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Tip #8: Celebration Village!

Welcome back to our annual “26 Tips for 26.2 Miles” blog series. For the 26 days leading up to race day, athletes and spectators can get daily tips to make the most of OUR race. Stay tuned for tips on parking and food, cool viewing spots and race rules, and answers to all your pressing race day questions. We are here to help you make the most of your 2022 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon experience! Let’s go!

Finish Line festivities begin immediately after crossing the finish line -- athletes will get their medals, a quick bite to eat, and can enjoy a more traditional Celebration Village. This year, Celebration Village will feature the return of food trucks, a robust Columbus Marathon store with additional merchandise, medal engraving, and perfect photo backdrops for your best Columbus Marathon selfies.

Gear check will be nearby (at Spring & McConnell Streets) to make picking up your items simple and quick! Athletes will be able to meet their families at the Family Reunion area next to Gear Check, and, if they set a personal record, can ring one of TWO PR gongs to celebrate their best time.

Most importantly, there will be ample space to truly reflect on the achievement of running a full or 1/2 marathon. You’ve worked hard and sacrificed countless hours to make this day happen. Take time to celebrate!

Have additional questions about celebration Village? Let us know in the comments below, or share with us on Facebook and Instagram, and we’ll be sure to get them answered!

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