2022 Registration Opens February 1!

Set your alarms, watches, cell phones or mental clocks - we're opening registration for the 2022 Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon race on February 1!

That's right - after delaying the opening of registration in 2021 due to the pandemic, we're returning to our "normal" opening date for the 42nd edition of our Marathon and the 16th running and walking of our 1/2 Marathon.

Full details, including pricing and COVID-19 protocols for our October 16 event, will be announced prior to February 1 to provide you with the most information you'll need as you consider joining us next year.

Retail & Gear Partners

Welcome CRC & ASICS!

One of the most important parts of our event is the retail experience, and we are excited to have joined forces with a pair of good partners - Columbus Running Company & ASICS!

Our 2021 merchandise and participant shirts will be supplied by ASICS, and Columbus Running Company will be operating our online store along with our race weekend and Finish Line stores! 

This short video introduces key CRC players who will be helping us do great things together!  Enjoy!

Partnership Extended Five Years!

The Columbus Marathon and Nationwide have renewed their partnership for the annual running and walking event through 2024. The two organizations also announced that Nationwide Children’s Hospital will remain the title beneficiary of the event for the next five years.  To read the complete news release, click here or head over to our official blog!


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The Road Beyond

$11 Million


Nationwide Children’s Hospital is honored to be the title beneficiary for the Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon. 2022 marks the 11th year

of this partnership; so far more than $11 million has been raised for the Hospital.  This includes more than $1 million contributed since 2012 by the Columbus Marathon Board of Directors.