For Your Health

For A Better Buckeye (September 2013)

Attention Athletes! As another summer season comes to a close, many avid outdoor athletes are just getting started. September begins fall regular season in many sports. Athletes from the high school and amateur levels all the way on up to the veterans and professionals embrace the fall and look to the cooler months to come as prime opportunities to set personal bests without melting. Check out our list of Ohio 5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon, and many other special events.

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.

September 1
2013 Labor of Love Run 4-miler, Cleveland
2013 Marc Levison 5k Run/Walk, Columbus
2013 Race to Recovery 5k, Cleveland
2013 Great Scioto Duck Race 5k & 10k, Columbus
2013 Great Geauga County Fair 5-mile & 1-Mile, Burton
2nd Annual Torres Trail 5k, Gahanna
3rd Annual Vineyard Run 5k, Geneva
2013 Cheetah Run 5k, Cincinnati

September 2
7th Annual Labor Day Oktoberfest 5k Bier Run, Berea
8th Annual Miles for Smile 5k, Cleveland Heights
24th Annual Kiwanis Labor Day 4-mile, Newton Falls
5th Annual Wintersville Labor Day 5k, Wintersville
9th Annual Aurora Labor Day Classic 5k & 1-mile, Aurora
13th Annual Run for the Trails 5k, Seville
35th Annual Mercy Metric 10k & 5k, Cincinnati
9th Annual Race to the Taste 5k, Hudson
40th Annual Milan Melon Festival Road Race 5k, Milan
2013 Labor Day 5k, Tallmadge
2013 Alliance Rotary Castle Run 10k & 2-mile, Alliance
22nd Annual Labor Day 5k, Columbus
6th Annual Run for the Health of It 4-mile, Westerville
2nd Annual Dream Chasers 5k, Piqua
2013 Holiday at Home 5k, Kettering
29th Annual Labor of Love Run 5-miler, Akron
4th Annual Running of the Ox 5k, West Jefferson
4th Annual Avon Lake Erie Shore Wellness Run, Avon Lake
14th Annual River Run Half Marathon, Berea

September 5
2013 Connecting For Life 5k, Chillicothe

September 7
2013 Popcorn Festival 5k, Beavercreek
10th Annual Run to Remember 5k, Cincinnati
Marion Popcorn Festival 5k, Marion
2013 Trot for the Brats 5k, Vandalia
35th Annual Mantua Potato Stomp, Mantua
9th Annual YMCA 5k, Sidney
2013 9/11 Heroes Run 5k, Westerville
2013 5 ALIVE 5k, Middletown
2013 Here For You Splash & Dash 5k, Akron
2013 Carrie Vanderbeek 5k Memorial Color Run, Germantown
5th Annual Northridge 5k, Springfield
37th Annual Fredericktown Tomato Show 5-miler, Fredericktown
2013 Heart of the Panthers 5k, Springboro

September 8
2013 Meatball Madness 5k, Kettering
2013 Tunnel to Towers 5k, Cincinnati
2013 Cameron's Smile 5k, Piqua

September 11
2013 The Light 5k, Englewood

September 14
3rd Annual Parma Hospital 5k, Parma
4th Annual Run for Hunger Half Marathon & 5k, Damascus
6th Annual Run for the Hills 5k, Macedonia
2013 Glenwood Gardens 5k Night Run, Cincinnati
2013 Victory Temple 5k for Turkey Day, Fairborn
2013 Ballville Fire Rescue 9-1-1 10k & 5k, Fremont
10th Annual Ritley Run 5k, Perry
2013 Amethyst A Step in the Right Direction 5k, Columbus
2013 Bows for Ellie 4-miler, Harrison
2013 National Road Half Marathon, Zanesville
3rd Annual Wiseman Wild Run 5k, Beavercreek
2013 Halfway to St. Patrick's Day 5k, Columbus
2nd Annual Donut Dash 5k, Celina
28th Annual Superhero Dash Youth Challenge 5k, Lakewood
Inaugural Mad Hatter 5k, Akron
2013 Yeti Set Go 10k, Aurora
2013 Highland District Hospital Foundation 5k, Hillsboro
2nd Annual Ric Sayre 5k, Akron
Inaugural Alzheimer's Association 5k, Columbus
4th Annual Apple Butter Run 5k, Orrville
4th Annual Harvest Hustle 4-mile, Caledonia
2013 HOPE...It's A Beach Thing 5k, Dayton
2013 Finish the Fight at Night 5k, Akron
Inaugural Run, Walk, D.R.E.A.M. 5k & 1-mile, Cleveland

