RACE DAY DETAILS
SCHEDULE  |  PARKING  |  PACE CHART

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THE BIG DAY

Race day is filled with excitement - and things go even better when you know how to handle the little details, like parking and restrooms. Get the details on everything here!

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REMINDER: RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP FOR SATURDAY'S 5K & 1 MILE ARE AT THE RACE SITE

THERE IS NO RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP FOR SUNDAY'S MARATHON OR 1/2 MARATHON. ALL PACKETS MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE RACE EXPO.

RACE DAY SCHEDULES

DATE: Saturday, October 15

LOCATION: North Bank Park (311 W Long St, Columbus, OH 43215)

TIMETABLE

  • 9:30am On-Site Packet Pickup for the 5k, 1 mile, and kids run begins

  • 11:00am 5k

  • 12:30pm 1 mile

  • 1:00pm Kids run

  • See our COVID-19 protocol HERE

DATE: Sunday, October 16

LOCATION: North Bank Park (311 W Long St, Columbus, OH 43215)

TIMETABLE

  • 6:00am Corrals open

  • 7:25am Wheelchair Division start

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

  • See our COVID-19 protocol HERE

PARKING

Get downtown early on race day. Make plans PRIOR to race day to get downtown and into your parking spot well before the Sunday's races start at 7:30 a.m. How early? The corrals open at 6:00 a.m., so plan accordingly!​

 

Please download the Arena District parking map here for all available locations.

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

 

>> ​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 6am.


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.

COURSE PACE CHART

Consult our course pace chart for details about when participants will reach each mile along the course and when sections of the course will close to participants. 

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