For Your Health

​For A Better Buckeye (May 2015)

Chad W. Lutz
Attention Athletes! It's hard to believe that winter is over, but I think we can finally breathe easy. And with the grey skies turned blue and the biting winds soon-to-be summer breezes, we are now cleared to move about state (without shovels or snow tires). Racing season is underway and the days are lasting longer. Find the exact outdoor adventure you've been looking for with our monthly compilation of all things athletic and Ohio.

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.

May 1
2015 Race Judicata 5k, Akron
May 2
8th Annual Sombrero Shuffle, Tremont
13th Annual Diversity Center 5k & 3-mile Walk, Cleveland
Valley Elementary PTO 5k, Beavercreek
13th Annual Jog Into Spring 5k, Independence
Inaugural Sweat Now Wine Later 5k, Canton
3rd Annual Run Puritas 5k & 1-mile, Cleveland
17th Annual Chamber Lighthouse 5k, Huron
2015 Baby Jog Family Fun Run 5k & 10k, Kettering
26th Annual Run for the Kids 5k, Cleveland
2015 APL FURocious 5k, Ashtabula
2015 Lady Tutu 5k, Toledo
3rd Annual IHM Mustang 5k, Cuyahoga Falls
2015 Duke Melee 5k & Obstacle Challenge, Alliance
2015 Chloe Mother's Day 5k, Lewis Center
2015 El Centro Cinco de Mayo 5k, Elyria
12th Annual Capital City Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon & 5k, Columbus
2015 Future Military Physician's 5k, Rootstown
Inaugural Draft Day 5k, Put-In-Bay
Inaugural HELP Foundation Run for Awareness 5k & 1-mile, Euclid
2015 5k Run to Cure Diabetes, Monroeville
May 3
2015 Fusion 4 the Fight 5k, Columbus
14th Annual Lakewood Ambulance Chase, Lakewood
2015 Olmsted Spirit 5k, Olmsted Falls
2015 Autism 5k, Beavercreek
4th Annual Tyler's Light 5k, Pickerington
5th Annual Kelly's Grief Center 5k, Stow
2015 Cinco de Mayo 5k, Oregon
Inaugural Canines Biscuit Run 5k, Mount Gilead
3rd Annual Race to Empower 5k, Cleveland
May 5
2015 Cinco K Run, Dayton
May 8
Ariel-Foundation Park Columbia Elementary 5k & 1-mile, Mount Vernon
Inaugural Minerva Strong Memorial 5k, Minerva
2015 Deerasic Park Spring Fest 5k, Cambridge
2015 Hustle 4 Hope 5k, Powell
2nd Annual Whisky Run 5k, Troy
May 9
2015 Mother's Day 5k & 1-mile, South Euclid
2015 What's Your Color Glow 5k, Newark
27th Annual Run/Walk for Hunger 5k, Cleveland
2015 MVCA Mother's Day 5k, Dublin
Inaugural Finish on the C 5k, Chillicothe
2015 Salt Fork Spring Challenge 10-miler, Cambridge
2015 Butterfly Walk & 5k, Deerfield Township
5th Annual Paige's Princess Run, Dublin
2nd Annual Ecot Click Forward 5k, Lewis Center
2015 Thirst No More 5k, Springboro
3rd Annual 5k Run, Walk & Mutt Strut, Westerville
2015 Flap Jack & Jill 5k & 15k, Peninsula
3rd Annual 50s For Yo Momma 50-mile, 50k & 25k, Circleville
2015 Girls on the Run 5k, Cincinnati
2015 Run with the Stars 5k, Ashland
3rd Annual Portage Learning Centers 5k, Suffield
3rd Annual Hot Pursuit 5k, Eaton
5th Annual Race Urban's Neighborhood 5k Race & Health Fair, Cleveland
5th Annual Lightning Bug Run 5k, Lafayette Township
