For Your Health

For A Better Buckeye (November 2013)

Attention Athletes! Looking to give your waistline something to be grateful for? Check out our monthly listings of athletic events geared toward every age group and level of ability. November in Ohio features races ranging from turkey trots to marathons and serves up just the right amount of healthy activity to combat extra helpings of grandma’s pumpkin pie. Offset the inevitable holiday weight gains with a 5k, 10k, or half marathon. Actually, better make that two (we know how you like your gravy).

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.

Saturday, November 2
2013 Mean Streets 5k, Cincinnati
2013 All Soles Run 5k, Englewood
2013 Free To Breathe 5k, Dayton
2013 Blood Run 5k, Dublin
6th Annual Rich Dalessandro Memorial 5k, Dalton
2nd Annual iSpace 5k, Sharonville
Walk/Run for Hope 5k, Kenton
12th Annual Next Step Run for Shelter 5k & 1-mile, Cleveland
9th Annual Alex Ritchie Memorial 5k, Huber Heights
2013 Pro-Life Saver 5k, Cincinnati
2013 Euclid-Eaton 5k, Euclid
2013 Monster Dash for Young Life 5k, Versailles
2013 Pumpkin Run 5k, Findlay
2013 Honor Our Heroes Quarter Marathon, Dublin
3rd Annual Run for the Troops 5k, Cincinnati
7th Annual Turkey Trot 5k, St. Henry
2013 The Special Wish Run, Dayton
3rd Saint Martin Cristo Rey 5k, Cleveland

Sunday, November 3
2013 Towpath Marathon (Rescheduled), Peninsula
2013 Run Your Can Off 5k, Eaton
2013 Bobcat Trail Marathon, Glouster
2013 Annual Autumn Leaves 5-mile, Kirtland
2013 An Apple a Day 5k, Shiloh

Friday, November 8
2013 Cancer Fears the Runner 5k, Barberton

Saturday, November 9
Inaugural Bath Steeplechase 8k, Bath
2013 Rotary Honors Veterans 5k, Westerville
2013 2000 Plus 4k Mashed Potato or 2k Gravy Walk, Dayton
5th Annual Turkey Trot 5k, Grove City
2013 Turkey Trot 5-Miler, Twinsburg
2013 Fall into Winter 13.1, Granville
9th Annual Inland Trail Marathon & Half Marathon, Elyria
46.5th Churchills Half Marathon, Perrysburg
Inaugural DAV 5k, Cincinnati
1st Annual Great Pumpkin 5k, Cambridge
2013 Strong for the Weak 5k & Burpee Mile, New Philadelphia
Inaugural Orphan Love Run, Kettering
9th Annual LCPL Taylor B. Prazynski Memorial 5k, Fairfield
2013 Lockheed Martin Towpath Freedom 5k, Akron
Inaugural Run for Veterans Race, Copley
2013 Bowling Green Aruna 5k, Bowling Green
2013 Nuhop Trail Run, Perrysville
Inaugural Veteran's Day 5k, Dublin
Inaugural Ava's Baby Creations 5k, Kettering
2013 Trail Series #2, Munroe Falls

Sunday, November 10
2013 Veteran's Day 5k Run/Walk/Roll, Dayton
2013 Moulton Turkey Trot Half Marathon & 5k, Wapakoneta
Inaugural Kelleys Island Police Chase Half Marathon, Kelleys Island

Monday, November 11
Inaugural Veteran's Day Run 5k, Cincinnati

Saturday, November 16
2013 St. Luke Church Pilgrim 5k & Michalko Mile, Lakewood
2013 Race For Grace 5k, Anna
2013 Sugar Busch Trail Race 5k & 10k, Oxford
2013 Run4Perry 5k, Stow
2013 Girls on the Run Fall 5k, Cincinnati
3rd Annual Divine 5k, Cincinnati
2013 Operation Christmas Child 5k, Palestine
2013 Salt Fork 10-mile Challenge, Cambridge
2013 Luke Kaufman Benefit 5k, Ottawa
2013 Girls on the Run Fall 5k, Columbus
2013 Knights of Columbus 5k, Carthegena
2nd Annual Tip-Off Classic 5k, Waynesville
2013 Jingle All The Way 5k, Ashland

