Sister City Marathon Exchange

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City Program Date
Columbus Annual

Partnering with Nationwide Children’s Hospital Marathon and Dresden Sister City, the Sister City Marathon Exchange has been taking place since 2012. This program is intended to promote international exchange by sending local runners to represent Columbus as Cultural Ambassadors to run a half or full marathon in either the Dresden, Germany; Hefei, China; or Curitiba, Brazil.

This program offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience to Greater Columbus residents to represent our city as a cultural ambassador in a foreign country and create meaningful, lasting connections. If selected for this opportunity, free race entry, homestay with a local host family, transportation on marathon weekend will be provided.

Five runners are also invited from Dresden, Hefei and Curitiba to participate in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Marathon each year.

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