2021 Registration Opens June 1!


Ladies & Gentlemen, this is the moment you’ve (hopefully) been awaiting - registration opens June 1 for the 2021 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon being planned for 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 with continued progress occurring in the battle against COVID-19, we are getting ready for you to sign up and begin training for 26.2 or 13.1 miles!

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.

What is the next step for you? Just get ready to register on June 1! Oh, and begin (or ramp up) your training!

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.