Tip #8: Taste, Travel and Tour Columbus Over Marathon Weekend

As we put the final preparations in place for this year’s race, we’ll be sharing “26 Tips for 26.2 Miles” to make sure you’re ready to go on race day. Click here to read them all, or follow along on FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram.

Tip 8 - Taste, travel, tourIn recent years, Columbus has emerged as a vibrant culinary scene, an unlikely fashion hub and one of the top U.S. cities for business, among other things. Successfully completing 13.1 or 26.2 miles may be the highlight of your marathon weekend, but why not add some sizzle this year and get out and explore the city you’ll be running through?

Today’s tip: Taste, travel and tour Columbus over marathon weekend. Here are a few restaurants to try, ways to get around and sites to see while you’re in town this year:

  • TASTE: For a stellar collection of locally-owned and operated restaurants that will warmly welcome you on marathon weekend, visit DineOriginalsColumbus.com.​ Trinity Episcopal Church will also offer a $15 Pasta Dinner on Saturday night and a $5 breakfast on Sunday morning.
  • TRAVEL: Co-Go, the city’s new Bike Share System, is a fun, easy and affordable way to get around Columbus: Simply check out a bicycle from one of 30 stations located throughout downtown Columbus, ride it to the station nearest where you’re heading, then leave the bicycle there – safely locked for someone else to use. Or, if you want to save your energy for the 13.1 or 26.2 miles you’ll be logging on Sunday, you can also hop on the COTA (Central Ohio Transit Authority) bus and let their drivers manage the leg-work for you.
  • TOUR: Want to explore the areas and landmarks that this year’s course will pass through? Here are some additional links to check out:

Finally, if you’ll be in or around downtown Columbus on Saturday, October 19, be sure to check out the Highlights Kids’ Run, our annual fun races for the little ones, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Franklin Park. Click here for more details and to register!

Will you be exploring Columbus while you’re in town for this year’s race? If so, where are you headed? Let us know in the comments, or share on Facebook and Twitter!

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