Race Day Schedule
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon
Oct. 18, 2020
North Bank Park (Intersection of Neil Ave. and Long Streets)
>> 6:00am Corrals open
>> 7:25am Wheelchair Division start
>> 7:30am Marathon & 1/2 Marathon start
Get Downtown Early on Race Day. Make plans PRIOR to race day to get downtown and into your parking spot well before the Race starts at 7:30 a.m. How early? The Corrals open at 6:00 a.m., so plan accordingly!
Here are some tips:
>> Think how long it takes to get into downtown Columbus from your home or where you are staying. Got that number? Now double it! With 18,000 people making their way to the Start Line at the same time, you’ll need extra time to get where you want to be.
>> We recommend carpooling. It cuts down on traffic and parking problems for all and will save you money!
>> Check out CoGo Bike Sharing (there are several bike stations within walking distance of the start/finish) or Uber or Lyft for an alternative to driving downtown.
>> Tell your family and friends to ride their bikes to meet you at the Race! Yay Bikes will offer free, secure bike parking at the Start/Finish, and we have also partnered with COGO Bike Share to develop a self-guided bike tour of the course that incorporates many of COGO’s 46 bike stations.
>> Make sure you know about any road closings/construction that may get in your way of being in your corral by 7 a.m. Check out Paving the Way's Website for the latest road construction information, including weekend work.
If you review the above items thoroughly and make your plan a few days ahead of time, you should enjoy an easy, unhurried, unstressed start to your big day. Again, the start line corrals open at 6 am.
NOTE STREET CLOSURES AT THE START/FINISH WHEN PLANNING HOW TO ACCESS PARKING:
>> Long St. will be closed between High St. to the East and Hocking St. to the West.
>> Spring St. will be closed from West St. to the East, and Hocking St. to the West.
>> Neil Ave. will be closed from Nationwide Blvd. on the North to the combined Start/Finish Line to the South.