For Your Health

For A Better Buckeye (October 2013)

Chad W. Lutz
Attention Athletes! There’s something horrifying lurking on the horizon: your potential holiday waistline. As summer winds down, so do most peoples’ activity levels. By the end of November many of us are frightened to simply look in our full-body mirrors, let alone ascend our scales. Head off those nasty winter weight gains by establishing healthy fitness goals with our monthly list of athletic events taking place throughout Ohio.

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.

Tuesday, October 1
2013 CVNP Fall Running Series: Ledges Shelter, Peninsula

Wednesday, October 2
2013 CVNP Fall Running Series: Ledges Shelter 2, Peninsula

Friday, October 4
2013 Glow 4 Goal 5k, Mount Vernon
3rd Annual Warrior Run 5k, Delaware

Saturday, October 5
2nd Annual Fit for the Future 5k, Hudson
30th Annual UNCF Walk/Run for Education, Columbus
Inaugural Miles for Melanoma 5k, Grove City
2013 5k for K9s, Delaware
2nd Annual Run for Autism 5k, Mentor
2nd Annual Hustle 4 Heart Reach 5k, Youngstown
5th Annual Les Eisenhart All-Comers Cross Country Race 5k & 3k, Worthington
2013 Cabbage Roll Run 5-mile, Waynesville
Inaugural McCormick PTO 5k Fun Run and Walk, Loveland
5th Annual No More Falls 5k, Munroe Falls
3rd Annual Free to Breathe 5k, Cincinnati
2013 Reach for the Prize 5k, Centerville
2013 Heritage of Flight 5k, New Carlisle
Inaugural Rock N' Roll Half Marathon: Cleveland, Cleveland
2nd Annual UA 5k, Akron
2013 Water Splash & Dash 5k, Akron
2013 Cambridge Main St. 5k, Cambridge
2nd Annual Fountain to Fountain 5k, Defiance
2013 Ruff Run 5k, Dayton
2013 Tracks on the Trail 5k, Nelsonville
3rd Annual Cheer for Careers 5k, Brecksville
9th Annual Nature's Bin 5k & 1-mile Neighborhood Run, Lakewood
2013 Gallipolis Lion's Club Chili Chase For Diabetes, Gallipolis
2013 Pike Pet Pals Run for the Dogs, Waverly
2013 Fall Fest 5k, Wooster
2013 Running of the Ghouls, Ghost, Goblins, and Zombies Too! 5k, Medina
6th Annual Kelley Roggensack Memorial Races, Steubenville
4th Annual Twilight 5k, Centerville
2013 Wonder Woman 5k, Painesville
7th Annual Race for the Soul, Columbus
Inaugural Roc the Croc 5k, Westlake
2013 Riverside Fire Fighter 5k Challenge, Riverside
2013 First Step 5k, Coshocton
2013 Longaberger Run for Hope, Frazeysburg
2013 Run Like a Girl Half Marathon, 5k & 10k, Columbus (Ladies Only)
2013 White Tail Trail Half Marathon & 10k, Waynesville
2013 Dancer Dash 5k, Centerville
Inaugural Toni Turchi Foundation 5k & 1-mile, Broadview Heights

Sunday, October 6
Inaugural Noemi Pagan Scholarship Fund 5k, Lorain
2013 Owen's Place 5k Run/Walk, Beavercreek
3rd Annual ELIMINATE Project 5k & 10k, Chesterland
2013 PTO Run for the Schools 5k, Hudson
2nd Annual Brady's Boosters 5k Run/Walk, Marysville
3rd Annual Harvest Dash for Booster Cash, Eaton
2013 Scioto Miles Fall Training Series 5k, 10k & 15k, Columbus
35th Annual Oktoberfest Classic 10k, Minster
2013 Music in Motion 5k, Delaware
4th Annual Red, White, and Blue Marathon, Half Marathon, and Relays, Findlay
2013 Race for a Safe Place 5k, Aurora
2013 Race for the Brain 5k, Westerville
3rd Annual Green Bulldog Dash 5k, Green
2013 Give Kids a Smile 5k, Columbus

