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I introduced RUNOHIO at the 1988 Columbus Marathon and the first issue of RUNOHIO was printed in March of 1989. My younger brother Jeff and my mom, Jean McGowan, assisted with the start of the publication.

 
RUNOHIO March 2021 Newsletter
 
Your monthly news & updates
 
I introduced RUNOHIO at the 1988 Columbus Marathon and the first issue of RUNOHIO was printed in March of 1989. My younger brother Jeff and my mom, Jean McGowan, assisted with the start of the publication. A number of difficulties have occurred since we started RUNOHIO, including Jeff passing in 2012 and my mom going to a nursing home five years ago and passed away last 2018. March starts our 33rd year serving the running community. If you are not a subscriber to the print RUNOHIO, I hope you will sign up this year - https://www.signmeup.com/136139
 
Also, if you not a subscriber to the free RUNOHIO Monthly E-Newsletter go to www.runohio.com to sign up.
 
 
 
Happy St Patrick’s Day - 2021 Columbus Shamrock Club Parade badge
 
Columbus Shamrock Club President Andy Shuman presented his Parade Badge for 2021 at recent meeting, here is his badge story:
 
 
Spring
 
Spring is just around the corner and hopefully we will have some great weather for training and racing. Spring is also the start of one of the oldest sport known to mankind – track and field. Track and field is one of the most diverse sports as there are 17 different events for high school athletes and 20 for collegiate athletes to challenge themselves. According to The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) girl’s track and field is the largest participatory sport for high school girls and track & field is the second largest participatory sport for boys.
 
 
Keeping Track 
 
Check out all of the Keeping Track articles by Rod O’Donnell on http://www.runohio.com
 
Here is a link to the latest article and links to past articles.
 
 
Race Directors
 
If you are sponsoring or directing an in person road race, cross country meet or open track & field meet this Spring, Summer or Fall please send RUNOHIO an entry form or all of the race information –   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. RUNOHIO, P.O. Box 238, Granville, OH 43023
 
Race Results – Pictures
 
Send RUNOHIO This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. your race results and a race picture which might be used in the print RUNOHIO.
 
 
Jeff McGowan Memorial 5K In Memory of Jeff McGowan and Mark Dempsey
 
At this time we hope to offer an in person 5K Run at the Scioto Audubon August 1 - Metro Park and a Virtual 5K Run/Walk and a 1 Mile Virtual Run/Walk. Join the Columbus Running Company and RUNOHIO for this eighth annual event in memory of Jeff McGowan and Mark Dempsey.
 
 
The Athlete’s Kitchen - Teaming Up with Good Nutrition 
 
If you are a solo runner, you know the benefits that come from fueling your body wisely.
 
 
On the Run with Matt McGowan from January – March 2021 print RUNOHIO
 
The past eleven years I have had the honor to be on the selection committee to vote for the USA Track & Field National Hall of Fame.  Because of COVID 19 the 2020 USATF Hall of Fame induction was postponed until 2021. The USATF’s 42nd Annual meeting was held virtually earlier in December.
 
 
 
 
 
RUNOHIO Running Clubs Spotlight
 
 
 
**Send RUNOHIO your Running Club info to be spotlighted in an upcoming issue of RUNOHIO to -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   
 
 
Advertise Your Event Here
 
Glass City Marathon
 
Since 1971 Toledo has hosted the fastest, safest & friendliest hometown races in the country.
 
Run Safe in Toledo, We’re Ready for You - April 24th 5K, April 25th Marathon – Half Marathon - Relay. https://glasscitymarathon.org
 
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Columbus 10K
 
The Columbus 10K started as the Citizen Journal 10K. For over a decade RUNOHIO’s Matt McGowan, who was the winner of the inaugural race, oversaw the event. Since 2009 the event has been directed by Andy Harris with help from the Columbus Running Company. This year’s race will be held June 6th. https://runsignup.com/cbus10k
 
 
Arnold 5K Pump & Run and Arnold 5K
 
The Arnold Sports Festival dates for 2021 are still up and the air and hopefully will be decided soon. Thus, the Arnold 5K Pump & Run and Arnold 5K date is on hold.
 
 
Keeping Track - 2020 OHSAA State Cross Country Championships
by Rod O’Donnell
 
When the final race of 2020 was over at the State Championship, many positive thoughts emerged, despite enduring the most tumultuous season in Ohio history. http://runohio.com/index.php/news-features/news/134-keeping-track-by-rod-o-donnell-2020-ohsaa-state-cross-country-championships
 
 
 
 
2021 Ohio Association of Track & Cross Country Coaches
 Virtual Track & Field Clinic
 
 
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.
 
 
Print RUNOHIO Subscription
 
Keep up with the running in and around Ohio. Renew your print subscription to RUNOHIO or subscribe for the first time.
 
 
Why Whole Grains Make for a Great After-Run Meal
 
A post-run meal is vital, and you ought to include whole grains in the menu. According to healthcare journalist Erin Heger in an Insider feature on what to eat post-run, eating after running is just as important as eating before running. That’s because…
 
 
Granville 
 
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.
 
RUNOHIO is a member of the Granville Chamber of Commerce and I wanted to share a recent promo about Granville
 
 
Running Clubs
 
RUNOHIO would like to spotlight your running club. Send RUNOHIO a 3-5 paragraph article about your running club and we will be glad to share your club information with readers of RUNOHIO. Just forward information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
RUNOHIO Advertising
 
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. The deadline for the next print RUNOHIO is March 15th, RUNOHIO E-Newsletter March 25th and anytime for web ads
 
 
Race Directors
 
Race directors have your races listed free in the print RUNOHIO and on the RUNOHIO monthly web Race Calendar.
 
If you are sponsoring or directing an in person road race, cross country meet or open track & field meet this Spring, Summer or Fall please send RUNOHIO an entry form or all of the race information – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. RUNOHIO, P.O. Box 238, Granville, OH 43023
 
Take advantage of the Race Director/Running Club RUNOHIO Subscription Special of only $8 - http://www.signmeup.com/136139
 
 
Image Galleries
 
 
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.
 
READ RUNOHIO
 
 
For over 33 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 23 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 33rd 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 - https://www.signmeup.com/136139
 
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. -
Take advantage of the Race Director/Running Club RUNOHIO Subscription Special of only $8 -http://www.signmeup.com/136139
 
RUNOHIO | P.O. Box 238Granville, OH 43023

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