For Your Health

For A Better Buckeye (January 2014)

Attention athletes! Believe it or not, Ohio is the perfect place for would-be health nuts to find their bearings and actually stick to their resolutions. There’s always something going on, even when it's 10-degrees outside! With 88 counties and hundreds of municipalities large and small, Ohio offers some of the widest spreads of athletic events and most easily accessible avenues for health and fitness. Use our athletic events’ list to find the motivation you need to start the year off healthy. This is the year. You can do 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.


Wednesday, January 1
5th Annual Hair of the Dog 4-mile & 2-mile, Circleville
2014 Pancakes and Resolutions 5k & 10k, Miamisburg
2014 Commitment Day 5k, Cincinnati
12th Annual Hangover Classic 5k, Toledo
2014 Commitment Day 5k, Columbus
2014 Commitment Day 5k, Cleveland

Saturday, January 11
3rd Annual Dirty Snowflake Prediction Run, Peninsula

Sunday, January 12
2014 Dave's 10-miler & 5k, Delta

Saturday, January 18
2014 Garage Sale 5k, Cleveland
The Resolution Run 2014, Bowling Green


2014 CM Pepsi Cola Holiday Wrap-Up, Cincinnati (01/3 – 01/5)
SYL NWOWI 2014, Sylvania (01/4 – 01/5)
2014 UASC Triple Crown Invitational, Gahanna (01/4 – 01/5)
CAC January Invitational, Cincinnati (01/5)
KCST Bischoff Medals Trials, Beavercreek (01/11 – 01/12)
SOS "Puppy Mania" Invitational, Fremont (01/11 – 01/12)
GCST January B Meet, Gahanna (01/12)
WOR Kelly German "Ultimate Challenge" Meet, Worthington (01/17 – 01/19)
7th Annual NAC Mini-Meet, Napoleon (01/19)
CAC Mid-Winter Invitational, Cincinnati (01/24 – 01/26)
OSSC January IMX Challenge, Columbus (01/25 – 01/26)

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 February for next month’s list of events.