For Your Health

For A Better Buckeye (November)

Chad W. Lutz
Attention Athletes! The fall season is in full swing. Looking for something to do before the snow falls? October brought us pumpkin runs and zombie fun. Now it’s time to make way for Turkey Trots, Black Friday (the most heralded athletic event in the commercial calendar), and World Run Day. While we might only have a few more good weeks of weather left, November has a lot to offer Ohioans looking for one last drop of summer fun to stave off the pre-mature winter blues.

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 level of athletic ability.


Running

3rd Annual Free to Breathe Lung Cancer 5K Run/Walk, Dayton (11/06/2010)
Race for Grace 5K Run/Walk, Troy (11/06/2010)
2nd Annual Run for Cops 4 Mile Run & 2 Mile Walk, Kettering (11/06/2010)
2nd Annual Fighting Hunger 5K Run/Walk, Cincinnati (11/06/2010)
Prairie Oaks 10K & 5K, Hilliard (11/06/2010)
5th Annual Stomp The Grapes Half Marathon, Hartville (11/06/2010)
2nd Annual Bobcat Trail Marathon, Glouster (11/07/2010)
Mason Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk, Mason (11/07/2010)
Road2Independence 5K, West Milton (11/13/2010)
2nd Annual RAMtastic 5K, Jamestown (11/13/2010)
2nd Annual Grove City YMCA Turkey Trot, Grove City (11/13/2010)
3rd Annual OSU PT 5K, Columbus (11/14/2010)
2nd Annual Buckeye Classic 10K, Lewis Center (11/14/2010)
19th Annual Holiday In Lights 5K, Cincinnati (11/20/2010)
3rd Annual Southgate Turkey Trot 5K, Springfield (11/20/2010)
23rd Annual Mid-East Cross Country Championship, Kettering (11/21/2010)
35th Annual Cleveland Fall Classic Half Marathon, Strongsville (11/21/2010)
19th Annual Gennesaret Home Run For The Homeless Run, Akron (11/25/2010)
32nd Annual Turkey Trot, Miamisburg (11/25/2010)
5th Annual Flying Feather Four Miler, Dublin (11/25/2010)
29th Annual Cleveland Turkey Trot, Cleveland (11/25/2010)
2010 Pilgrim's Progress 4 Miler & 1 Mile Tot Trot, Columbus (11/25/2010)

*November 7th is World Run Day; with people all over the globe lacing up their running kicks to pay homage to one of the world’s most longstanding athletic pastimes. Follow this link to find out more information on World Run Day and World Run Day race near you!

Soccer

6th Annual Brunswick Fall Classic Soccer Tournament, Brunswick (11/06/2010)

Triathlon/Duathlon

*There are no Ohio Triathlon/Duathlon events during the month of November…

Cycling

35th Annual Red Flannel Metric Century, Oberlin (11/07/2010)

Whether you’re a veteran going for 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? Check out www.active.com for a comprehensive list of Ohio’s athletic endeavors and be sure to check back in December for next month’s list of events.