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. 

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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.