For Your Health

For a Better Buckeye (February 2014)

Attention Athletes! It's brutal outside. No, it's apocalyptic outside. You'd be crazy to go out in this kind of weather. Well, at least that certain type of crazy. Sub-zero temperatures, blustery winds, white-out snow squalls; barometric pain and punishment that last for days on end. It's definitely winter, but for those of you still running or training in the cold, attempting spring races or to stick to your resolution guns, it's a test. While it may not be pretty, it's gotta be done. And that's where we come in at

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.


February 1
2014 Blizzard Buster 5k & 10k, Ashland
2014 Race for the Ages 5k, Kent

February 8
12th Annual Tackle the Tower, Cleveland
4th Annual Frostbite Prediction Run, Munroe Falls
2014 Ohio State's Ross Heart Hospital 5k, Columbus

February 9
2014 Dirty Love Trail Run 10k, Willoughby Hills

February 15
16th Annual Chili Bowl Classic 5k, Cleveland
2014 Get Luckey 5k, Luckey
2014 Frosty Cheeks 5k, Dayton
2014 Heart & Sole 5k, Greenville
2014 Central Ohio F.O.O.L.S. Pump & Run Polar Bear 5k, Columbus
2014 Open Your Hearts 5k, Delta
2014 Chocolate & Beer Valentine's Day 5k & 10k, Dayton
2014 The Valentine's Race 5k, Gahanna

February 16
33rd Annual CRRC Winter Run, Granville
5th Annual Fitness & Fashion 5k, Dublin

February 22
2nd Annual SNOBALL Run 5k, Bay Village
2014 The Greene Goes For The Red 2-mile, Beavercreek

February 23
2014 Mardis Gras 5k, Lexington


2014 OSU Indoor Triathlon, Columbus (02/02)
2014 Indoor Triathlon Series, Miami (02/26)


2014 Cm TYR Sport Winter Invitational, Cincinnati (01/31 – 02/02)
2014 Swim Your Own Age Invitational, Beavercreek (01/31 – 02/02)
2014 GCST Last Ditch Meet, Gahanna (01/31 – 02/02)
2014 MAST February Invitational, Cincinnati (01/31 – 02/02)
34th Annual Valentine Invitational, Napoleon (02/01 – 02/02)
2014 NAAC Kicker Classic February "B" Meet, Pickerington (02/09)
2014 Short Course Regional Championship, Cincinnati (02/13 – 02/17)
2014 UASC Time Trials Meet, Gahanna (02/19)
2014 FAST Time Trial Meet, Findlay (02/25)

Special Events

2014 Cupid's Undie Run, Cleveland (02/15/2014)

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 March for next month’s list of events.