OCTOBER 19, 2014.
DETAILS COMING SOON
TRAVEL & DINING
The city of Columbus has an abundance of wonderful restaurants -- many of them independently owned and operated. For a stellar collection of locally owned restaurants that will warmly welcome you -- visit dineoriginalscolumbus.com.
TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Our freinds at Trinity will offer a Race Day breakfast for $5 in the garden of the church that will feature pancakes, sausage and juice. Not to mention, on raceday...
TRINITY'S PRE-RACE, ALL YOU CAN EAT PASTA DINNER
Join the Trinity Saturday (Oct. 19) from 5:30 - 7:00 PM, dinner tickets for adults are $15.00 & $5.00 for children. Please click here to purchase your tickets now!
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.
Travel & Dining
Real-Time Race Tracking
Columbus is within 550 miles of half the population of the United States and traveling here is easy. The Port Columbus International Airport is located less than 8 miles (an 11-minute drive) from the marathon's starting line and several downtown hotels, shopping, entertainment and restaurants.
The first six hotels are sponsor hotels.
Hyatt Regency Columbus — two blocks from finish, four from start. (1-888-421-1442); Click to get the Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon rate.
Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square - about two blocks from the start line and six blocks from the finish line.
Hilton Columbus Downtown - about four blocks from the start and two blocks from the finish.
Westin Columbus -four blocks to starting line... just over a mile to finish. (614-228-3800)
Courtyard By Marriott — about three blocks from the start and finish (614-228-3200).
Holiday Inn Capital Square - two blocks from start and 9 blocks from finish (614-221-3281)
Baymont Inn & Suites Columbus North — 10 miles to the start/finish; (614-848-9696)
Best Western Columbus North — about 10 miles from race start and finish. (614-888-8230)
The Blackwell — located on the Fisher College of Business campus of Ohio State University - is 4.5 miles away from the finish line and a little over five miles from start.
Crowne Plaza Hotel — less than two blocks from the finish, about five to the start. (614-461-4100)
Chase Suites Dublin — 16 miles to the start/finish; (888-433-9408)
Country Inn & Suites — about six miles from the start and finish (614-322-3000 or 1-800-456-4000)
Courtyard by Marriott Columbus Worthington — About 14 miles north of start and finish. (614-228-3200)
Embassy Suites Columbus - Dublin — 12 miles from the start/finish. (614-790-9000)
Embassy Suites Columbus Airport — six miles from the start/finish. (614-536-0500)
Hampton Inn — four blocks to the start and three blocks to the finish. (614-559-2000)
The Lofts Hotel — less than two blocks from finish, about five to start. (614-461-2663)
Red Roof Inn — about two blocks from the finish, and five to the start (614-224-6539)
Sheraton Suites Columbus — is about 15 miles from race start and finish. (614-436-0004)
OTHER FUN THINGS TO DO/VISITOR RESOURCES IN COLUMBUS:
The Arena District - arenadistrict.com
Center of Science and Industry (COSI) - cosi.org
Columbus Museum of Art - columbusmuseum.org
Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Team - bluejackets.com
Columbus Clippers Minor League Baseball Team - clippersbaseball.com
Columbus Crew MLS Team - thecrew.com
Columbus Sports Commission - columbussports.org
Columbus Zoo - columbuszoo.org
Experience Columbus - experiencecolumbus.com
Franklin Park Conservatory - fpconservatory.org
German Village - germanvillage.com
North Market - northmarket.com
Ohio Historical Society - ohiohistory.org
The Short North- theshortnorth.org
Columbus is the largest city in Ohio and the 15th largest city in the nation Columbus has more shopping space per capita than all but six U.S. cities including New York City and Los Angeles
Place Rated Almanac ranks Columbus one of the best metro areas for the arts, ahead of both San Diego and Miami, Fl.
Columbus has been ranked the #1 Best city in the Midwest for entrepreneurs (Entrepreneur/Oct. 2002); #1 Stadium experience in professional sports - Nationwide Arena, home of the Blue Jackets (ESPN the magazine/Feb. 2004; #1 Best city in the U.S. for African Americans (Black Entertainment Network/Oct. 2002); #2 City in the U.S. for singles (America Online/Feb. 2003); and #4 Cleanest City in the U.S. (ReadersDigest.com/June 2005)
German Village is the largest privately restored neighborhood in the United States
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