Media Advisory: 3rd Annual 'Rockin on the Run' 5K Run/Walk Saturday at Madison County Fairgrounds

May 18, 2012

3rd Annual “Rockin’ on the Run” 5K Run/Walk Saturday at Madison County Fairgrounds
Benefits Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Saturday, May 19, 2012
10 a.m. – media opportunity

Madison County Fairgrounds
205 Elm St. 
London, OH 43140

The third annual “Rockin’ on the Run” 5K run/walk and family day will be held Saturday at the Madison County Fairgrounds. All proceeds benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Since its inception two years ago, Rockin’ on the Run has raised nearly $12,000 for pediatric brain tumor research.

The 5K run/walk course starts and ends at the fairgrounds. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. in the Commercial Building with the race beginning at 10 a.m. Registration is $20 and participants can sign up the day of the race. T-shirts for participants will be available on a first come, first served basis. Children age 2 and under are free. Pets are welcome but must be on a leash.

In addition to the 5K run/walk, the event also features food, family-friendly games and entertainment and a silent auction. Participants are encouraged to stick around after the run/walk as activities will continue through 2 p.m. Local recording artist Tim Omark will perform during the event.

For more information, visit

Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Media Relations 
(614) 355-0495

Ashley Winebrenner
Rockin’ on the Run
Vice President
Cell: (740) 852-5884

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