For Your Health

For A Better Buckeye (October)

Chad W. Lutz

Attention Athletes! The summer season has come and gone and now we find leaves on the lawn. It’s time to hang up those running shorts and bust out the parkas as we mosey our way into autumn. But fear not! There will still be plenty for all you fall weather warriors out there. Here’s a list of some great autumnal athletic events you just might Fall in love with.

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.


2nd Annual No More Falls 5k Run/Walk, Munroe Falls (10/02/2010)
NAMI Walks 3-mile benefit walk, Munroe Falls (10/02/2010)
10th Annual Bowman Cup 5k Race, Kent (10/09/2010)
3rd Annual Fight For Life 5k Run/Walk, Gahanna (10/09/2010)
3rd Annual Run 2 Empower 5k, Athens (10/09/2010)
Towpath Marathon, Half-Marathon & 10k, Brandywine (10/10/2010)
3rd Annual Race For Hunger 5k Run/Walk, South Lebanon (10/16/2010)
31st Nationwide Columbus Marathon & Half Marathon, Columbus (10/17/2010)
2nd 5 Mile Trail Race, Munroe Falls (10/23/2010)
9th Annual Racing For Recovery 5k & 10k, Sylvania (10/24/2010)
2nd Annual Pumpkin Run 5k & Gourd Walk/Run 1 mile, Pemberville (10/24/2010)
2nd Annual R.I.P Run 5k, Piqua (10/30/2010)
3rd Run With Scissors Marathon and Double Marathon, Peninsula (10/31/2010)


Improving the Nation's Health & Well-Being Biathlon & 5k, Urbana (10/02/2010)
31st Annual Fall Little Miami Triathlon, Fort Ancient (10/03/2010)
2nd Coffman YMCA Duathlon, Springboro (10/09/2010)
2010 End of Autumn Bellbrook Triathlon, Bellbrook (10/10/2010)
Hilton Columbus at Easton Triathlon & Duathlon, Columbus (10/31/2010)


NEO Series Stage - 4 Reagan Park Time Trial, Medina (10/3/2010)
3rd Annual Cincinnati UCI3 Cyclocross Festival, Cincinnati (10/ 08 – 10/10/2010)
Trek Breast Cancer Awareness Ride, 3 Ohio Locations (10/09/2010)
33rd Annual Tombstone Tour, Berkey (10/16/2010)
NEO Series Stage - 5 Vulture's Knob Series Finale, Wooster (10/16/2010)
Tecumseh’s Revenge Mountain Bike Race, Chillicothe (10/17/2010)
Biking For Brighter Futures, Springfield (10/30/2010)

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 for a comprehensive list of Ohio’s athletic endeavors and be sure to check back in November for an updated list of next month’s events.