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RACE DAY DETAILS

Race Day Schedule

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019

North Bank Park (Intersection of Neil Ave. and Long Streets)

     >> 6:00am Corrals open

     >> 7:25am Wheelchair Division start

     >> 7:30am Marathon & 1/2 Marathon start

Be Sure To Check Out The 2019 Final Instructions (coming race week)

 

Parking Information 

Get Downtown Early on Race Day. 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 6:00 a.m., so plan accordingly!​

 

Click here in order to purchase your Race Day parking pass in the Arena District ahead of time. NOTE: your pre-paid pass is only valid at the location in which it is purchased for.

 

Please download the Arena District parking map here for all available locations or click the image below view full size.

 

 

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.​

 

>> ​We recommend carpooling. It cuts down on traffic and parking problems for all and will save you money!​

 

>> Check out CoGo Bike Sharing (there are several bike stations within walking distance of the start/finish) or Uber or Lyft for an alternative to driving downtown.

 

>> Tell your family and friends to ride their bikes to meet you at the Race! Yay Bikes will offer free, secure bike parking at the Start/Finish, and we have also partnered with COGO Bike Share to develop a self-guided bike tour of the course that incorporates many of COGO’s 46 bike stations. For the route, click here.

 

>> ​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.

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, the start line corrals open at 6 am.


NOTE STREET CLOSURES AT THE START/FINISH WHEN PLANNING HOW TO ACCESS PARKING:

 

>> ​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.

 

 

DIRECTIONS TO PARKING FROM THE NORTH:

 

I-71 South to I-670 West

Exit at Third St. (on the Left)

Take Third St. to Chestnut St.

Right onto Chestnut St.

Choose a parking garage on Chestnut St.

 

(Alternately with this route)

 

Continue on Chestnut St. to High St.

Right onto High Street

Take High St. to Nationwide Blvd.

Left onto Nationwide Blvd.

Proceed on Nationwide Blvd.to available parking throughout the Arena District.

 

OR

 

I-71 South to I-670 West

Exit at Neil Ave.

Left onto Neil Ave.

Proceed on Neil Ave. to available parking throughout the Arena District.

 

OR

 

St. Rt. 315 South to I-670 East

Exit at Neil Ave.

Right onto Neil Ave.

Proceed on Neil Ave. to available parking throughout the Arena District.

DIRECTIONS TO PARKING FROM THE SOUTH:

  

I-71 North (do not merge onto St. Rt. 315 North)

Exit at Fourth St.

Left onto Fourth St.

Fourth St. to Nationwide Blvd.

Left onto Nationwide Blvd.

Proceed on Nationwide Blvd. to available parking throughout the Arena District.

 

DIRECTIONS TO PARKING FROM THE EAST:

 

I-70 West to Mound St.

Right onto Fourth St.

Fourth St. to Nationwide Blvd.

Left onto Nationwide Blvd.

Proceed on Nationwide Blvd. to available parking throughout the Arena District.

 

OR

I-670 West 

Exit at Neil Ave.

Right onto Neil Ave.

Proceed on Neil Ave. to available parking throughout the Arena District.

 

 

DIRECTIONS TO PARKING FROM THE WEST:

 

I-70 East to I-670 East.

I-670 East to Grandview Ave.

Right onto Grandview Ave.

Grandview Ave. to Goodale St.

Right onto Goodale St.

Goodale St. to Neil Ave.

Right onto Neil Ave. to available parking in Arena District.

OR

 

I-70 East to Exit for Fourth St.

Turn left onto Fourth St.

Fourth St. to Nationwide Blvd.

Left onto Nationwide Blvd.

Proceed on Nationwide Blvd. to available parking throughout the Arena District.

 

OR

 

I-670 East to Neil Ave.

Right onto Neil Ave.

Proceed on Neil Ave. to available parking throughout the Arena District.

 

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Nationwide Children’s Hospital is honored to be the title beneficiary for the Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon. 2019 marks the eighth year

of this partnership; so far more than $8 million has been raised for the Hospital.  This includes more than $1 million contributed since 2012 by the Columbus Marathon Board of Directors.

 

By becoming a Children’s Champion, you can fundraise for the Hospital and dedicate your race to the kids helped by this incredible institution. Run or walk 13.1 or 26.2 miles knowing YOU are helping each patient, plus get some awesome VIP perks for yourself! Make a donation today for the life-saving work of Nationwide Children's Hospital, click here.​​​​​