2021 Registration Paused


We typically open registration on February 1 for the upcoming year’s Marathon & ½ Marathon, but have paused those plans for 2021.


While vaccinations are on the rise and some bright spots are emerging, we do not yet have a clear indication of when events such as ours can resume, and registration for our October 17 event remains on hold.

What we do know: We will not put on our event unless it can be the high-quality, high-excitement experience you expect from us. It will be safe and it will be full-service. We will get there, and when we return, we believe you will be glad you waited to take part in this wonderful event!

As we all continue to be affected by the changes this virus has forced upon us, please check our website and follow us on social media for updates on when we will move ahead; we will provide you with plenty of time to make your decision to join us!


New 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 future gear, including our participant shirts, will be supplied by ASICS, and Columbus Running Company will be operating our online store along with our Expo 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

$10 Million


Nationwide Children’s Hospital is honored to be the title beneficiary for the Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon. 2021 marks the 10th year

of this partnership; so far more than $10 million has been raised for the Hospital.  This includes more than $1 million contributed since 2012 by the Columbus Marathon Board of Directors.