Sunday, November 17
2013 Girls on the Run Fall 5k, Akron
2013 Kewpee/YMCA 10k, Lima
2013 Ontario 5k, Ontario
2013 Hot Chocolate 5k & 15k, Columbus

Saturday, November 23
2nd Annual Springboro Christmas Festival 5k, Springboro
13th Annual Turkey Trot, Fairfield
2013 Key 2 Change 5k, Middletown
2013 Landeck 5k Turkey Trot for Technology, Delphos
Kent State University Stark Campus Turkey Trot 5k, North Canton
2013 Gunnar Listerman Memorial 5k, Beavercreek

Tuesday, November 26
2013 Waddle Your Gobble Off 5k, West Portsmouth

Thursday, November 28
2013 Chagrin Falls Turkey Trot 5k, Chagrin Falls
2nd Annual Ottoville Turkey Trot 5k, Ottoville
5th Annual Harmony for Ohio Turkey Trot, Minster
2013 Columbus Turkey Trot, Columbus
22nd Annual Home Run for the Homeless 4-mile, Akron
2013 Tuscarawas Turkey Trot 5k, Tuscarawas
2013 Thanksgiving Day 5k, Sidney
7th Annual Turkey Trot, Aurora
2013 Race for Grace 5k, Zanesville
104th Thanksgiving Day Race, Cincinnati
6th Annual Thanksgiving Day Fountain 5k, Springfield
10th Annual Turkey Dash, Avon
2013 Turkey Burner, Hinckley
2013 YMCA Turkey Day 5k, Painesville
Inaugural Green Professionals Association Turkey Trot 5k, Green
2nd Annual Turkey Trot 5k, Delaware
2013 Turkey Day 5k, Beavercreek
32nd Annual Cleveland Turkey Trot, Cleveland

Friday, November 29
2013 Burn It Off Bulldog 5k, Yellow Springs

Saturday, November 30
2013 Pigskin Classic 5k, Cleveland
2013 Post T-N-T 5k, Salem
Inaugural Jingle Bell 5k, Springfield
2013 Amish Country Half Marathon & 5k, Berlin


2013 Pumpkin Roll and Stroll, Athens (11/16)
4th Annual Indoor Triathlon, Columbus (11/16)


2013 KCST John Lunsford Memorial Meet, Beavercreek (11/01 – 11/03)
38th Annual Golden Bear Invitational, Gahanna (11/01 – 11/03)
2013 SOS Black Swamp Invitational, Fremont (11/02 – 11/03)
2013 RAYS Mason Fall Invitational, Mason (11/08 – 11/10)
2013 GCST Rotelli's Kick-Off B Meet, Gahanna (11/10)
2013 DR Jarnagin Invitational, Beavercreek (11/15 – 11/17)
18th Annual Gold Star Invitational, Milford (11/15 – 11/17)
2013 Thanks For Giving Fall Classic, Columbus (11/17)
2013 CM Jose Cerda Memorial Invitational, Cincinnati (11/22 – 11/24)
2013 GCST Raising Cane B Meet, Gahanna (11/24)
2013 GTAC Disalle Holiday Turkey Meet, Toledo (11/29 – 12/01)


2013 Team Dayton Southwest Ohio Indoor Time Trial, Centerville (11/24)

Special Events

2013 The Mo Run, Columbus (11/02)
2013 Mud, Guts, and Glory, Oregonia (11/02)
2013 Athens Zombie Fun Run, Athens (11/02)
2013 Color Blaze 5k, Bowling Green (11/02)
2013 Heart of America Virtual 5k, 10k and Half Marathon, Ohio (11/09)
2nd Annual Parks for Soldiers 2-mile Obstacle, Plain Township (11/10)
2013 Color Run Ohio, Columbus (11/10)
2013 St. Jude's 5k Walk, Columbus (11/23)

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 December for next month’s list of events.