Tuesday, October 8
2013 CVNP Fall Running Series: Oak Hill, Peninsula

Wednesday, October 9
2013 CVNP Fall Running Series: Oak Hill 2, Peninsula

Saturday, October 12
2013 Race for Maggie's Place 9k, 5k & 1-mile, Cleveland
2013 Ohio Outside Trail Series: #1, Munroe Falls
2013 Run for their Lives 5k, Grove City
2013 Linda Ferguson Memorial 5k, Cedarville
2013 Dyslexia Dash 5k, Sagamore Hills
2nd Annual PLA 5k & 10k, Grove City
Inaugural White Cane Walk 5k, Vandalia
Inaugural Canine Companions 5k, Dublin
2013 Tap N' Run 4k, Columbus
2013 Warrior Run 5k, Cincinnati
2013 Dreams on Horseback 5k & 1-mile, Blacklick
2013 Race for our Residents 5k, Reynoldsburg
Inaugural Special O 5k, Cuyahoga Falls
2013 Costume 5k and Family Festival, Dayton
2013 Cincinnati Undy 5000, Cincinnati
6th Annual Race for Hunger 5k, South Lebanon
2013 Junior Achievement 5k & 10k, Chillicothe
2013 Brooklyn Heights On The Run, Brooklyn Heights
2013 Run for Global Awareness, Columbus
2013 Run for the Fun Costume Dash 5k, Findlay

Sunday, October 13
8th Annual Towpath Marathon & 5k, Peninsula
2013 Dayton River Corridor Classic Half Marathon & 5k, Moraine
2013 Trick or Trail Run, Oxford
4th Annual Lifting Hope Pump and Run 5k, New Albany
2013 Jump Back Jog 5k Run & 2k Walk, Shaker Heights
Inaugural Lake Health Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k & 2-mile, Fairport Harbor
2013 Apple Festival Run, Oak Harbor
2013 Race for Hope 5k, Columbus
Inaugural Woodlands 5k & 1-mile Run/Walk, North Kingsville
2013 Findlay Market 5k, Cincinnati
6th Annual ARF's Monster Mutt Dash 5k & 1-mile, Berea
6th Annual Mohican 5k, Loudonville

Tuesday, October 15
2013 CVNP Fall Running Series: Howe Meadow, Peninsula

Wednesday, October 16
2013 CVNP Fall Running Series: Howe Meadow 2, Peninsula

Thursday, October 17
2013 6RUN4 3-mile, Columbus

Friday, October 18
2013 CVNP Fall Running Series: Kendall Lake, Peninsula

Saturday, October 19
4th Annual Bay Village Heritage 5k & 1-mile Walk, Bay Village
6th Annual Pink Strides Trail Run 5k, Granville
2013 Hale Harvest 5k, Bath
2013 Beat Hunger 5k Run/Walk, Kettering
2013 Power Play 5k, Cincinnati
2013 St. Michael's Run Like It's Recess 5k, Findlay
2013 Paint It Pink 5k, Portsmouth
4th Cincinnati Half Marathon, Cincinnati
2013 Larry Eberst Memorial 5k, Lewis Center
2013 Run Like Hell 5k, Athens
2013 Stephen's Sunrise 5k & Pi Mile, Massillon
2013 Chocolate & Beer Sweetest Day Couples 5k, Dayton
2013 Lost Creek Trail Challenge 5k & 10k, Troy
4th Annual Northwest Poker Run, Ottawa
2nd Annual Race Around the Park 5k, Akron
2nd Annual Tremont Steeplechase 5k, Tremont
2013 Yeti Set Go! 4-mile, Wooster
7th Annual MidTown Cleveland HealthLine Classic 10k & 5k, Cleveland
2013 Circleville Classic 5-mile, Circleville

