Press Release10/13/2022

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon to Impact Multiple COTA Transit Lines & Stops This Sunday

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) expects major delays and reroutes this Sunday as thousands of runners participate in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon and Half-Marathon.

On Sunday, Oct. 16, at least 17 COTA transit lines will be rerouted throughout the morning and early afternoon. Lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 22, 31,102, CMAX and Zoo Bus will be impacted.

To put this into perspective, nearly all downtown transit stops will be closed beginning at 5:00 a.m. Sunday. More than 500 transit stops will be closed at some point Sunday in Downtown Columbus, German Village, Bexley, North Bank, Arena District, Short North, Victorian Village, Ohio State University, Grandview Heights and Upper Arlington.

 Downtown transit transfer points will be located at Spring and Long Streets near the intersection of Fourth Street. Additional Transportation Street Supervisors will be on duty during the marathon to assist customers.

All reroutes will end in the mid-afternoon Sunday, following the conclusion of the marathon.

 Information about reroutes is now posted on the homepage at and will also be shared on social media throughout the weekend. COTA Customer Service will be available Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to assist customers. The number is (614) 228-1776.

Reroutes are subject to change without notice due to traffic conditions and decisions made by event and transportation officials. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate everyone’s patience.