Tip #7: Getting Around Columbus on Race 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 Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

As the 15th largest city in the United States, Columbus has a lot to offer. From a fantastic food scene; to great shopping, sports and entertainment; to the world’s best zoo, science center and library – Columbus has something for all 18,000 of you! That’s why we’re bringing you Tip #7: Getting Around Columbus on Race Weekend!

Tip 7 - Traffic


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Getting Around

If you don’t have a car readily available to you, it’s easy to get around in Columbus via the following:

  • Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA), 614-228-1776. Normal one-way bus fare is $2, express fare is $2.75. Kids under 48 inches tall are free with adults (limit 3) and taller kids up to age 12 are only $1 one-way. Additionally, the new CBUS runs a continuous loop from the Brewery District to the Short North for free.
  • CoGo Bike Share offers 300 bicycles at 30 stations. CoGo is fun, easy, affordable and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Yellow Taxi, 614-444-4444. The average fare from Port Columbus International Airport to downtown is $22. Additionally, Uber seamlessly connects cars with riders through its app.
  • Cars of all types are available to rent in every corner of the city. Check with Thrifty, Dollar and Enterprise.

Things to Do and See

For the thousands of you who are from outside of Columbus, make sure to check out Experience Columbus to check out all the great attractions, entertainment, dining, shopping, museum and just general fun options available in Columbus.

And for those of you who want to take a closer look at some of the great communities and landmarks the event runs through, check out the following:

Finally, if you’ll be in or around downtown Columbus on Saturday, October 18, 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 the all-new Start Line. 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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