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Hopefully you are enjoying the cooling weather and great fall foliage as you train for your upcoming races. This is a great time of the year to run a personal best in the marathon, half marathon, 10K, or 5K. Good luck in your upcoming races.

RUNOHIO October 2023 Newsletter

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2023 October RUNOHIO E-Newsletter

Cross Country

Hopefully you are enjoying the cooling weather and great fall foliage as you train for your upcoming races. This is a great time of the year to run a personal best in the marathon, half marathon, 10K, or 5K. Good luck in your upcoming races. 

Life Lessons from Cross Country - https://www.runohio.com/index.php/news-features/features/447-life-lessons-from-cross-country-by-rod-o-donnell

Also, good luck to all of the college and high school cross country runners as they get ready for their league championships and post season competition.

College and University Cross Country Championships

October 21 – Great Midwest Athletic Conference @ Canton, OH

Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference @ Houghton, MI

October 27 – Big Ten Championships @ Madison, WI

American Athletic Conference @ Greenville, N.C.

October 28 - Mid American Conference @ Bowling Green, OH

North Coast Athletic Conference @ Granville, OH

Ohio Athletic Conference @ Wilmington

Horizon League Conference @ Wright State

Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference @ Shelbyville, IN

November 4 – River State Conference @ Versailles, KY

November 4 OHSAA Cross Country Championship @ Fortress Obetz

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Circleville Classic 5K in Memory of Jeff & Jean McGowan

The traditional 5 Mile Run will be a 5K Run/Walk this year due to increase safety concerns with Pumpkin Show traffic. Volunteers welcome – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field to be held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon

Hayward Field has hosted USATF Championships in 1986, 1993, 1999, 2001, 2009, 2011, 2015, and 2022 and the Olympic T 2022 World Athletics Championships trials in 1972, 1976, 1980, 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2020 and the 2022 World Athletics Championships

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The Athlete’s Kitchen - Sugar, Health & Performance

Some say sugar is good for you while other say it is bad for you.  Let’s look at some sugar myths and misconceptions, as well as new technology that can measure your personal response to sugary foods.

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Running Injuries - Basic Treatment

Two things must be considered when treating an injury. First, what caused it and how can that be corrected. If this first step isn't analyzed and corrected, the injury either won't heal, or if upon rest and treatment it does heal, it is almost sure to return. The second step is to treat the injury to promote healing.

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On the Run with Matt McGowan – Updated from Summer print issue of RUNOHIO

A number of outstanding performances have been recorded on the roads and the track recently.

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Arnold 5K Pump & Run and Arnold 5K

Be a part of one of the largest multi-sport events in the WORLD as you sign up for the Arnold Pump & Run 5K or the run-only Arnold 5K in Columbus, Ohio on March 3, 2024.https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Columbus/ArnoldSportsFestival

The 2024 Arnold Sports Festival Will Be Held February 29 - March 3, 2024 in Columbus, Ohio.  https://www.arnoldsports.com

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Do You Smoke? – All You need to Know

Runners are constantly seeking ways to improve their performance, whether it is through training, new gear such as sneakers, or peer support. It’s addictive and habit-forming, but it may also require you to break another habit; smoking. There’s no doubt runners should abstain from smoking, as it has numerous adverse effects on their health and overall performance.

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Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches Clinic Friday, November

Columbus Airport Marriott

1375 N Cassady Ave, Columbus, OH 43219

 Special Clinic Room Rates Call: (614) 475-7551

Clinic Cost: $75 (Clinic, Lunch, Notes @ OATCCC.com)

Late Fee: $90 - No Exceptions

Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 16th, 2023

More info - https://www.oatccc.com/Clinics/Cross-Country

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Running Clubs

Looking for a local running club, check out the clubs listed at https://www.runohio.com/index.php/run-clubs   

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HALLOWEEN THEMED EVENTS

Saturday, October 7

Already Loved Trick-or-Trot 5K, Lebanon, 9am (937) 361-6825

Haunted 5K, 10K, & Half Marathon, Chillicothe, https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Chillicothe/YoctangeePark1072023?aflt_token=vkmwDmweQ4iCYn8otSOOnKQ3vCO8buOw 

Monster Mash Dash 5K, Lorain, 10am (440) 865-2421

Sunday, October 8

Spooky Spirit Run, Olmsted Falls, 6pm (440) 427-6100

Saturday, October 14

Zombie 2K, Lowellville, 6pm https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Lowellville/ZombieRun2k 

Sunday, October 15

Halloween 5K, Dundee, MI (734) 529-5223

Saturday, October 21

HalloWin 5K, North Canton, 8am (330) 896-5500

HJWL Run For Your Bones 5K, Hamilton, 9am (513) 737-4500

Miles for Marion Monster Dash 5K, Marion, 9am https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Marion/MilesforMarion?aflt_token=vkmwDmweQ4iCYn8otSOOnKQ3vCO8buOw

