Officials of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide announced today the return of the FORE! Miler presented by OhioHealth, a 4-mile road race that will kick off the 44th playing of the prestigious PGA TOUR event hosted annually by golf legend Jack Nicklaus at Muirfield Village Golf Club. The race serves as a fundraiser that highlights and benefits the alliance between Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation and Nationwide Children's Hospital.
The FORE! Miler presented by OhioHealth will begin at 7 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 23. The race will follow a route that starts and ends at Muirfield Village Golf Club and includes Memorial Drive, Avery Road, Brand Road, Muirfield Drive and Kinross Court. After the race, runners and walkers will enjoy a free Post-Race Party at the Golden Bear Club, an enclosed, climate-controlled venue located between the fairway at Hole No. 10 and the green at No. 14 at Muirfield Village Golf Club. The FORE! Miler is limited to the first 3,000 runners and walkers.
Registration for the FORE! Miler is NOW open at www.foremiler.com. Race fees are $40 per person during this special early registration period available through February 22, 2019. Race fees from February 23 through May 17 are $45 per person; and $50 per person starting May 18 until sold out.
New for the 2019 FORE! Miler a junior entry fee is available for runners and walkers age 15 and under. The junior race fee is $20 per child through February 22, 2019; $25 per child from February 23 through May 17; and $30 per child starting May 18 until sold out.
All proceeds from the FORE! Miler benefit Nationwide Children's Hospital. The race has raised more than $140,000 for Nationwide Children's since it began in 2015.
Race participants receive an Official FORE! Miler-themed Technical Race Shirt, an Official FORE! Miler-themed Finisher's Medal, one complimentary Practice Round ticket ($35 value) to the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide (good for any one day, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, with Wednesday's ticket including access to the Official Pro-Am and Memorial Honoree Ceremony) and a complimentary adult beverage at the Post-Race Party. Note, junior entries do not include the Post-Race Party complimentary beverage.
“The FORE! Miler has established itself as one of the premier four-mile running events in Columbus,” said Memorial Tournament Executive Director Dan Sullivan. This community-focused race owes much of its success to event partners OhioHealth, City of Dublin, WBNS 10TV, Miller Lite, Coca-Cola and Grey Goose. Their support has made it possible for the Fore Miler to raise important funds for Nationwide Children's Hospital, as well as providing a platform for us to highlight the alliance between the Hospital and Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation.”
The Memorial Tournament, scheduled for May 27 – June 2, will once again collaborate with M3S Sports to operate the FORE! Miler. The Memorial and M3S will work closely with City of Dublin officials to create a first-class race experience for participants and Dublin residents alike.
"Dublin is home to a healthy and wellness-focused community,” said Dublin City Manager Dana McDaniel. “The FORE! Miler is a great event kicking off one of the most important weeks in Dublin focused on world-class golf, hospitality and economic development. We value the opportunity to partner with the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, OhioHealth, and all of the event's sponsors, to bring a 'best of class' race and charitable event to central Ohio."
Race presenting sponsor OhioHealth is a leader in health and wellness in central Ohio and shares a common vision with the Memorial and City of Dublin to improve the health of the community.
“At OhioHealth, we believe that getting active, and staying active is key in a person's journey towards wellness,” said Sue Jablonski, senior vice president and chief marketing and communications officer, OhioHealth. “All of us at OhioHealth are both proud and excited to once again serve as presenting sponsor of the FORE! Miler and continue our great collaboration with the city of Dublin, the Memorial Tournament, Nationwide, and Nationwide Children's Hospital.”
For more information and to register for the FORE! Miler presented by OhioHealth, please visit www.foremiler.com.
The 2019 Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide is scheduled for May 27 – June 2 at Muirfield Village Golf Club. The public may call the Tournament Ticket Office 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays at 877-MT BADGE (877-682-2343) or visit www.memorialbadges.com to purchase badges. Kids 18 and under can attend the Tournament for free with a ticketed adult. Daily practice round tickets for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are also available. The cost is $35 and they are valid for all three practice-round days.
About the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide
The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide is held annually at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. The Tournament, founded and hosted by Jack Nicklaus, is conducted each year with three goals in mind: to honor the memory of individuals living and deceased who have distinguished themselves in the game of golf; to showcase the world’s best golfers competing on one of the most challenging venues in the world for the enjoyment of spectators; and to benefit many Greater Columbus Charities in alliance with the Nicklaus Children's Healthcare Foundation, Nationwide Children's Hospital and numerous other local organizations. For more information, visit www.thememorialtournament.com or call 614-889-6700.
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OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare outreach of the United Methodist Church.
Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth has been recognized as one of the top five large health systems in America by Truven Health Analytics, an honor it has received six times. It is also recognized by FORTUNE as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” and has been for 12 years in a row, 2007-2018.
Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 29,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 11 hospitals, 200+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 47-county area.
OhioHealth hospitals include OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Grove City Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital, OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital and OhioHealth Shelby Hospital. For more information, please visit our website at www.ohiohealth.com.
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