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18-week training video series

Updated: Jul 1, 2022

#2 What Are the Benefits of OUR Race for First Timers?

Video #2 of our 18-week Training Talks video series is LIVE! This week, long-time Columbus Marathon runner Carence Bennett dives into some of the benefits of running OUR race for first timers!

If you’ve run races before, you might remember the questions and nerves that surface before your first race. Will I cross the finish line? Will there be enough crowd support? What if I end up running alone? What does the course look like?

These are all rational questions and concerns — ones that we’ll dive into further as we go through this video series. But never fear, the Columbus Marathon and ½ Marathon is the perfect race for first timers. Known for the tremendous crowd support from an estimated 100,000 race spectators throughout the 26.2-mile course, you are running OUR race–and you aren’t running it alone. Bonus: there are no truly horrible hills on the course!


Thanks for watching and stay tuned for next week’s video!

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