Marathon Children's Champions

Since 2012, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Columbus Marathon have partnered together help make miracles happen. The Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon has raised more than $7 million to support life-saving research and care with help of our dedicated sponsors and peer-to-peer fundraisers known as our Marathon Children’s Champions.

Get Involved

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Become a virtual fundraiser

You don't have to run to be a Marathon Children's Champion - become a virtual fundraiser today!

Children's Champion

Get Involved

Learn more about Children's Champions for the Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon. 

Marathon Patient Champion

Get Inspired

Read inspiring stories about the kids treated at Nationwide Children's.

Marathon Friends Crossing Finish Line

Donate to a Children's Champion or Patient Champion

Donate to a Children's Champion, Team or Patient Champion

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Race Information

Information for race day and how you can support the athletes. 

Emma crosses finish line

Donate to the cause

Make a donation to the most meaningful marathon in the country.

Join the Hospital's Involvement in the Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

Angel Mile

Angel Mile

One special mile of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon is dedicated to the Angels who are no longer here with us. Each year, our brave families come together to support one another, share memories, and celebrate the days they shared with their children.

Encore Mile

Encore Mile

The Encore Mile, sponsored by Big Lots, is for all the patients who represented Nationwide Children’s Hospital on each mile of a previous Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon.

Children's Corner Columbus Marathon

Children's Corner

Join us at Children's Corner, the official Nationwide Children's watch party for the Nationwide Children's Columbus Marathon and ½ Marathon!

Questions about the Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon?

Email us at marathon@nationwidechildrens.org.

Call us at (614) 355-5400.

Join our Children's Champions Facebook group

Nationwide Children's Hospital is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. (EIN: 31-1036370).