Join us for the Meaningful Miles Challenge!

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 almost $10 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.

Introducing the Meaningful Miles Challenge!

Celebrate your love for running, walking, the Marathon and 1/2 Marathon and Nationwide Children’s Hospital with the Meaningful Miles Challenge!

No a runner or a walker? You can still join in!

It's easy:

  • Commit to 13 or 26 fundraising challenges and activities before October 20th that will help make a difference in your community. Incorporate walking or running if can!
  • Register your commitment at the Meaningful Miles Challenge.
  • Tell your friends and family about your activities!

Need some activity ideas? We've got lots of them for you. And we've even put together a fundraising guide full of tips and social media graphics to help you with your challenge. 


Get Involved

Emma crosses finish line

Donate to the cause

Donate to the Meaningful Miles Challenge.

Meaningful Miles Challenge


Register and Learn More about the Meaningful Miles Challenge.

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 participating in the Meaningful Miles Challenge.

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

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Call us at (614) 355-5400.

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