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Dance Marathon Overview

What is BuckeyeThon's Dance Marathon?

BuckeyeThon’s Dance Marathon is an annual celebration of the fundraising that Ohio State has done for the year in support of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. OSU’s Dance Marathon is the largest dance marathon in the country and has raised $2,228,067.16 in 2020 For The Kids. Over the past 20 years, BuckeyeThon has raised over $12 million in total.


When and where is the Dance Marathon?

This year's Dance Marathon will take place from Saturday, November 6th to Sunday, November 7th.


Fundraising Teams and Color Teams

When you register online, you have the option to join a team, which is usually affiliated with a residence hall, Greek chapter, student organization, etc. Besides fundraising together, Fundraising Teams often have meetings, participate in activities together, and make shirts or outfits for the big day. The Dance Marathon is a great way to strengthen the relationships in your club or social group!

Team Members will also be on one of eight Color Teams for activities at our events. Color Teams are different from Fundraising Teams, but all members of a Fundraising Team will be on the same Color Team. Each Color Team will consist of many Fundraising Teams and will be paired with two or three BuckeyeThon Kids


For more information about BuckeyeThon's Dance Marathon, please email Brendon Nerenberg, Director of the Dance Marathon, at DM.BuckeyeThon@osu.edu