For Your Health

For A Better Buckeye (August 2014)

Chad W. Lutz
Attention Athletes! Well, summer appears to have gotten the best of us here at AltOhio. We’ve become drunk on sun and leisure. Perhaps you have, too? That’s a good thing. But, as we all have learned in our short (or long) tenures on this planet, moderation is the true to key to contentment. That’s what they say, at least. Here’s to your continued moderation :wink:

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
2nd Annual Immaculate Conception Festival 5k, Dayton
August 2
11th Annual OROC 5k, Cleveland
2nd Annual Tawawa Park Scholarship 5k, Sidney
11th Annual Rogues Hollow 5k, Doylestown
2014 Fireman's Festival 5k, Plymouth
Inaugural West Akron 5k Run/Walk, Akron
2014 The Red Hot Blues Run 5k, 10k & 15k, Lebanon
21st Annual Buzzard's Glory 5k, Coldwater
2014 Flamingo Run 5k, Cambridge
32nd Annual J.F. Walleye's 5k Family Race, Bass Island
2014 Maple Heights Athletics XC 5k, Maple Heights
2014 Licking Memorial Hospital For Your Health 5k, Newark
2014 Our Lady of Queen Peace 5k, Grafton
5th Annual SIDS Awareness 5k, Columbus
4th Annual Run to the Wall 5k & 10k, Clinton
20th Annual Run/Walk to a Healthier You 5k, Independence
2014 Burning River 100-Mile Endurance Run & Relays, Willoughby Hills
21st Annual Star Trax 5k, Salem
2nd Annual Main Street Run 5k & 1-mile, Madison
2014 Carnation 5k, Alliance
20th Annual Ralph E. Wade 5k, Springboro
2014 Bull Run 5k & 10k, Columbus
2014 Building Bridges Blazin' 5k, Dayton
August 3
3rd Annual Milk Run 5k, Elyria
Inaugural Boots-To-Shoes 5k, Attica
2014 Scioto 10-miler, Columbus
4th Annual Gazebo Gallop 5k, Parma Heights
2014 Kathleen Neitert Run For Hope, Aurora
2014 Twin's Day 5k, Twinsburg
August 8
14th Annual Germanfest Picnic 5k & 10k, Dayton
20th Annual Logan County 5k Run to Educate, Bellefontaine
2nd Annual Gavin D. Ward Memorial Scholarship 5k, Hanoverton
2014 All-Ohio Balloon Fest 5k, Marysville
August 9
6th Annual Glenville Heritage 5k, Cleveland
2014 Eagle 5k, Bellbrook
5th Annual Summer Scurry 5k, Independence
2014 Sequoia Wellness Bookin' It 5k, Rootstown
2014 Run For Spaghetti 5k, Hilliard
Inaugural Cancer Crush 5k, Columbus
2nd Annual Historic Kirtland 5k, Kirtland
2014 Charity Challenge 5k, Lewis Center
2014 Happy Half Marathon, Springfield
8th Annual Defend Your Friend 5k, Columbus
11th Annual North Ridgeville Lions Club 10k, 5k & 1-mile, North Ridgeville
3rd Annual Country Fun 5k, Maplewood
2014 VJK 5k, Springboro
2nd Annual Granville Christian Academy 5k Run/Walk, Granville
10th Annual Filling Homes Road Race 5k & 10k, Napoleon
7th Annual Patrick Joyce Scholarship Fun 5k & 1-mile, Cleveland
2014 5k for JA, Hudson
2014 Gift of Life Run/Walk 5k & 10k, Cuyahoga Falls 
Inaugural Mustache Mania 5k, Tiffin
2014 AAMWW 5k, Columbus
August 10
11th Annual Run, Jane, Run 10k & 5k, Cleveland
11th Annual Perfect 10-miler & Fleet Feet 5k Classic, Lyndhurst
2014 Columbus Half Marathon, 10k & 5k, Columbus
Inaugural Bay's Hopecam 5k, Bay Village
August 11
2014 Gay Games 10k, Akron
August 13
2014 Classic Mastick 5k, Cleveland
August 14
2014 Gay Games 5k, Cleveland  
39th Annual Spencerville All-Comers XC Meet, Spencerville
August 15
2014 Run with the Stags 5k, Kettering
2014 New Balance FREE XC Training Meet, Worthington
2014 Bremen Fest 5k, New Bremen 
August 16
2nd Annual Run With The Rockets 5k & 1-mile, Lowellville
18th Annual Run for the Sun 5k, Beavercreek
2014 India Day 5k, Lewis Center
2014 Feed The Need 5k & 10k, Coshocton
5th Annual Superhero 5k, Aurora
2014 Hardin Hustle 5k, Kenton
2014 Blueberry Festival 5k, Lexington
Inaugural Painted Pony 5k, Strongsville
2014 Emerson Academy 5k, Dayton
2014 Jailbreak 5k, Sandusky
2014 Super Fun 5k Run, Westlake
2014 Savings Bank 5k Run to End Alzheimer's, Circleville
2014 Walk The Line 10k, Union City
7th Annual Heart & Lung Run 5-mile, Lancaster
5k Run for the Hills, Nelsonville
2nd Annual Fearless 5k, Mechanicsburg
2014 Be The Match 5k & 1k Challenge, Columbus
5th Annual Herbie Fuzz 5k, Covington 
August 17
3rd Annual A Run Through History 5k, Cleveland
2014 Miami County Trail Series #3, Covington
2014 Little Miami Half Marathon, Morrow
2014 Jeff McGowan Memorial 5k, Columbus
2014 CHA Dog Jog, Columbus 

