BE A
CHILDREN'S CHAMPION

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Taking part in an endurance race - whether it's a marathon or a 5k - can be life changing. When you take part as a Children's Champion though, that influence is shared with the kids at Nationwide Children's Hospital. 

You'll train. You'll fundraise. You'll race. And you'll do it all for an incredible cause.

LEARN MORE ABOUT BECOMING A CHILDREN'S CHAMPION

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When you register for any event held as part of the Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon weekend, you can optionally join the Children's Champions fundraising program.

As a Children’s Champion, you have the opportunity to reach beyond personal goals and support another mission. To cure, to mend, and comfort each child that walks through the doors of Nationwide Children’s. Your fundraising efforts help provide every child with the highest quality of care, regardless of the child’s diagnosis or the family’s ability to pay.   

This is a free program and there are no minimum fundraising requirements, but you can earn some great perks based on the amount that you raise. Score everything from limited edition gear to Start/Finish VIP privileges on race day, including private gear check and restrooms. 

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Fundraising can be tough. We get it. But there are no minimum fundraising requirements when you join Children's Champions - just great perks for when you do reach higher and higher tiers for the kids.

Make those miles even more meaningful this year. Race as a Children's Champion. You're doing your part for this wonderful cause.

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