Since 2012, Patient Champions have cheered on participants from each mile of the Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon. These patients share their story to inspire every athlete along their 13.1 or 26.2 miles.
There are 24 individual patients, one Angel Mile to honor those who are no longer with us and one Encore Mile where we recognize every patient who has lined the course in the past. Together, they represent the more than 1.2 million patient visits to our hospital every year. Click here to learn about last year's Patient Champions.
To nominate a child who has been treated at Nationwide Children's to be a Patient Champion, please submit their story here. We're still looking for our 2017 Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon and 1/2 Marathon Champions!