The 2019 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Live Results is now available via web for free here. Download the Mobile App and select the 2019 Columbus Marathon event. Participants, family and friends can all use Live Results to share in the excitement. Sign up now to have race progress texted to your mobile phone. On Race Day, spectators can get status of participants in real-time using the Live Tracker & Leaderboard. Details such as time, pace, position on the map and estimated finish will be instantly available. The information will be based on six checkpoints along the course (start, 4.3 mile, 9.3 mile, 13.1 mile, 16 mile, 20 mile and finish). Live Results Features include:

  • 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.

  • *Text2Follow – Follow participants in real-time via text notifications to your Mobile phone.

  • ***Real-time Twitter Notifications - Get automatic posting as progress is made on the course. As a spectator, the times of the participant you are tracking can be posted to your Twitter feed automatically allowing friends and family to share in the excitement! If you are a participant, claim your profile and enable Twitter notifications. Your stats will post live as you pass each checkpoint.

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


Steps to enable SMS Text Notifications:  

From web browser:

  1. This must be done online by opening the web tracker page (;

  2. Search and select the athlete and they will be added to your list of tracked runners;

  3. On your tracked athletes list, select SMS Live Notification option on athlete (see screenshot here)

  4. Follow prompts for SMS/Text2Follow signup


From mobile phone SMS\text:

-   Text bib number to short code 38909 (see screenshot here)


(NOTE: The SMS Notification option is NOT visible in the mobile app. Mobile app users can choose to receive mobile app push notifications when tracking runners.)


Steps to enable Twitter Notifications:

The process to enable Twitter notifications is the same as SMS. The only differences are:

  • In STEP 4 (above) the user will follow Twitter prompts to complete the Twitter notification sign up. 

  • The Twitter notification option IS available via the mobile app  

NOTE: It may take a couple days for your information to be transmitted to our RTRT team if you sign up for the Columbus Marathon or 1/2 Marathon after 10/4, so you may not be able to register for RTRT immediately. Those registering at the Health & Fitness Expo will not be able to set up their Real-Time Race Tracking until Saturday evening.

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. Live Tracking results are unofficial. Official results are posted upon completion of the event here.

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.