For Your Health

For A Better Buckeye (June 2013)

Chad W. Lutz
Attention Athletes! After one of the more brutal winters in recent years passed, we’re on to bigger brighter days. Summer is here, and that means no shortage of Ohio athletic events to test the tenacity of the seasoned professional and the avid amateur alike. Consult our monthly listings of Ohio events to find upcoming races in your area and start strutting that summer body with gusto.

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.


June 1
Inaugural PurpleStride Cleveland 5k, Cleveland
2013 Run for Home 5k, Cleveland
2013 GOTR 5k, Canton
2013 Harrison's Heroes 5k & 10k, Beavercreek
2013 Fast 5 5k, Pataskala
2013 MoveMore 5k, Columbus
4th Annual Spring Into Health 5k, Westfield Center
2013 JakeStrong5k, Columbus
2013 Star4Life Run for the Relay 5k, Brunswick
2013 Delta Steel Run 5k, Delta
2013 Jackson Center Tiger Trot 5k, Jackson Center
5th Annual Nick Rauser 5k Run & 1-mile Walk, North Olmsted
2013 Ray of Hope Skirt Chase 5k, Defiance
3rd Annual Becca's Legendary Run for a Cure 5k, Cincinnati
2013 Buckeye Buster 50k & 10-mile Trail Challenge, Cambridge
GOTR of Northwest Ohio 5k, Maumee
13th Annual St. Mark Run for the Arts 5k, Cleveland
2013 Camp Frederick 5k Wilderness Run, Rogers
3rd Annual Feet For Food 5k, Fairborn
4th Annual June in Old Williamsburg 5k, Williamsburg
12th Annual Redlegs Run 5k, Cincinnati
3rd Annual Soar with the Eagles 5k, Orrville
8th Annual West Side Catholic Center 5k Run/1-mile Walk, Cleveland
9th Annual Another Dam 50k, Englewood
2013 Interfaith Hospitality Network 5k, Xenia
2013 LABP 5k, Centerville

June 2
2013 Race For The Place 5k, Beachwood
15th Annual Yates 5k Run/Walk, Solon
2013 Strawberry Festival 10k, Troy
28th Annual Kids Are #1 Run 5k, Akron
5th Annual Johnny's Run 5k, Mentor
2013 Rotary Tropical 5k, Whitehouse

June 5
2013 Sugar Creek 5-mile Trail Run, Bellbrook

June 7
7th Annual RadioU 5k, Westerville

June 8
3rd Annual DePiero Family Charity 5k Run & 2k Walk, Parma
2013 Yellow Springs Street Fair 5k, Yellow Springs
Inaugural Flying 5k & 1-mile, Ravenna
2013 Run @ The Ridge 5k, North Ridgeville
2013 St. Wendelin's Festival 5k, Fostoria
6th Annual Camp Luz Benefit 5k, Orrville
5th Annual Friends of Aiden 5k, Dayton
2013 Allay Wellness Center Costumed 5k & 1k, Mansfield
2013 Piggy Went To Market 5k & 10k, Cincinnati
2013 Kingswood Center 5k, Mansfield
8th Annual Price Hill Pacer 5k, Cincinnati
2013 Columbus Police Honor Guard Memorial 5k, Columbus
2013 The FRIENDS Run, Marblehead
2nd Annual Healthy Planet, Healthy People 5k, North Olmsted
2013 Caverns & Castles Run, Bellefontaine
2013 Kayla 5k, Granville
2013 IRISH 5k & 1-mile Fun Run, Cuyahoga Falls
2013 SISCA Lift Your Leg 10k & 5k, Kettering
2013 Walter's Family 5k, Northwood
10th Annual Race for Literacy 5k, Springfield
2013 St. Helen Festival 5k Run/Walk, Riverside
6th Annual SFC Dan Crabtree Memorial 5k Run/Walk, Gahanna
2013 Cancer Crush 5k, Centerville
9th Annual Road Apple 5k, Millersburg
2013 Circles of Hope 5k, Portsmouth
2013 Cheddar 5k Challenge, Yellow Springs
2013 Humane Hustle 5k, Toledo
2013 Airman Nathan E. Smith 5k, Tiffin
2013 Run for Life 5k, Mayfield Heights
9th Annual St. Leonard 5k, Centerville
2nd Annual Pier W Copper River Salmon Run 5k, Lakewood

