For Your Health

For A Better Buckeye (November 2014)

Chad W. Lutz
Attention Athletes! It might be that time of year to gobble gobble everything in sight, but don't get carried away. Your summer body only last so long. Up ahead lie trying times in the form of turkey, stuffing, and grandma's apple pie. And with Christmas and New Year's right around the corner, you're going to need all the help you can get. Check our listings of races to find the right events tailored around your busy schedules. For your HEALTH!

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.
November 1

2014 Brunner Literacy Center All Soles 5k, Vandalia
2014 All Soles 5k Run/Walk, Englewood
13th Annual Next Stwp Run for Shelter, Cleveland
2014 Euclid 5k & Doggie Dash, Euclid
2014 Madison County 5k Race for Adoption, London
8th Annual Cooper Farms Turkey Trot 5k, St. Henry
2014 Honor Our Heroes Quarter Marathon & 5k, Plain City
2014 Down and Dirty 5-miler, Brecksville
2014 Race for Grace 5k, Anna
Inaugural Hermes Dead Sprint, Cleveland
November 2

2nd Annual Run Your Can Off 5k, Eaton
2014 Mason Half Marathon & 5k, Mason
2014 Bobcat Trail Marathon, Glouster
2014 Zombee 5k at Hornet Hollow, Pataskala
2014 Kewpee/YMCA 10k, Lima
2014 Movin' It Half marathon & 5k Run/Walk, Columbus
2014 Junior League of Akron Early Bird Bustle 5k, Akron
2014 Buckeye 10k Classic, Lewis Center
November 8

2nd Annual Hospice of Miami County 5k, Troy 
5th Annual Food for the Hungry 5k, Mt. Vernon
2014 Zombie Fun Run 5k, Athens
Inaugural Veteran's Day Memorial Run, Avon
2nd Annual United Way 5k, Fairfield
2014 Turkey Trot 5-miler, Twinsburg
Inaugural Milan Holly Run 5k, Milan
Inaugural Fit for Freedom 5k, Gahanna
2014 DAV 5k, Cincinnati
4th Annual Rotary Honors Veterans 5k, Westerville
2014 Ohio Outside Fall Trail Series #2, Munroe Falls
2nd Annual Orphan Love Run, Kettering
2014 Fighting Hunger 5k, Cincinnati
2014 Workin for a Livin 5k Run/Walk, Whitehall
2014 Garage Sale 5k, Cleveland
Inaugural Take Flight 5k, Columbus
2nd Annual Home Run 5k, Newark
November 9

2014 Moulton Turkey Trot 5k, Moulton Twp.
2014 Flyway 5k, Powell
14th Annual GALlop for Children, Cleveland
2014 Debbie Hurley 5k Run for Ovarian Cancer, Centerville
2nd Annual Police Chase Half Marathon, Kelleys Island
November 13

2nd Annual Stache Dash 3-miler, Clintonville
November 15

2014 Tip Off Classic 5k Run/Walk, Waynesville
2014 Run 4 Perry 5k, Cuyahoga Falls
2014 Girls on the Run Franklin County, Columbus
2014 Jen Abby Memorial Run, Wauseon
2014 Race for Recycling 5k, Springfield
2014 Reindeer Run 5k & 1-mile "Dash" er, Napoleon
2014 Girls on the Run 5k, Dayton 
2014 Pumpkin Roll and Stroll, Athens
2014 Sugar Bush Trail Race 5k & 10k, Oxford
5th Annual Fuzzy Fandango, Perrysville
November 16

2014 Dirty Dirty 12k, Peninsula
November 22

14th Annual Fairfield Turkey Trot, Fairfield 
3rd Annual Christmas in Springboro 5k, Springboro
2nd Annual KSU Stark Turkey Trot, North Canton
16th Annual Devil Dash & Walk, Brunswick
2014 Horseshoe Hill Climb 5k, 10k, 20k & 30k Trail Races, Zanesfield
2014 Gunnar Listerman Memorial 5k, Beavercreek
November 23

13th Annual Beat Michigan 5k, Columbus
39th Annual Cleveland Fall Classic Half Marathon & 5k, Strongsville
November 27

7th Annual Thanksgiving Day Fountain 5k, Springfield
33rd Annual Cleveland Turkey Trot, Cleveland
3rd Annual Delaware Turkey Trot, Delaware
23rd Annual Homerun for the Homeless, Akron
6th Annual Turkey Trot 5k, Minster
2014 Columbus Turkey Trot, Columbus
3rd Annual Ottoville Turkey Trot, Ottoville
2014 Bexley Turkey Trot, Bexley
2014 Granville Turkey Trot, Granville
2014 Chagrin Falls Turkey Trot, Chagrin Falls
7th Annual Race for Grace 5k, Zanesville
8th Annual Aurora Turkey Trot, Aurora
9th Annual Flying Feather 4-miler, Dublin
2014 Uptown Pumpkin Dash, Marysville
3rd Annual Thanksgiving Wattle, Grove City
8th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5k, Sidney
November 29

2014 Jingle Bell 5k, Springfield   
10th Annual Pigskin Classic 5k, Cleveland 
2014 Amish Country Half Marathon, Berlin
5th Annual Jessie Schenk Memorial Turkey Chase, Port Clinton 

2014 Southwest Ohio Indoor Time Trial, Centerville (11/16)
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.