The Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

Become a Children’s Champion!

Did you know that registering as a Marathon participant doesn't make you a Children's Champion? The dollars raised by our Children's Champions are what fund our amazing mission.

Since 2012, the Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon has raised $13 million and counting for life-saving research and care.

It's Simple:

  • Fundraise to help find cures, save lives and create best outcomes for kids here and around the world.
  • Earn perks and swag along the way as you reach new fundraising milestones.
  • No minimum fundraising requirement. Every dollar makes a difference!
  • Choose the impact you want to make. You can designate the funds you raise to support any program at the hospital.

Children need hope, and hope needs a champion. When you raise money for Nationwide Children's, you are helping kids everywhere. Make every step more meaningful by committing to fundraise as a Children's Champion.



Join our Community

For fundraising tips, inspirational stories, race information, and more, join our Children's Champions Facebook Group now!