The 3rd Annual Megans Miles Run/Walk to be Held May 30

May 5, 2010

The 3rd Annual Megan’s Miles Run/Walk, benefitting Muscular Dystrophy research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will be held on Sunday, May 30 at noon at Central Crossing High School.

Attendees are encouraged to lace up their shoes and run or walk in this special fundraiser in honor of a Nationwide Children’s employee who passed away three years ago in a tragic car accident. Megan Schleagel was a part of the research team at Nationwide Children’s and was involved in researching cures for muscular dystrophy.

In honor of her passion to find a cure, this event was organized by the family and friends of the Schleagel family with the help of the Columbus Running Company Charity Fund. In 2009, Megan’s Miles raised more than $15,000 for Nationwide Children’s and the team hopes to double last year’s contributions.

The 4-mile run and 1.5-mile walk will begin and end at Central Crossing High School. Registration is $17 per person, $12 per person for groups/families of three or more, or $22 the day of the race. To register for Megan’s Miles, 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