September 15
2013 Bedford Rotary Five Star Veterans Honor Run 10k, Bedford
2013 Catch Me If You Can 5k, 10k & 10-mile, Loveland
10th Annual Natatorium 5k, Cuyahoga Falls
2013 5k Run to Benefit Doug Barchek, Centerville
3rd Annual Believe in Hope 5k, Brecksville
2013 Green Cathedral Half Marathon & 5k, Youngstown
2013 Mott's Trot 5k, Columbus
4th Annual Steps for Sarcoma 5k, Dublin
Inaugural Downtown Willoughby 5k, Willoughby
2013 5k-9 Run, Walk & Wag, Miamisburg
2013 Hobart Urban Nature Preserve Trail Challenge 5k, Troy
2013 Taking Strides 5k, Gahanna
2013 Mission in Action 5k, Lakewood
2013 The Connor Crippen Solidarity 5k/10k, Kettering
2013 Logan's Run 5k, Wickliffe
3rd Annual Mom's Club 5k, Piqua
Inaugural Eliminate 5k, Cincinnati
2nd Annual Robby's Voice Race IV Awareness 5k, Olmsted Falls
12th Annual Cleveland Heroes Run 5-mile & 2-mile, Cleveland
2013 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run, Cleveland
2013 Awareness is the Answer 5k, Kettering
2013 Clocktower Run 5k, Kirtland

September 21
10th Annual Miller Boat Line 5k at Put-In-Bay, Put-In-Bay
2013 The Miami Valley School Run for the Rams 5k, Dayton
3rd Annual Defiance Dog Walk & 5k Run, Defiance
3rd Annual Orphans ALL 5 Run/Walk, Massillon
Inaugural Reynoldsburg Chili Festival 5k, Reynoldsburg
2013 Air Force Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k, Dayton
7th Annual Power is Teal 5k, Cincinnati
Inaugural Heroes and Halos 5k, Columbiana
2013 Barkley Blot 5k, Columbus
2013 Eva Marie Gallagher Princess 5k, Canton
2013 Fight For Air Run/Walk 5k, Columbus
4th Annual Beach City 5k, Beach City
2013 Nature Center Hike & Run 5k, Cleveland
2013 Hocking Hills Indian Run 5k, 10k, 20k, 40k & 60k, Logan
2013 Mike Doyle 5k, Willoughby Hills
2013 Race for the Cure 5k, Cleveland

September 22
4th Annual Mayor Kevin Kennedy's 5k, North Olmsted
Inaugural Brace Against Hunger 5k, Canton
2013 Dozer Dash 5k, Powell
Inaugural Run for the Generations 5k, Cincinnati
2013 Steps of Faith 5k, Genoa
2013 Maple Highland Trail 5-mile Run, Chardon
2013 Stroll & Roll 5k, Cleveland
2013 Breathe for Those Who Can't 5k, Circleville
2013 Bruce A. Waite 5k, Ontario
2013 Panerathon 10k & 5k, Mason
2013 EAS Distance Classic 20-mile, 10-mile & 5k, Groveport
2013 Nature Center Hike & Run, Cleveland
2013 One Lucky Buckeye Run/Walk, Columbus (Women Only)
2013 Let's Move Day 5k, Dayton

September 27
2013 Scotts Miracle-Gro 5k, Marysville
2013 Oktoberfest 5k, Columbus
2013 Stilettos to Sneakers 5k, Dayton