June 9
7th Annual Slavic Village Pierogi Dash 5k, Cleveland
2013 Trot with the Cops 5k, South Euclid
2013 FIA 5k Run/Walk, Powell
2013 Dude Girl 5k, Bellbrook
2013 Kill The Hill 5k, Chillicothe
31st Annual Kelleys Island 5k & 10k, Kelleys Island
2013 Gary Smith Worthington Classic 5-mile Run, Worthington
8th Annual Jack Roth 5k, Bexley
2013 Lake County Captain's 5k, Eastlake
4th Annual Girls With Sole 5k, Rocky River

June 12
2013 Ohio Teamster/Medial Mutual Flag Day 5k & 2-mile, Mentor

June 13
Inaugural Run for Project Purple 5k, Piqua

June 14
2013 Relay For Life of Farmersville and Germantown 5k, Farmersville
2013 Thomas C. Ellis Memorial 5k Trail Race, Broadview Heights

June 15
8th Annual Ohio City Run & Crawl, Cleveland
2nd Annual Race for Relay 5k, Hudson
2013 Lyndsey and Kyle 5k, Dublin
8th Annual Deerfield Honors Veterans Run/Walk 5k, Deerfield
2013 Shirley Sayre Memorial 5k, Bethel
33rd Annual Jim Klett Memorial 5k & 10k, Bath
6th Annual Run for the Rose 5k, Lancaster
Inaugural Make It A Great Day 5k, Hubbard
3rd Annual Bloomville UCC Berry 5k & 10k, Bloomville
2013 Eager Beaver Football Club 5k, Beavercreek
6th Annual Run with the Pack 5k, Columbus
2013 Community Soup Kitchen 5k, Marysville
2nd Annual Thad Davis Memorial 5k, Amanda
2013 Mount Vernon Sting 5k, Mount Vernon
9th Annual Happy Trails 5k, Toledo
2013 Franklinton Food and Fitness 5k, Franklinton
2013 Bullfrog 5k, Wauseon
2nd Annual NiteLite 5k, Macedonia
2013 Get Fit Family 5k, Kettering
8th Annual Splash N' Dash 5k, Circleville
3rd Annual Max's CDH Awareness 5k Run/Walk, Uniontown
6th Annual Bringing It Home 5k, Cedarville
4th Annual Fat Little 5k, Olmsted Township

June 16
Inaugural Dad's Day Run 5-miler, Shaker Heights
2013 Run for the Goal 5k, Cleveland
2nd Annual Live 2 Give 5k & 10k, Athens
2013 Chris Smith Cedar Point Challenge 5k, Sandusky
2013 Dirt Days Trail Series French Park Creek Crossings, Cincinnati
2013 Towpath 10-10, Valley View
Inaugural Howard Hanna Run For Kids 5k, North Olmsted

June 18
2013 Dash for Cash 1-miler, Dayton

June 21
2013 Electric Run, Columbus
10th Annual Jaeger Run for Pride 5k, Columbus

June 22
Inaugural Sabre Run at Communion of Saints 5k, Cleveland Heights
Inaugural Run for the Oasis: 5K4Life, Strongsville
2013 Next Generation 5k, Painesville
6th Annual Sprint or Stroll for Soul to Sole 5k, Amherst
2013 Running with a Buckeye, Columbus
2nd Annual Trotwood 5k, Trotwood
Inaugural Mayor Megan's 5-miler for Freedom & Fireworks, Grafton
3rd Annual Healthy Steps 5k, Salem
3rd Annual Back to Health 5k, Kettering
2nd Annual The Heights Half Marathon, Huber Heights
2013 Race4Justice 5k,
2013 Brian Ward Memorial 5k, Perrysville
8th Annual Race for Ellie 5k, Powell
4th Annual Moving Hearts and Soles 5k, Galion
2nd Annual Panther Prowl 5k, Huber Heights
Inaugural Ascension 5k, Kettering
3rd Annual Walk 4 Water 5k, Mason
2013 Running with a Mission 5k, Cleveland
2013 Heart Champions 5k, Columbus
2013 Indian Mud Run 5k, Coshocton
5th Annual Docs N Socks 5k, Findlay

