2012 will be remembered as the year that The Nationwide Better Health Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon became The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon. New meaning was breathed into a 34-year tradition, with patients from Nationwide Children’s lining the marathon route, inspiring runners and walkers to keep on moving, one foot after another.
This year, we start another tradition: the Encore Mile. The Encore Mile is for the 25 patients who represented Nationwide Children’s Hospital on each mile of the 2012 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon. Because were so inspired, motivated, and empowered by them, that we want them to come back for another round! And next year, the Encore Mile will be for the 24 patients who will line the streets this year.
Watch out for Mile 19 – it might be the rowdiest mile you cross. These Patient Champions are sure to pump you up for your last long stretch! Encore, please!