For Your Health

For A Better Buckeye (August 2013)

Chad W. Lutz
Attention Athletes! For many, August represents the final push before fall racing season. For others, it means cooler temperatures to enjoy the great outdoors. At, we cater to both crowds and each month compile a comprehensive list of Ohio athletic activities fit for the entire family. End your summer season on a positive with help from For a Better Buckeye and

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.


August 1
2013 Joel Brean Memorial Midnight 5k, Ashland
7th Annual Defend Your Friend 5k, Columbus
2013 Dublin Irish Festival 5k, Dublin
2013 Bill Heideman Cross Country Series #1, Akron

August 2
2013 Run for Zack 5k, New Philadelphia
2013 Fayette 5k 4 the Fields, Fayette
Inaugural Immaculate Conception Church 5k, Dayton

August 3
11th Annual Cleveland Clinic Independence 5k Run/Walk, Independence
10th Annual Ralph Durbin Rogues Hollow 5k, Doylestown
2013 Burg for CURED 5k Run/Walk, Miamisburg
12th Annual Dog Days 5k, Circleville
2013 Red Hot Blues Run 5k, 10k & 15k, Lebanon
20th Annual Buzzard's Glory Classic 5k, Cold Water
10th Annual Bull Run 5k, Columbus
Inaugural Pawz for a Cawz 5k, Ashland
2013 Light Up The Night 5k, Lewis Center
2013 For Your Health 5k, Newark
19th Annual Ralph E. Wade 5k, Springboro
2013 Plymouth Fireman's Festival 5k, Plymouth
2013 Gotcha Day 5k, Hilliard
2013 Our Lady of Queen Peace Parish Festival 5k, Grafton
2013 Tadmor 10k, Vandalia
2013 Tawawa Park 5k, Sidney
Inaugural Main St. Run 5k, Madison
2013 Maple Heights Athletics/Cross Country 5k Fundraiser, Maple Heights
2013 Basket Festival 5k, Berlin Heights
2013 Square Fair 5k, Lima
2013 Twin Days 5k Run & Fun Walk, Twinsburg
4th Annual Copley 5k for Education, Copley
3rd Annual Run To The Wall 5k & 10k, Clinton
2013 Emerson Academy 5k Run/Walk, Dayton
20th Annual Star Trax 5k Night Run, Salem
2013 Matt Kauffman Memorial 5k, Akron
2013 Gift of Life 5k & 10k, Cuyahoga Falls

August 4
3rd Annual Gazebo Gallop 5k, Parma Heights
2nd Annual 5k Milk Run, Elyria
2013 Kathleen Neitert Run for Hope, Aurora
2013 Dre 5k, Marion
2013 Scioto Miles Summer 10-miler, Columbus
4th Annual Journal Jog 5k, Lorain
2013 Mayfield Wildcat 5k Run, Highland Heights
4th Annual Bridging the Distance 5k, Cleveland

August 6
NERC Cross Country Series #1, Kirtland
2013 Possunm Creek 5k, Dayton

August 8
4th Annual Shatter the Silence Race, Peninsula
2013 Bill Heideman Cross Country Series #2, Akron

August 9
13th Annual Germanfest Picnic 5k, Dayton
2013 Findlay Market 5k, Cincinnati
14th Annual Blazin' Hot 5k Run/Walk, Dayton

August 10
5th Annual Glenville Heritage 5k, Cleveland
6th Annual Patrick Joyce Scholarship Fund 5k Run & 1-mile Walk, Lakewood
2013 Fit & Fabulous 5k, Springboro
2013 Sam Mumley Memorial 5k, St. Clairesville
2013 Lower Lights Run for Spaghetti 5k, Upper Arlington
11th Annual Burkett 5k, Burkettsville
2013 Summer Curry 5k, Independence
2013 Reaching Mexico 5k, West Unity
4th Annual St. Gabriel Sprint 5k, Concord
2013 Running with the Buffaloes 5k, Galloway
2013 Happy Half Trainer's Half Marathon, Springfield
2013 Run with the Rockets 5k, Lowellville
3rd Annual Acorn Run 5k, Uniontown
31st Annual Newton 5k, Cincinnati
2013 Marbletown Festival 5k, Delphos
4th Annual St. Paul 5k & 10k, Norwalk
14th Annual Canalway Classic 5k, Navarre
2013 Team Chase 5k, Yellow Springs
2013 Walk the Line 10k Run/Walk, Union City
9th Annual African-American Male Wellness Walk/Run, Columbus
2013 Rough Rider Run 5k, St. Marys
8th Annual Stepping Up For Better Health 5k, Cincinnati
Inaugural Granville Christian Academy 5k Run/Walk, Granville
2013 Paula Mounts Krejci Memorial 5k, Clyde
Inaugural Miracle Miles 5k, Dayton
5th Annual Bethel Bolt 10k & 5k, Bethel
2013 5k for J.A., Hudson
10th Annual North Ridgeville Lions Club 10k, 5k & 1-mile Fun Run, North Ridgeville

