Media Advisory: The Nationwide Insurance Columbus Marathon To Make Announcement on Wednesday, Jan. 18

January 17, 2012

Announcement for the 33rd annual event which is slated for Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012
10 a.m.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Outpatient Care Center (OCC) entrance
555 S. 18th Street
Columbus, OH 43205
*Please note that a member of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital media relations team will meet media at this entrance for escort to the event location

The Nationwide Insurance Columbus Marathon is one of the 20 largest marathon and ½ marathon events in the United States and the largest marathon in Ohio. Additionally, it adds a powerful punch to central Ohio’s economy. A recent study conducted by the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University found that the 2011 event’s economic impact totaled more than $13 million. Additionally, the economic impact of the event since its inception in 1980 was more than $154 million.

The 33rd annual event will take place on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. Registration officially opens on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. For more information, visit or call 614.421.7866.

For more information, contact:
Sarah Irvin Clark, 614.296.4057 (cell)
Mary Ellen Peacock, 614.937.7316 (cell)

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at