For Your Health

For A Better Buckeye (August)

Chad W. Lutz
Attention Ohio Athletes! Fall is almost here Ohio but have no fear. There are still plenty of chances to get up, get out, and get active. August is the perfect time to find your routine rhythm before the winter winds begin to blow. Don’t get caught up in the dog days of summer. Check out this month’s list of Ohio athletic events sure to please every member of the family.

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.


2011 Run For Healing 5k, Tipp City (08/01/2011)
13th Annual Clipper Cross Country Series 2.5k, Columbiana (08/03/2011)
2011 Bill Heideman Cross Country Series, Akron (08/04/2011)
7th Anuual Run Fur Hope 5k & 2 mile Fun Run, Marysville (08/06/2011)
2011 Bull Run 5k, Columbus (08/06/2011)
2011 Square Fair 5k, Lima (08/06/2011)
8th Annual Rogues Hollow 5k, Doylestown (08/06/2011)
10th Annual Dog Days 5k, Circleville (08/06/2011)
11th Annual Matt Kauffman 5k, Akron (08/06/2011)
6th Annual Red Hot Blues Run 5k & 15k, Lebanon (08/06/2011)
26th Annual Youth Challenge 5k & 1 mile, Westlake (08/06/2011)
6th Annual Coshocton Fire Fighters 5k, Coshocton (08/06/2011)
17th Annual Run/Walk To A Healthier You 5k, Independence (08/06/2011)
2011 Run With The Rockets 5k Run & 1 mile Fun Walk, Lowellville (08/06/2011)
6th Annual St. Anthony Social 5k Run/Walk, Columbus Grove (08/06/2011)
2011 Play-A-Palooza 5k Run/Walk, Pickerington (08/06/2011)
9th Annual Fleet Feet Sports Lady Distance Classic 10k & 5k, Blue Ash (08/06/2011)
7th Annual Rushsylvania Rocket 5k Race, Rushsylvania (08/06/2011)
2011 Journal Jog 5k, Lorain (08/07/2011)
2011 Gazebo Gallop, Parma Heights (08/07/2011)
20th Annual Basket Run 5k & 1 mile Fun Run, Berlin Heights (08/07/2011)
13th Annual Clipper Cross Country Series 5k, Columbiana (08/10/2011)
2011 Bill Heideman Cross Country Series, Akron (08/11/2011)
11th Annual GermanFest Picnic 5k, Dayton 08/12/2011)
2011 All Ohio Balloon Fest 5k, Marysville (08/12/2011)
10th Annual Hilliard 5k Run/Walk Nite Classic, Hilliard (08/12/2011)
7th Annual Run to Educate 5k, Bellefontaine (08/12/2011)
22nd Annual Englewood Festival 5k, Englewood (08/13/2011)
4th Annual St. Marys Summerfest 5k, St. Marys (08/13/2011)
2011 Granville 13.1, Granville (08/13/2011)
6th Annual Run for Spaghetti 5k, Hilliard (08/13/2011)
2011 Hustle for Hattie 10k & 5k, Uniontown (08/13/2011)
6th Annual St. Chris Run For The Youth 5k Run/Walk, Vandalia (08/13/2011)
4th Annual Glenville Heritage 5k Run/Walk, Cleveland (08/13/2011)
2011 2 mile Runway Run, Wadsworth (08/13/2011)
4th Annual Blazin' Hot 5k, Dayton (08/13/2011)
9th Annual Up, Up, and Away 5k, Findlay (08/13/2011)
2011 Healthy Steps 5k Race, Salem (08/13/2011)
3rd Annual Summer Scurry 5k, Independence (08/13/2011)
3rd Annual Glenville Heritage 5k Run & 1 mile Run/Walk, Cleveland (08/13/2011)
4th Annual Patrick Joyce Scholarship Fund 5k & 1 mile Run, Lakewood (08/13/2011)
2011 PurpleStride 5k & 2 mile Run/Walk, Columbus (08/13/2011)
4th Annual Fayette County YMCA 5k Run/Walk, Washington C.H. (08/13/2011)
23rd Annual Run, Jane, Run 10k & 5k, Cleveland (08/14/2011)
2011 St. Joseph's Jog for SIDS, Fort Jennings (08/14/2011)
2nd Annual Bridging The Distance 5k & 1 mile Run, Cleveland (08/14/2011)
2011 Columbus Half Marathon, 10k, & 5k, Columbus (08/14/2011)
13th Annual Clipper Cross Country Series 2.5k, Columbiana (08/17/2011)
2011 Shatter The Silence 7 mile Trail Run, Peninsula (08/18/2011)
2011 Bill Heideman Cross Country Series (Championship), Akron (08/18/2011)
5th Annual Defend Your Friend 5k, Hilliard (08/18/2011)
2011 Pemberville 5 miler, Pemberville (08/19/2011)
2011 Angels for Kids Foundation 5k, Elyria (08/20/2011)
8th Annual OROC, Cleveland (08/20/2011)
2011 Stirrup Hope Fund 5k, Dublin (08/20/2011)
5th Annual AkRun and Pub Crawl 5k, Akron (08/20/2011)
2011 Back Roads and Beaches 5k Run, Wine, and Dine , Oberlin (08/20/2011)
10th Annual Eagle 5k, Dayton (08/20/2011)
2011 Running Ritches Circle City Mile, Tallmadge (08/20/2011)
2011 Race to Education 5k, Barberton (08/20/2011)
2nd Annual Herbie Fuzz 5k, Covington (08/20/2011)
2nd Annual Panther Prowl 5k, Morrow (08/20/2011)
4th Annual Brenden P. Krannitz Scholarship 5k, Lancaster (08/20/2011)
2011 Hit The Ground Running 5k, London (08/20/2011)
2011 St. Paul Parish Memorial 5k, Westerville (08/20/2011)
2011 Little Miami Half Marathon & 10k, Morrow (08/21/2011)
2011 St. Martin Cristo Rey 5k, Cleveland (08/21/2011)
Inaugural Lake Erie Shores and Islands Half Marathon, Huron (08/21/2011)
2011 Wellness in the Woods: Three Creeks 5k & 2 mile, Groveport (08/21/2011)
13th Annual Clipper Cross Country Series 5k, Columbiana (08/24/2011)
2nd Annual Dayton Dragons 5k, Dayton (08/25/2011)
2011 Moving with the Spirit 5k, Galena (08/27/2011)
2nd Annual Hemophelia Red Derby 5k & 2 mile Run, Berea (08/27/2011)
2nd Annual Race for Maggie's Place 9k Run & 3 mile Walk, Cleveland (08/27/2011)
2011 Back To School 5k Run & Walk, Wellsville (08/27/2011)
2nd Annual Finish4Fred 5k, Cincinnati (08/27/2011)
6th Annual 5k Run/Walk for Health, Dayton (08/27/2011)
2011 Panerathon 10k & 2 mile, Youngstown (08/28/2011)
2011 Michelles Leading Star Foundation 5k, Medina (08/28/2011)
2011 Buckeye Half Marathon & Relays, Cuyahoga Falls (08/28/2011)


