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Susan G. Komen Columbus Race for the Cure: What you need to know

The annual breast cancer awareness and support race will be in-person Saturday in downtown Columbus after two years of being held virtually.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Participants are getting ready for the 30th anniversary of the Susan G. Komen Columbus Race for the Cure.

The annual breast cancer awareness and support race will be in person on Saturday in downtown Columbus after two years of being held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions. There will also be a virtual option available this year.

The race will take place on an all-new course that will be based in the North Bank Park area.

Details of the Race

Setup will begin in the North Bank Park area downtown starting at 10 a.m. Friday.

People have until noon Friday to register for the event online. Any last-minute registration can be done at North Bank Park between 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The Hope Parade will start at 8:15 a.m. with the race starting 15 minutes later.

After the race, participants can enjoy the Block Party celebration at North Bank Park. 

Parking

Participants can park in parking garages and lots around the Arena District, including the McConnell Garage, Marconi Garage and Front Street Garage.  

You can view the map here

Road closures and detours

The following roads will be closed due to the race:

  • North High Street past East Rich Street
  • West Town Street past South High Street
  • West Broad Street past Marconi Boulevard
  • West Spring Street past North Front Street
  • West Long Street past Marconi Boulevard

You can learn what detours to watch out for below.

In addition, COTA will be changing some of its routes while the race is going on.

Lines 71, 72 and 73 will be rerouted Friday evening as organizers prepare for the event.

Starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, the race will reroute Lines 1-12, Line 102, CMAX and Zoo bus in the downtown area. This rerouting will shut down transit lines on North and South High, Rich, Town, West Broad and Long streets and Nationwide Boulevard.

COTA says the delay should last until noon Saturday.

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