For Your Health

For A Better Buckeye (May)

Chad W. Lutz
Attention Athletes! May has made its way onto the calendar. That means summer is just around the corner. Heat up your summer workouts just in time for bathing suit season by checking this months’ list of awesome athletic events.

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.


2nd Annual Run for the Border, Cleveland (05/05/2011)
Medina City Schools 2011 Run 4 Fun, Medina (05/06/2011)
2011 Run for the Orphans 5K, 10K, & 1 Mile Kids Run, Hudson (05/07/2011)
Docs-N-Socks 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run, Findlay (05/07/2011)
Run with the Stars 5K, Ashland (05/07/2011)
Inaugural Feet for Food 5K, Fairborn (05/07/2011)
Inaugural Madison Mohawk Spring Fling 5K, Madison (05/07/2011)
13th Annual Derby Day Dash 5K, Dayton (05/07/2011)
Inaugural 50's For Yo Momma 50 Mile, 50K, & Relays, Circleville (05/07/2011)
2011 Girls on the Run 5K, Cincinnati (05/07/2011)
7th Annual Capital City Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon & 5K, Columbus (05/07/2011)
2011 Butterfly Walk & 5K, Deerfield Township (05/07/2011)
2011 Emerald Crossings 4 Mile Trail Run, Cleveland (05/07/2011)
9th Annual Walk, Rock, & Run, Cleveland (05/07/2011)
4th Annual Orphan Road Race 5K, Beavercreek (05/07/2011)
2nd Annual Hannah's Home 5K Run/Walk, Mentor (05/07/2011)
2nd Annual Mother's Day 5K Run & Walk, Middletown (05/08/2011)
23rd Annual Tom Nowak Big Creek Run, Middleburg Heights (05/08/2011)
8th Annual The Race, Cleveland (05/08/2011)
17th Annual Dayton YMCA 5K & 10K, Dayton (05/13/2011)
Humana Big Bugs 5K Run, Woodlawn (05/14/2011)
2nd Annual I Am Somebody 5K, Avon Lake (05/14/2011)
2011 Relay 5K, Coshocton (05/14/2011)
Inaugural Bookin' For Fun 5K, Wadsworth (05/14/2011)
2011 5K for Kenya, Cincinnati (05/14/2011)
Rocket Run for a Special Wish 5K, West Carrolton (05/14/2011)
6th Annual Daniel W. Shawver Memorial 5K, (05/14/2011)
16th Annual Run/Walk for Stronger Bones, Independence (05/14/2011)
Matt Bo Can 5K, Chillicothe (05/14/2011)
19th Annual Columbus Race for the Cure, Columbus (05/14/2011)
7th Annual Dart Frog Dash, Toledo (05/14/2011)
6th Annual Smile With Me! 5K Run/Walk, Strongsville (05/14/2011)
Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K, Cleveland (05/14 – 05/15)
3rd Annual YMCA Pump and Run 5K, Liberty (05/15/2011)
5th Annual WEB S.W.A.T. 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk/Run, Westlake (05/15/2011)
Wellness in the Woods: Blacklick 2 Mile & 5K, Reynoldsburg (05/15/2011)
2011 2FGR 5K Run/Walk, Dublin (05/19/2011)
4th Annual Vision for Veterans 5K, Columbiana (05/20/2011)
Dalton Lodge 5K Run, Wilmington (05/21/2011)
2011 Team Smitty 5K, Springfield (05/21/2011)
2011 Camper Scamper 5K, London (05/21/2011)
2011 Loving Care 5K, Marysville (05/21/2011)
2011 Walk for Kids 5K, Columbus (05/21/2011)
3rd Annual Walk 4 Faith 5K & 1 Mile Walk, Columbus (05/21/2011)
3rd Annual St. Brigid Festival 5K, Xenia (05/21/2011)
2nd Annual Dayton Tech TR 5000 5K, Dayton (05/21/2011)
3rd Annual Nordonia Hills Duathlon & Pump and Run, Sagamore Hills (05/21/2011)
2nd Annual hands 4 Haiti Half Marathon & 5K, Lima (05/21/2011)
3rd Annual Hy-5K, Westlake (05/21/2011)
2nd Annual Shamrock Run/Walk, Newark (05/21/2011)
Inaugural Pick Your Time 5K, Strongsville (05/21/2011)
2nd Annual Spring Into Health 5K & 1 Miler, Westfield Center (05/21/2011)
P.T.S.D. Run, Walk, Roll, Toledo (05/21/2011)
2011 RUNSTRONG4LIVESTRONG 5K, Medina (05/21/2011)
2nd Annual Lyndsey & Kyle Memorial Run 5K, Dublin (05/21/2011)
2nd Annual Lungs on the Run 5K, West Chester (05/21/2011)
Annual EYE 5K for Pilot Dogs, Columbus (05/22/2011)
Inaugural Nellie's Catwalk 4 Kids 5K, Pickerington (05/22/2011)
2011 Spring Into Action 5K, Lorain (05/22/2011)
2nd Annual Happy Trail 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, Medina (05/22/2011)
2011 Girls on the Run 5K, Akron (05/22/2011)
2nd Annual May In Bay 5K, Bay Village (05/28/2011)
2nd Annual Miles for Mya Run/Walk 5K, Miamisburg (05/28/2011)
The Original Mud Run, Columbus (05/28/2011)
11th Annual Eagle Run, Avon (05/28/2011)
Freedom Run, Walk, or Roll 5K, Dayton (05/28/2011)
Inaugural Michael L. Runyan 5K Run/Walk, Geneva (05/29/2011)
9th Annual Blue Steaks Through River Run, Rocky River (05/29/2011)
13th Annual Blossom Time Run, Chagrin Falls (05/29/2011)
Tar Hollow 50 Miler, Laurelville (05/29/2011)
2011 Memorial Day Race 35, Cincinnati (05/30/2011)
8th Annual Hunger Walk 5K, Cincinnati (05/30/2011)
18th Annual Tallmadge Memorial Day 5K, Tallmadge (05/30/2011)
40th Annual Memorial Day Run, Upper Arlington (05/30/2011)
University Heights Memorial 5 Mile Run & 2 Mile Fun Run, Cleveland (05/30/2011)