August 11
2013 run, jane, run 5k & 10k, Cleveland
5th Annual Bremenfest 5k, New Bremen
14th Annual Know You Can 5k, Cincinnati
2013 Columbus Half Marathon, 10k & 5k, Canal Winchester
10th Annual Perfect 10-miler, Lyndhurst

August 13
NERC Cross Country Series #2, Kirtland

August 15
2013 Bill Heideman Cross Country Series #3, Akron
2013 Twilight Trail 8k, Willoughby

August 16
2nd Annual Dark Horse Challenge 5k, Willoughby
4th Annual Run with the STAGS 5k, Dayton

August 17
4th Annual Hemophilia Super Hero Run 5k, Aurora
2013 St. Helen School/Sr. Christin Memorial 5k Run, Chardon
10th Annual Outrun Ovarian Cancer5k, Cleveland
17th Annual Good Neighbor 5k, Dayton
7th Annual AkRun & Crawl 5k, Akron
4th Annual Herbie Fuzz 5k, Covington
2013 The Foundation for Knox Community Hospital 5k, Mt. Vernon
2013 Guts & Glory 5k, Bryan
Inaugural Lt. Ashley White Memorial Day XC 5k, Hartville
3rd Annual Gabby Thames Memorial 5k, Mt. Blanchard
2nd Annual Pusheta Creek Conquest 5k, Wapakoneta
2013 Feed the Need 5k & 10k, Coshocton
2013 Blueberry Festival 5k & Color Blast, Lexington
2nd Annual Jail Break 5k, Sandusky
7th Annual Miller Paul Marut 5k, Concord
2013 Run to the Rock 5k, St. Marys
2nd Annual Jailbreak 5k Run/Walk, Sandusky
9th Annual Buehler's Heart & Sole Community Run, Wooster
17th Annual Scott McDowell Memorial River Run, New Richmond
3rd Annual Back Roads and Beaches 5k & 10k, Oberlin
2013 New Strawberry Jog 5k, Kirtland

August 18
2nd Annual Lake View Cemetery Run Through History 5k, Cleveland
Inaugural Inside The Park Home RUN, Cleveland
2013 Little Miami Half Marathon & 10k, Morrow
2013 Dog Jog 5k, Columbus
2013 Charleston Falls Preserve Trail 5k, Tipp City
2nd Annual Willoughby Hills Fall CornFest 5k, Willoughby Hills

August 20
NERC Cross Country Series #3, Kirtland

August 21
2013 Miles for Missions 5k & 10k, Maumee

August 23
Inaugural Arts in Motion 5k, Springfield

August 24
Inaugural Run Down Cancer 5k, Circleville
3rd Annual Up and Away 5k, Mt. Carmel
2013 Lady Tutu 5k, Gahanna - women only
2013 Bob Schul Invitational, West Milton
Inaugural See You At The Top 5k, Cleveland
2013 Glow 4 Goal 5k RUn & Walk, St. Clairesville
2013 Steppin' Out for Hospice 5k, Alliance
4th Annual Powder Keg Trail 5k, Deerfield
6th Annual Kellog's Night Moves 5k, Zanesville
Inaugural Pooch Scooch 5k, London
2013 Run Down Cancer 5k, Circleville
2013 Heroes & Heroines 5k & 1-mile Run, Columbus
2013 Dance Dash 5k, Perrysburg
2013 Running Ritchies Tallmadge Circle City Mile, Tallmadge
3rd Annual Brad Detling Memorial Ridge Runner Classic 5k, Barnesville
12th Annual Eagle 5k, Bellbrook
2013 5k For Kelli, Dayton
2013 Wine & Walleye 5k, Ashtabula
6th Annual Heart & Lung 5-mile Run, Lancaster
2013 Lions Roar 5k, North Hampton
2013 Free2B5k & 1-miler, Cleveland

