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OTR 5k Parking & Race Route


Parking is available in the following garages and lots:

  • Washington Park Garage – 1230 Elm Street –
  • Mercer Commons Garage (one block from Washington Park on Vine Street, between Thirteenth and Fourteenth)
  • Twelfth and Vine Parking Lot
  • Town Center Garage - 1251 Central Parkway (cash only; 617 spaces; located behind Music Hall

Race Route (same route as 2015!)

To make way for the streetcar in 2016, a new race course was implemented for 2015. The course will remain the same in 2016. Here is the course map:

OTR 5k Route 

Course Details:
Start on 13th, just east of Race. Left on Vine. Right on McMicken. Left on Liberty. Right on Reading. Reading to merge on Central Pkwy. Right on Sycamore. Left on 12th. Right on Main. Right on 13th. Left on Sycamore. Left on Liberty. Left on Walnut. Right on 13th. Right on Vine. Left on 15th. Left on Republic. Finish on Republic, south of 13th.

Cheering Stations:
Thanks to the following organizations and volunteers 2015, we had cheering stations all along the route at all the critical turns! Representatives from The Yoga Bar, Cornerstone, Chatfield College, St. Francis Seraph Ministries, First Lutheran, Nast Trinity, Mercy High School, lululemon, and YMCA

Plus, DJ Apparatus was spinning tunes at the crest of Liberty!

In addition, making all attempts to keep everyone on course, we have The Garage OTR - Segway of Cincinnati leading and trailing the pack, Red Bikes helping to pace runners and walkers, and Metro's mini hybrid bus "Hydi"!