For Your Health

​For A Better Buckeye (March 2015)

Chad W. Lutz
​Attention Athletes! This winter has been brutal to our bodies and our transit systems, but hopefully not too brutal to our spirits. Spring is right around the corner, and that means outdoor activities! Get a head start on the competition by planning your race schedules now, or simply make a commitment and work toward new 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.
March 7

2015 Run for more Birthdays 5k, Gahanna
Inaugural Our Lady of Angels Parish Shamrock 5k, Cleveland
10th Annual Purcell Marian Cavalier 5k, Cincinnati
9th Annual Road Apple 5k, Ashland
2015 Green Jewel 50 & 2-Person Relay, Brecksville
2015 Fight For Air Climb, Columbus
2015 run, jane, run Wintergreen 10k & 1-mile, Cleveland 
March 8
Arnold 5k, Columbus
March 14
35th Annual St. Malachi Church Run 2-mile & 5-mile, Cleveland
3rd Annual David Foster Memorial Run 5k, Marysville
2015 Harrigans 5k, Kettering
2015 Patty's Run for a Cure 5k, Minerva
5th Annual Muddy Leprechaun 4-mile Trail Run, Chillicothe
6th Annual St. Patrick's Day 4-miler at Kinsale, Powell
Patty's Run for a Cure 5k, Minerva
2014 St. Patrick's Shamrock Shuffle 5k, Troy
2nd Annual Shamrock Shuffle 5k & 10k, Ashland
Run For Super Pi 5k, Perrysburg
2015 Pi Day 5k, Westerville
March 15
2015 American Heart Association Heart Mini Half Marathon, 15k, 5k & 2k, Cincinnati*
2015 The Big Hoopla 4-miler, Dayton
2015 Shamrock 15k & 5k, Peninsula
5th Annual Campbell-Dickinson St. Patrick's Day Run 5k, Toronto
March 21
6th Annual Strongsville Super Saturday 5k & 1-mile, Strongsville
3rd Annual Miami Valley Down Syndrome Association 5k, Dayton
6th Annual Shamrock Shuffle 5k & 10k, West Chester
2015 March for Meals 5k, Lancaster
2015 Run 4 a Change 5k, Dayton
2015 Road Scholars 5k & 3k, Wellston  
8th Annual No Buts About It 5k Run/Walk, Beavercreek
2015 Twice as Strong Together 5k, Shelby
2015 Warm Quest to End Poverty 5k, Westerville
2015 Irish Jig & Jog 5k, Lakewood
9th Annual Run for the Green Trail 5k, Maineville
2015 World Race for Hope 5k, Columbus
2015 Liwiro La Malawi 5k, Mansfield
2nd Annual Orange Out the Door 5k, Lewis Center
March 28
2nd Annual Charge Into Spring 5k, Mentor
2015 Run For Your Life 5k, Troy
2015 The Golden Bear 10k, Gibsonburg
2015 Bob Alvarez Run For Your Health Prediction 5k, Sherwood
2015 Project Congo 5k, Dayton
7th Annual Barnesville Park/Rotary Lake Trail 5k, Barnesville
Inaugural Pappy Run 5-mile & 1-mile, Bainbridge Twp.
2015 Patriot Project 8-mile Road Race, Clinton
2015 Fisher 5k & 10k, Columbus
2015 Lady Tutu 5k, Columbus
2nd Annual Outrun Hunger 5k, Cleveland
2015 Jacob's Run 5k, Ottoville
March 29

2015 Kenyon College Trail Running Festival 5k & 10k, Gambier
18th Annual Strides of March 5k, Kirtland
2nd Annual Women at Risk (WAR) 5k, Wapakoneta
2015 Cardinal Pump & Chase, Mentor
4th Annual Cincinnati Gorilla Run 5k, Cincinnati
2015 Fools 50k & 25k, Peninsula
6th Annual World Down Syndrome Day 5k, Cincinnati
2015 Who Let the Dogs Out? 5k, Powell 

2015 Vertical Runner Indoor Triathlon, Hudson (03/01)
8th Annual Lepregaine Rogaine, Lore City (03/14)
2015 LifeCenter Plus Indoor Triathlon, Hudson (03/22) 

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.