2020 Registration Is Now Open!


Registration is now open for the 2020 Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon!  From now through June 30, take advantage of some of our lowest pricing:  $85 for the 1/2 Marathon and $95 for the marathon. To make the commitment, register here!

Current Registrants : Please refer to the links below as needed.

  •  To double check your registration, please click here.   

  •  To update basic information (shirt size, expected finishing time), please click here.

  •  To change the race you are participating in, please click here.

  •  To transfer your registration to another participant, please click here.


Important Notes!

Please take careful note of our Packet Pickup, Race Transfer, Deferral, Refunds and Change Policy (and note that there are NO EXCEPTIONS!):

NO Race Day Packet Pickup:

There is NO Race Day packet pickup, unless you register for the Reserved Packet Pickup service. Otherwise, participants or their proxies must pick up their race numbers at the Expo, taking place on Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17.  Due to delivery timelines, we are unable to mail race packets prior to the race.

Reserved Packet Pick-up:

  • You will ONLY be able to retrieve your race number and shirt at the Reserved Packet Pick-Up booth on race morning

  • Your packet WILL NOT be available at the Expo if your plans change

  • Reserved Packet Pick-Up will be available between 5:30 and 7 a.m. ONLY.  If you will be unable to retrieve your number by 7 a.m., you should NOT register for this service.

  • Those athletes who register for Reserved Packet Pick-Up WILL receive their race number, goodie bag, and participant shirt all at Reserved Packet Pick-Up, which will be adjacent to our Gear Check Tent. 


No refunds to future years are permitted. The no-refund policy includes requests made due to injury, surgery, pregnancy, personal circumstances, date conflicts and professional commitments. 


No deferrals of entry to future years are permitted. The no deferral policy includes requests made due to injury, surgery, pregnancy, personal circumstances, date conflicts and professional commitments. 

Transfers (to another person) and Event Changes:

  • Transfers from one person to another are only permitted through Sept. 4, 2020.

  • Switching from one event to another is only permitted through Sept. 6, 2020, or until the event into which you wish to switch is sold out, whichever comes first. 

  • If you are switching from the 1/2 Marathon to the full Marathon, you will be charged the additional $10 for the upgraded event. 

  • If you are switching from the full Marathon to the 1/2 Marathon: there is no charge to downgrade to the 1/2 Marathon; however, you will not be refunded the difference in price.

There is no waiting list for either event. 

For race change and transfers, our registration system allows you to update your information, including switching between the Marathon and 1/2 Marathon and transferring your entry to another person. Please note that race changes will only be permitted until your desired event is sold out. Transfers will only be permitted through Sept. 4, 2020. ​

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.