For Your Health

For A Better Buckeye (October 2014)

Chad W. Lutz
Attention Athletes! We’re chugging right along through the calendar. It’s autumn, and that means cooler temps, hayrides, bonfires, and apple pie. There are plenty of reasons to stop and enjoy the season, but don’t let the fall festivities keep you from reaching your personal fitness goals. As per usual, we bring you our monthly lists of events taking place in the Buckeye State to help keep you healthy, happy, and active.

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.
October 3
2014 Glow 4 Goal 5k, Mt. Vernon             
October 4
2014 Cabbage Roll Run 5-mile Race, Waynesville
2014 Battle Run 5k, Lima
10th Annual The Barkcamp Race 5-mile, 10-mile & 20-mile Trail Runs, Belmont
2014 Eisenhart Cross Country Invitational, Worthington
2014 Healthy Cycles 5k, Columbus
2014 Johnstown Harrier Showdown, Granville
2014 MOX 12-hour Endurance Run, Dayton
2014 Bras for a Cause 5k, Port Clinton
Inaugural Anchors Aweigh 5k, Englewood
2014 Riverside FD 911 Mud Run/5k, Riverside
7th Annual Kelly Roggensack Memorial 5k, 3k & 1k, Steubenville  
2014 Longaberger Race for Hope 5k, Frazeysburg
4th Annual Little Race for a Big Cause, Cleveland 
10th Annual Heritage of Flight 5k, New Carlisle
2014 Wheels For Freedom 5k, Vandalia
Inaugural Fright Night 5k, Warsaw
2014 Run for Rodriguez 5k, Circleville
2014 Sweet Feat 5k, Delaware
2014 Get your Rear In Gear 5k, Cleveland Heights
2014 Bulldog Dash 5k, Miamisburg
2014 Race for the Soul, Columbus
2014 Run Like A Girl Half Marathon, 5k & 10k, Columbus
2nd Annual Pumpkin Chase 5k, Sycamore
3rd Annual FMI Stroll & Roll 5k and 1-mile Fun Run, Cleveland
4th Annual Free to Breathe 5k, Cincinnati
3rd Annual Ron-a-thon 5k, Ashland
2nd Annual Krusade 4 Kids 5k, Hilliard
2014 Shamrock N Run 5k, Toledo
2014 Blue Streak Pride 5k, Sandusky
31st Annual UNICEF 5k, Columbus
2nd Annual Roc the Croc 5k, Westlake 
2014 Heritage of Flight 5k, New Carlisle
2014 Ruff Run 5k, Dayton
2014 Barkley Bolt 5k, Columbus
October 5
3rd Annual Race for the Brain 5k, Hilliard
2014 Oktoberfest Classic 10k, Minster
2014 Bloody Border Dash Half Marathon and 5k, Sylvania
2014 Dasher Dance 5k, Centerville
2nd Annual Chagrin Film Fest 5k, Chagrin Falls 
2014 Owen's Place 5k, Beavercreek
Inaugural Willoughby Hills Wellness Run/Walk 5k, Willoughby Hills 
Inaugural Run Fur Fun 5k, Westerville
2nd Annual Madison Swim Team 5k, Mansfield
3rd Annual Power Play 5k, Bowling Green
7th Annual Run Over Cancer 5k, Hilliard

October 7
Conservancy for CVNP Fall Running Series #1, Peninsula

October 10
Conservancy for CVNP Fall Running Series #1, Peninsula

October 11
2014 Edison Community College 5k for Athletics, Piqua
2014 Darby Creek 5k & 10k, Galloway
2014 ZERO PROSTATE CANCER Run/Walk, Gahanna
2014 Run For Your Life 5k & 10k, Wellington
2nd Annual OhioGuidestone 5k, Olmsted Falls 
6th Annual Hog Run 5k, Paulding
2014 Halloween Track N Trail 5k & 10k, Marysville
2014 Strut Your Mutt 5k, Lima
2014 NITRO Race for Faith 5k, New Philadelphia
2014 Beat Hunger 5k & 10k, Kettering
2014 Imagine the Possibilities 5k & 1-mile, Gambier
2014 Hanger Clinic 5k Run/Walk for Limb Loss, Columbus
2014 OhioOutside Trail Race Series #1, Munroe Falls 
2nd Annual Wendy's Frosty 5k, Dublin
Inaugural Stampede of Dreams 5k, Norwalk
3rd Annual Harvest Moon Run, East Canton
2014 A Race for Maggie's Place 9k, 5k & 1-mile, Cleveland 
2014 Walk, Run, and Roll 5k, Galena
2nd Annual Tallgrass Trail 5k, Marion
2nd Annual Baltic Harvest Fest 5k, Baltic
4th Annual Linda A. Ferguson Memorial 5k, Cedarville 
2014 Pinnacle Benefit 5k & 10k, Grove City
2nd Annual White Cane Run 5k, Vandalia
5th Annual Lifting Hopes 5k Pump N' Run, New Albany
October 12
2014 Preble County Medical Center 5k for Wellness, Eaton
2014 Jump Back Jog 5k & 2k Walk, Shaker Heights
2014 Race for the Puck 5k, Columbus
3rd Annual Tiffin Firefighters' 5k for Breast Cancer, Tiffin
2nd Annual Northern Ohio Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k, Mentor
2014 Towpath Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k, Peninsula 
2014 Dayton River Corridor Half Marathon & 5k, Dayton
7th Annual Monster Mutt 5k, Berea
2014 PK 5k, Lakeside
16th Annual Enon 5k, Enon
2014 Miami County Trail Series Challenge #5: Lost Creek, Troy
2014 Apraxia 5k, Huron
7th Annual Mohican 5k Run/Walk, Loudonville 