September 28
2nd Annual Rock The Block Housing Center 5k, Cleveland
2013 Friends of Snyder Park 5k, Springfield
2013 Light Up The Night 5k, Waynesville
2nd Annual Centerville Lions Club 5k, Centerville
2013 Germantown 50k, Germantown
2013 Run for Recovery 5k, Cleveland
Inaugural Steelhead Run 5-miler, Lakewood
2013 Greater Dayton Heartwalk 5k, Dayton
Inaugural Krusade 4 Kids 5k, Hilliard
11th Annual Akron Marathon, Half Marathon, and Relays, Akron
7th Annual Plain City 4-mile Run/Walk, Plain City
11th Annual Footprints for Fatima 5k, Cleveland
2013 Cheese Chase 5k, Sugarcreek
2nd Annual Boy with Das Boot 5k, Sandusky
2nd Annual Hospice of Butler & Warren 5k, Middletown
4th Annual Capt. Seth Mitchell HERO 5k, Loveland
6th Annual Pi Miller 5k, Clayton
4th Annual Prostate Dayton 5k, Centerville
26th Annual MillerCoors Lite Lope 5k Run/Walk, Trenton
3rd Annual Race to a Million 5k, Cleveland
2013 PurpleStride 5k, Cincinnati
35th Annual Run for the Mums 5k, Tipp City
2013 Run for Rhabdo Research 5k, Worthington
3rd Annual One Step at a Time 5k, Defiance
2nd Annual Hoofin' It For Hospice 5k, Mansfield
Inaugural Imagine the Possibilities 5k & 10-mile, Lancaster
4th Annual Lorain County's Voices For Recovery 5k, Elyria
2013 Nelsonville Bypass Opening 5k, Nelsonville
21st Annual Thomas J. Frericks 5k, Dayton
3rd Annual Little Race for a Big Cause 5k, Cleveland

September 29
Inaugural Beachwood Run 5k, Beachwood
9th Annual Cat Caper 5k, Clintonville
2013 Orange Run with Pride 5k, Pepper Pike
7th Annual Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention 5k Run/Walk, Beavercreek
2013 Physicians Free Clinic 5k, Columbus
7th Annual Sophie's Angel Run 5k, Cincinnati
2013 Clunger Beats 5000, Columbus
2013 Blast from the Past 5k, Bellville
2013 Race for the Puck 5k, Columbus
2013 Believe & Achieve 5k & 10k, Kirtland
2013 Misney Scholarship 5k, Waite Hill
Inaugural Chagrin Film Festival 5k, Chagrin Falls
16th Annual Tom Madzy Short Run 5k and Family Dog Walk, Berea
2013 Surf and Turf 5k, Cincinnati


2013 Prayers for Katelyn Splash & Dash, Dresden (09/02/2013)
2013 Triathlon for Cancer FC, Charles Mill Lake (09/07/2013)
2013 Great Ohioan Triathlon & Duathlon, Delaware (09/08/2013)
2013 University of Dayton Outdoor Duathlon and Triathlon, Waynesville (09/15/2013)
2013 Pike County YMCA Triathlon, Waverly (09/29/2013)
2013 TriTroy, Troy (09/29/2013)


32nd Annual Dry Run Bicycle Tour, Westerville (09/08/2013)
2013 Blue Streak Time Trial, Dayton (09/11/2013)
2013 Ride for Miles 15-mile Bike Ride, Shaker Heights (09/15/2013)
2013 The Great Pumpkin Roll Bicycle Ride, New Bremen (09/28/2013)

Special Events

2013 Revolution3 Glow Run, Sandusky (09/06/2013)
The Zombie Mud Run 5k, East Canton (09/07/2013)
2013 Pretty Muddy Women's Mud Run, Zanesfield (09/14/2013)
2013 Color Blaze 5k, Dayton (09/14/2013)
The Color Run - Fall 2013, Cleveland (09/21/2013)
2013 Harvest Dash, Oregonia (09/21/2013)
2013 Color Me Rad Race, Toledo (09/22/2013)
The Survival Race 2013, Toledo (09/28/2013)
2013 Zombie Race 5k & 15k, Toledo (09/29/2013)

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 October for next month’s list of events.