Expo Dates/Hours are:

    >> Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 from noon to 7 p.m.

    >> Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 from 9 am to 6 p.m.


   >> Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High Street, Columbus, OH.

Packet Pick-Up

All race numbers, participant shirts and gear check bags need to picked up at the pre-race Expo.  The Expo takes place on Friday, October 16 from NOON - 7 pm and on Saturday, October 17 from 9 am - 6 pm.  Location?  The Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High Street, Columbus, OH.

Additional Info:

  • RACE NUMBERS WILL NOT BE MAILED:  We do not have access to our race numbers and event shirts until our Expo opens on Friday.  All participants must visit the Expo to obtain these items.

  • THERE IS NO RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP:  All race numbers and shirts must be picked up at the Expo.  Race numbers will not be available on race morning.

  • NO ID, NO NUMBER:  Your race number will not be released to you without appropriate picture ID.  Your picture ID is all you need to pick up your number.  ID is not required for participants aged 18 and younger

Picking up for Someone Else? 

We are happy to provide this service to our participants in the event of emergency and in recognition of the fact that certain personal and professional conflicts can make attending the Expo on either day a challenge.  However, due to data security issues and increased abuse of this program, lines may be longer than in previous years.  Please note the new procedure and information requirements:

  • ​To pick up a race number for someone else, a person must have a COPY of the participant's ID, as well as their own picture ID.  A clear photo on a phone or smart device is acceptable.​

  • The attached form will need to be completed in advance of arriving at the Expo.  The following information will be required:

    • Participant's name;

    • Proxy's name;

    • Participant's event (full or 1/2 Marathon); and

    • Participant's bib number (available approximately one week prior to the event)

  • Upon arriving at the Expo, please visit the booth by registration "Picking Up for Others?  Start Here." 

  • Once both IDs are approved, the form will receive a stamp.  You will then proceed to packet pickup with the approved form.  You will not need to present your ID again.  

Please note:

  • If any of the information is missing on the form, it will not be approved; and

  • No person may pick up more than two (2) race numbers in addition to their own.

And a reminder:  While we allow "proxy" pickup as a service for our runners, only the registered runner may run the race with the bib.

WARNING REGARDING UNOFFICIAL TRANSFERS:  The unofficial sale or transfer of race numbers (i.e., a transfer not conducted through our registration system or explicitly approved by our Registration Coordinator) is not permitted.  Anyone wearing a race number is bound by the rules and any and all language of the registration waiver, regardless of whether the waiver was accepted by the person wearing the number.

The Road Beyond

$10 Million


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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