Turn Frustration into Improvement

Cancellations and postponements of running and walking events due to COVID-19 have left many people understandably disappointed and frustrated.

First off, it’s okay to feel frustrated, even mournful, of this loss – we certainly feel that way about the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon!

But let’s take this time to leverage our frustration and reposition our training outlook. How can you seek benefits from this break in action and better yourself as an endurance runner or walker? You have no pressure, no time limit. Take this as an opportunity to improve in the following ways:

  • Increase your mileage – You have the time to test yourself. Increasing your distance – safely – is something that surely takes time, which is a resource we all have right now as a result of our canceled race. So, if you’re accustomed to running or walking 5 hours per week, work to bump it up to 6 or 7 hours over the course of a month or two and see what happens to your endurance. In time, you should see an improvement to your pace, and you’ll be able to sustain this newfound pace for a longer period of time. Looking farther ahead, start to train for more than 13 miles and you’ll crush our ½ marathon when it returns! Or, take this time to work your way up to the full marathon if you had originally planned to do the half.
  • Recovery – Establish easy days, stick to them, and make your recovery efforts a priority! Slow your pace, lessen your miles, and try to get good rest. This includes good nights of sleep. You’ll begin to see those actions pay off during your longer runs or walks.
  • Switch it up! We love that you’re all about running or walking. You love it, too. But don’t be afraid to incorporate various full-body workouts here and there. Find exercises that target your arms and your back. Having full-body strength – not just leg strength – significantly impacts your form, which in turn will make it easier to complete your long-distance run.
  • Be consistent & (most importantly) stay positive – Not that you weren’t consistent with your training when there was a race, but don’t let cancellations slow you down. Pinpoint that goal (hopefully it’s finishing our half or full marathon) when it returns and keep your eye on it. If you are a person who puts a lot of pressure on yourself in races, or perhaps you weren’t as well-trained as you had hoped going into this now-cancelled event, then this could be a great time to get back to why you run or walk in the first place — for the sheer enjoyment.

Like all things, this pandemic will pass, and we will get back to some sense of normalcy. How will you use the time between now and then to take yourself to a new place with your running or walking?

 

Putting Your Training to Good Use

You may have put in a full training cycle for a spring race, or were part way into your work toward a fall race such as ours only to have your plans derailed by a coronavirus-forced cancellation.

While you won’t be able to test your fitness for a while at a large, in-person marathon or ½ marathon, that doesn’t mean you wasted your time training. Instead, we asked some local runners to share how they plan to use the base they’ve built to be better when it comes time to race again.

Carence Bennett, 43, of Gahanna, has been running for five years. He’s done the Columbus ½ Marathon three times, and the Marathon twice. In total he’s completed 13 half marathons and four marathons.

“I was prepping for the Brooklyn Half, Columbus Half, Marine Corps and New York before the pandemic. I’m still running five to six times a week and I have incorporated a lot of biking as well.

I’m a very disciplined and goal oriented runner. I’m actually thriving during this pandemic because it’s giving me an opportunity to play around with some different challenges. I did a 30-day challenge where I ran at least a 5K every day and it turned out to be a 120-mile month. My next challenge is seven days straight of seven miles each day.

These type of challenges are keeping me motivated and challenging me at the same time. I have already started to set goals for 2021 so I won’t be stopping anytime soon!”

Ta Trecia Davis, 47, of Pickerington, is co-ambassador of Black Girls Run! Columbus Chapter.  She has been running for five years and has done four marathons and sixteen 1/2 marathons, including Columbus twice.

“Just before the pandemic hit, I was base training for my big race of the year (TCS) New York City Marathon. The shutdown and the pandemic came with a lot of stress and anxieties. COVID-19 took the life of my young cousin and my good friend’s parents all within a few days apart. It was devastating and mentally hard, knowing I couldn’t be there for my love ones. So for weeks, I used excuses for not running.  My coach encouraged me to get back to running to help manage stress and keep the immune system in check.

