For Your Health

For A Better Buckeye (January 2012)

Chad W. Lutz
Attention Athletes! It's freezing, and let's be honest; you're probably not going to find many people willing to brave the cold for even a short 5k. For those of you who do test the temps and tackle the blistery weather, brings you the For a Better Buckeye: January 2013 edition. Ohio hosts a wide variety of athletic events every month. Find one to get a head start on the competition or simply do something to break up the winter blues. Your summer self will thank you.

Whether you’re a full-time pro or just getting into the swing of things, these events offer a wide variety of competition for every age and every level of athletic ability.


January 6
2013 Splash n' Dash/Just Dash 5k, Kettering

January 12
2013 Fantastic Frigid 5k, Delaware
2013 Dirt Dawg 8-miler, Dayton

January 13
19th Annual Icicle 5k, Belpre
9th Annual Winter Run for Regis Trail Fun Run 50k & Half Marathon, Peninsula
39th Annual Dave's 10-Miler, Delta

January 26
2013 Fantastic Frigid 5k, Delaware

January 27
4th Annual ONU Polar Bear Indoor Marathon & Half Marathon, Ada


2013 CM Pepsi Cola Holiday Wrap-Up, Cincinnati (01/04 - 01/06/2013)
2013 SYL NWOWI, Bowling Green (01/05 - 01/06/2013)
2013 UASC Triple Crown Invitational, Upper Arlington (01/05 - 01/06/2013)
2013 CAC January Invitational, Cincinnati (01/06/2013)
2013 KCST Bischoff Medals Trials, Beavercreek (01/11 - 01/13/2013)
2013 SOS Puppy Mania Invitational, Fremont (01/12 - 01/13/2013)
2013 GCST January B Meet, Gahanna (01/13/2013)
2013 WOR Kelly German Ultimate Challenge Meet, Worthington (01/18 - 01/20/2013)
7th Annual NAC Mini Meet, Napoleon (01/20/2013)
2013 CAC Mid-Winter Invitational, Cincinnati (01/25 - 01/27/2013)

Whether you’re a veteran looking to recapture old glory, an amateur looking to lace up and test your abilities, or a family looking for something active and exciting to do together, Ohio has a lot to offer. Can’t find what you’re looking for here? Check out for a comprehensive list of Ohio athletic endeavors and be sure to check back in February for next month’s list of events.