ELITE RUNNERS

OUR 2020 EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC


The Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon invites elite athletes to apply for inclusion in our events. The marathon does not pay appearance fees or reimburse elite athletes for expenses. Historical qualifying times required for elite status are listed below.

 

QUALIFYING TIMES

   Men                                                         Women

      >> Marathon :2:30                                    >> Marathon : 3:00

      >>1/2 Marathon : 1:10                              >> 1/2 Marathon : 1:25

      >> Marathon Wheelchair: 1:55                 >> Marathon Wheelchair: 2:15

      >> 1/2 Marathon Wheelchair: 0:50           >> 1/2 Marathon Wheelchair: 1:00

 

INTERNATIONAL ATHLETES: Elite athletes from countries whose citizens are required to have a visa to enter the United States are encouraged to apply for a visa for entry to the United States as soon as possible. Depending upon your citizenship, the approval time may be several months. If an invitation letter is required, one will be issued upon request. For an invitation letter to be issued, the athlete must provide complete name, address, nationality and passport number. The invitation letter will state that the marathon is not paying an appearance fee and is not providing travel assistance.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • To conform to national and international rules, sanctioned events may only award prize money to those athletes with valid USATF membership. A current USATF registration number must be presented at packet pickup.

  • Packet pickup for elites will be at the marathon expo on Saturday, October 17th, 2020 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Packets will not be available race day.

  • To avoid a 30% tax on your prize money, US citizens and resident foreign athletes must possess a Social Security number and provide a completed W9. Non-resident athletes are subject to a 30% federal Income tax withholding. For more information contact the national USATF office at 317-261-0500.

  • USATF Rule 245.1 "The order in which the athletes cross the finish line will be the official finish position." Elite Men's and Women's awards in the marathon and the 1/2 marathon will be based on gun time (the order in which the athletes cross the finish line).

  • OTQ: The course is USATF/IAAF/AIMS certified with an active course certification and has an elevation loss no greater than 3.25 meters/km.

PRIZE MONEY (MEN/WOMEN):

 

MARATHON

   >> First: $4,000

   >> Second: $2,500

   >> Third: $1,500

 

1/2 MARATHON

   >> First: $2,500

   >> Second: $1,000

   >> Third: $500

 

OHIOIAN (FULL MARATHON)

   >> First: $1,000

   >> Second: $750

   >> Third: $500

 

MASTERS (40 AND OLDER, FULL MARATHON)

   >> First: $750

   >> Second: $400

   >> Third: $250

 

WHEELCHAIR (FULL MARATHON)

   >> First: $500

   >> Second: $350

   >> Third: $200

  

WHEELCHAIR (1/2 MARATHON - OPEN)

   >> First: $400

   >> Second: $250

   >> Third: $100

 

WHEELCHAIR (1/2 MARATHON - T51/T52/T33)

   >> First: $400

   >> Second: $250

   >> Third: $100

Note: Prize money winners are awarded the highest prize value, and are not eligible for more than one prize (i.e., the top Ohio male runner, who also happened to be the first place master’s runner, would receive the top Ohio prize, since it is of greater value than top master’s prize).

EVENT RECORDS:

    >> Male Marathon: Tommy Persson of Sweden in 2:11:02, 1980

    >> Female Marathon: Lyudmyla Pushkina of the Ukraine, 2:28:15, 2003

    >> Male 1/2 Marathon: James Ngandu of Kenya, 1:02:14, 2019

    >> Female 1/2 Marathon: Vicoty Chepngeno of Kenya, 1:10:27, 2019

    >> Male Wheelchair: Ernst Van Dyk of South Africa in 1:26:47, 2003

    >> Female Wheelchair: Jean Driscoll of Illinois in 1:51:08, 1993

The Road Beyond

$10 Million

CHAMPIONS CORNER

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is honored to be the title beneficiary for the Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon. 2020 marks the ninth 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.

 

While this year looks a lot different, you can still help us on the road beyond $10 million by participating in the Meaningful Miles Challenge.  Fundraise for the hospital while committing to 13 or 26 Meaningful Miles challenges to make a difference in your community.  Feel great knowing YOU are helping each patient, plus get some awesome incentives for yourself!  Click HERE to register! 

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