With the smell of spring flowers and budding trees, April starts the spring/summer racing season. Now that road racing is almost back to normal many athletes will be testing their winter training in an upcoming 5K or 10K.  A number of runners will also test their fitness in a spring half marathon or marathon.

Your monthly news & updates. April 2022
April RUNOHIO E-Newsletter
With the smell of spring flowers and budding trees, April starts the spring/summer racing season. Now that road racing is almost back to normal many athletes will be testing their winter training in an upcoming 5K or 10K.  A number of runners will also test their fitness in a spring half marathon or marathon.
My first marathon was the Glass City Marathon which used to be held on Father's Day. As a freshman at Ohio Northern University I entered with a few of my track and cross country teammates. My longest run at the time was 12 miles, but was in shape from cross country and track and finished 20th in 2:51. The following year I ran 2:34ish, then I won on my third try a year later in 2:27:17 and after my senior year I finished second in 2:24:00.
We all have heard of Small Business Saturday - Let’s Start Small Business Spring! If you normally go out to eat at local restaurants/bars or where ever and they are having carry out service continue to spend your money and take the food home. Or perhaps you can buy local restaurant gift cards for yourself and/or give one to one of the many essential workers in our community providing needed services. If we don’t, there may not be as many small businesses to go to later this year on Small Business Saturday.
 
Whatever we can do to help each other I am sure it would be greatly appreciated.
 
Matt McGowan
Toledo Road Runners Club
The Toledo Roadrunners Club, founded in 1976, has approximately 1200 members. The majority of the membership resides in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan, though the Club is represented in nine states. The TRRC is one of the larger clubs affiliated with the Road Runners Club of America. http://www.runohio.com/index.php/run-clubs/166-toledo-road-runners-club-trrc
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Keeping Track –Facts
By Rod O’Donnell
Numbers don’t lie. This month we will look at a variety of facts. The reader will find information that will form a pattern of where we are today and were yesterday in the world of sports. Some numbers will inspire, while others will depress, and many will reflect the direction in which our sport is going in terms of prominence.
Challenge Yourself!
By Richard Ferguson
We all have our “comfort zones”. We settle into a daily routine that brings stability and organization to our lives. We may eat the same foods on particular days of the week and watch the same shows on television. We may even have running “comfort zones” like running the same course or distance many days in a row, or even running in the same races every year.
The Athlete’s Kitchen - Winning the War Against Snack Attacks
By Nancy Clark
Despite the popular belief that snacking is bad, the truth is that snacking can be helpful for runners. Athletes get hungry and need to eat at least every three to four hours. For students and others who train mid- to late-afternoon, a pre-run snack is very important to provide the fuel needed to have an effective workout.
Arnold 5K Pump & Run
The 21st annual Arnold 5K Pump & Run was one of the nearly 80 events held during the 33rd annual Arnold Sports Festival.
Jeff McGowan Memorial 5K
Join the Columbus Running Company and RUNOHIO for this ninth annual event in memory of Jeff McGowan and Mark Dempsey. Virtual 5K and 1-mile options are also available for those who cannot or do not wish to participate in the live event.
Grant Fisher breaks the American record in the men’s 10,000 meter
Grant Fisher broke the American record in the men’s 10,000 meter with the seventh all time fastest time of 26:33.84. 
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Summer Running Camps
Check out the various summer running camps that have a variety of coaches and athletes to help young runner to understand proper training, nutrition, racing strategies and more.
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Running Clubs
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Running for Kids - A Helpful Guide
Running is something that our bodies were built to do. An integral component of movement within the majority of most sports, running [efficiency], can dictate success for most athletes early on in their skill development.
April 2022 Race Calendar
Looking for a race to run in February, check out the RUNOHIO Race Calendar. Find a great race near you to run, tune up for a Spring marathon or half or maybe you're ready for that PR for that half or marathon..
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Sunday, April 9
Carmel Marathon, CarmeL IN
Sat, Sun, April 9
Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital Run for Home! Cleveland OH
Saturday, April 9
Branstool Orchard Spring Blossom Trail 5K, Utica, 8:30am (740) 892-3989
Sunday, April 10
Athens Marathon & Half Marathon, Athens https://www.athensohiomarathon.com
Sunday, April 24
Glass City Marathon. Toledo Ohio. Marathon, Half, Relay, 5K, Kids, Virtual https://bit.ly/RunGCMohio
Sunday, June 5
Sunday, July 17
I'll Make Them Pay 5K, Cleveland, 8am, EnMotive (330) 331-7070
Sunday, August 7
Jeff McGowan Memorial 5K, Columbus, race in memory of Jeff McGowan and Mark Dempsey, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. https://runsignup.com/jeffmcgowan5k
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Pan-American Masters Games
Greater Cleveland Sports Commission announced the 2024 Pan-American Masters Games will be held in Cleveland during the Summer of 2024
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.
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