2021 Registration Now Open!


Athletes, this is the moment you’ve (hopefully) been awaiting - registration is officially open for the 2021 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon taking place on Sunday, October 17!

We have worked for months with local and state leaders and health officials on our return to an in-person event this fall, and we are ready for you to sign up and train for 26.2 or 13.1 miles!  

If we are unable to proceed with our race in October due to COVID-19, we will issue all registrants a full refund to the credit card with which they paid.  Please see our FAQ link for more details.

The decision to cancel the event in 2020 was based upon one key factor – safety – and this remains our main priority going forward.

What is the next step for you? Get registered HERE and begin (or ramp up) your training!  Prices for June and July are $115 for the Marathon and $95 for the 1/2 Marathon.

We hope to see you at the start line on October 17!

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 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

$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.