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The fall road racing season looks to be cancelled. Cross Country is supposed to start this month. The question we are waiting to know the answer to - will there be a season and how will the races be organized. With the COVID-19 – Corona virus cases increasing remember the various safety guidelines. 

 
 
News from RUNOHIO, August 2020
 
Your monthly news & updates
 
The fall road racing season looks to be cancelled. Cross Country is supposed to start this month. The question we are waiting to know the answer to - will there be a season and how will the races be organized. With the COVID-19 – Corona virus cases increasing remember the various safety guidelines. 
 
I am working with the Columbus Running Company’s Andy Harris to offer two virtual races. The August 9 the Jeff McGowan Memorial 5K will be in memory of Jeff as well as Mark Dempsey -  
http://www.runohio.com/index.php/news-features/news/95-jeff-mcgowan-memorial-5k and the 33rd annual Circleville Classic in Memory of Jeff & Jean McGowan on October 24th will offer 1 mile, 5K and 5 mile Run/Walk virtual options -  https://runsignup.com/circleville5
 
The 119th annual Circleville Pumpkin Show is Cancelled for 2020 - https://www.pumpkinshow.com 
You can still get the Lindsey Bakery Pumpkin Donuts – https://www.facebook.com/LindseysBakery
 
I hope you and your family is doing well and you are able to safely continue your running.
 
Matt McGowan
 
 
What is a Virtual Race? by Matt McGowan
 
A virtual race is an event which can be run or walked from any location the athlete choices. The athlete can run or walk on the road, on the trail, on a treadmill or on the track. The athlete runs the race at their own pace and times it themselves.
 
 
Keeping Track by Rod O’Donnell
 
Collegiate track and field and cross-country may be facing its darkest hour as more Division I schools have dropped or are planning to discontinue these sports. http://runohio.com/index.php/news-features/features/96-track
 
Life Lesson from Cross Country by Rod O’Donnell
 
If you are reading RUNOHIO, you are most likely someone who is interested in running, but you may not understand that cross-country is a great sport.
 
 
Don’t Panic! by Richard Ferguson Ph.D.
 
I often think about a statement that one of my college cross-country teammates used frequently. He would always say, “The good runner is always prepared”.
 
 
The Athlete’s Kitchen: by Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD
 
 
Intestinal Distress: Gutting It Out
I often think about a statement that one of my college cross-country teammates used frequently. He would always say, “The good runner is always prepared”. While I knew this to hold certain truths, little did I know it would mean so much to me as a Sport Psychologist. 
 
Sports Nutrition: Fads, Facts and Fallacies
The average American, spends 24 hours a week online. That includes many runners who spend a lot of time surfing the Web, looking for answers to their nutrition questions.
 
 
RUNOHIO short sleeve t-shirt
 
RUNOHIO short sleeved t-shirt benefiting the Jeff McGowan Memorial Scholarship Fund
 
 
RUNOHIO Advertising
 
Once racing starts back up if you are interested in advertising your event or other running related products RUNOHIO is offering discount on all ads. If you are interested in adverting in the print RUNOHIO contact me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and Chuck Bartlett for advertising on the RUNOHIO web site and E
Newsletter chuck@runningnetwork.com  If you run your ad in the print RUNOHIO along with either or both the web site and e-newsletter get a discount up to 50% off.
 
 
Hot Weather Running
 
With a few more months of hot weather running many athletes are looking forward to the fall with cooler temperatures. Don't forget to drink plenty of water before and after your runs. This is especially important during the hot and humid days of July and August.
 
 
Grove City Athletics Club
 
The mission of the Grove City Athletics Club (GCAC) is to motivate and facilitate life-long physical activity through inspiring a joy for running/walking, track and field, and other forms of physical activity in the Grove City, PA community and surrounding areas.
 
 
Granville is Open
 
For the past nineteen years I have been a member of the Granville Village Council, for two years I served as the Vice Mayor and for two years I served as the Mayor.
While I was the Mayor the Village purchased the Bryn Du Mansion from the David Longaberger family.  The year after we purchased the property I laid out a number of cross country courses of various distances which have been used for Denison University, Granville High School, Newark Catholic High School and the Granville Summer Cross Country Series. RUNOHIO is a member of the Granville Chamber of Commerce and I wanted to share a recent promo about Granville - http://www.runohio.com/index.php/video/category/35-industry/79-granvilleohio
 
 
RUNNING CLUBS
 
RUNOHIO would like to spotlight your Running Club - Please send a 2-5 paragraph article about your club to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or RUNOHIO, PO Box 238, Granville, OH 43023
 
 
 
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Race Directors
 
Race directors have your races listed free in the print RUNOHIO and on the RUNOHIO monthly web Race Calendar. 
 
Send RUNOHIO an entry form or send the following information as soon as it is available: Name of Race, Date, Distance, Location, Time and Phone Number to RUNOHIO, PO Box 238, Granville, OH 43023 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - The next RUNOHIO issue will be a mid March - mid May. 
 
Take advantage of the Race Director/Running Club RUNOHIO Subscription Special of only $8 - https://www.signmeup.com/73728  
 
 
The McGowan Family Track
 
Circleville City Schools recognized and thanked the McGowan family for their generous donation to the track facilities at the CHS Track Invitational last month. In honor of their continued support, the facility will now be known as The McGowan Family Track
 
 
Subscribe to the print RUNOHIO
 
Renew your RUNOHIO subscription or subscribe for the first time to the print RUNOHIO
 
 
Race Directors/Running Club Special
 
If you are a race director or a member of a running club - sign up for a one year subscription to the print RUNOHIO for only $8. To take advantage of Race Directors and Running Club Special.
 
UPCOMING RACES
 
List your race here for only $50 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Sunday, August 9  
Jeff McGowan Memorial 5K, Columbus, 5 Mile Run/Walk - VIRTUAL | 5K Run/Walk - VIRTUAL | 1 Mile Run/Walk - VIRTUAL https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Columbus/jeffmcgowan5k  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.www.runohio.com
 
Saturday, October 24 – 9a.m.
Circleville Classic in Memory of Jeff McGowan & Jean McGowan Run/Walk – Saturday, October 24 – 9a.m.  New for 2020 - 1 Mile, 5K, 5 Miler - Run/Walk - VIRTUAL https://runsignup.com/circleville5
 
 
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For over 32 years the print RUNOHIO has been providing you with running coverage in Ohio, West Virginia, northern Kentucky, eastern Indiana, western Pennsylvania and southern Michigan. The RUNOHIO web site - http://www.runohio.com has been working with The Running Network - for over 21 years in providing you National and local running news. Go to your favorite running store to get the current issue of RUNOHIO or subscribe to get the print RUNOHIO mailed to you. Take advantage of the 31st annual RUNOHIO Special Subscription price on only $10 (The same price as the inaugural year of RUNOHIO in 1988). Send your name and address to RUNOHIO, PO Box 238, Granville, OH 43023 or register online.
 
About RUNOHIO
 
 
RUNOHIO has numerous ways for you to keep up with all of the running in and around Ohio as well as surrounding States. The print RUNOHIO has been providing you with running coverage for over 32 years in Ohio, West Virginia, northern Kentucky, eastern Indiana, western Pennsylvania and southern Michigan.
The RUNOHIO web site - http://www.runohio.com has been working with The Running Network and the Fortius Media Group - for over 21 years in providing you National and local running news. Also, keep up with running in and around Ohio with the RUNOHIO E-Newsletter and Facebook.
 
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