OCTOBER 19, 2014.
DETAILS COMING SOON
The Columbus Marathon partners with the following training groups that will make your training fun and memorable, instead of a solitary struggle:
MARATHONER IN TRAINING
Fleet Feet Sports offers this program to train first-time and veteran marathoners to run/walk the Columbus Marathon through the Marathoner-in-Training Program! This unique program is designed to help participants become better long-distance runners and walkers and to provide a support system that offers the conditioning and training needed to effectively and safely run a marathon. For more information, visit the MiT website.
LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA SOCIETY'S TEAM IN TRAINING
TThe Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training program is the largest endurance sports endurance training program in the world. With the help over a half a million runners, walkers, triathletes, cyclists and hikers – TNT has raised over $1.3 billion for life saving cancer research therapies that are saving lives today. For more information, visit the TNT website: teamintraining.org/coh.
RUN TO REMEMBER
Run to Remember provides an opportunity for you to support hospice care and at the same time honor the memory of a loved one. Through the process of training for the Columbus Marathon, Run to Remember will help you to train appropriately, create a legacy in honor of your loved one, and provide step by step assistance in raising funds for The National Hospice Foundation. Visit runtoremember.org for more information.
COLUMBUS EASTSIDE RUNNING CLUB
Columbus Eastside Running Club offers half and full marathon training to new and experienced runners. CERC meets in Bexley and Gahanna for group runs. Supported by Second Sole Gahanna participants get hands on training in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. A portion of the proceeds are designated to local charities. Come join us for 2013 Columbus Marathon Training! For more information check out their website or send an e-mail.
FRONTRUNNER TRAINING GROUP
FrontRunner is proud to announce that the 2013 summer/fall session of the FrontRunner Training Group. The FrontRunner Training Group supports runners of all shapes, sizes and abilities, even those training for other fall classics. Membership privileges include experienced training coach, planned routes from a variety of locations, and discounts on FrontRunner merchandise. Only a limited number of new memberships are available, so act fast. To register, or to learn more about the FrontRunner Training Group, please visit http://www.frontrunnercolumbus.com/fr-training-group or contact Mike Taylor at 614/486-0301.
KOMEN COLUMBUS MARATHON FOR THE CURE
Join us at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon! If you are a walker or runner going for the 13.1 or 26.2 mile challenge, there is a spot on our team for you. We run to raise funds for valuable research and community outreach programs that help bring us closer to achieving our ultimate goal: A World without Breast Cancer. For more information, visit the Komen Columbus Marathon for the Cure site.
Team Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio will run and walk to show
RMHC of Central Ohio families that there is strength in numbers — strength in a team of runners and walkers passionately raising funds, awareness and advocacy for the Charity. As we train for and run or walk 13.1 or 26.2 miles, we offer hope, inspiration and compassion for Ronald McDonald House families. Join our team and run or walk for the House! Each team member is asked to fundraise for
RMHC and, in return, can receive some amazing prizes for reaching certain levels! To register for The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon or 1/2 Marathon, please visit columbusmarathon.com. Once registered, please contact Rachel Warren or call (614)227-6033 to join Team RMHC and for all fundraising tools and supplies.
Athletes participating in the Nationwide Insurance Columbus Marathon or 1/2 Marathon can now raise awareness and much-needed dollars to fight cancer through their participation in DetermiNation, the American Cancer Society's new endurance event training program. While raising money to support the American Cancer Society's efforts to fight the disease and save lives, Columbus-area DetermiNation team members receive numerous benefits to help them achieve their personal victories. Learn more about DetermiNation here.
COLUMBUS RUNNING COMPANY
By following the Columbus Running Company's fall marathon plan, you will become one of the many to reach your personal goals this coming autumn as you finish the 26.2 mile distance of the marathon. Though similar, everyone will follow a personal, slightly different plan. This is because there are universal concepts to training, but we all have very different aerobic backgrounds - your plan is put together to prepare you to cover 26.2 miles or 13.1. You'll get the benefits of running with a group on long runs and even track work for those interested. At the kick-off party, you'll do a personal evaluation that will be used in the creation of your training schedule. And then it all starts... http://www.columbusrunning.com/
COLUMBUS RUNNING CLUB
The Columbus Running Club's Mission is to provide a progressive and beneficial venue for individuals to meet other runners in the Central Ohio Area. The Club and its members strive to foster an environment of fellowship and good will and exemplify key attributes of being friendly, professional, and morally supportive of other runners' goals and achievements. Visit columbusrunningclub.com for more information.
