Tip 23: Road Closings and Construction Updates

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.


Running or walking 13.1 or 26.2 miles is tough. That’s why the Nationwide Children’s -Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon team wants to help you overcome barriers, both on and off the course.

Tip 23 - road closures
Today’s tip involves road closings and construction updates. Columbus is a growing city, and with that growth comes some orange barrels. We also want to ensure the safety of our athletes, spectators and volunteers. Here are street closures near the Start/Finish line area for this year’s race.

  • Long St. will be closed between High St. to the East and Hocking St. to the West at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16.
  • Spring St. will be closed from West St. to the East, and Hocking St. to the West at 7:00 pm. Friday, Oct. 16.
  • Neil Ave. will be closed Race Weekend from Nationwide Blvd. on the North to the combined Start/Finish Line to the South.

On Sunday Oct. 18, 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 and a 2 p.m. course limit.  Spring Street, Long Street and Neil Ave. will open back up to traffic at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18.

To help you get around, here are three links to study.

If you have any questions, please use the comments section below. You’re also welcome to connect with the marathon team on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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