OCTOBER 19, 2014.
DETAILS COMING SOON
PARKING/RACE DAY TRAFFIC SOLUTIONS
Make plans PRIOR to race day to get downtown and into your parking spot well before the Race starts at 7:30 a.m. How early? The Corrals open at 6 a.m., and close at 7 a.m., so plan accordingly!
Here are some tips: - Think how long it takes to get into downtown Columbus from your home or where you are staying. Got that number? Now double it! With 18,000 people making their way to the Start Line at the same time, you’ll need extra time to get where you want to be.
>> Consider carpooling, it will cut down on traffic and parking problems for all and will save you money!
>> Make sure you know about any road closings/construction that may get in your way of being in your corral by 7 a.m. Check out Paving the Way's Website for the latest road construction information, including weekend work.
>> The Columbus Crossroads Project has several lanes reduced and ramps closed on I-70 and I-670. Remember the speed limit in this work zone is 45 mph and is strictly enforced.
>> Identify optimal places to park. A few hints: Arena District (with 15,000 parking spots available, is closest to the finish line and you can purchase parking passes online in advance), Columbus Commons (close to the start, a beautiful park that friends and family can enjoy while you’re out sweatin’ it; note: the Garage will be blocked in by the race from 7:30 am until approximately 10 am when everyone is past on the Third St. side).
If you review the above items thoroughly and make your plan a few days ahead of time, you should enjoy an easy, unhurried, unstressed start to your big day. Again, start corrals will be open from 6 to 7 a.m.
>> Columbus Commons Parking Garages
>> Statehouse Parking Garage
>> Parking lots/garages on the corner of Third and Gay Streets
>> Parking lots/garages on the corner of Long and Third Streets
>> All meters downtown are free on Sunday
>> Parking lot on the corner of Drexel and Main Streets
>> Residential streets in the vicinity
>> Golden Hobby Shop located on the corner of Sycamore and Third Streets
>> Old Engine House #5 Lot on the corner of Thurman and Fourth Streets
>> Residential streets in the vicinity
>> Downtown Upper Arlington shops/Arlington Ave. and addd “Residential streets in the vicinity
There are more than 15,000 parking spaces available within a 10-minute walk of Nationwide Arena. You can even purchase parking tickets online HERE for the Columbus Marathon on Oct. 20 for any Arena District parking. The following are Arena District lots and garages:
>> Front Street Garage
>> Chestnut Street Garage
>> Arena Crossing Garage
>> Neil Ave. Garage
>> Marconi Blvd. Garage
>> (NEW) McConnell Garage
>> Vine Street surface parking lot
>> Front Street surface parking lot
EXPERIENCE COLUMBUS MAP
The Columbus Marathon cannot guarantee parking availability in any of these lots due to changing schedules and lack of ownership. These are suggested places to park in order to help out those wishing to watch the Columbus Marathon for the first time. Also, spectators and participants are responsible for any parking fee charged by those who own the lot.
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.
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