Tip #3: Become a Children’s Champion!

As we put the final preparations in place for this year’s race, we’re sharing “26 Tips for 26.2 Miles” to make sure you’re ready to go on race day. Click here to read them all, or follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

Every athlete races for a reason. Some are personal. Some are part of a larger cause. Everyone involved in the 2015 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon has a chance to race for children in need here in central Ohio and across the entire country.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is honored to be the title beneficiary for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon for the fourth year.

Since the 2012 event, more than $3 Million has been raised to help support the life-saving work of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. You can meet the 2015 Columbus Marathon Patient Champions or watch this short video to see just how much these boys and girls impact the race.

Becoming a Children’s Champion is easy. Children’s Champions are Columbus Marathon participants who choose to run, walk or cheer for the marathon or 1/2 marathon while fundraising for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. As a Children’s Champion, you’ll have the opportunity to reach beyond your personal training goals and support another mission: To cure, mend and comfort each child who walks through the doors of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, regardless of their diagnosis or the family’s ability to pay. Plus, on top of the funds you raise, the Board of Directors of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon will continue its tradition of matching the first $100,000 in donations raised by the Children’s Champions.

Tip 3 - Children's Champion

It’s not too late! We are accepting Children’s Champions through Race Day. Visit the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Children’s Champions website to get started. Once you’re there, you can sign up as an individual, create a team or join an existing team, plus help recruit additional Children’s Champions and raise money for the hospital. Here’s how to sign up:

  1. Go to “Join Children’s Champions
  2. Once your page has been created, you can begin to spread the word about it, recruit team members or ask for donations

Become a Children’s Champion and race for the kids who can’t.

Have additional questions? Let us know in the comments below, or share with us on Facebook and Twitter, and we’ll be sure to get them answered!


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