June 23
5th Annual Woodland 5k, Kirtland
14th Annual A Most Excellent Race 5k & 10k, Cleveland Heights
2013 DLM Dash 5k, Centerville
Ahuja Medical Center/Warrensville Hts. Family YMCA 5k, Beachwood
Inaugural eRACE 5k & 1-mile Walk, Berea

June 28
2013 Road Rage 5k and Pump & Run, Wadsworth
Brixx 5k for the Kids, Dayton
37th Annual Worthington Hills Firecracker Trot 5k, Worthington Hills
2nd Annual Run for Rita 5k, Mechanicsburg

June 29
2nd Annual Women Who Run 4-miler, Cleveland (Women Only)
2013 The Rainbow Run 5k, Gates Mill
2013 4 Paws for Ability 5k Run/Walk & 1-mile Dog Walk, Xenia
2013 Hayes XC Summer Fun 5k and Push-Up and Run, Delaware
2013 Westland Community 5k, Columbus
Inaugural Our Town 5k, Sugar Grove
2013 Race for Kids & Wellness Festival 5k, Cleveland
3rd Annual Hustle for Hattie 5k, Uniontown
5th Annual Dawg Gone Long Run 50-miler, Waynesville
2013 Simply Women 5k, Yellow Springs
2013 Heartland of Centerburg 5k, Centerburg
14th Annual Ashland Balloonfest 5k Run/Walk, Ashland
2013 Freedom Run 5k, Ashville
2013 Running for Hope 5k, Avon Lake

June 30
4th Annual Brecksville Homerun Days 5k, Brecksville
Garrettsville Summerfest Friends of Melana 5k, Garrettsville
Inaugural Little Helping Hands 5k, Parma Heights

2013 Strawberry Festival Bike Tour, Troy (06/02/2013)
2013 J Ride 25 Miles, Beachwood (06/30/2013)


2013 Kickstand Youth Triathlon & Duathlon, Lewis Center (06/01/2013)
2013 Wednesday Night Triathlon Series #1, Waynesville (06/05/2013)
2013 Wendy's Triathlon & Duathlon, Lewis Center (06/09/2013)
XTERRA East Fork Off Road Triathlon, East Fork (06/09/2013)
30th Annual West Milton Triathlon, West Milton (06/15/2013)
2013 Women Only Super Sprint Triathlon, Lewis Center (06/22/2013)
2013 Retro Family Triathlon, Bethel (06/23/2013)
2013 Tritech Multisport Olympic Triathlon & Duathlon, Lewis Center (06/23/2013)
2013 Wednesday Night Triathlon #2, Waynesville (06/26/2013)
2013 KidsRoll Triathlon & Beach Bash 5k, Westerville (06/29/2013)
Inaugural Pinecrest Piranha Triathlon, Xenia (06/29/2013)
2013 OSU Ross TriFit Triathlon Challenge, Columbus (06/30/2013)

OSU Ross Open Water Swims & Aquathlons, Lewis Center (06/01/2013)

Special Events

2013 Color Blaze 5k, Lima (06/01/2013)
2013 Color Mania Run 5k, Columbus (06/08/2013)
2nd Annual Color Run, Cleveland (06/08/2013)
2013 Together We'll Trample ALS Team Races, Wooster (06/09/2013)
2013 Tawa Run Classic (Billiards), Ottawa (06/14 – 06/16/2013)
2013 The Great Amazing Race, Cleveland, (06/15/2013)
2013 The Gauntlet, Lewis Center (06/15/2013)
2013 Savage Race Ohio, Zanesfield (06/15/2013)
2013 Columbus Color Palooza, Columbus (06/22/2013)
2013 The Glo Run, Dayton (06/22/2013)
2013 5k Foam Fest, Logan (06/29/2013)

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 July for next month’s list of events.