Being a motivator, encourager, and one who looks to inspire others, I got back to doing what I love to do. It started with 100 miles for a month that quickly turned into doing a run streak. My 2020 goals have changed, it’s about survival while empowering the black community to become healthier. We know this virus is having a major impact in my community. Running is not canceled, nor is our ability to increase the running community. This is our time to enjoy life, because it is a BLESSING to run!”

Jim Jurcevich, 44, of Worthington, co-owner of Columbus Running Company, has been running for 30 years. Among his many running accomplishments is his 2:15:13, second-place finish at the 2003 Columbus Marathon.

“I wasn’t training for anything when the pandemic shut things down and I was only running three or four days a week. Once things came to a standstill, with some encouragement from my family, I started running more to give myself some time to think.

Away from the news feed and the uncertainty stacking up in my inbox, I gradually started adding more miles. I haven’t run this much in a month since 2016 and usually run six days a week now. I’ve been motivated by my co-workers challenging themselves and seeing so many friends from the Columbus running community out on the paths or sharing their stories online, #RallyColumbus.

After years of not racing much I finally signed up for the Columbus 10K; hopefully this will lead me to more consistent racing in the future. My goals as I look towards 2021 are to continue to prepare for another marathon and help more people through coaching.”

Christina Murphy, 39, of Columbus, is a self-employed chiropractor and two-time winner of the Columbus Marathon (2013 and 2018). She has been running since childhood, and has done eight marathons in total.

“When the pandemic really hit and closures began, I was coming off the Olympic Trials (in Atlanta – February 29, 2020). My weekly mileage was a bit lower and it seemed like a good time to recover prior to starting another training stint. I started upping the miles in late May with the hope of racing a quality marathon in October but it became increasingly obvious that we wouldn’t be having any more races in 2020.

With all of the uncertainty and stress that comes during these times, running has provided a great amount of stress relief and has been a positive outlet. I’ve chosen to keep my mileage up enough to maintain a good base, but haven’t done much in the way of hard workouts. My current focus is on staying healthy and avoiding injuries until it’s time to lock into more serious training and race again. Some of my better training cycles have come out of long periods of easy but quality base mileage.

I think running serves a different purpose for each of us. We like having the option to train for something specific because having a goal gets us out the door every day and the race provides gratification and reward for that training. Sometimes, there’s beauty in enjoying the journey even without a big event at the end. 2021 hopefully will bring an increase in race participation and fast times, and I look forward to joining our running community back at the starting line!”

 

Join the “Meaningful Miles” Challenge!

Exciting Fundraising Initiative Supports Nationwide Children’s Hospital In Lieu Of Canceled 2020 Marathon & ½ Marathon

As you know, it was with great sadness that we had to cancel the 2020 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon (NCHCM). Not only was it an incredible event for runners, walkers and the community as a whole, but it was a key fundraiser for Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

This incredible partnership began in 2012, and we’re proud to say we’ve raised $10 million for the hospital along the way. So, we aren’t about to let the cancellation of our 2020 event stop our community from supporting the work of this wonderful institution.

Introducing the Meaningful Miles challenge!

The premise is simple – take part in 13 or 26 Meaningful Miles activities to celebrate your love for running or walking and support Nationwide Children’s Hospital through a series of fun challenges and fundraising activities. Here’s how it will work:

  • Fundraise to help find cures, save lives and create best outcomes for kids here and around the world.
  • There is no minimum fundraising requirement. Earn incentives as you reach various fundraising milestones. 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.
  • Once your register, you will receive a step-by-step Meaningful MilesChallenge Guide and digital toolkit to make getting started as easy as possible.
  • Receive invitations to special Nationwide Children’s Hospital Insider “events”.
  • There is a list of Meaningful Miles challenges for inspiration, but you are more than welcome to make up your own!

“Our event is hands-down the most meaningful marathon and 1/2 marathon in the country,” said Race Director Darris Blackford. “We knew canceling the race due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic was the right thing to do for the safety of our athletes, staff, volunteers, first responders and the general public, but we couldn’t let this stop us from supporting Nationwide Children’s Hospital and our Patient Champions. The Meaningful Miles challenge is the perfect opportunity for the running and walking community to come together to support our cause.”

