[Updated] Race Director’s Challenge: Stock the Shelves at Mid-Ohio Foodbank

2013_Race_Director's_ChallengeIt’s become a Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathontradition to kick off the New Year with a friendly contest featuring our Race Director, Darris Blackford.

In years past, we’ve challenged you to run or walk a 5K for the chance to win free entry into our race. This year, however, we’re shaking things up with a new challenge that’s a little less physical and much more heartwarming: will you help us stock the shelves at the Mid-Ohio Foodbank?

* The challenge: From January 1-31, drop off non-perishable food items at any of the following Columbus-area running stores – Columbus Running Company (3 locations), Fleet FeetFront Runner (2 locations), RoadRunner Sports or Second SoleIt’s our goal to collect 2,013 items!** UPDATE ** We’ve expanded and improved the Race Director’s challenge to make it available for anyone to participate, regardless of where you’re located! Take part by giving a virtual food donation ($1 or more) and you will be entered to win one of 20 free entries to the 2013 race. Donate from now until January 31, here:http://fooddrive.midohiofoodbank.org/goto/ColumbusMarathon.

* The prize: When you drop off your items, you’ll be entered for a chance to win one of 20 free entries for the 2013 race (one entry accepted per person).

A chance to help others + free race entry? Now there’s a win-win for everyone!

**UPDATE Feb. 13, 2013** [Drum roll, please …!] Thanks to YOU, we collected more than 1,000 pounds of canned goods and hundreds of dollars for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank! Here are the winners of the FREE race entries:

  • David Trimble
  • Phil Gauer
  • Monica Ralph
  • Julia Harris
  • Ron Hosenfeld
  • Janet Best
  • John Lahey
  • Michael Peters
  • Valerie Rake
  • Kelly Mihocik
  • Amy Rudawsky
  • Cyndy Youker
  • Randy Treer
  • Penny Hampshire
  • Tricia Mathy
  • Lisa Cerrito
  • Andrew Angel
  • Bryan Briggs
  • Jenelia Sarver
  • Craig Richardson
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