Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon: Spring Challenge

Sun April 11 - Sat April 24

Sunny Days Ahead

We're all ready for sunnier days ahead, so celebrate the season with us by joining the Spring Challenge.  The challenge is an opportunity for you to run or walk with the support of your local, active community - all while supporting Nationwide Children's Hospital. 

The Spring Challenge

Your setup for the Spring Challenge is simple.  When you register, you'll receive a "challenge card" via email.  This card will be filled with challenges for you to complete from April 11-24.  These range from mileage goals to engagement with Nationwide Children's Hospital to community involvement.  Full challenge details are listed at the bottom of this page.

When you join us this April, you'll receive:

  • A Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon: Spring Challenge casual lifestyle tee
  • A Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon decal
  • $15 gift card to the Columbus Running Company
  • Your digital Spring Challenge card

All this for a $25 registration! 

Benefiting Nationwide Children's Hospital

$11 of every registration goes directly towards Nationwide Children's Hospital.  Together, let's make a difference!

Full Challenge Details

All participants will receive a digital "challenge card" that looks like a bingo card.  On it, you'll find a range of challenges.  As you complete each, cross them off, and your goal is to cross off a complete row, column, or diagonal between April 11-24.  It's a fun-filled challenge rather than a virtual race, so there's no online tracking to remember - just a simple card to chart your progress as we all set ourselves up for an amazing spring. 


Contact us at and we're happy to answer any questions.  

Additional Spring Challenge Details:
$11 of the gross receipts from each Spring Challenge registration sold will be contributed to Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation.

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