To register, visit: www.NationwideChildrens.org/Marathon. Or to make a donation, click HERE.

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Originally scheduled to take place on October 18, the 2020 NCHCM was cancelled due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns. All registered participants received a full refund. In 2019, the NCHCM celebrated its 40th anniversary of the full marathon, and its 14th year for the half marathon. A total of $10 million has been raised since Nationwide Children’s Hospital was named the title beneficiary of the Columbus marathon in 2012.

For the most recent news and information regarding the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon, and the Meaningful Miles challenge, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon Cancelled For 2020 Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

All registered participants to receive full refund

The 2020 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In taking the action, the event’s Board of Trustees also voted unanimously to provide a full refund of registration fees for 2020 registrants.

In 2019, the Marathon celebrated its 40th anniversary, and was one of the 20th largest marathons in the country. The ½ marathon, the largest in Columbus, enjoyed its 14th anniversary last year. The 2020 race was scheduled for Sunday, October 18.

“No one at the finish line last October could have anticipated that we would cancel the event for this year, but it is absolutely the correct thing to do,” said Board Chairman Dan Leite. “The safety of our athletes, volunteers, first responders, team and the entire community is the top priority for our event.  With the ongoing pandemic and based on consultation with our valued partners at Nationwide, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the City of Columbus, it became quite apparent to the Board that the best way to protect everyone’s safety would be to cancel our event for 2020.  It was a very difficult decision to make but one we strongly believe is in the best interest of everyone involved.”

“We are grateful for the organizing committee, the volunteers, the community members, the Columbus Marathon board of trustees, and for Nationwide who make the event America’s most meaningful marathon,” said Steve Testa, President, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation. “This is the right decision and while this news might disappoint in the short term, our 128-year-old mission is not taking a break. Kids still get cancer, babies are still born prematurely. We look forward to working with everyone to help children.”

“We know that the board made this difficult decision in the interest of public health, and we support them,” said Nationwide Vice President of Corporate Citizenship Chad Jester. “Nationwide will continue its long-standing support of Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the great work its doctors, nurses and researchers do to help families in central Ohio and all over the world, including our commitment tied to this year’s race.”

“One of my favorite things to participate in each October is the countdown for the start of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon. The Columbus Marathon draws thousands of visitors from across the United States and has showcased our great city to the world for more than 40 years,” said Mayor Andrew J. Ginther.  “I applaud the event organizers and the leaders of Nationwide Children’s Hospital for putting the safety of participants and the greater Columbus community first.”

Since 2012, the event has raised $10 million for Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the marathon’s benefiting charity. In that time, nearly 200 patients or former patients of the hospital have lined the route as Marathon Patient Champions, cheering on participants and representing and advocating for the many children and families that are cared for at Nationwide Children’s.

“It pains us to not be able to bring our race forward in 2020, but these are no ordinary times,” said Race Director Darris Blackford. “Everyone has faced changes to our ‘normal’ ways of life. When you think about the best health and safety practices needed to help slow the spread of the virus, holding a major running footrace isn’t the responsible thing to do right now.”

Registered athletes will receive specific instructions in coming weeks about how to obtain their refund for the 2020 event. The Board also decided against offering a deferral option of registration fees for a future year’s race.

Since the Marathon’s combined partnership with Nationwide and Nationwide Children’s, registrants have been able to fundraise on behalf of the hospital as Children’s Champions. Hospital supporters will still have a chance to fundraise for the patients and families the hospital cares for and there will be a future announcement about fundraising activities.

 

Tips for Running in Summer Heat

We’ve already had temperatures reach 90 degrees with high humidity this year, and summer just started!

Such warm conditions can play havoc with outdoor fitness efforts, even presenting dangerous situations if not dealt with carefully.

That doesn’t mean you need to give up running or walking this time of year, just do some planning for maximum safety and enjoyment.

