On the Run with Matt McGowan from mid July - mid September print RUNOHIO
The summer racing season is well underway. There are hundreds of races being contested this summer. Hopefully, if you are not able to run a local race you will consider volunteering to help with it. As a race director good help is always welcome. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water before and after your summer training and racing. This summer I hope to be at a number of races, including the RUNOHIO Grand Prix events. Hopefully, I will see you at one of the races.
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Evan Jager breaks own American record in Paris
PARIS -- Olympian Evan Jager spent his Independence Day in style, setting a new men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase American record at the Meeting AREVA Saturday, July 4. Jager bested his own American record of 8:04.71 by finishing second in Paris on Saturday, crossing in 8:00.45 for a pending American record.
Happy 4th of July
The staff of RUNOHIO would like to wish you and your family a happy, healthy and safe 4th of July.
Looking for a road race to run on July 4th check out the RUNOHIO print calendar – http://runohio.com/index.php/events/calendar
Searchable Calendar - http://www.runohio.com/index.php/national-event-calendar
Columbus, June 7 - Perfect June weather greeted another outstanding field to downtown Columbus in the “Oldest Race in Columbus” – the 38th annual HOKA One One Columbus 10K presented by RUNOHIO. The race again started and finished at the original site of the former Central High School which is now the Center of Science and Industry (COSI), however the course was slightly changed from last year due to the bike trail along the Scioto River being closed due to construction.
The 108th Boys and 41st Girls Ohio High School Athletic Association Track and Field Championships
Columbus OH, June 5-6 - The 108th Boys and 41st Girls Ohio High School Athletic Association Track and Field Championships saw numerous outstanding performances, new State Championships records, Division records and Jesse Owens Stadium records. The Ohio Championships is one of the largest High School Track & Field Championships in the country.
June RUNOHIO E-Newsletter
A lot of the races are memorial runs and many of those runs are for individuals who were very active in the running community. Two such races this summer are the Bob Lennon Memorial 5km on June 27th - http://runohio.com/index.php/features/940-bob-lennon-memorial and the Jeff McGowan Memorial 5km on August 16th http://runohio.com/index.php/features/922-jeff-mcgowan-memorial-5k
Hopefully, if you are in town you can run these races...
If you are not able to run a race on a given weekend, contact the race director of a race in your hometown to see if they need any help. I am sure most races can use a few good volunteers.
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. To commemorate this momentous event, a rock displaying the facility's new name has been placed just inside the entrance of the track and field complex.
On the Run with Matt McGowan- from mid May - mid July 2015 print RUNOHIO
It amazes me to see the number of races in this issue. A number of communities have more than one race on the same weekend. A lot of the races are memorial runs and many of those runs are for individuals who were very active in the running community. Two such races this summer are the Bob Lennon Memorial 5km on June 27th and the Jeff McGowan Memorial 5km on August 16th Hopefully, you can find a number of races to run. If you are not able to run a race on a given weekend, contact the race director of a race in your hometown to see if they need any help. I am sure most races can use a few good volunteers. Jeff McGowan Memorial 5K info - http://runohio.com/index.php/features/922-jeff-mcgowan-memorial-5k
OHSAA Track and Field Championships
The 108th edition of the boys OHSAA State Track and Field Championship and the 41st annual girls OHSAA State Track and Field Championship are set to kick off June 5th at the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on the campus of the Ohio State University. The boy’s tournament is the longest-running state championship in Ohio, and the now combined boy's and girl’s tournament features two days and six divisions.