City of Upper Arlington, Ohio

City Manager's Blog

Oct 11th, 2017
12:35 PM
about 5 months ago

Another spectacular showing is expected as fans, volunteers and donors turn out to watch an impressive 18,000 full and half marathon runners breeze through Central Ohio on the morning of Sunday, October 15 for the annual Columbus Marathon.

The event has a history of selling out, but procrastinators are in luck as there are still some spots open for the full and half marathons. If you’re not the athletic type but are still looking to help give back to the cause, there are multiple volunteer opportunities that you can register for here.

For those looking to cheer on participants, the marathon traces a route through Upper Arlington, with runners entering the community at North Star and Guilford, heading west on Guilford, then turning south on Coventry Road to King Avenue before heading east and back into Columbus. This segment makes up miles 18.5 through 20, with the quickest of runners estimated to come through at approximately 9 a.m. Join over 100,000 fans around Columbus by watching the runners and cheering for your friends and neighbors!

Best of luck to all who are participating in what is sure to be another fantastic event.