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Children's Champions: Benefiting Nationwide Children's Hospital
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Become a Children's Champion Now

We are so excited to enter our third year of the Children's Champions program with the Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon. As a Children's Champion, you have the opportunity to reach beyond personal training goals and support another mission: to cure, to mend, and comfort each child that walks through the doors of Nationwide Children's Hospital. Register now to be a 2014 Children's Champion and get a kick-start on your fundraising. Let's see what we can do together for Kids, Cures & Miracles.


Register Now

The Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon will be held Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Registration is now open for the race at a reduced price. Be sure to sign up by visiting For the most up to date information about the race, Like the Columbus Marathon and Children's Champions Facebook pages.


Start Small

26.2 or 13.1 miles can be a daunting distance when driving, let alone running or walking! But with the proper training program and equipment, anything is possible. There are a wide variety of training programs out there for every skill level. The Columbus Marathon offers RunCoach with an interactive coach and plan – just $20 with race registration. You can also find a variety of free plans at You have plenty of time before Oct. 19, so in the meantime start small. Work on getting back into the groove of running, one step at a time.


Nominate a Patient Champion

For the third year, 24 Patient Champions will be chosen to represent the hospital - one for every mile of the race. There will also be an Angel Mile for those children who have already run their race, and an Encore Mile for all the patients that participated in 2012 and 2013. The Patient Champions inspire runners, walkers, and the Central Ohio community to raise funds and awareness for the hospital. They represent the very diverse patients that are treated at Nationwide Children's – more than 1 million visits last year. If there is a child in your life who has been affected by Nationwide Children's Hospital, please encourage them to share their story and be considered for a Miracle Mile by April 1, 2014 here.


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