For Your Health

​For A Better Buckeye (November 2015)

                                     (Photo Courtesy of Google Images)
Chad W. Lutz
​Greetings Buckeyes! The air is chilling and the sun is sitting lower on the horizon, but that doesn't mean your spirits have to dip or dwindle. Fall is the perfect time to back on track and get a leg up on those massive holiday turkey dinners sitting right around the corner. Find the athletic event you're looking for as a way to connect with friends and family, challenge yourself to meet a personal fitness goal, or simply do for fun. Ohio has a lot to offer in November, and who knows, you might even see me out on the course. Gobble freaking gobble.
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
3rd Annual Hilloween Half Marathon, Columbiana
32nd Annual Autumn Leaves 5-miler, Kirtland
2015 Spirit Sprint 5k, Columbus
2015 Buckeye Classic 10k, Lewis Center
2015 Mason Half Marathon, Mason
2015 Movin' It Half Marathon & 5k, Upper Arlington
2015 Race to the Library, Centerville  
2015 Warrior Strong 5k, Mansfield
2015 Narrows 10k, Beavercreek
November 7
2015 Bobcat Trail Marathon, Glouster
9th Annual Cooper Farms Turkey Trot 5k Run/Walk, St. Henry
2015 Home Run 5k, Newark
2015 Reindeer Run 5k & 1-mile "Dash"er, Napoleon
2nd Annual Race for Recycling, Springfield
5th Annual Rotary Honors Veterans 5k, Westerville
4th Annual A Brave 5k, Oxford
2015 Habitat Builds a Home...5k, Lafayette
6th Annual Harvest for Hunger 5k Run/Walk, Springfield
2015 Fighting Hunger 5k, Cincinnati
2015 DAV 5k, Cincinnati
2015 Ohio Outside Trail Series #2, Munroe Falls
November 8
2015 Fall Festival 5k, Spring Valley
15th Annual GALlop for Children, Cleveland
2015 Moulton Turkey Trot Half Marathon & 5k, Moulton Township
2015 Kewpee Y 10k, Lima
2015 Pi Beta PhiveK, Columbus
November 14
2015 The Woodbury 5k, Mount Gilead
6th Annual Reindeer Run 5k, Powell
3rd Annual Orphan Love Run, Kettering
48th Annual Churchill's Half Marathon & ProMedica 5k, Perrysburg
2015 Turkey Trot 5-miler, Twinsburg
2015 St. Luke Church Pilgrim Run 5k & Michalko Mile, Lakewood
2015 Operation Christmas Child 5k, Arcanum
2015 MVNU Homecoming 5k, Mount Vernon
2015 Cancer Fears the Runner 5k, Barberton
2015 EYE Pilot Eye Dogs 5k Fun Run/Walk, Columbus
6th Annual Fuzzy Fandango, Perrysville
2015 Harvest Hotcake Hustle, Sandusky
2015 Allistrong Foodbank 5k, Carlisle
2nd Annual Veteran's Day Memorial Run, Avon
2015 Canton Charge 5k, Canton
5th Annual 5k Race around the Park, Akron
November 15
2015 Pumpkin Hustle 5k & 3k, Athens
November 21
2015 Dirty Dirty 12k, Peninsula  
2015 Salt Fork 10.4-mile Trail Challenge, Cambridge
2015 Kent-Stark Turkey Trot, North Canton
4th Annual Christmas Festival 5k, Springboro
2015 Girls on the Run of NW Ohio 5k, Maumee
3rd Annual Run4Perry, Cuyahoga Falls
2015 Run for the Hills Trail 5k, Wheelersburg
2015 GoSantaGo 5k, Columbus
15th Annual Fairfield YMCA Turkey Trot 5k & Kid's 1-mile, Fairfield
2015 Turkey Trot 5k Fun Run, Ashland
2015 Between the Portage Lakes 5k, Akron
17th Annual Devil Dash, Brunswick
November 22
2015 Turkey Prediction Run, Kettering
2015 Girls on the Run 5k, Dayton  
40th Annual Cleveland Fall Classic Half Marathon & 5k, Strongsville *Chad is running this race
November 26
9th Annual Flying Feather Four-Miler, Dublin
34th Annual Turkey Trot, Cleveland
7th Annual Turkey Trot, Minster
4th Annual Ottoville Turkey Trot, Ottoville
2015 Penton Memorial Cross Country Turkey Trot, Elyria
28th Annual Chase Columbus Turkey Trot, Columbus
2015 Circleville Turkey Trot, Circleville
24th Annual Home Run for the Homeless, Akron *Chad is running this race
2015 Chagrin Falls Turkey Trot 5k, Chagrin Falls
2015 Turkey Trot, Kent
8th Annual Thanksgiving Day Fountain 5k, Springfield
9th Annual Turkey Trot, Aurora
3rd Annual Turkey Trot, Plymouth
37th Annual Turkey Trot, Miamisburg
2015 Powell Turkey Trot, Powell
2015 Uptown Pumpkin Dash, Marysville
12th Annual Nakon Foundation Turkey Trot, Avon
2nd Annual Step to the Beat, Music in the Streets 5k, Doylestown
Inaugural Trot to Stop Trafficking 5k, Chardon
6th Annual Turkey Burner 5k, Hinckley
9th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5k, Sidney
2015 4-mile Turkey Trot, Lakeview
18th Annual Turkey Trot, Defiance
8th Annual Race for Grace, Zanesville
November 28
11th Annual Pigskin Classic, Cleveland
2015 Run Your 'Stache Off 5k, Canal Winchester
2015 Amish Country Half Marathon, Berlin
November 29
2015 GoSantaGo 5k, Cincinnati
2015 Dayton Turkey Trot, Dayton
2015 GCST Kick-Off B Meet, Gahanna (11/01)
2015 KCST John Lunsford Memorial Meet, Kettering (11/06 – 11/08)
2015 UASC Golden Bear Invitational, Upper Arlington (11/06 – 11/08)
2015 DR Gunnar Listerman Memorial Invitational, Beavercreek (11/13 – 11/15)
2015 RAYS Mason Fall Invitational, Mason (11/13 – 11/15)
2015 OSSC Thanks for Giving Fall Classic, Columbus (11/15)
2015 CM Jose Cerda Memorial Invite, Cincinnati (11/20 – 11/22)
2015 GCST Raising Cane B Meet, Gahanna (11/22)
2015 GTAC DiSalle Holiday Turkey Meet, Toledo (11/27 – 11/29)
2015 Southwest Ohio Indoor Time Trial #1, Centerville (11/15)

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.