For Your Health

For A Better Buckeye (March)

Chad W. Lutz
Attention Athletes! It’s March Madness time and there’s no better cure for spring fever than to get up, get out, and do something active. As per usual, AltOhio.com brings you another heaping helping of races for people of all paces looking to improve themselves this spring season. Click on the links below to find out more information about races and other athletics events in your area.
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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 level of athletic ability.

Running

5th Annual Run/Walk 4A Cause 5k, Cincinnati (03/05/2011)
4th Annual Green Jewel 50k, Rocky River (03/05/2011)
2011 Food on the Run 10k & 5k, Cincinnati (03/05/2011)
5th Annual Road Apple Run 5k Road Race, Ashland (03/05/2011)
7th Annual Shamrock 5k & 15k, Cuyahoga Falls (03/06/2011)
2011 Arnold 5k Pump & Run, Columbus (03/06/2011)
57th Wearin' of the Green 7k & 1k Kids Run, Oregon (03/06/2011)
22nd Annual Mill Creek Distance Classic, Youngstown (03/06/2011)
2011 Ragin Cajun Run, Cleveland (03/08/2011)
31st Annual St. Malachai Run 2 mile/5k, Cleveland (03/12/2011)
4th Annual Lepregaine Run, Cambridge (03/12/2011)
Muddy Leprechaun 4 Mile Trail Run, Chillicothe (03/12/2011)
Freeport 5 Miler Run/Walk, Freeport (03/12/2011)
2011 St. Patrick's Day 5k, Columbus (03/12/2011)
1st Annual Spook Central 5k, Defiance (03/19/2011)
2011 It's Not St. Patrick's Day 5k, Westerville (03/19/2011)
Campbell-Dickinson St. Patrick 5k & 1k Kids Run, Toronto (03/19/2011)
Strongsville Super Saturday 5k & 1 Mile Run, Strongsville (03/19/2011)
13th Annual Heart Mini Marathon & Walk, Cincinnati (03/20/2011)
44th Annual Churchill's Half Marathon, Maumee (03/20/2011)
1st Annual Great Seal Trail Run, Chillicothe (03/26/2011)
2nd Annual Sole to Soul 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, Avon (03/26/2011)
3rd Annual Dayton Donut Dash 5k, Dayton (03/26/2011)
2011 Fool's 50k & 25k, Peninsula (03/27/2011)


Cycling

OSRS #1: Deer Creek p/b BigDaveSports, Mt. Sterling (03/20/2011)

Triathlon

2011 Downtown Dayton Indoor Triathlon, Dayton (03/05/2011)

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 www.active.com for a comprehensive list of Ohio’s athletic endeavors and be sure to check back in March for next month’s list of events.