Monster Mash and Dash 5K, Clarksville, 4pm https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Clarksville/MonsterMashandDash5kWalkRunandFunRun?aflt_token=vkmwDmweQ4iCYn8otSOOnKQ3vCO8buOw

Skeleton Skedaddle 5K, Richwood, 7pm https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Richwood/SkeletonSkedaddle5kRunWalk?aflt_token=vkmwDmweQ4iCYn8otSOOnKQ3vCO8buOw

Spooky Shuffle 5K, Gahanna, 9am https://racepenguin.com/events/gcc-spooky-shuffle-fun-run-walk-or-paw

Tiffin Zombie Run, Tiffin, 10am https://runsignup.com/Race/Events/OH/Tiffin/TiffinZombieRun

Sunday, October 22

Frightful 5K, Troy, MI (248) 524-3484

Ghost N Goblin 5K, Centerville https://www.daytongng.org

Halloween 5K, Wapakoneta https://www.wapakymca.org/main/fitness-events-bike-tour-5k-s/

Saturday, October 28

Running Scared 5K, Canal Winchester, 10am (614) 837-1556

Trick or Trot 5K, Whitehouse, 9am (419) 662-4000

Kiwanis Trick-or-Trot 5K, Brecksville (216) 623-9933

Hermes Dead Sprint 5K, Cleveland, 9am (216) 623-9933

Scaredy Cat 5K, Bay Village, 9am (216) 623-9933

Halloween Run for Justice 5K, Cleveland, 8am (216) 623-9933

Trick or Trot 10K/5K, Buckeye Lake, 8:30am https://racepenguin.com/events/buckeye-lake-trick-or-trot

Great Pumpkin 4 Mile, Canton https://ohiochallengeseries.enmotive.com/events/register/2023-great-pumpkin-race

Heart and Ghoul Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Wooster, 8am (330) 464-6642

Monster Dash 5K, Ravenna, 9am https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Ravenna/PortageontheRise?aflt_token=vkmwDmweQ4iCYn8otSOOnKQ3vCO8buOw 

Running Scared 5K, Canal Winchester, 10am (614) 837-1556

Scarecrow Shuffle 5K, Coshocton, 9am (740) 623-5934

Spooky Nook Fitness Pump and Run 5K, Hamilton (513) 273-8200

Spooky Sprint13.1M, 10K, 5K, Harrison https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Harrison/SpookySprintCincy?aflt_token=vkmwDmweQ4iCYn8otSOOnKQ3vCO8buOw

St. Peter School Spooktacular 5K, Huron (419) 433-4640

Ghost and Goblin Run, Sylvania https://www.playsylvania.com/goblin-gallop

The Monster Dash 5K, Dublin, 9am (937) 644-8381

Trick or Trot 5K, Swanton, 9am (419) 662-4000

Haunted Hustle 5K, Grayson, KY, 5pm (606) 369-4403

Michigan Monster Dash 10K/5K, Milford, MI This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sunday, October 29

Haunted Forest Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K, Canal Fulton (330) 687-1519

5K Skeleton Run, Amherst, 9:30am (216) 623-9933

Ghost in the Graveyard 5K, Strongsville (216) 616-4296

Halloween Dash 5K, Lisbon, 9am This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Howl'oween Trick or Trot 5K, Lima (419) 234-1222

The Haunted Forest Marathon, 13.1M, 5K, Canal Fulton https://www.haunted262.com

Tombstone Trot 5K, Portsmouth, 2pm (740) 357-2112

Halloween Half Marathon, Morgantown, WV (304) 241-5223

Halloween Hustle 8K & 5K, Harrison Township, MI (248) 321-9813

Franken Frenzy Trail 10K & 5K, Lake Orion, MI (248) 466- 4907

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Minster Oktoberfest Classic 10K - https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Minster/MinsterOktoberfestClassic10k

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Saturday, October 7

Towpath Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, Cleveland (216) 520-1825    

https://www.canalwaypartners.com/events/2023/10/07/the-towpath-marathon

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Sunday, October 15

Columbus Marathon, Columbus, 7:30am (614) 421-7866 https://www.columbusmarathon.com  

Saturday, October 21

36th annual Circleville Classic – Circleville High School - 9am   The traditional 5 Mile Run will be a 5K Run & Walk this year due to increase safety concerns with Pumpkin Show traffic.  The course will be around the Circleville High School and on the Roundtown Trail.  https://www.runohio.com/index.php/news-features/features/430-circleville-classic-5k-in-memory-of-jeff-jean-mcgowan   

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Sunday, October 22 2023

Race For Hope 5K was founded in 2004 when Carleen Taylor made a promise to her friend Peggy that she would help her raise awareness that colorectal cancer occurs in those under 50 years old. Peggy was diagnosed when she was 42 years old and passed away at 45 years old. More information https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Columbus/RaceForHopeDerriereDash

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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
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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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