26 Tips in 26 Days.Tip #15: The Columbus Marathon Online Race Experience

Tip15OnlineExperience.pngAs we put the final preparations in place for this year’s race, we’re sharing “26 Tips in 26 Days” 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.

The 2016 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon is less than two weeks away. As athletes, volunteers, and spectators put final plans in place, we want to make sure you have all the tools you need to stay informed on the go.  Our race team has several different online ways to stay informed, get live race day updates, see photos, and ask questions.

  • TWITTER: The race team will monitor and live-tweet from @CbusMarathon – posting race updates, answering questions, and chatting with athletes and spectators. You can also use and follow the #CbusMarathon hashtag to share your race-day experiences and join in the excitement.
  • FACEBOOK: We’ll be on our Facebook page throughout the race posting behind-the-scenes photos and important updates. Be sure to “like” us to get the scoop!
  • INSTAGRAM: Follow @CbusMarathon on race day for live photos and videos of scenes from around the course, from both the Columbus Marathon social team and the athletes themselves. Want to share your race day photos with us? Just include the #cbusmarathon hashtag to your pics.
  • COLUMBUS MARATHON BLOG: We will update the blog from the Start and Finish Lines with videos, photos, announcements and more.
  • REAL TIME RACE TRACKING: Registration for Real-Time Race Tracking will be available for free starting Wednesday, Oct. 5 for participants, family and friends. You can get progress reports texted to your mobile phone, or you can have it posted directly to your Facebook or Twitter feeds. Participants in the race can have reports on their progress automatically tweeted, posted to Facebook and/or texted from five checkpoints (start, four miles, 13.1 miles, 20 miles and finish).
  • SNAPCHAT: Runners and spectators, get ready to Snap! The Columbus Marathon will have two Snapchat Filters in place on race day — one at the starting line and a second at the finish line and Celebration Village. Join in on the fun by using our filters and uploading to your story or sharing with friends.

Thousands of volunteers, medical personnel and safety officials will be along the course. If you have a question, simply walk up and connect with them in-person. If they don’t know the answer, they can find another race team member who can help.

This is one of the best days of the year for our race team, and we can’t wait to share updates and talk with you during the race.

Have any pre-race questions we can answer now? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below!


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