About Children's Champions

Every October, thousands of runners and walkers take over the streets of Columbus for The Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon. Since 2012, the race has raised more than $5.8 Million to support life-saving research care.

CHILDREN'S CHAMPIONS are those individuals who go beyond running or walking the race, and choose to fundraise for Nationwide Children's Hospital. there is no minimum fundraising requirement. Instead, Children's Champions have the opportunity to earn Perks such as a race-day jersey, custom medal engraving, access to the VIP Start and Finish, and much more! Check out the 2017 Children's Champions Perks here.

Each mile of the course is lined with Patient Champions who cheer on and inspire participants. They represent the more than 1 million patient visits to our hospital every year.

Run or walk through the course knowing that you are helping the sick and injured kids treated at Nationwide Children's everywhere. Every dollar raised can change or save lives. Start fundraising for lifesaving research and care today.

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