Marathon Exchange Applications Now Open!

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[…]

Carly Damman: Marathon Ambassador to Curitiba

This fall GCSCI sent 12 ambassadors to our sister cities in Germany, Brazil, and China. These individuals were not your typical “official” representatives of Columbus in suits and ties; all of them were marathon runners taking part in GCSCI’s Marathon Exchange Program. In order to learn more about their individual experiences in these vastly different[…]

Columbus Sister Cities Marathon Exchange Happy Hour at Land Grant Brewing

Stop by Land Grant Brewing and join Greater Columbus Sister Cities International to celebrate our 2016 Marathon Exchange Ambassadors. 20 percent of all sales will go to the Marathon Exchange and will help cover costs for the runners.  Land Grant Brewery is home to a beautiful tap room just west of downtown Columbus.


A successful outcome stemming from the GCSCI Mission to Brazil led by Commissioner Brown was a partnering of GCSCI with Greater Columbus Arts Council to sponsor Columbus artist Alison Crocetta‘s  participation in the performance art program of the Bienal Internacional de Curitiba from August 15-23. This year’s Bienal, focusing on the art of light, will be held from August to December 2015 and will[…]


Greater Columbus Sister Cities International holds athlete exchanges each year with our sister cities that also host a marathon or half marathon. This year, we are excited to continue our exchange program with Hefei, China, Curitiba, Brazil and for the fifth year, Dresden, Germany! Three local athletes stand a chance of representing Columbus at the[…]