For Your Health

For A Better Buckeye - February

Chad W. Lutz
Attention Athletes! Who doesn’t love a good run or bike ride? It’s the month of Love and to celebrate AltOhio brings you For A Better Buckeye February. This month features two virtual runs, 5k races, 10k races, a 6-mile trail series, 2-milers and a tower climb in the heart of downtown Cleveland. Brace yourselves; spring is on the way. Keep those winter workouts going with a cycling, running, or multi-sport event. Your body will love you for it.

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.


6th Annual Dirty Dog 10k Trail Run, Cortland (02/04/2012)
3rd Annual Chase Your Shadow 5k, New Franklin (02/04/2012)
7th Annual Blizzard Buster 5k, Ashland (02/04/2012)
2012 Big Game 10k & Touchdown 2-mile, Canton (02/05/2012)
Topo Trail Run Series #3 Caesar Creek, Waynesville (02/11/2012)
2012 Cupid's Undie Run, Cincinnati (02/11/2012)
2012 Icy or Flaky Half Marathon & 5k, Lore City (02/11/2012)
2012 Frostbite Prediction Run, Munroe Falls (02/11/2012)
31st Annual CRRC Winter Run, Granville (02/12/2012)
14th Annual Sweetheart Shuffle 5k, Franklin (02/12/2012)
25th Annual Chili Bowl Classic 5k, Cleveland (02/18/2012)
2nd Annual Ragin' Cajun Run, Cleveland (02/21/2012)
Topo Trail Run Series #4 Harbin Park, Fairfield (02/25/2012)
2012 See Your Breath 5-mile Run, Granville (02/25/2012)
5th Annual The Greene Goes To Red 2-mile Run/Walk, Beavercreek (02/25/2012)


2012 Ohio State Indoor Triathlon, Columbus (02/05/2012)
2012 Miami Indoor Triathlon Series, Miami (02/12/2012)
2012 YMCA Indoor Tri Series, Dayton (02/25/2012)
2012 YMCA of Wooster & Wooster School's Indoor Duathlon, Wooster (02/26/2012)

Special Events

10th Annual Tackle The Tower Climb, Cleveland (02/04/2012)
Virtual Super Bowl Run, Ohio (02/05/2012)
Virtual Love Run, Ohio (02/11 – 02/14/2012)
For the Love of the Kids Virtual Half Marathon, 5k, and 1-mile walk, Ohio (02/14/2012)

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’s athletic endeavors and be sure to check back in March for next month’s list of events.