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INAUGURAL FORE! MILER PRESENTED BY OHIOHEALTH SET TO KICK OFF 2015 MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT WEEK IN DUBLIN

Memorial FORE! Miler

COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 3, 2015) — The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide and M3S Sports today announced the creation of the FORE! Miler presented by OhioHealth, a 4-mile road race that will kick off the 40th playing of the Memorial, June 1-7 in Dublin, Ohio at acclaimed Muirfield Village Golf Club and benefit the alliance between Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation and Nationwide Children's Hospital.

The FORE! Miler presented by OhioHealth will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 28 and will start and end at the Muirfield Village Golf Club. The race will follow a route that includes Memorial Drive, Avery Road, Kinross Court and Muirfield Drive. After the FORE! Miler, runners and walkers will enjoy a free Post-Race Party and Concert Featuring SWAGG at the Golden Bear Club, located between the No. 10 fairway and No. 14 green at Muirfield Village.

The inaugural Memorial FORE! Miler is limited to the first 3,000 runners and walkers.

“We're excited to partner with OhioHealth and add a new community focused event to the Memorial this year,” said Executive Director Dan Sullivan. “The FORE! Miler will be a perfect way to start off a week of celebration as we recognize the 40th playing of the Tournament.”

Participants will receive an Official FORE! Miler-themed Technical Race Shirt, an Official FORE! Miler-themed Official Finishers Medal, one complimentary ticket to the Memorial Tournament Practice Round, Official Pro-Am and Memorial Honoree Ceremony on Wednesday, June 3 ($35 value) and a complimentary adult beverage at the Post-Race Party.

“We are honored to partner with the Tournament to celebrate golf and fitness, as well as the Memorial's 40th playing,” said David Babner, Race Director for M3S Sports. “The Memorial Tournament is an iconic annual sporting event in our community and we look forward to taking part in the celebration.”

The FORE! Miler is a partnership between M3S Sports, a Columbus-based sports marketing and management company, and the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, an official PGA TOUR event founded by Jack Nicklaus in 1976. This year's the Memorial Tournament will be held June 1-7, 2015 at Muirfield Village Golf Club. M3S Sports has collaborated with the Memorial to operate the FORE! Miler.

Race presenting sponsor OhioHealth is a leader in health and wellness in central Ohio and shares a common vision with the Memorial and M3S Sports to improve the health of the community.

“We look forward to rallying golf fans and runners alike to participate in this new race,” said Laura McCoy, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for OhioHealth. “This will be a fun way for people to start the Tournament off with a focus on health and wellness. It also reflects the collaboration we've had with Nationwide Children's Hospital and the Memorial Tournament over the years.”

Registration for the FORE! Miler is $40 per person through March 31; $45 from April 1 through April 30; and $50 from May 1 until sold out. For more information and to register, visit www.foremiler.com. All proceeds from the event benefit Nationwide Children's Hospital.