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2023 Columbus Marathon

October 15, 2023 @ 6:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon returns Sunday, October 15th, 2023 to downtown Columbus. The race features the full and half marathon, 5k, 1 mile, and a kid’s run.

The 5k, 1-mile run and kids run will be held on Saturday, October 14th at North Bank Park. The full and half marathon will be on Sunday, October 15th at North Bank Park.

The course winds through the Central downtown area and numerous neighborhoods allowing runners to experience some of the best views in Columbus.

Since its partnership in 2012 with Nationwide Childrens Hospital, it has raised millions of dollars for the hospital.  One of the most inspiring features of the race is running past the hospital and seeing all the children waiving from the windows, as well as the Patient Champions, who are at every mile along the course.

The Columbus Marathon is one of the best races to qualify for the Boston Marathon. The course is flat, fast, and well-supported for those looking to time qualify for Boston. And, if you are not a runner looking to qualify, no need to worry. This race is beginner-friendly, and most years the weather is perfect.

Race packet pick-up with be on Friday, October 13th (noon – 7 pm) and Saturday, October 14th. (9am-6pm).




October 15, 2023
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Columbus Marathon
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North Bank Park
311 W Long Street
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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