Tip #22: Race Day Road Closings

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.

Tip 22 - Road closings

We want your race day experience to be as stress-free as possible, that’s why today’s tip is know the road closings. As you make your way down to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, make sure to take into account the below streets that won’t be accessible. (Also, check out where to park from Tip #17.):

  • Long St. between High St. to the East and Hocking St. to the West will close at 9:30 a.m. On Friday, Oct. 17
  • Spring St. will be closed from West St. to the east, and Hocking St. to the west at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17
  • Neil Ave. will be closed from Nationwide Blvd. on the north to the combined Start/Finish Line to the south.

On Sunday Oct. 19, 26.2 miles of the marathon course will be subject to rolling street closures, based upon the expected time the first and last athlete passes each mile of the course.  Spring Street, Long Street and Neil Ave. will open back up to traffic at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19.

View maps of the course here and check out when the race will be going through each neighborhood here.


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