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Tip #20 | Real-Time Race Tracking Available Now!

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!


For each person who participates in a marathon or half-marathon, there are dozens of people who helped provide support to make the journey possible. Thanks to the Real-Time Race Tracking app (RTRT), those friends and family can be anywhere in the world and still track your progress on race day.


The 2023 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon Live Results app is now available via web for free here. Download the RTRT.me Mobile App and select the 2023 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon event. Participants, family and friends can all use Live Results to share in the excitement.


On Race Day, spectators can get the status of participants in real-time using the Live Tracker & Leaderboard. Details like time, pace, position on the map and estimated finish will be instantly available. The information will be based onfive checkpoints along the course (start, 4.3 miles, 13.1 miles, 16 miles, 20 miles and finish). You can receive notifications via the online Web Tracker, mobile app with push notifications, or email.

There are other popular features including:

  • Live Web Tracker - See times and current pace within seconds of a participant crossing each split point. Estimated times will be provided based on current pace.

  • Live Leaderboard - See who is winning via the Live Leaderboard. Top runners in each category will be displayed in real-time as they lead the way through the course.

  • Live Map Tracking - Participant locations will be plotted on the Interactive Course Map as progress is made on course. The position of each participant is estimated based on the most recent timing received from the bib read. NOTE: Participants do not need to carry their phones for this feature to work.

  • Split Alerts -Track your athlete via the RTRT.me mobile app’s push messages at various points along the Marathon and 1/2 Marathon courses.

  • Mobile App - Features include Live Participant Tracking, Push Notifications, Leaderboards, Map Tracking, Event Messages, Event Info and more!


*PLEASE NOTE: Times posted during the event are unofficial. Official results are posted upon completion of the event.


We want as many people as possible to share in your success. Let Real-Time Race Tracking do the work for you on race day!


Have 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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