August 25
2013 Fox 8 5k, Cleveland
7th Annual MStar Foundation 5k, Medina
2013 Mentor City Fest 5-mile & 2-mile Run, Mentor
2013 Bismarck 5k, Bellevue
2013 Emerald City Half and Quarter Marathon, Dublin
5th Annual Holy Name High School Big Creek Parkway Run, Parma Heights
2013 SEEF Back-To-School 5k & 1-mile Fun Run/Walk, Stow

August 27
2013 Autumn Rush 5k, Dayton

August 31
2013 Running for the Wounded 5k, Wright Patterson Air Force Base
2013 Race for Marriage Equality 5k, Columbus
5th Annual Run for John 5k, Sunbury
2013 Serve a Soldier 5k, Urbana
2013 AlterFest 5k, Kettering
2013 Labor Day Weekend 5k, Bluffton
Inaugural Coalton Shoe Shuffle 5k, Coalton
2013 Ken Keener Classic 5k, Millersport
2013 St. John Catholic Church Fryburg Homecoming 5k, Fryburg
2013 Running Toward Recovery 5k, Xenia
2013 5k and 1-mile Run/Walk for the Children, Cleveland
2013 Piqua Heritage Festival 5k, Piqua
2013 Awesome Autism 5k, Bellaire
2nd Annual Bring a Can and Lose Yours 5k, Lima
2013 Labor Day 5k, Canal Winchester


2013 Springfield Kid's Triathlon, Springfield (08/03/2013)
7th Annual Strong Kids Triathlon, Dayton (08/03/2013)
2013 Zoom Multisport Race Series, Waynesville (08/04/2013)
2013 Margaret Hong 10-minute Challenge, Kettering (08/04/2013)
2013 Marion Family YMCA Triathlon & Duathlon, Marion (08/10/2013)
2013 KidsRoll Triathlon & Family Race, Liberty Township (08/10/2013)
Perry's Victory Triathlon, Duathlon & Kid's Duathlon, Put-In-Bay (08/11/2013)
2013 Get To It Hueston Woods Triathlon, Oxford (08/11/2013)
Inaugural Splish, Splash & Dash Youth Triathlon, Bexley (08/17/2013)
2013 Speedy Feet Wednesday Night Triathlon Series #4, Waynesville (08/21/2013)
2013 Bellfaire JBC Biathlon, Shaker Heights (08/25/2013)
2013 Lake Loramie Triathlon, Minster (08/25/2013)
2013 Outer Limits Triathlon/Duathlon, Columbus (08/25/2013)


2013 Blue Streak Time Trials, Wright Patterson Air Force Base (08/14/2013)
2013 Crankenstein Monster 100, Casstown (08/18/2013)
4th Annual Canal Locks & Bagels Family Fun Ride, St. Mary's (08/31/2013)


2013 USA Swimming Age Group Central Zone Championships, Geneva (08/02 – 08/04)

Special Events

3rd Annual Woo Who! Urbanobstacle, Cleveland (08/03/2013)
The Gauntlet Adventure Race 2013, Greenville (08/03/2013)
The Glow Run 2013, Columbus (08/09/13)
2013 Run or Dye 5k, Cleveland (08/10/2013)
2013 Run or Dye 5k, Toledo (08/10/2013)
2013 Great Mason Chase, Mason (08/11/2013)
The Amazing Race of Highland County 2013, Hillsboro (08/11/2013)
2013 Lady Distance Classic 5k & 10k, Cincinnati (08/10 - 08/24/2013)
2013 The Color Run 5k, Toledo (08/17/2013)
2013 Race for the ROC, Salem (08/17/2013)
2013 The Run of Nightmares, Croton (08/17/2013)
2013 Ohio MudChug, Nashport (08/17/2013)
2013 The Color Run 5k, Cincinnati (08/24/2013)
2013 Holmes County Rough and Rugged Race, Millersburg (08/31/2013)

Whether you’re a veteran buckeye looking to recapture old glory, an amateur Ohio athlete looking to lace up and test your abilities, or a family searching for something active and exciting to do together, Ohio has a lot to offer. offers a comprehensive list of Ohio athletic endeavors perfect for all levels of skill and desired enjoyment. Be sure to check back in September for next month’s list of events.