3rd Annual Empire 5k for Kids, Westerville
2015 4 Miles 4 Water, Cleveland
2015 Race to a New Start 5k, Copley 
2nd Annual Glow with the Flow 5k, Pataskala
2015 Run 4 It 5k, Salem
12th Annual Windermere Wish Run 5k, Upper Arlington
Inaugural Cindy's Disco Dash 5k, Alliance
Inaugural Strides for Leadership 5k, Elyria
2015 Walk to Cure Arthritis, Cleveland
May 10
4th Annual Mother's Day 5k, Munroe Falls
5th Annual Beech Brook Fleet Feet 5k, Pepper Pike
2015 The Race, Lyndhurst
3rd Annual Mother's Day Lady's Only 5k, Columbus
6th Annual Mother's Day 5k Run/Walk, Middletown
3rd Annual Morgan's Xtreme Trail Run, Brookville
27th Annual Tom Nowak Big Creek Run 5k, Middleburg Heights
May 13
2015 Relay For Life 5k, Tipp City
May 15
5th Annual Run For Healthy Kids 5k, Springfield
Inaugural Joseph T. Ruffner Memorial 5k Run/Walk, Xenia  
May 16
2015 Relay For Life 5k, Tallmadge
40th Annual Oakwood 5k & 10k, Oakwood
2015 Rockin' on the Run 5k, London
2015 Checkered Flag 5k, Lexington
2015 St. Brigid 5k, Xenia
2015 Thirst Project 5k Charity Run, Galion
2015 "To Do My Best" 5k, 10k & Half Marathon, Piqua
2015 Millersburg Rotary Club 5k & 10k, Millersburg
5th Annual Block the Sun Run 5k, Glendale 
2015 Lady Tutu 5k, Westlake
2015 Run for a Young Life 5k, Lima
2015 Bookin' 5k Run, Wadsworth
2015 Run For Recovery 5k & Kid's Dash, Kenton
Inaugural Trojan Trot 5k, Amherst
2015 Better Speech and Hearing Awareness 5k, Chillicothe
2015 Girls on the Run 5k, Dayton
2015 Arcanum Cheerleading Victory Run 5k, Arcanum
2015 Officer Down 5k, Brookville
7th Annual Hy-5k, Westlake
2015 Central Christian Church Relay For Life 5k, Mount Vernon
2015 Dart Frog Dash 5k, Toledo
9th Annual Dalton Lodge 5k & 1-mile, Wilmington
May 17
38th Annual Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k, Cleveland
2015 Hands and Feet 5k, Springfield
2nd Annual Purple Passion 5k, Xenia  
May 21
2015 2FGR Down Syndrome 5k & Kid's Fun Run, Dublin
May 22
3rd Annual St. Luke PTO 5k, Beavercreek
May 23
2015 PetPromise Rescue Run 5k, Columbus
6th Annual May in Bay 5k, Bay Village
2015 Team Hope Walk & 5k, Zanesville
2015 The Candy Race 5k, Cincinnati
15th Annual Eagle Run 5k, Avon
2015 Run for Warriors 5k Run/Walk, Middle Point
2015 Jon Martin Memorial 5k & 10k, Bellevue
2015 Rocky's Run for Freedom 5k Run/Walk, Miamisburg
6th Annual D'Light Fun Run, Cleveland
2015 Memorial Day Murph Run, Tipp City
2015 Beaver Local Athletic Hall of Fame 5k, Lisbon
2015 Northcoast 5k, Kent
2015 Run, Jane, Run Wintergreen 10k, Cleveland
2015 RUN for their LIVES 5k, Cuyahoga Falls
2015 Caring for Carrie 5k, Fletcher
2015 Refuge Walk & Run 5k, Hilliard
Inaugural Veterans for Valor 5k & 1-mile, Cuyahoga Falls
May 24
39th Annual Blossom Time Run, Chagrin Falls
3rd Annual Field of Heroes 5k, Westerville
5th Annual 1Lt. Michael Runyan 5k Run/Walk, Geneva
May 25
3rd Annual Earn Your Spots Jaguar 5k, Cleveland
2015 University Heights Memorial Day Run, University Heights
