Media Room » February 2016 News
Dublin, Ohio — 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 41st playing of the prestigious PGA TOUR event hosted annually by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, May 30 – June 5, 2016 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 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 26. 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. Race fees are $45 per person through March 15, 2016; $50 per person from March 16 through May 1; and $55 per person starting May 2 until sold out. All proceeds from the FORE! Miler benefit Nationwide Children's Hospital. The inaugural race in 2015 raised $40,000 for Nationwide Children's.
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 (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.
“The inaugural race was a tremendous success and we're excited to partner this year with OhioHealth, City of Dublin, Nationwide and Perio, Inc. (makers of Barbasol and Pure Silk Shave Cream) as we continue to grow this community-focused event,” said Memorial Tournament Executive Director Dan Sullivan. “The FORE! Miler is a perfect way to start off a week of celebration at the Memorial, while providing an additional platform for us to highlight the Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation and Nationwide Children's Hospital alliance.”
The Memorial Tournament 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, Perio and M3S Sports 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.
“The FORE! Miler is a fun way for people to start the Tournament off with a focus on health and wellness,” said Sue Jablonski, senior vice president and chief communications officer, OhioHealth. “We're excited to support an event that gets people moving and builds on our longstanding relationships with Nationwide Children's and the Memorial Tournament.”