Here are some tried-and-true tips from members of the Board of Directors of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon:

Bill Burns:

  • Pickle juice https://www.picklepower.com/. I drink it after a long, hot run while others use it before or during a run. Eight ounces contains 820 mg of sodium (38 percent of the daily value). It is all-natural, certified organic, sugar, caffeine and gluten free.

Jill Hile:

  • Wear lighter colors and fabrics when it gets hot.
  • Wear a hat – scalp sunburns hurt!
  • Slow your pace, especially if it’s humid.

Jeffrey Lagusch:

  • Shade is your friend.  Trail runs are great because often you have the shade of the trees. Added bonus – the ground is softer than pavement or concrete.
  • If you enjoy a beer post-run, consider a Guinness. Though dark in appearance, it is not heavy, and poured correctly is extremely refreshing.

 Eric Motter:

  • Wear sunblock and a hat, which is especially important for guys like me that don’t have a lot of hair.
  • Carry more water than you think you’ll need. I’d rather lug an extra 12-16 ounces around than run the risk of having to cut a workout short because I ran out of water.

Kelly Sprague:

  • Get going earlier in the morning to avoid the heat of the day.
  • Try to map a route that has drinking fountains or places to get water, like a fast-food restaurant. And tuck a $5 bill in your pocket or shoe for an emergency Gatorade purchase!

For information and news regarding the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, please visit our website and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Happy Father’s Day, Joe

An Incredible Father-Daughter Duo Bond Over Training for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon

Fathers often serve as inspiration to their children and lead by example. In turn, a daughter can be a forceful inspiration herself. Combined powers – especially in the case of Kathy Morgan and her father, Joe – spawn an unbreakable bond and an incredible dynamic fueled by love, respect, commitment and encouragement. And one very important element that has strengthened their relationship, forced their hand in dealing with grief, and tested their ambitions is their commitment to training for the 2020 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus ½ Marathon.

Kathy, a central Ohio middle school PE and health teacher, describes herself as an outgoing wanderlust who lives for the next best adventure. She’s driven by lofty goals, perhaps a trait she snagged from her father.

Joe Morgan, a 70-year-old retired electrician, spends his days fishing, biking, and learning to play the guitar. He loves spending time with his children and grandchildren and taking up any activity that keeps him active and feeling young.

Long-distance running came into play for Kathy and Joe in 2007 – the first year they both participated in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon.

“I wanted to try to do something that many only dream about,” said Kathy.

Signing up for a race forced Kathy to accomplish what she thought was an impossible dream. Her likeminded dad decided that he was up for the challenge, as well.

Kathy and Joe registered for the full marathon, not ever having run one before. During training, Kathy unfortunately suffered an injury, yet finished the half marathon, nonetheless. Joe went on to finish his first full marathon.  “It was truly an adventure,” said Kathy. “We both caught the running bug and have been running ever since.”

The duo has participated in the Columbus marathon since then, taking just two years off since 2007. It is the years of training-induced togetherness that has done much more than prepare them for a single day’s race.

“My dad is my best friend; there is no doubt about that,” said Kathy. And as best friends would, they adapted to obstacles and got each other through very difficult times.

In 2017, Joe was told by his doctor that he would need knee replacements if he were to keep running long distances. So, Joe turned to walking. And so did Kathy. Together, they have walked three half marathons and one full marathon.

Before the change in pace, Kathy said, “We would start many races together but during the race we would split ways. It wasn’t until we started walking when we started and finished an entire race together.”

The last two months have been especially challenging for Kathy and Joe. Joe’s wife of 50 years, and Kathy’s beloved mother, lost her battle with renal cancer.

Walking together was more important now than ever before. It provided a sense of healing. It became a necessity in terms of emotional – not physical – growth. “Walking together allowed us to talk about some really difficult things even before my Mother went to heaven, but our walks have been part of our healing journey. Sometimes we talk and other times we just walk beside each other thinking.”

