2024 Columbus Marathon: Training plans, distance, date, location, and more

Find out all you need to know about the Columbus Marathon – including how to choose the best training plan to get race-ready and set a new personal best.

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About the event

The Columbus Marathon, held annually in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and most popular marathons in the Midwest United States. Known for its flat, fast course, the event attracts both elite runners and recreational participants aiming for personal bests or a memorable marathon experience. The race takes runners through various neighborhoods of Columbus, showcasing the city's landmarks and vibrant community spirit. In addition to the marathon, the event includes a half marathon, making it accessible to a broader range of runners and contributing significantly to local charities and health initiatives.

Date: 

Sun
Oct 20
2024

Location: 

Columbus, United States

Distance

42.2km

Elevation profile: 

Flat

Website: 

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Number of participants: 

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How to train for Columbus Marathon: Columbus Marathon training plans for every runner

To train for Columbus Marathon, you’ll need a personalized training plan and to build up your weekly mileage progressively.

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  • Incorporates deloads and strength training
  • Helps you manage your recovery and nutrition

Having a plan will also help with accountability, meaning that you can focus purely on improving your running game.

Check out our personalized Marathon training plans to find the one that best suits your goals.

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Columbus Marathon FAQ: All you need to know about the Columbus Marathon

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