2011 Cuyahoga Valley Circuit Race Series, Bath (05/01/2011)
2011 OSRS #7 Lynchburg, Lynchburg (05/01/2011)
Maumee Valley Wheelmen Club Series #4, Holland (05/05/2011)
Races at the Lake Series, Munroe Falls (05/07/2011)
Races at the Lake Series, Munroe Falls (05/14/2011)
Summit Metro Parks Moonlight Bike Ride & Campfire, Akron (05/14/2011)
2011 OSRS #9 Germantown Road Race, Germantown (05/15/2011)
Maumee Valley Wheelmen Club Series #6, Lenawee (05/19/2011)
Ride for World Health Solidarity Ride, Columbus (05/22/2011)
2011 Mill Creek Circuit Race, Youngstown (05/22/2011)
2011 OSRS #10 Series Finale, Georgetown (05/22/2011)
Summit Metro Parks Freewheelin' Friday, Akron (05/27/2011)
Maumee Valley Wheelmen Club Series #7, Bowling Green (05/26/2011)
2011 Michelob Training Criteriums, Xenia (05/31/2011)


Adult Nature Workshop, Centerville (05/14/2011)


Summit Metro Parks Spring on Spring Hollow, Akron (05/02/2011)
Summit Metro Parks Life on the Canal, Akron (05/07/2011)
Summit Metro Parks Spring Wildflowers, Akron (05/08/2011)
Summit Metro Parks Stroller Walk, Akron (05/10/2011)
Summit Metro Parks Extended Hike, Akron (05/14/2011)
Summit Metro Parks Birding in Clinton, Clinton (05/15/2011)
Summit Metro Parks Akron History Hike, Akron (05/19/2011)
Summit Metro Parks Hike and Breakfast, Akron (05/21/2011)
Summit Metro Parks Nest & Egg I.D. Hike, Akron (05/22/2011)
Summit Metro Parks Springfield Bog Hike, Akron (05/22/2011)

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 or know of an event we haven’t listed? Let us know! We’re always trying to compile Ohio’s most comprehensive list of events. As always, be sure to check back in June for next month’s list of athletic endeavors.