Each year we hold athlete exchanges with some of Columbus’ international sister cities that also have a marathon or half marathon. The longest such exchange has been with Dresden, Germany – this is our sixth-year anniversary!
Are you an athlete who would like to apply to be a Columbus Marathon Ambassador at the Dresden Marathon and Half Marathon? Visit www.dresdensistercity.org to read more about the exchange and apply here. Want to host an athlete from Dresden? Send a note to email@example.com.
A couple years ago we expanded our athlete exchange program to Curitiba, Brazil and Hefei, China, and we will continue these partnerships in 2017.
As with the Dresden exchange, five athletes will get the chance to represent Columbus at the Maratona Cutritba or Hefei International Marathon. As with the Dresden partnership, efforts are underway to have athletes from these cities take part in our race on Oct. 15.
Are you an athlete who would like to apply to be a Columbus Marathon Ambassador at the Hefei or Curitiba marathons? Visit http://www.columbussistercities.com to read more about the exchanges, and apply here, Want to host an athlete from Curitiba or Hefei? Send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Dresden Marathon : Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017
>> Maratona Curitiba : Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017
>> Hefei International Marathon : Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017
Please fill out the form and submit it by May 21, 2017 to apply to be a Columbus Marathon Ambassador to Hefei, China; Curitiba, Brazil; or Dresden, Germany.