Runners raise funds for Nationwide Children’s Hospital at Columbus Marathon

Runners start the Columbus Marathon
Runners start the Columbus Marathon

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Thousands gathered in downtown Columbus to raise money for Nationwide Children’s Hospital at the 37th annual Columbus Marathon.

The nearly 18,000 people ran over 26 miles for the cause each year and 24 of those miles represent patients being treated at Nationwide, like Ella.

“Ella has a motility disorder and she was unable to be diagnosed in New York state,” said Ella’s mom Jamie Wintringer. “So we had to seek treatment elsewhere and when we came to Nationwide, that’s when we found our answers”

This year alone, the marathon raised more than $1.3 million for the hospital.

“It’s a great way to celebrate the city,” said Marathon Board Chair Bill Burns. “It’s a great way to celebrate what all of these runners are doing for Children’s Hospital.”

Columbus resident Anne Flower won the female marathon.

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