They’re running the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon this morning. The course runs down Third Street and the jogs around Schiller Park. As I can back from my morning walk, the leaders, pictured above, came running past at an amazingly fast clip.
Each mile of the marathon seems to be dedicated to a different patient at the hospital. We’re located close to Jessica’s mile, at marker 10. As I write this from my back porch, I can hear loud rock music and the whoops and hollers of supporters as the marathoners stream past.
The Marathon is something of a hassle, because our primary roads are blocked off for much of the day. But it’s a good cause, and it brings out lots of volunteers and community spirit. I guess we can put up with the road closures and war-splitting broadcasts of Jump Around to our quiet neighborhood once a year.