Circle of Friends 8th Annual Run for the Rainbow June 18

May 3, 2010

Circle of Friends, a volunteer organization supporting Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will host its 8th Annual Run for the Rainbow 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run Friday, June 18 at New Albany Market Square, 180 Market St., New Albany, Ohio.

Proceeds from Run for the Rainbow benefit pediatric cancer research at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Over the past 16 years, Circle of Friends has raised nearly $1.5 million for the fight against pediatric cancer.

This year, the event includes the addition of a competitive walk, chip timing for competitive races and all participants will receive a technical shirt.

Registration opens at 5:30 p.m. with races beginning at 6:40 p.m. (Kids Fun Run), 7 p.m. (5K Competitive Run), 7:05 p.m. (5K Competitive Walk) and 7:10 (5K Non-Competitive Run/Walk). Registration fees are $15 for the Kids Fun Run and $25 for the 5K Run/Walk. After June 9, registration is $20 and $30 respectively. Awards will be given to the top finishers in each race.

Run for the Rainbow features exciting activities for the whole family featuring great food and beverages, booths and activities, mascots, celebrities and more.

To register for Run for the Rainbow and for more information, visit or call (614) 355-0888.

Circle of Friends
Circle of Friends was founded in 1994 by three families whose lives had been touched by cancer.  Through hard work and dedication, their grassroots fundraising has grown to include thousands in our community.  To date, Circle of Friends has raised nearly $1.5 million for cancer research.  Together with Nationwide Children's Hospital and community support like yours, Circle of Friends is determined to help find the cure.  For more information, visit

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 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 1.6 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