Nearly 20,000 people are scheduled to race in the Nationwide Children's Hospital Marathon and Half-Marathon on Sunday.
City officials said that you should expect a number of road closures and rolling road closures on Saturday and Sunday.
Many streets will be closed or restricted for this large event that takes place in Downtown Columbus, German Village, Bexley, Olde Town East, OSU Campus, Upper Arlington, Grandview Heights and Victorian Village.
Motorists should plan for delays and watch carefully for heavy pedestrian traffic in all of these areas.
Saturday, October 20 at 8:00 a.m.:
- Broad Street will be closed between High and Third Streets (Use Long and Spring streets as alternates)
- Nationwide Boulevard will be closed to through traffic between McConnell Street and Marconi Boulevard
Sunday, October 21 at 5 a.m.
- Broad Street will be closed between Fourth and Front streets
- High Street will be closed between Gay and Town streets
- Third Street will be closed to through traffic between Long and State streets
Expect long-term rolling closures along the route. When possible, law enforcement officers will direct traffic across the route. A lane of S. Third Street will remain available for travel between E. State Street and E. Livingston Avenue. All roads are expected to be open by 5 p.m. Sunday, October 21.
Motorists exiting from I-71 to E. Broad Street should drive with caution and expect lane restrictions. Participants and spectators are encouraged to carpool to reduce traffic and parking problems.
The marathon starts at 7:30 a.m. and is expected to be complete by about 4 p.m.
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