BLACK GIRLS RUN!
Black Girls RUN! is a national organization with more than 65 chapters. The Columbus group has been going strong for more than a year. We welcome walkers and runners of all abilities. We exist to encourage black women to become and remain active, and we welcome EVERYONE who supports that mission! For many of our members, the Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon will be their first full marathon. Many more of us will be there cheering them on and running the 1/2 Marathon. Won't you join us? For more information, please visit our group page at www.blackgirlsrun.com
NEW ALBANY WALKING CLUB
The New Albany Walking Club was founded in 2003 for the purpose of promoting health through walking. The physical, mental, and social benefits derived from group workouts serve to motivate the many women and men who join the regularly scheduled group walks. New Albany Walking Club members meet every Sunday morning at 7:30 AM. to walk along the beautiful roads and walking and bike trails throughout the New Albany community. Members walk from distances of three miles to as many as twenty-three miles depending on whether or not they are training for competition. Membership to the New Albany Walking Club is open to individuals who wish to walk with us regardless of where they reside. We welcome walkers of all abilities. For information contact Phil Heit at Philhiet@gmail.com or visit newalbanywalkingclub.com.
WALK WITH A DOC
Walk with a Doc wants you to join us in staying active. We will provide breakfast food, coffee, water, RN blood pressure checks, motivational medical advice and tips, and the opportunity to ask our physicians any burning questions you may have -- all free. Please see walkwithadoc.org for up-to-the-minute details on this unique program.
Run MS is the National MS Society’s running program in conjunction with the Nationwide Insurance Columbus Marathon and 1/2 Marathon. Funds raised from Run MS will be used to support the National MS Society's Ohio Buckeye Chapter which serves and supports more than 20,000 Ohioans living with MS. Run MS participants will receive a technical race t-shirt, interactive online training program, personal fundraising page, fundraising incentive and most importantly, the opportunity to run in honor of those living with MS. If you would like more information about Run MS – please visit www.RunMSOhio.org or call 800-344-4867
STEP AND STRIDE
This unique all-walking company provides walking events, a weekly spring and fall walking club, training programs, speakers, valuable partnerships and support to walkers. Step and Stride is focused on all levels of walkers from the beginner to the competitor, and will help you recognize the benefits of walking for fitness, health, socialization and fun. Our shared goal is to create an atmosphere of a healthy lifestyle that is passionate and fun for all. Visit our website at www.stepandstride.com for more details, and come out and join us. Many of our walks are based in Dublin, and we have added a Westerville location for the fall. Whether your goal is weight loss, training for a new distance, or meeting people to walk with, we will help you get there
BUCKEYE STRIDERS WALKING AND RACE WALKING CLUB
The Buckeye Striders Walking and Race Walking Club trains for the Columbus Marathon and Half Marathon each year. For more information about their group, go to their website or contact Cindi Leeman, President of the Buckeye Striders.
The Columbus Roadrunners Club (CRRC) is a non-profit organization with the purpose of promoting and encouraging running at all levels. Founded in 1975, the Club is the oldest club in central Ohio. It is a member of the Roadrunners Club of America (RRCA). CRRC members participate as runners, volunteers, and planners in a variety of events throughout the year. Benefits of membership include club-sponsored events, a regularly published newsletter, and club discounts at area running stores. Click here for details!
THE PARTNERSHIP CONTINUES
Nationwide Children’s Hospital is honored to be the title beneficiary for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon for the second year.
The 2013 event raised $1.25 million and counting for Nationwide Children's Hospital in the second year of the partnership. This includes a $200,000 contribution from the Columbus Marathon board of trustees; $100,000 of that contribution will be directed to the Pulmonary Department at Nationwide Children's in honor of long-time Columbus Marathon volunteers Brent and Catherine LaCount and their daughter, Berkley.
You can still make a donation today for the life-saving work of Nationwide Children's Hospital by clicking here.
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