Grove City mother plans to stop at every mile marker during the Columbus Marathon

(Courtesy: Janet Wilson)

Janet Wilson will be making frequent stops when she runs the half marathon: Thirteen to be precise.

Janet will stop at every mile marker to laugh, cry and remember her daughter, Alaina, who passed away in 2016.

"She meant so much and changed so many lives," said Janet.

Alaina, nicknamed "Miss Moo," inspired her mother's team for the Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon.

Moo's Milers will be running the half marathon on Sunday, October 15.

"This race has so much more meaning than just a run," said Janet.

Alaina, who passed away at age 35, made frequent visits to Nationwide Children's Hospital during her life. This run will be a way to thank the doctors, nurses and medical staff who helped care for her over the years, as Janet is hoping to raise $5,000 for the hospital.

"It was so hard getting ready last year for the race," said Janet, "because it was that finality -- admitting she's gone."

This year, Janet will be recognized as a Spirit Award winner.

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