26 Tips in 26 Days. Tip #2: Become a Volunteer


As we put the final preparations in place for this year’s race, we’re sharing “26 Tips in 26 Days” 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.

More than 3,000 people help make the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon possible every year.

Volunteers are needed across the course prior to, during, and after the race. From the Expo to the Kids’ Run to the start line to the aid stations to the finish, volunteers make the race possible.

Tip #2: Be A Volunteer:

Being a volunteer for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon is a great way to give back to the community and support an event that has raised more than $4.5 million for Nationwide Children’s Hospital to date. All volunteers receive a long-sleeved shirt, free food coupons from Chipotle and Bob Evans, and tons of gratitude from our 18,000 participants.

We welcome all volunteers ages 16 and older. For volunteers ages 12 to 16, we ask that they volunteer with a trusted adult in a 6 (or fewer) to 1 ratio.

Groups of volunteers are welcome.  All members of a group will still need to register individually, and volunteer spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You will want to act fast! Please send an email to volunteer@columbusmarathon.com and we will do our best to find a great volunteer opportunity for your group.

Most volunteer opportunities happen outside on Race Day. The race will take place rain or shine, and we rely on all of our volunteers to make our event successful. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers so you can respond to changing conditions.

You can make a profound difference in the lives of athletes, not to mention the families that rely on Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Consider becoming a volunteer today.

Do you have any questions about volunteering? Let us know in the comments, or share on Facebook and Twitter!




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