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The Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon is welcoming back The Striding Slyders Pace Team in 2020, sponsored by, you guessed it, White Castle! The Striding Slyders Pace Team was the first ever offered at the Columbus Marathon, and was one of the first pace teams anywhere in the country, when it was launched in 1999!

The Striding Slyders will be joined by pacers from the New Albany Walking Club, who have been part of our event for several years.

Experienced athletes from both groups will provide fun and excitement for both first time and experienced marathoners and 1/2 marathoners looking to reach their goals — whether that's a personal best, or just getting across the finish line. Advance sign-up is not required, but the Striding Slyders and New Albany Walking Club invite you to visit their booths at the Expo for information and encouragement!



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.​​​​​