2017 Marathon Exchange Ambassadors

Greater Columbus Sister Cities International Announces 2017 Marathon Exchange Ambassadors

CURITIBA·DRESDEN·HEFEI 2017 Sister Cities Marathon Exchange Ambassadors Selected 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! A couple years ago we expanded our athlete exchange program to Curitiba,[…]

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[…]

The Marathon Exchange and International Friendships

For some, running is simply an exercise, but for GCSCI it’s a way to deepen our relationships abroad. This year we welcomed 6 international athletes from our sister cities of Curitiba, Brazil and Hefei, China to participate in the Nationwide Children’s Columbus Marathon. The week included various activities that focused on engaging the runners and[…]