5th Annual Strong Kids Triathlon, Dayton (08/06/2011)
2011 Greater Cleveland Triathlon & Duathlon, Cleveland (08/07/2011)
2011 Greenswell Triathlon for Hope, Lewis Center (08/07/2011)
2011 Greenswell Wellness Evolution Triathlon & Duathlon, Lewis Center (08/07/2011)
2011 Greenswell Legends & Leaders Collegiate Triathlon, Lewis Center (08/07/2011)
10th Annual Indian Duathlon, Granville (08/13/2011)
2011 Tri for a Cure, Greenville (08/20/2011)
9th Annual Lorain Sprint/International Triathlon, Lorain (08/21/2011)
Trek Women's Triathlon Series, Mt. Sterling (08/28/2011)
2011 Outer Limits Triathlon & Duathlon, Columbus (08/28/2011)


18th Annual Mad Anthony River Rally, Perrysburg (08/06/2011)
2011 Rally Road River Ride, Lima (08/06/2011)
14th Annual Roast Your Buns Tour, Oberlin (08/07/2011)
4th Annual Right Side of the Road Bike Tour, Moreland Hills (08/07/2011)
10th Annual Ride for Pete's Sake!, Columbus (08/13/2011)
25th Annual Bike MS: Pedal to the Point, Middleburg Heights (08/13 – 08/14/2011)
The Smith's Dairy Milk Race, Orrville (08/14/2011)
2011 PELOTONIA, Columbus (08/19 – 08/21/2011)
35th Annual Old World Tour, Springfield (08/20 – 08/21/2011)
Bike MS: Venture The Valley Tour, Oregonia (08/27 – 08/28/2011)

Special Events

2011 Scavenger Dash, Columbus (08/06/2011)
Inaugural WooWho! Urbanobstacle 5 mile Race, Whiskey Island (08/06/2011)
2011 Mudathlon, Cincinnati (08/13/2011)

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. Find the athletic events you need to get motivated and start living the healthy lifestyle you know you can achieve. Can’t find what you’re looking for here? Check out for a comprehensive list of Ohio’s athletic endeavors and be sure to check back in September for next month’s list of events.