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.
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.
- The course maps are at this link.
- Our pace charts will also let you know when the race will go through each neighborhood.
- Here’s our overview of parking, both at the start and throughout the course.