Tip #9: Fueling Up Along the Course on Race Day

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. 

Staying properly hydrated is essential for both your safety and performance during the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon.

Today’s tip: Know when and where to fuel up along the course.

Tip 9 - Fluid Stations


We’ll have 17 fluid stations set up along the course this year. Each station will have two sets of tables: The first set of tables will offer Gatorade Lemon Lime Endurance Formula and the second set will offer water. We’ll also have Mocha (caffeinated), Raspberry, Citrus and Vanilla ClifShot energy gels around miles 8.5 and 17.

Each station will also have several porta-potties not too far from the tables, if you need to make a pit stop while you’re hydrating.

Fluid & Gel Station maps for the full and ½ marathons can be viewed here. If you have any questions, please let us know in the comments below!


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