Since the passing of Kathy’s mother in April, she and Joe walk together 3-4 times per week despite the hour-and-a-half drive it takes for Kathy to get to Joe’s house. The days she doesn’t make the drive, they call each other to hold each other accountable.

The two have a lot of time planned this summer to increase their daily mileage in preparation for the half marathon in October – a priority to Kathy. She said, “These walks always fill my heart with unconditional love. Every single mile we get closer. Now we have an angel in heaven cheering us on.”

Kathy is anticipating the 2020 half marathon to be “extra special” with an emotional finish line. “I am beyond blessed that I can support my dad. After all, he has been supporting me his whole life,” she said. “Our bond is very special. I know one day this will be my favorite memory of us. I have the marathon to thank for that.”

 

On behalf of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon, Happy Father’s Day, Joe. Thank you for participating in our races. We hope walking can continue to foster the unbreakable bond you share with Kathy. We look forward to seeing you in October.

Memorial Day Photo Challenge

A lot of things have changed in recent months, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate holidays. And one of the most memorable and important holidays of the year is right around the corner: Memorial Day! To mark the occasion, we are hosting the Memorial Day Photo Challenge on Monday, May 25.

Here’s how it works:

  • While on your Memorial Day run or walk, you can carry a flag, pose with one, or dress in patriotic gear.
  • Share your image on Instagram while tagging @cbusmarathon and @columbusrunning, or on Facebook by uploading your image to the comments section on the Memorial Day Photo Challenge post.
  • Don’t forget to like the post and follow both the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon and Columbus Running Company Facebook (@ColumbusMarathon, @ColumbusRunningCompany) and Instagram accounts.

Four random winners will receive an official Columbus Marathon hat and a $25 Visa gift card.  Winners will be notified by Wednesday, May 27.

Thank you, in advance, for helping us honor and remember those who have died during active military service.

To stay in the know about all current Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon news and information, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and visit our website at www.columbusmarathon.com.

**Contest rules and guidelines include:
Entries must be submitted by May 25th at 11:59 PM EST. Must be 16+ and U.S. residents to enter. Winners will be notified via DM on social media by Wednesday, May 27. The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon reserves the right to modify or cancel this giveaway at its discretion.

Running Your Mental Health

Specialists at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Help Us Understand the Mental Benefits of Running and Walking

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon want you to know your BODY can help your MIND!

With the help of our trusted friends at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, we’d like to highlight mental health’s correlation to exercise and make the suggestion that mental benefits provided by a daily run or walk – especially during this pandemic – may be just as important as the physical benefits.

Mental health awareness is extremely important and is an issue we should be addressing as a community now more than ever. Challenges resulting from COVID-19 such as job loss, homeschooling, and inaccessible childcare are all triggers thought to negatively affect many individual’s mental health.

“It’s incredibly important to recognize the impacts that this current situation can have on one’s mental health. As much as we should be focusing on staying physically well, and we should, we should also ensure that we are giving proper care to our mental well-being,” said Allie DePoy, Nationwide Children’s Hospital clinical educator.

We’ve all heard of “runner’s high” as a way to describe feeling happy or relaxed after vigorous exercise. “Moderate exercise can be an excellent coping skill when experiencing intense stress or emotions,” said Gina McDowell, clinical educator for the Big Lots Behavioral Health Services at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Scientifically speaking, the brain is experiencing biochemical reactions, or endorphin release, attributed to this euphoric feeling. According to McDowell, one of the biggest mental health benefits of daily exercise is improved mood. She noted that chemicals released in the brain function similarly to antidepressants.  Additionally, regular exercise can greatly help reduce stress levels. Exercise also improves the quality of one’s sleep, leading to feeling better throughout the day.

Sounds good, right?! We’ve all felt that sense of accomplishment after reaching a new PR, or running a half or full marathon for the first time (hopefully ours!).

“Physical activity can have a positive impact on one’s self-esteem, which in turn has a positive impact on one’s mental health,” McDowell explained. “Each person’s body and experience is completely unique.  Find the physical activity that works best for you and improve your overall well-being!”

