OCTOBER 19, 2014.
DETAILS COMING SOON
>> 26 Miles of Patient Champions: 24 miles is represented by a patient at Nationwide Children's and one is dedicated as an Angel Mile for the special children who have been taken too soon and one is an "encore mile" for the Patient Champions from last year. These patients and their families will be along every mile of the course to cheer on participants and serve as a visual reminder of how the marathon is helping ill and injured children. You can see the 2013 Patient Champion stories here.
>> Broad Street Presbyterian Church is welcoming spectators starting at 7:15 a.m. Located just after mile one, and across the street from mile 5, this is a great place to stop by and see your loved ones run by twice. The doors on Broad Street will be open, and members will be offering coffee, water, and restrooms to anyone who needs to warm up. They also invite anyone watching to stop in for worship at 8:45 and 11:00 a.m.
>> E. Broad and Third Streets is where you'll catch the start of the 2012 Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon and a record number of runners and walkers as they embark on their journey.
>> Drexel and Main Streets in Bexley is a perfect place to take in the fall colors and amazing homes as the runners pass by. Town and Third Streets is a great spot to greet runners as they turn the corner to head south to German Village.
>> Schiller Park in German Village is bordered by Reinhard, Jaeger and Deshler Streets. This is one of Columbus's oldest and most scenic parks — you'll enjoy walking from one side to the other to cheer on your athlete and take part in the German Village Neighborhood Party. Short North Arts District on High Street — between Nationwide Blvd. and Fifth Ave. — enjoy window shopping at the art galleries and boutique shops and have a cup of joe from one of the local coffee shops while you wait for your athlete.
>> High Street Campus Area has easy access to the highway, so you have time to see your athlete and get to the finish line.
>> Grandview Ave. is when the athletes are really starting to experience the strain of a marathon and need maximum encouragement — this beautiful area has great boutiques, restaurants and coffee shops and plentiful seating for spectators.
>> 5th and Neil Avenues is at approximately the 24.5-mile-mark — you can enjoy the beautiful homes of Victorian Village while you cheer your athlete toward the finish line.
>> Goodale Park in the Short North is bordered by Buttles and Park Streets, is the 25-mile mark and is a great place to set up camp to cheer athletes through their last mile.
>> Nationwide Blvd. by Nationwide Arena is where thousands of spectators line the streets to cheer runners to the finish line.
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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