A few airlines have hubs in Cincinnati,
making air travel prices relatively
reasonable. The airport is located south of
the city in Northern Kentucky, but it is only
a 10 minute drive to downtown Cincinnati.
Transportation from the airport is available
Transportation. Reservations are
required. Call 1-800-990-8841 to make
For those staying at the recommended hotels,
a rental car is not necessary as most of the
Marathon Weekend activities are within
walking distance (the Expo/Packet Pick-Up,
start and finish). Also, the River
Rats provide pedi-cab transportation in
Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati riverfront area.
Speaking of transportation...
After the Sunday events, shuttle buses will
be provided for those who are returning to
the downtown area and Northern Kentucky. The
shuttle will pick up near the Finish Line at
the paddlewheel near Broadway and Mehring
Way, and drop off near the start at lot D
before Paul Brown Stadium and hotels in
Cincinnati Hyatt, Millennium, Netherland
Hilton, Cincinnatian Hotel, and the Westin.
Buses will also make trips to Northern
Kentucky and drop off at the Marriott
Rivercentre, Embassy Suites, Holiday Inn,
Extended Stay, Courtyard by Marriott and
Hampton Inn. The buses will run from 8:00
a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Buses will make their first
stop at the start line.
The Greening 'o the Pig
Keep Cincinnati Beautiful is our Very
Important Pig partner in our 'green' effort,
providing recycling bins along the course, at
the Finish Line and at the Victory Party.
Keep Cincinnati Beautiful also helps beautify
the course the week before the Marathon, so
Cincinnati looks its best!