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2017 Columbus Marathon and Half Marathon

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & Half Marathon is on Sunday, October 15, 2017.

Race starts from North Bank Park/Downtown from 7:30am-3:00pm, and follows the below course. Over 19,000 participants from Ohio and around the country will hit the pavement on October 15!

Where to Park & Where to Watch

The race begins at 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Long St. and Neil Ave. along North Bank Park. The finish line is also in this same location. To accommodate the set-up and nearly 20,000 participants, there will be road closures in and around the Arena District.

NOTE: All Arena District parking garages will remain open and accessible.

Select road closures will begin Friday after the morning commute:

  • Long St. between High St. and Hocking St. will close at 9:30 a.m. on Friday and re-open no later than 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Spring St. between West St. and Hocking St. will close at 11:00 p.m. on Friday and re-open no later than 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. Access to Marconi Garage via Spring St. will remain open.
  • Neil Ave. south of Nationwide Blvd. to the combined Start/Finish line on Long St. will close at 11:00 p.m. on Friday, and will re-open at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. Access to the Neil Ave. garage and North Bank condos will remain open all weekend.

Closures on Sunday, October 15:

  • Nationwide Blvd. between High St. and Front St. will close from 5:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Front St./Park St. between Nationwide Blvd. and Buttles Ave. will close from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.