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Each year hundreds of youngsters take part in the Highlights Kids’ Run! Cost is $10 per child, with each participant receiving a medal, a hat and post-race refreshments! 

Events range from the “Diaper Dash” for wee ones, up to .80 mile run for older kids, with a variety of distances for other ages in between. Before the races, there is a Kids’ Run Expo featuring family-friendly organizations, activities, sports teams and demonstrations. 


Parents or guardians, click here to register your youngsters online until Wednesday, October 14. You also can register them in person, as well as pick up registration packets, at either of the following:


Noon to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16: Register and pick up race packets at the Highlights Kids’ Run booth at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Health & Fitness Expo, Battelle Grand Ballroom, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 450 N. High St. Columbus, 43215.


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11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17: Register and pick up packets at the Highlights Kids’ Run tent at McFerson Commons Park (intersection of Spring Street and McConnell Boulevard in the Arena District, Downtown Columbus, 43215). Remember, Kids’ Run races begin at 12:30 p.m.


We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, October 17!

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 $9 million has been raised for the Hospital.  This includes more than $1 million contributed since 2012 by the Columbus Marathon Board of Directors.


Help us on the road beyond $10 million by becoming a Children’s ChampionYou can fundraise for the Hospital and dedicate your race to the kids helped by this incredible institution. Run or walk 13.1 or 26.2 miles knowing YOU are helping each patient, plus get some awesome VIP perks for yourself! Make a donation today for the life-saving work of Nationwide Children's Hospital, click here.​​​​​