Children's Champions Marathon :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Children's Champions

Get Involved!

On Sunday, October 18th, thousands of runners and walkers will take over the street of Columbus as they participate in The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon.

Here is how you can get involved:

Become a Children’s Champion

Create your own personal page, start fundraising for Nationwide Children’s and earn race-day incentives.


Give now and help patients just like those that will line the course on race day.

Sponsor a Participant

Find your friend, family member or coworker among the many Children’s Champions fundraising for Kids, Cures and Miracles.

Meet our 2015 Patient Champions

Read each story about the 24 Patients, Angel Mile and Encore Mile who will cheer on participants at every mile during the 2015 race. To nominate a patient for the 2016 event, please visit

Watch highlights of the 2014 Patient Champions below:

Find Out How Your Gift Can Help:

Nationwide Children's Columbus Marathon

  • Sunday, October 18, 2015
  • 7:30 a.m. 
  • Full and 1/2 Marathon
  • Start and finish at North Bank Park 
  • Race Weekend Guide

Register for the marathon »

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000