44th Annual UACA Memorial Day 5k, Upper Arlington
2015 Happy Run 5k, Tipp City
2015 Memorial 5k & 10k, Green
2015 Johnny's Run 5k, Mentor
22nd Annual Memorial Day 5k, Tallmadge
May 28
Inaugural FORE! Miler, Dublin
May 30
9th Annual Akrun & Crawl 5k, Akron 
2nd Annual St. John Bosco Run with Me 5k & 1-mile Walk, Parma Heights
Inaugural Run For Kid's Sake 5k, Lebanon
2015 Chase Your Dream 5k, Columbus
Inaugural Miles 4 Kyle 5k, South Amherst
4th Annual Pier W Copper Salmon Run 5k, Lakewood
2015 Sock It to Child Trafficking 5k, Wooster
3rd Annual Medina Half Marathon & 5k, Medina
2015 Rise Up 5k, Oakwood
Inaugural Airman Nathan E. Smith Memorial Run, Tiffin
2015 Columbus Corporate Challenge 5k, Columbus
2015 New Moon Half Marathon & Quarter Marathon, Delaware
3rd Annual Prison Break 5k, Marion
2015 Pass The Peace 5k, Cardington
2nd Annual Kick It 5k, Lewis Center
3rd Annual Camp Frederick Wilderness 5k, Rogers
2015 JOA Camo Run 5k & 10k, North Royalton 
2015 Camp Wakatomika 5k, Danville
2015 Freedom Dog Fest 5k & 1.75-mile Mutt Strut, Aurora
10th Annual West Side Catholic Center 5k Run/Walk, Cleveland
6th Annual Run/Walk for Home, Cleveland
2015 Kickin' Crohn’s 5k, Marion
Inaugural Fizek Fitness 5k Glow Run, Niles
2015 Tiger Trot 5k, Jackson Center
15th Annual St. Mark Run for the Arts 5k, Cleveland
2015 Thank a Vet 5k, Greenville
3rd Annual Cookie Jar Fund Run 5k, Berea
May 31
5th Annual Greyt Race 5k, Berea
2015 Gravity Dash 5k, Columbus
2015 Run The Race Club 5k, Columbus
3rd Annual Race to the Monument 5k, Maumee
2015 School's Out For Summer 5k, Mount Gilead
2015 DLM 5k, Centerville
3rd Annual JIC Run For Fun of It!, West Jefferson
2nd Annual Team Hope 5k, Cleveland 
Inaugural CHD Angel Memorial 5k, Reynoldsburg
2015 Races at the Lakes, Munroe Falls (05/2, 05/09 05/16)
2015 OSRS #6 Lynchburg, Lynchburg (05/03)   
2015 Blue Streak Time Trial, Fairborn (05/13)
2015 QCW Time Trial #6 & 7, Germantown (05/16)
2015 QCW Time Trial #8, Germantown (05/17)
2015 Tour of Xenia, Xenia (05/31)
2015 Simon Kenton Pro Life Walk, Cycle & 5k Run, Urbana (05/02)
2015 Miami University Triathlon & Duathlon, Miami (05/09)
2015 Coffman YMCA Sprint Triathlon, Springboro (05/10)
2015 American Triple-T, Portsmouth (05/15 – 05/17)
2015 Spring Classic Sprint Triathlon, Boardman (05/17)
2015 Clay's Park Multisport Kickoff, North Lawrence (05/23)
2015 Be a Beaver Triathlon, Bluffton (05/30)
2015 Twinsburg Sprint Duathlon, Twinsburg (05/31)
4th Annual Flying Horse Farms Flyathon, Plain City (05/31)
Special Events
2015 Color BUZZ, Columbus (05/09)
2015 Tough Mudder, Lexington (05/09 – 05/10)
2015 Black Light Run, Cleveland (05/16)
2015 Huff and Puff Mud Run, Avon (05/16)
2015 Cory-Rawson Girls' Color Run 5k, Rawson (05/23)
2015 Geek Pride Day 5k Virtual Run 5k, Akron/Cincinnati (05/25)
5th Annual WOOWHO Urbanobstacle, Cleveland (05/30)
2015 Spartan Race, Cumberland (05/30 – 05/31))

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 June for next month’s list of events.