MEDIA ADVISORY: Fifth-Annual Great Columbus Duck Race & Run

August 20, 2016

M E D I A   A D V I S O R Y
WHAT: The Fifth-Annual Great Columbus Duck Race & Run.
Organized by The Development Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital,
the yellow rubber ducks will be “racing” to the finish line.
Additionally, there will be a 5-and-10 kilometer run and Duck Dash for younger runners,
as well as bounce houses, live music and face painting.  
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 20; 9 a.m.
WHERE: Creekside in Gahanna, Ohio 
Director, Special Events and Affinity Groups
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation
WHY: Proceeds from the purchase of ducks will go toward the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The Development Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital is a dynamic group of Columbus area business professionals committed to raising funds to support various programs at Nationwide Children’s. The Development Board aides the hospital through several events including the Woody Hayes Celebrity Golf Classic and Pay It Forward Party, Rock ‘N Bowl and Slice of Columbus. 

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