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Tip #23 | Road Closings in Columbus on Race Day

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 2023 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon experience! Let’s go!

Getting around the 2023 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon Course should be top of mind for an athlete. With the race being this weekend, here are some reminders to help you, your friends and your family get around Columbus on Sunday.

Street closures at the combined Start/Finish line:

  • Long St. will be closed between High St. to the East and Hocking St. to the West.

  • Spring St. will be closed from West St. to the East, and Hocking St. to the West.

  • Neil Ave. will be closed from Nationwide Blvd. on the North to the combined Start/Finish Line to the South. (limited access allowed to parking garages just south of Nationwide Blvd./signage will be posted)

On Race Day, the 26.2 miles that comprise our course will be subject to rolling street closures, based upon the expected time the first and last athlete passes each mile of the course (see the pace chart here). Spring Street, Long Street and Neil Avenue will re-open to traffic at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16.

For more information on transportation and parking check out Tip #2 here!

Have questions? 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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