August 20
2014 Miles for Missions 5k & 10k Trail Races, Maumee 
August 23
2nd Annual Hold That Thought 5k, Beavercreek
2014 Run for Kelli 5k, Dayton
2014 Mike Swaney 5k, Wapakoneta
2014 Foundation for Knox County Community Hospital 5k, Mount Vernon
2nd Annual Free To Be 5k & 1-mile, Cleveland
2014 SELEA Scholarship 5k Run/Walk, Holmesville
2014 Run Down Cancer 5k, Circleville
2014 Shul Invitational-Open Race 5k, West Milton
2014 Charity Run For Life, Mentor
2014 Steppin' Out for Hospice 5k, Alliance
2014 Lady Tutu & Little Princess Dash, Cincinnati
3rd Annual Great Columbus Duck Run 5k & 10k, Columbus
2014 Shalom 5k, Carroll
2014 Super Underwear 5k, 10k & 1-mile, Dayton
4th Annual UH Parma Medical Center 5k & 1-mile, Parma
Inaugural 5k for Alzheimer's, New Lebanon 
August 24
2nd Annual Fox 8 5k, Cleveland
2014 Emerald City Half Marathon & Quarter Marathon, Dublin
Inaugural Kyle Miller Memorial Fund 5k, Hilliard
Inaugural Middies Softball Diamond Dash 5k, Middletown 
3rd Annual Bismarck Community 5k, Bellevue
2014 Sky's The Limit 5k, Bellbrook
August 29
Inaugural Boro Bogey Run, Springboro 
August 30
Inaugural Celebrate Westlake 5-mile & 5k, Westlake
2014 5 for the Farm, Piqua
2014 Ken Keener Classic 5k, Millersport
Feed The Hungry 5k, Lebanon
Inaugural Rooster Run 5k, Canfield
2014 Serve a Soldier 5k, Urbana
2014 Leave No Trace Half Marathon & Good Turn 2-mile Trail Race, Peninsula
2014 Fryburg Homecoming 5k Mock Turtle Race, Fryburg
3rd Annual Basement Doctor Bring a Can to Lose Yours 5k, Lima
2014 Run for Recovery, Cleveland
2014 St. Rocco Festival 5k & 1-mile, Cleveland
2014 Veggie Trails 5k, Toledo
2014 Labor Day Weekend 5k, Bluffton
2014 Need For Speed 5k, Mansfield
2014 Running Toward Recovery 5k, Xenia 
August 31
2nd Annual Labor of Love 4-mile Relay and Race & 2-mile, Cleveland                  
2014 Blue Streak 10-mile Time Trial, Wright Patterson Air Force Base (08/13)

2014 Zoom Multisport Race #2 Caesar Creek, Waynesville (08/03)
2014 Marion Family YMCA Triathlon & Duathlon, Marion (08/16)
2014 Zoom Multisport Race #3 Hueston Woods, College Corner (08/17)
Inaugural Mingo Man Triathlon, Delaware (08/17)
2014 Speedy Feet Wednesday Night Triathlon #4, Waynesville (08/20)
2014 Lake Loramie Triathlon, Minster (08/24)
2014 Tritech Olympic Triathlon and Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon, Delaware (08/24)

Special Events

2014 Gem City Gauntlet, Dayton (08/02)
2014 Warrior Mode Urban Adventure, Lima (08/02)
2014 Black Swamp Dash, Oak Harbor (08/02)
2014 Great Amazing Race, Cleveland (08/02)
2014 Color Blaze 5k, Lancaster (08/09)
2014 Amazing Race of Highland County, Hillsboro (08/09)
2nd Annual Inside The Park Home Run, Cleveland (08/10)
2014 The Survival Race, Toledo (08/17)
2014 The Color Riot, Mansfield (08/23) 

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.