For Your Health

For A Better Buckeye (March 2014)

Attention Athletes! It's still brutal outside. An early spring was a nice thought, though, right? After a winter as rough we’ve seen the past couple of months, some longer evenings and warmer weather will be a welcome deviation from what’s proven the norm. In the meantime, there are miles to run, laps to swim, and sweat to drip in order to ready our bodies for the beach or those spring races. Slip into a healthier you with events taking place all over Ohio, and keep the faith. Winter is almost over. As the old saying goes: "Out like a Lion, in like a Lamb..." or something like that.

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.

March 1
2nd Annual Survival Race 5k, Columbus
2014 Troy City Schools Run for Education 5k, Troy
8th Annual Road Apple Run 5k, Ashland
2014 Bundle Up For Diabetes Awareness 5k, Bidwell
2014 Matt McLeese Mission Run 5k, Massillon

March 2
2014 Arnold Pump & Run 5k, Columbus
24th Annual Mill Creek Half Marathon & 5k, Youngstown

March 4
4th Annual Ragin' Cajun Run, Cleveland

March 5
2014 Run Your Ashes Off 5k, Delphos

March 8
3rd Annual Pi Day 5k, Westerville
2014 Freeport 5-miler, Freeport
Inaugural Atomic City 5k, Piqua
2014 Green Jewel 50k & Relay, Rocky River
4th Annual 5k for Developmental Disabilities, South Point

March 9
2014 Run for Justice 5k, Cincinnati

March 15
3rd Annual Hartville St. Patrick's Day 5k Trail Run, Hartville
2014 Run for a Cure Pink 5k Run/Walk, Ironton
2014 Shamrock Shuffle 5k, Portsmouth
2014 Stretching Beyond 5k, Findlay
2014 One Way 5k, Lebanon
34th Annual St. Malachai Run, Cleveland
4th Annual Campbell-Dickinson 5k Run and 5-mile Bike, Toronto
Muddy Leprechaun 4-mile & 2-mile Trail Run, Chillicothe
2014 St. Patrick's Day 5k, Louisville
2014 PLUS 5k, Covington
2014 David Foster Memorial 5k, Youngstown
2014 St. Patrick's Day 5k @ Flannagan's Pub, Cleveland
2014 Shamrock Shuffle 10k & 5k, Ashland
2014 St. Patrick's Day 4-miler, Powell

March 16
2014 The Big Hoopla 4-miler, Dayton
37th Annual Heart Mini Marathon 15k & 5k, Cincinnati
2014 Go Green for 4-H 5k, Gallipolis
2014 Shamrock 15k& 5k, Peninsula

March 19
2014 Ohio Trail Series #1, Peninsula

March 22
3rd Annual World Race for Hope 5k, Columbus
Inaugural Orange Out the Door 5k, Lewis Center
2014 Patty's Run for a Cure 5k, Minerva
3rd Annual Irish Jig & Jog, Lakewood
2014 Liwiro La Malawi 5k, Mansfield
2014 World Down Syndrome Day 5k, Dayton
2014 Down and Dirty 5-miler, Brecksville
2014 Great Black Swamp Festival 25k, 15k, 5k, 1k, Whitehouse
2014 White Gravel Mines Heaven & Hell Spring Race 5k, Minford
2014 Prayers for Ashleigh 5k, Delaware
2014 Super Saturday 5k, Strongsville

March 23
3rd Annual Your Next Step Is The Cure 5k, Columbus

March 26
2014 Ohio Trail Series #2, Peninsula

March 29
2014 The Pappy Run 5-mile & 1-mile, Bainbridge
Inaugural Dash for the Sash 5k, Hilliard
2014 Lady TuTu 5k, Worthington
2014 Gallipolis Developmental Center 5k & Pig Out, Gallipolis
2nd Annual Run for the Ring 5k, Athens
2nd Annual Run for Bux 5k, Milford
2014 Spring Fling 10k, Granville
7th Annual No Buts About It 5k, Beavercreek
2014 Project Congo 5k, Dayton
2014 Golden Bear 10k, Gibsonburg
2014 5-mile Run/Walk for Multiple Systems Atrophy, Beavercreek
2014 Barnesville Park/Rotary Lake 5k Trail Walk & Run, Barnesville
Inaugural Colon Cancer Awareness 5k, Athens
Inaugural Charge Into Spring 5k, Mentor
2nd Annual Turtle Trot 5k, Columbus
2nd Annual Three Creeks Half Marathon, 10k & 5k, Groveport
Inaugural SPPS Road Scholars 5k, Wellston

March 30
Inaugural Outrun Hunger 5k, Cleveland
2014 Fisher 5k & 10k, Columbus
5th Annual World Down Syndrome Day 5k, Cincinnati
2014 Race to ELIMINATE 5k, Lucas
2014 Fools 50k & 25k, Peninsula
Inaugural 5k Donut Run, Westerville
2014 Strides of March 5k, Kirtland


2014 Ohio Indoor Triathlon, Beachwood (03/02)
2014 Ohio Indoor Triathlon, Dublin (03/02)
2014 LifeCenter Plus Indoor Triathlon, (03/09)
2014 FitFest Indoor Triathlon, (03/29)


2014 Barbara Kay Mini-Champs, Worthington (03/01 – 03/02)

Special Events

2014 The Chocolate 5k, Cincinnati (03/23)
3rd Annual Gorilla Run 5k, Cincinnati (03/30)

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 April for next month’s list of events.