Town East take pride in being the most festive part of the course. You’ll see parties along both sides of the street to help keep you moving as you reach Columbus Commons. At Town and Third, you’ll make a sweeping left that takes you into German Village.
In addition to live music and fireworks, the starting line of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon provides fans with a distinctive opportunity to experience the race. For the first time this year, we'll have "Breakfast in the Bleachers" and hand out a voucher for a free breakfast from Trinity Episcopal Church for the first 500 spectators.
The cloverleaf course makes it great for spectators to see their athletes up to five different times along the course – all within a few blocks walking distance. AND, the addition of the beautiful new Columbus Commons Park and carousel will keep you and your family and friends entertained!
Because we want all our athletes to get into their corrals quickly and safely, you will be asked to cheer on your runners from the south side of High Street, where the Statehouse is located. Spectators will not be allowed in the corrals.
TWEETS, MESSAGES & MORE