2021 Registration Opens June 1!


Ladies & Gentlemen, this is the moment you’ve (hopefully) been awaiting - registration is now open for the 2021 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon taking place on Sunday, October 17!

We have worked for months with local and state leaders and health officials on our return to an in-person event this fall, and we are ready for you to sign up and train for 26.2 or 13.1 miles!  Additional information can be found below and in our FAQ section.  See you at the start line!

If we are unable to proceed with our race in October due to COVID-19, we will issue all registrants a full refund to the credit card with which they paid.  Please see our FAQ link for more details.

The decision to cancel the event in 2020 was based upon one key factor – safety – and this remains our main priority going forward.

We hope to see you at the start line on 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. 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.