The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon that you have come to know and love just got better! We are very excited to announce a new and exciting course for the 2014 event.
The 2014 race route features North Bank Park as the hub of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon. The new combined start/finish area, located at Long Street and Neil Avenue,will provide increased safety and convenience for participants and spectators. This singular easy-to-navigate location will include pre- and post-race activities, restrooms, gear check, informational displays, entertainment offerings and even spectator seating, all in one place!
The race day experience will continue to improve with route changes through two historic Columbus neighborhoods. The new course will now go along 18th Street in Olde Town East, and 3rd Avenue in Harrison West.
With all of these new changes, comes the most exciting element of all – the Marathon route will now have participants pass by the Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where the energy will be, without a doubt, electric.
But fret not, athletes, much of the 13.1-mile ½ Marathon and 26.2-mile Marathon courses remain the same and the Marathon route will continue to go through Ohio Stadium for the third straight year.