October 14
Conservancy for CVNP Fall Running Series #3, Peninsula

October 18
2014 Hangar Clinic 5k, 10k & 1/2 mile Walk, Run, and Wheel Events, Dayton
7th Annual Pink Strides Trail Run 5k, Granville
27th Annual Circleville 5-mile, Circleville
2014 Meecheway Trail 5k, Defiance
2014 Friends of the Arts Run with Music, Fort Recovery
14th Annual Bowman Cup 5k, Kent
2014 Chocolate, Beer and Sweetest Day 5k & 10k, Dayton
2014 Sierra's Gene 5k, Westlake
2014 Riehm Farms 5k, Tiffin
2014 Run for Vets 5k, Hamilton
2014 Country Classic 15k, Farmersville
5th Annual Bay Village Heritage Run, Bay Village
Inaugural Zest For Life 5k, Kettering
2014 Hand Me Down Dobes 5k, Aurora
8th Annual MidTown Cleveland HealthLine Classic 5k & 10k, Cleveland
2nd Annual Race Around The Park 5k, Akron
2014 Chippewa Creek 10-mile Trail Challenge, Brecksville
2014 Orphan Run 5k, Plain City
2014 Unconquerable Soul 12-Hour Endurance Trail Run, Germantown
2014 Shaw PTO 5k & 1-mile, Beavercreek
October 19
Inaugural Monster Mash 5k, Conover
2014 Life Reimagined 5k, Cincinnati
2014 Running The Bridges, Cleveland  
2014 Halloween Hustle 5k, Sandusky
2014 Mission in Action 5k, Cleveland
Inaugural A Run To Remember, Rocky River
2014 Trick or Treat Trot 5k & 10k, Streetsboro
October 21
29th Annual Ghost n Goblin 5k Run/Walk, Dayton
Conservancy for CVNP Fall Running Series #4, Peninsula
October 24
2014 Kettering Rotary 5k/8k Challenge, Kettering
October 25
36th Annual Great Pumpkin Run, Grandview
2014 Licking Land Trust Harvest 5k, Newark
3rd Annual Trick or Trot 5k, Brecksville
2014 Stomp Addition Logan's Run, Eaton
2014 Minnie 5k, Dayton
2014 Heart 4 Adoption 5k, Hilliard
2014 Racin' for Graeson 5k, New Carlisle  
Inaugural COSI Costume 5k Run, Columbus
2nd Annual Paws for the Cause 5k, Medina
6th Annual Fall Fest Pumpkin Dash, Franklin
2014 Miles for Madison 5k, Creston
2014 Trick or Trot 5k & 1-mile, Hilliard
2014 Fall into Fitness 5k, Dayton
2014 TwinBoog Halloween 5k, Twinsburg
13th Annual Halloween Run for Justice, Cleveland
Inaugural Forever Strong Cancer 5k, Piqua
2014 Java Jog for the DR, Delaware
2014 Schwieterman Pharmacies Halloween Hustle 5k, St. Marys 
2014 Dreams on Horseback 5k, Blacklick
October 26
2nd Annual IUE-CWA 5k, Dayton
2014 Race to Stop Domestic Violence 5k, Columbus
10th Annual Great Pumpkin Run, Lakewood
2014 Club Impact 5k, 10k & Monster Mile, Miamisburg 
2014 Beachwood 5k Run, Beachwood
Inaugural Westerville North Hoops 5k, Westerville
2014 Buckeye Half Marathon & 2-person Relay, Peninsula
2nd Annual Mummy Run 4-mile & 1-mile Fun Run, Stow
2nd Annual Monster Dash 5k, Akron
2014 Dash at Dusk 5k, Powell
15th Annual Skeleton Run for Your Bones 5k, Amherst
2014 5k to Cure Psoriasis, Columbus
October 27
2014 Monster Dash 5k and Little Monster Mile, Wapakoneta 

October 28
​Conservancy for CVNP Fall Running Series #5, Peninsula

Blue Streak Time Trial, Fairborn (10/8)

2014 Life Time Fitness Indoor Triathlon, Columbus (10/05)
2014 Little Miami Triathlon, For Ancient (10/05)  
2014 Tiger Triathlon, Springfield (10/26)
4th Annual Homecoming Triathlon, Springfield (10/26)
Special Events

2014 Glow Toledo 5k, Perrysburg (10/04)
2014 Kent State Stark Adventure Race, Canal Fulton (10/04)
2nd Annual Brocathalon 5k, Cleveland (10/04)
2014 Heroes for Heroes Obstacle Race & Team Challenge, Reynoldsburg (10/05)
The aMAZEing Adventure Fun Run, Mantua (10/05)
2014 Blood Run, Columbus (10/10)
2014 Countryside Mud-O-Ween, Lebanon (10/11)
2014 Ohio Zombie Run, Columbus (10/11)
2014 Run of the Dead 5k, Plymouth (10/18)
2nd Annual Superhero Camp Challenge, Mt. Gilead (10/19)
2014 Zombie Frenzy Run, Ashland (10/25)
2014 Son of a Mud Man, Gambier (10/25 – 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.