Childrens Miracle Network Torch Relay Stops in Columbus Saturday

October 16, 2008

The Torch Relay for Childrens Miracle Network, Miles for Miracles, will make a stop in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, October 18 with all proceeds benefiting Nationwide Childrens Hospital. Race registration begins at 8 a.m. followed by kick-off slated for 9 a.m. in Livingston Park located on the corner of Ann St. and Childrens Dr., across the street from Nationwide Childrens. The routes completion is anticipated to be approximately one hour. 

The Torch Relay for Childrens Miracle Network began as a city-wide walk in suburban Washington, D.C. in 1990, and has grown to become a nationally recognized event sponsored by Marriott Hotels. In 2005, the Torch Relay expanded nationwide traveling coast to coast from Bethesda, Maryland to Hollywood, California.

This year, the relay will pass through nearly 50 cities, including Columbus, Ohio, and features 24 days of walking, running and cycling all to support the mission of area childrens hospitals.

Gather a group of family, friends or co-workers and have fun supporting Childrens Miracle Network by participating in the three-mile race, or just stop by and cheer on all the participants.

For more information or to register, contact Annette Kirby-Black, corporate event volunteer, (614) 764-9393 ext. 503 or visit

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at