Sunday, October 20
2013 Indian Summer Run, Athens
Inaugural Love Never Stinks Run/Walk/Roll, Pataskala
Inaugural Superhero Flyby 5k, Cleveland
2013 Greater Cleveland Cross Country Festival 5k, Mentor
2013 Magen David Adom 5k, Beachwood
2013 Hungry for a Cure 5k, West Chester

Tuesday, October 22
2013 CVNP Fall Running Series: Happy Days Lodge, Peninsula
28th Annual Ghost N' Goblin 5k, Dayton
2013 A Brave Halloween 5k, Oxford

Wednesday, October 23
2013 CVNP Fall Running Series: Happy Days Lodge 2, Peninsula

Friday, October 25
4th Annual Fright Nite 3-miler, Gahanna
2013 Highball Halloween 5k Costume Zoom, Columbus

Saturday, October 26
2013 RIP Run, Piqua
12th Annual Halloween Run for Justice 5k & 5-mile, Cleveland
4th Annual Meals til' Monday Half Marathon & 5k, Elida
Inaugural Sierra's Gene 5k, Westlake
8th Annual Montville Police Patrolman's Association 5k, Medina
2013 The Great Pumpkin Run 5k, Clarksville
2013 BDA 5k, Miamisburg
2013 Bridge to Bridge Run, Ashtabula
6th Annual Whetstone PTA 5k, Columbus
2013 Undead 5k, Mason
2013 Germantown Oktoberfest 5k, Germantown
2013 Coshocton Hospital 5k, Coshocton
2013 Orphan Run, Dublin
2nd Annual Brecksville Trick or Trot 5k & 1-mile, Brecksville

Sunday, October 27
2013 Trick or Trot 5k & 10k, Mason
2013 Monster Dash 5k, Akron
2nd Annual Hallo-Dash 5k, Painesville
4th Annual Walk Ahead 5k, West Chester
11th Annual Stone Steps 50k & 27k, Cincinnati
3rd Annual Rabbit Run 5k, Madison
2013 Race to Cure Psoriasis 5k, Bexley
2013 IUE-CWA 5k A Force Against Colon Cancer, Dayton
Inaugural Mummy Run 4-mile, Stow
9th Annual Great Pumpkin Run 5k & 1-mile Fun Run, Lakewood
2013 Dash at Dusk 5k, Powell
2013 Buckeye Half Marathon & Relays, Peninsula
2013 ASHA Ray of Hope 5k, Lewis Center
Inaugural Hilloween Half Marathon, Columbiana
14th Annual Skeleton 5k Run for Your Bones, Amherst
3rd Annual Trek or Treat 5k, Mansfield


2013 CAC Pentatholon, Cincinnati (10/05)
2013 Lifetime Indoor Tri, Eaton (10/06)
34th Annual Little Miami Fall Triathlon, Fort Ancient (10/06)
3rd Annual Tiger Tri, Springfield (10/13)


2013 WTRC Sharks Andrew Worley Memorial Invitational, Centerville (10/11 – 10/13)
2013 WOR John Bruce Memorial Meet, Worthington (10/18 – 10/20)
16th Annual CM Val Lyons Invitational, Cincinnati (10/19 – 10/20)


2013 Gubn Club CX, Miamiville (10/06)
2013 Fall Black Diamond Challenge, Nelsonville (10/12)
36th Annual Tombstone Tour or Haunted Ride, Berkey (10/12)
2013 Wildcat Hollow Black Diamond Challenge, Crooksville (10/13)
2013 Caesar's Ford CX, Xenia (10/13)
2013 OVCX #5 John Bryan State Park, Yellow Springs (10/20)

Special Events

2013 Creek to Creek Challenge, Delaware (10/05)
2013 Hell Run, Thornville (10/05)
2013 Color Me Rad 5k, Hilliard (10/05)
5th Annual MoMBA XC Classic, Dayton (10/06)
2013 The Great Amazing Race, Columbus (10/06)
2013 Glowin The Night 5k, Dayton (10/11)
2013 Ohio Zombie Run, Lewis Center
2013 Ohio BADASS Dash, Zoar (10/26)

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 November for next month’s list of events.