Here’s the thing, friends. If you’re feeling stressed or mentally overwhelmed during this time, know that you are not alone. We are here for you. The central Ohio running community is here for you. And most importantly, the sport of running is and will always be here for you.

Now, who’s ready for a run?

*Our Disclaimer

We ARE NOT here to attempt to diagnose you with a mental illness or suggest physical exercise as the ONLY means of coping/treating mild, moderate or severe forms of these diseases. Regardless of suggested coping tactics for such illnesses, it’s important to seek expert counsel, services and resources when needed. DePoy suggested, “Anyone who is concerned about changes in mood, sleeping/eating habits, or concentration should reach out to their physician or a licensed mental health provider.”

 If you or someone you know is in need of emergency attention, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, visit your local emergency department, or call 9-1-1.

 

 

Inspire Us Columbus

The central Ohio running community has proven to persevere through this challenging time of uncertainty. People have lost their jobs, events have been canceled, everyone’s way of life has been upturned in extraordinary ways, but there’s one thing that has remained constant. And that’s your love for running.

You have inspired us! You’re logging your miles, finding new ways to train, and most importantly, you keep going! So that’s why we have teamed up with our friends at Columbus Running Company (CRC) for a fun giveaway to say THANK YOU for your inspiration.

Here’s how it works:

From May 4-10, local runners and walkers are encouraged to share their uplifting and motivational messages during this time when we could all use a pick-me-up. Participate by sharing an image, video or story on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter while tagging @cbusmarathon and @columbusrunning and using #RallyColumbus.

Ten random winners will receive prizes from CRC with the first-place winner receiving an ASICS prize pack filled with apparel and a CRC gift card. The nine remaining posts will receive a CRC gift card. Winners will be notified by Tuesday, May 12.

So, continue to run, continue to rally, and continue to inspire us, Columbus! We look forward to hearing from you.

To stay in the know about all current NCHCM news and information, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and visit our website at www.columbusmarathon.com.

**Contest rules and guidelines include:
No purchase necessary. Limit one (1) entry per person. Giveaway starts on May 4 at 8:00 AM EST. Entries must be submitted by May 10th at 11:59 PM EST. Must be 16+ and U.S. residents to enter. One (1) grand prize winner will be selected from the tagged posts to receive the following prize: ASICS backpack filled with a tech shirt, shorts, and a $50 Columbus Running Company gift card. Nine (9) runner-up winners will receive $30 Columbus Running Company gift cards. Winners will be notified via DM on social media. The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon reserves the right to modify or cancel this giveaway at its discretion.

Don’t Miss Us This Week!

You can connect with us on TWO separate occasions this week – the Virtual Sports Report hosted by the Greater Columbus Sports Commission, as well as our weekly pre-run virtual chat Saturday morning. You don’t want to miss either opportunity! Here are the details:

Thursday, April 23, 11 a.m. EST

The third installment of the Greater Columbus Sports Commission (GCSC) Virtual Sports Report will feature our race director, Darris Blackford, as well as the founder of M3S Sports and race director for the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon, David Babner. These two central Ohio leaders in running will chat with Linda Logan, GSCS executive director to provide insights into Columbus’ national reputation as a top race destination, how coronavirus has shifted their plans and what the community can do to continue to train during the current stay-at-home order in Ohio.

Register for Free!

Saturday, April 27, 7:20 a.m. EST

We have been hosting virtual gatherings every Saturday to motivate, educate, and inspire folks before they head out for their run or walk. This week’s chat will comprise of an “open floor” session where the viewers control the show! We’ve invited guest panelists to address questions about running and walking as we begin our push through spring and into summer. Panelists include Eric Fruth of Columbus Running Company, Jeff Henderson of Fleet Feet, and Jen Gorham of Rogue Racers. Sign up HERE!

To stay in the know about our virtual pre-run chats, or anything related to the 2020 NCHCM, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and visit our website at www.columbusmarathon.com.