Tip 22: Experience The Expo

As we put the final preparations in place for this year’s race, we’re 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.


One of the final steps to prepare for race day is your visit to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Expo. Today’s tip has all you need to know make the most of your expo experience.

Tip 22 - expo

The 2015 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon Health & Fitness Expo will take place on Friday, Oct. 16 from noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Battelle Grand Ballroom at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43215.

The Expo will feature more than 100 health- and fitness-related booths, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon merchandise and race packet pickup.

NOTE: There will be NO Race Day packet pickup; all race packets must be picked up during Expo hours. If you cannot pick up your race packet, you can have someone pick it up for you — but that person must have a copy of your ID, as well as their own picture ID.

EXPO PARKING:

This link has the most up to date map of convention center parking.  Expo parking will be available for a $5 flat rate at the garages listed below:

  • East Surface Lot (#1) – located west of 4th St. on Nationwide Blvd.
  • South Garage (#2) – located on Nationwide Blvd. east of the Hyatt Regency
  • West Garage (#3) – located at the corner of Front St. and Vine St.

Due to construction, the North Garage (#4) will not be available.

DIRECTIONS TO THE EXPO

From I-70 from the East (Wheeling)

Take I-70 West to the Mound St. Exit

Travel to Fourth St., and then turn Right onto Fourth Street to Nationwide Boulevard

Turn Left onto Nationwide Boulevard

 

From I-71 from the North (Cleveland)

Take I-71 South

Travel West on I-670 “109-A”

Take Exit “4-B” to the Greater Columbus Convention Center

Or

Take I-71 South to the Spring Street Exit

Travel West on Spring Street to Fourth Street

Head North on Fourth Street to Nationwide Boulevard

Turn Left onto Nationwide Boulevard

 

From I-71 from the South (Cincinnati)

Take I-71 North to I-70 East

Travel on I-70 East to the Fourth Street Exit

Head North on Fourth Street to Nationwide Boulevard

Turn Left onto Nationwide Boulevard

 

From I-70 from the West (Indianapolis)

Take I-70 East to the Fourth Street Exit

Head North on Fourth Street to Nationwide Boulevard

Turn Left onto Nationwide Boulevard

 

If you have any last minute questions, please leave a comment below. You’re also welcome to connect with the race team on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Tip 22: Experience The Expo

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s