Here are ways to navigate Columbus Marathon traffic

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Are we formulation to attend a Nationwide Children’s Columbus Marathon on Sunday?

Whether you’re driving, biking, holding a train or rideshare, here’s what we can do to devise ahead.

With about 18,000 approaching to make their approach to a start line, Columbus Marathon officials are advising those headed downtown on competition day to arrive early.

“Make skeleton PRIOR to competition day to get downtown and into your parking mark good before a Race starts during 7:30 a.m. How early? The (start line) Corrals open during 6 a.m.,” officials pronounced on a Columbus Marathon website.

Marathon officials offering a following tips:

  • Carpool  —  It will cut down on trade and parking problems and saves money
  • Check out CoGo Bike Sharing — there are several bike stations within walking stretch of a start/finish), taxis or Uber and Lyft for an choice to pushing downtown. Car2GO is another choice to cruise nonetheless allege registration is required.
  • Biking — Bikes offer free, secure bike parking during a Start/Finish, and officials have partnered with COGO Bike Share to rise a self-guided bike debate of a march that incorporates many of COGO’s 46 bike stations. For a route, click here.
  • Be wakeful of highway closures/construction — Check out Paving a Way’s Website for a latest highway construction information, including weekend work.


Drivers and people who devise to float a COTA should design vital delays and reroutes.

Reroutes began on Friday and will continue by a weekend.

On Sunday, during slightest 16 COTA movement lines will be rerouted via a morning and early afternoon.

The reroutes will impact Lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 22, 31, 102 and CMAX.

“To put this into perspective, scarcely all downtown movement stops will be sealed commencement during 4 a.m. Sunday. More than 500 movement stops will be sealed during some indicate on Sunday in downtown Columbus, German Village, Bexley, North Bank, Arena District, Short North, Victorian Village, Ohio State University, Grandview Heights and Upper Arlington,” pronounced COTA orator Jeff Pullen in a press release.


People who devise to expostulate downtown can download a Arena District parking map here for all accessible locations.

For information on parking via a course, click here.


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