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Staying hydrated might be the most important thing an athlete can do during a marathon and ½ marathon.
The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon wants to make sure all athletes know where and when they can fuel up during the race.
There are 18 Fluid Stations along the course, supplying Gatorade Lemon Lime Endurance Formula® at the first set of tables and non-carbonated water at the second set of tables. We will also feature CLIF SHOTS (Mocha, Raspberry, Citrus and Vanilla) flavors at approximately miles 8 and 17. Please note the Mocha and Citrus CLIF SHOTS contain caffeine.
Everything needed for a successful race is available from official fluid or medical stations. If you need something specific, you should carry it with you.
Each station will also have several porta-potties not too far from the tables if you need to make a pit stop. Here is the full map and ½ map with the Fluid & Gel Stations listed. If you have any questions, please let us know in the comments below!