For Your Health

For A Better Buckeye (June)

Chad W. Lutz
Attention Athletes! June is in full bloom. The summer months bring sizzling heat and hopefully a hotter dial to your workouts. Crank up the energy this summer with this month’s For A Better Buckeye blend of Ohio athletic events sure to help you meet, greet, and eventually beat all of your health and fitness goals.

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.


4th Annual Run for the Rose 5k, Lancaster (06/11/2011)
8th Annual Race for Literacy 5k, Springfield (06/11/2011)
2011 Road Apple 5k & Fitness Walk, Millersburg (06/11/2011)
5th Annual Farm Fresh 5k, Blacklick (06/11/2011)
10th Annual Redlegs Run 10k & 5k, Cincinnati (06/11/2011)
4th Annual Sprint or Stroll for Soul to Sole 5k, Amherst (06/11/2011)
3rd Annual Yellow Springs Street Fair 5k, Yellow Springs (06/11/2011)
2011 Cancer Crush 5k, Miamisburg (06/11/2011)
2011 Kids 2 Camp 5k, Sidney (06/11/2011)
2011 Hampton Hills XTERRA 10k Trail Race, Akron (06/11/2011)
Chuck Cornelius Memorial Cross Country Scholarship Race, Vincent (06/11/2011)
6th Annual Henny Penny United Way 5k, Eaton (06/11/2011)
6h Annual Louisville Area YMCA 10k & 2 mile Fun Run, Louisville (06/11/2011)
8th Annual Kayla 5k & 1 Mile Run/Walk, Granville (06/11/2011)
2011 Kingwood 5k, Mansfield (06/11/2011)
2011 Run for Help 5k, Lorain (06/11/2011)
2011 Epworth United Methodist Church Relay For Life 5k, Kenton (06/11/2011)
9th Annual Ohio Police & Fire Muster 5k, Warren (06/11/2011)
2011 Caring for Carrie 5k Run/Walk, Fletcher (06/11/2011)
2011 Versailes Poultry Days 5k Walk/Run and 1-Mile Fun Run, Versailes (06/11/2011)
2nd Annual Scout-Trot, Orrville (06/11/2011)
3rd Annual Free To Breathe Rumble Run 5k & 1 Mile, Toledo (06/11/2011)
7th Annual Paddy's Pig Run 5k & 10k, Bellfontaine (06/11/2011)
2011 Matthew 25 Fun Walk, Seville (06/11/2011)
3rd Annual Johnny's Run 5k, Mentor (06/11/2011)
6th Annual West Side Catholic Center 5k & 1 Mile (06/11/2011)
3rd Annual Mayfield Run For Life 5k & 1 mile Run/Walk, Mayfield Heights (06/11/2011)
2011 Jonathon AJ Shroeder Memorial 5k & 2 mile Run, Cleveland (06/11/2011)
Annual Kill the Hill 10 mile Run & 5k Run/Walk, Chillicothe (06/12/2011)
2011 Copley 5k for Education, Copley (06/12/2011)
2011 Kelley's Island 10k & 5k Run, Kelley’s Island (06/12/2011)
2011 Dude Girl 5k & 10k Trail Race, Bellbrook (06/12/2011)
34th Annual Columbus 10k, Columbus (06/12/2011)
5th Annual Dirty Days Trail Series French Park Run, Cincinnati (06/12/2011)
2011 Get The Lead Out 5k, Toledo (06/12/2011)
2011 Caveman Crawl 5k Trail Run, Russell Twp. (06/12/2011)
2011 Gary Smith Worthington Classic 5 mile & 3 mile Run/Walk, Worthington (06/12/2011)
2011 Wellness in the Woods 5k & 2 mile Run, Plain City (06/12/2011)
Inaugural VRC 1 mile & 5k Run/Fun Run, Vandalia (06/15/2011)
2011 Jackson Night Glow 5k, Massillon (06/17/2011)
3rd Annual Friends of Aiden 5k Run/Walk, Vandalia (06/18/2011)
6th Annual Ohio City Run & Crawl 5k Night Run/Walk, Cleveland (06/18/2011)
2011 Bob Bridges Memorial 5k Race with Soul, Medina (06/18/2011)
31st Annual Jim Klett Memorial Races 10k & 5k, Cuyahoga Falls (06/18/2011)
5th Annual Captain's Charities 5k, Eastlake (06/18/2011)
2nd Annual Mercer Health 5k Challenge, Montezuma (06/18/2011)
2nd Annual Fat Little Buddies 5k Run & 1 Mile Walk, Olmsted Township (06/18/2011)
Inaugural Dean DePiero's 5k Run & 2k Run/Walk, Parma (06/18/2011)
Inaugural Akron Walks & 5k for Autism, Akron (06/18/2011)
2011 Run for the Health of It 5k & 10k, Wooster (06/18/2011)
7th Annual Black Swamp Bullfrog 5k, Wauseon (06/18/2011)
4th Annual Jog Your Jazz Off 5k, Gahanna (06/18/2011)
2011 Mohican 100 mile & 50 mile, Loudenville (06/19/2011)
The DLM Dash 5k 2011, Centerville (06/19/2011)
8th Annual Park 2 Park Half Marathon & 5k, Sheffield Village (06/19/2011)
2011 Father's Day 5k, Canton (06/19/2011)
2011 Towpath 10-10, Valley View (06/19/2011)
4th Annual Race for Kids, Cleveland (06/20/2011)
5th Annual Duck N' Run 5k, Sidney (06/23/2011)
13th Annual Matchstick 4 mile & Mini Matchstick 1 mile, Wadsworth (06/24/2011)
3rd Annual Hayes XC Summer Fun 5k & Push-Up and Run 5k, Delaware (06/25/2011)
5th Annual Founder's Day 5k, Huber Heights (06/25/2011)
12th Annual Green YMCA Caribbean 5k & 10k Race, Uniontown (06/25/2011)
2011 Anne's Army 5k Race to Battle Breast Cancer, Wooster (06/25/2011)
2011 Dayton Dash for Cash 1 Miler, Dayton (06/25/2011)
2011 Back To Health 5k, Kettering (06/25/2011)
IHM Festival 5k & Fun Run, Austintown (06/25/2011)
Al "Buz" Anderson Memorial 5k, Spencer (06/25/2011)
2011 Baguette Run 5k, Marion (06/25/2011)
2011 Hops Over The Moon 5k Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run, Dayton (06/25/2011)
2nd Annual Jonah's Jog 5k, Dayton (06/25/2011)
2nd Annual TNS Pump 'N' Run 5k, Parma Heights (06/25/2011)
2011 Run for Racers 5k, Pickerington (06/26/2011)
4th Annual Rumbling Rocket 5k, Anna (06/26/2011)
4th Annual Run for the Young 5k, Westlake (06/26/2011)
4th Annual Run for the Hills 10k, Willoughby Hills (06/26/2011)
2011 XTERRA Chapin Forest Trail Run, Kirtland (06/26/2011)
6th Annual Columbia Half Marathon & In-line Skate, Columbia Station (06/26/2011)
12th Annual A Most Excellent Race 10k & 5k Run/Walk, Cleveland Heights (06/26/2011)
2nd Annual Brecksville Home Days 5k & 1 Mile Run/Walk, Brecksville (06/26/2011)
3rd Annual Woodland 5k, Kirtland (06/26/2011)


