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MEDIA

 

The 40th anniversary Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. More than $8 million has been raised for Nationwide Children’s Hospital since it became the title beneficiary of the event in 2012.

Following are news releases, logos and photos for the Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon and 1/2 Marathon. All media inquiries should be directed to Sarah Irvin Clark, media director, at 614-225-9100 or email her at sarah@irvinpr.com.​​

Photography + Official Logo

Media are welcome to download and use the files here. Please give photo credit to Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon.

Press Releases

2019 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon named Official qualifying race for Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Rankings, 10/21/18

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Raises More than $8 Million for Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Seven Years, 10/21/18

Traffic Impact For 39th Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon on 10/21, 10/17/18

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon To Feature Recipients Of Lashutka Spirit Award, 10/4/18

 

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Announce 2018 Patient Champions, 6/15/18

2018 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon Announces Course Changes, 3/1/18

2018 Race Registration Opens February 1, Early-Bird Prices In Effect Until Feb.14, 1/22/18

2017 Race Registration Opens February 1, Early-Bird Prices In Effect All Month, 1/30/17

 

2016 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1⁄2 Marathon Raises Nearly $6 Million for Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Five Years, 10/16/16

 

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1⁄2 Marathon Announce 2016 Patient Champions Mile Themes, 10/12/16

 

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1⁄2 Marathon Announces 17th Annual Lashutka Award Winners, 10/5/16

 

Blackford Signs New Multi-Year Contract To Continue Leadership of Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1⁄2 Marathon, 1/27/16

 

National Black Marathoners’ Association Selects 2016 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1⁄2 Marathon to Host 12th Annual Summit, 1/6/16

 

National Black Marathoners' Select 2016 Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon to Host 12th Annual Summit, 1/4/15

 

2015 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Raises More Than $1 Million Dollars For Nationwide Children's Hospital, 10/18/15

 

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Announce 2015 Patient Champions Mile Themes, 10/12/15

 

Jesse Owens Jog on Saturday, and The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon and Half-Marathon on Sunday, 10/14/15

 

Goodwill Columbus ‘Cleans Up’ at Marathon, 10/14/15

 

Marathon Events and Media Opportunities for Race Week: Race Day set up already taking place at Start/Finish area, 10/14/15

 

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon Proudly Announces 16th Annual Lashutka Award Winners, 10/7/15

 

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon To Feature Recipients Of Spirit Award, 9/30/15

 

Inaugural Jesse Owens Jog To Promote Long-Distance Running In The African-American Community. 10/5/15

 

Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus 1/2 Marathon Sells Out For 9th Straight Year, 8/31/15

 

Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, Nationwide Children's Hospital Extend Beneficiary Partnership To 2019, 3/10/15

 

2015 Registration Opens February 1. 1000 additional spaces added in 1/2, 1/22/15

 

 


Tell Us Your Story

Do you have a story to tell about your Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon experience? We would love to hear it! Please send your story to sarah@irvinpr.com.

Fun Facts About Our Race

THE PEOPLE

  • 24 Miracle Mile Patient Champions who share their stories to inspire and cheer athletes right from the course!

  • 3,000 volunteers making this race great!

  • More than 15,000 athletes from across the U.S. and numerous other countries

  • Nearly 100 bands and entertainers adding extra cheer

  • 25-member marathon team and 11-member marathon Board of Directors put in approximately 10,000 hours of planning

  • More than 60,000 people attend the Health & Fitness Expo

  • Approximately 100,000 spectators cheer on athletes on Race Day

  • Participants in the 1/2 Marathon range in age from 12 to 80+; participants in the Marathon range in age from 16 to nearly 80!

​THE SUPPLIES

  • More than 125,000 White Castle cups of water to quench thirst

  • 100,000-plus cups of Lemon-Lime Gatorade (approximately 11,600 gallons of Gatorade) when water just doesn’t cut it

  • 600 portable bathrooms for relief 

  • 96 portable generators to power the course

 

THE COURSE

  • 1 Angel Mile to honor, remember and celebrate the angels of Nationwide Children’s who have already finished their race

  • 1 Encore Mile, for the patients who lined the 2012 – 2018 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon course

  • 20,000 feet of fencing (nearly 4 miles) along various parts of the course

  • 201,600-watt sound system to rev up runners at the Start Line

  • 27 permits throughout five different police jurisdictions to close down 26.2 miles of roads

  • More than 8,000 lbs. of discarded clothes donated to Goodwill Columbus

 

THE CAUSE

  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital has more than 1.2 million patient visits annually and stays true to its mission of providing care regardless of the family’s ability to pay.

  • As a result of the partnership between the Columbus Marathon and Nationwide Children’s Hospital launched in 2012, more than $8 million has been raised to support the life-saving work of this amazing community asset.

 

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Nationwide Children’s Hospital is honored to be the title beneficiary for the Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon. 2019 marks the eighth year

of this partnership; so far more than $8 million has been raised for the Hospital.  This includes more than $1 million contributed since 2012 by the Columbus Marathon Board of Directors.

 

By becoming a Children’s Champion, you 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.​​​​​