Given the ongoing and rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic, The Butterfly Run will be a virtual event. Complete your run or walk anytime between September 1 - October 10 while fundraising along the way. The Butterfly Run Virtual Celebration will be Saturday, October 10, 2020. We are excited to bring you the stories, activities and energy that you love in a different way. 

It’s free to register as a participant for The Butterfly Run. Registering makes you eligible for exclusive incentive gear as you reach your fundraising milestones. You will receive access to our personalized fundraising portal as well as important event updates. All participants who raise or donate $35 will receive a long-sleeve Butterfly Run t-shirt and swag bag full of fun items.

  • You can start off your personal fundraising by making the first donation to your page of $35 or more to receive your long-sleeve event t-shirt and swag bag.
  • All participants who complete their mileage tracker will receive a finisher medal.
  • Fundraise to advance the movement! It is our hope that our participants will put their focus and energy on fundraising for children's mental health. We have wonderful incentive prizes to encourage you along the way.

A weekly Butterfly Run enewsletter will include update-to-date details, fundraising tips, stories and other fun ways to get involved.



EVENT DATE & TIME 1: October 6 at 12 Noon
Dr. Parker Huston: Meeting the Needs of the Community during and after COVID-19
Join Dr. Parker Huston, Clinical Director of On Our Sleeves, Pediatric Psychologist and BH Population Health Clinical Lead, for an interactive webinar on meeting the needs of the community during and after COVID-19. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of Dr. Huston.

Behind-The-Scenes Tour of the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion
Get an exclusive virtual tour of the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion.


EVENT DATE & TIME 3: October 5 at 6PM
Rise Fitness Community Interval Fitness Training Session One
Rise Fitness Community is Columbus's first indoor running studio providing athletic based interval training with certified personal trainers and running coaches. Join one of their amazing trainers for an energizing workout.
Meeting ID: 915 5887 2686
Passcode: 980156


EVENT DATE & TIME 4: Saturday, October 10
Butterfly Run World Mental Health Day Celebration
Tune in to watch The Butterfly Run World Mental Health Day Celebration with remarks from Nationwide Children's Hospital CEO, Tim Robinson and Big Lots CEO, Bruce Thorn.



Chalk Your Walk and Crafts For Families
Get creative and spread kindness in support of Nationwide Children's Hospital! Host a sidewalk chalk drawing scavenger hunt in your neighborhood, or a contest for passers-by to vote for their favorite masterpiece. Ask friends and family to share photos of your sidewalk art on social media using #OnOurSleeves! For fun indoor art therapy to relieve stress, check out craft project from Audrey Hook, MA, ATR-BC, Art Therapist at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Make it a fundraiser: Have kids “sell” their own artwork to friends and family for donations! You can even mail your crafts to loved ones as a fun surprise with a note asking for support.

Growing Our Gratitude: At-Home Activity for Families
A family activity of expressions of gratitude and encouraging this as a regular family practice.

Toast To Our Healthcare Heroes
Host a virtual happy hour with your team to kick-off the weekend, and toast to our healthcare heroes.
Make it a fundraiser: Create a trivia game with a nominal buying for each team. The winning participant gets the proceeds to go to their fundraising page!



Staying Mental Fit with The Harlem Globetrotters

Work/Life Balance: 5 Ways to be Productive Remotely

At Home Relaxation Technique: Mindfulness

How to Deep Belly Breathe: Coping with Stress

4 Mental Health Benefits of Journaling

10 Ways to Show Yourself Love

Do's and Don'ts When Talking About Mental Health

Why a Good Night's Sleep is Important

10 Strategies for Better Mental Health

Teaching Your Kids About Kindness

Talking to Your Children About Race and Racism

3 Ways to Shift Negative Thinking Around COVID-19

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