East Fork Off Road Triathlon, Cincinnati (06/11/2011)
6th Annual Flag City Multisport Celebration Triathlon/Duathlon/5k, Findlay (06/11/2011)
9th Annual Willoughby Lions Duathlon/Biathlon & 5k Run, Willoughby (06/12/2011)
8th Annual O.N.E. Triathlon Kickoff, North Lawrence (06/12/2011)
2011 Wendy's International Triathlon & Duathlon, Lewis Center (06/12/2011)
2011 Speedy Feet Wednesday Night Tri Series Race #2, Waynesville (06/15/2011)
2011 West Milton Triathlon, West Milton (06/18/2011)
2011 Tri Tech Columbus Olympic Distance Triathlon/Duathlon, Columbus (06/26/2011)
6th Annual Summitriathlon, Munroe Falls (06/26/2011)
2011 Speedy Feet Wednesday Night Tri Series Race #3, Waynesville (06/29/2011)


Team Dayton Cycling Training Criterium, Dayton (06/01 – 06/29/2011)
5th Annual Ride Cincinnati for Breast Cancer Research, Cincinnati (06/12/2011)

Special Events

Move and Groove Cardio, Columbus (06/17 – 08/05/2011)
6th Annual Loveland Amazing Race, Loveland (06/18/2011)
Summer Day Camp - Olympic Week, Beavercreek (06/20 – 06/24/2011)
Indoor Cycling, Columbus (06/22 – 07/27/2011)
Urban Dare Columbus, Columbus (06/25/2011)
Summer Day Camp - Mission Exploration, Beavercreek (06/27 – 07/01/2011)

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. 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 July for next month’s list of events.