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, the Encore Mile tradition continues. 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, as well as the 24 patients that lined the streets in 2013. Because were so inspired, motivated, and empowered by them, we want them to come back for another round!
Watch out for Mile 18 – it might be the rowdiest mile you cross. These Patient Champions are sure to pump you up for your last long stretch! Encore, please!