Media Advisory: Race for the Kids 5K Run/Walk Benefiting Nationwide Childrens Hospital - Sunday

September 25, 2010

Race for the Kids 5K Run/Walk Benefiting Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Sponsored by Children’s Miracle Network, Race for the Kids raises funds for Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Sunday, September 26, 2010
8 a.m.
*Race begins at 9 a.m.

Jones Middle School
2100 Arlington Ave.
Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221

-Adam Oliver, honorary chair and Nationwide Children’s Hospital parent

On Sunday, September 26, runners and walkers from around central Ohio will help support Nationwide Children’s Hospital at the Race for the Kids 5K Run/Walk in Upper Arlington. The race is sponsored by Children’s Miracle Network which raises money for children’s hospitals across the United States. All monies raised from this race will stay local and support Nationwide Children’s.

In its fourth year, Race for the Kids supports the mission of Nationwide Children’s, and is becoming a favorite community event. In fact, one Upper Arlington resident knows how important it is to raise money for Nationwide Children’s. Adam Oliver not only teaches and coaches in Upper Arlington, but is also a parent of a child that has been in and out of Nationwide Children’s over the past three years. As the honorary chair, Adam continues to support this race and its goal of raising funds for Nationwide Children’s.

The 5K race will take runners through Upper Arlington while beginning and finishing on the track at Jones Middle School. There is also a ¼ mile Fun Run for kids under 10 years old. Each participant will receive a t-shirt, goodie bag and refreshments at the end of the race. Awards will be given to the top 3 overall male and female participants as well as the top three male and female participants in more than 12 age groups.


Erin Pope
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Marketing and Public Relations
(614) 355-0495

Susan Brewer
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
(614) 266-0544

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