Are You Strong Enough to Take on Bull Run?

July 26, 2010

The 7th annual Bull Run, presented by Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and benefiting Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will take place on Saturday, August 7, at McPherson Commons.

Hundreds of participants will come together not only to conquer the annual 5K trek through the city, but also to show the strength of a community. The Bull Run will take participants through the heart of downtown Columbus, and include a fun filled morning with food, music, family entertainment and awards.

Started by just a small group of Merrill Lynch employees, the Bull Run has grown to include hundreds of runners and has raised over $300,000 to benefit Nationwide Children's Hospital. With the support of past participants, Bull Run has brought comfort and cures to hundreds of kids in the community.

Registration opens at 7 a.m. with the Kids Fun Run beginning at 8:30 a.m. followed by the 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. Registrations fees are $15 for the Kids Fun Run and $25 for the 5K Run/Walk which includes a technical shirt, medal, food and family activities. McPherson Commons, also known as Arch Park, is located at 218 West Street. For more information, visit or call 614.355.0888.

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