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Tip #11 | Race for a Reason

Welcome back to our annual “26 Tips for 26.2 Miles” blog series. For the 26 days leading up to race day, athletes and spectators can get daily tips to make the most of OUR race. Stay tuned for tips on parking and food, cool viewing spots and race rules, and answers to all your pressing race day questions. We are here to help you make the most of your 2023 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon experience! Let’s go!


2023 marks the 12th year of OUR incredible partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Since that time, we have raised more than $12 million to support life-saving research and care with the help of dedicated sponsors and peer-to-peer fundraisers known as our Marathon Children’s Champions.


By participating in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon and ½ Marathon weekend, you have the opportunity to help sick kids get better. We also encourage our athletes to participate in our race as one of our Children’s Champions, a team of dedicated athletes raising money for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Your fundraising efforts will help provide the highest quality of care to every patient at Nationwide Children's, regardless of their family's ability to pay. ​Become a Children's Champion today and create your personal fundraising page! As a Children's Champion you will gain access to online fundraising tools, exclusive apparel, private event day accommodations, and more! Learn more HERE!

Since 1980, OUR race has helped raise millions of dollars for charity. In addition to our namesake charitable partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital, we have helped others over the years, and many athletes organize their own fundraising efforts on behalf of a myriad of non-profit organizations.


Why do you run? Let us know in the comments section below.


Have additional questions? Let us know in the comments below, or share with us on Facebook and Instagram, and we’ll be sure to get them answered!

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