In collaboration with The Columbus Marathon and Dresden Sister City, Inc., Greater Columbus Sister Cities International, Inc. holds athlete exchanges with three of Columbus’ international sister cities: Curitiba, Brazil; Dresden, Germany; and Hefei, China. This year 14 runners have been selected to represent the Columbus region abroad. By choosing Greater Columbus Sister Cities International as your beneficiary you will be directly supporting the development of international people to people interaction. Our Athlete Ambassadors not only run a marathon or half marathon on foreign soil, but truly immerse themselves into the culture of our sister cities—meeting with city officials, making business connections and exploring food, art and music. This exchange, while centered around an athletic event, is so much more! Each athlete is also a cultural ambassador, representing the many amazing aspects of Columbus and its diverse population. There is power in people to people interaction. These connections lead not only to life-long friends, but to international understanding, exchange, and a greater appreciation of the importance of global interconnectedness.
Come run with us and support your 2017 Athlete Ambassadors: