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
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.