Our 1/2 Marathon course traditionally remains open until Noon, providing athletes able to keep up a pace of at least 18:20 per mile the chance to finish. The Marathon course remains open until 2:30 p.m., providing athletes able to keep up a pace of at least 14:54 per mile the chance to finish.


To encourage more people to walk our event, we partner with the New Albany Walking Club, which has provided pace leaders for our race for many years.


Additionally, the New Albany Walking Club has a walking group each Sunday and training programs for the Marathon & 1/2 Marathon.



The Road Beyond

$10 Million


Nationwide Children’s Hospital is honored to be the title beneficiary for the Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon. 2020 marks the ninth 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.


While this year looks a lot different, you can still help us on the road beyond $10 million by participating in the Meaningful Miles Challenge.  Fundraise for the hospital while committing to 13 or 26 Meaningful Miles challenges to make a difference in your community.  Feel great knowing YOU are helping each patient, plus get some awesome incentives for yourself!  Click HERE to register! 

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