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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.

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RUNOHIO Start Year 36

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 my father, Jim passing away when I was at the Columbus Marathon expo when I introduced RUNOHIO.   Jeff’s  passing in 2012 and my mom going to a nursing home eight years ago and passed away in 2018. March starts our 36th year serving the running community. If you are not a subscriber to the print RUNOHIO, I hope you will sign up this year - https://runsignup.com/runohio 

Also, if you not a subscriber to the free RUNOHIO Monthly E-Newsletter go to - www.runohio.com to sign up.

Good luck with your training and racing – Matt McGowan

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 & field. Track & 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.

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On the Run with Matt McGowan from Winter print RUNOHIO

The print RUNOHIO layout person for the past thirty three years retired. I have been trying to find a replacement and it has been difficult. My web person, Chuck Bartlett decided he would try to layout this issue. We were hoping to print a month ago but Chuck unexpectedly had some surgery and isn’t able to work because of his surgery.

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Healthy Kids Running Series

Healthy Kids Running Series was created to motivate kids to lead a healthy and active lifestyle through a positive introduction to the world of running!

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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

MARCH CALENDAR
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The Athlete's Kitchen Runners, Iron & Anemia 

By Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD 

Iron deficiency anemia is more prevalent among athletes, particularly endurance runners, than among the general population.

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Advertise with RUNOHIO

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 rThis 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  The deadline for the next print RUNOHIO is March 18th.

2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials — Marathon

Making her marathon debut a record-breaking one, 25-year-old Fiona O'Keeffe stunned the running world with her 2:22:10 win at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon Saturday morning. O'Keeffe, whose only previous national title was a USATF 10 Mile Championships win in 2022, pulled away from a deep pack of superb American women after 18 miles to claim the ultimate crown in U.S. marathoning and become the youngest-ever winner of the women's Trials. PLUS image galley

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Keeping Track by Rod O’Donnell

Olympic legend, Michael Johnson, once stated, “Great athletes and good competition equal a quality product. This leads to more fans, that leads to more media rights and sponsors.”

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Directing or Timing a Race – Plus Advertising Options

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 or in the RUNOHIO E-Newsletter Upcoming Races - contact Matt McGowan 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 RUNOHIO monthly E-Newsletter chuck@runningnetwork.com

Running Clubs

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

5 Rivers Running Team

https://www.runohio.com/index.php/run-clubs/231-5-rivers-running-team 

Guernsey County Runners and Walkers Club

https://www.runohio.com/index.php/run-clubs/482-guernsey-county-runners-and-walkers-club

Spotlight your running club in an upcoming issue by sending information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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RUNOHIO Subscription

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April 6 – 7

Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital Run for Home 10K, 5K New Philadelphia

Philadelphia (330) 827-5710.

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Sunday, April 7

Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital Run for Home Half Marathon, New Philadelphia, 7:30am (330) 827-5710

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Sunday, April 7

ORRRC Xenia Marathon, Half-Marathon, and 10K

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Sunday, April 14       

Athens Marathon & Half Marathon,

Register now till February 1 for $10 off any category with coupon RunOhio24

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Saturday, April 20

Branstool Orchards Spring Blossom Trail 5K, Utica, 8:30am (740) 892-3989

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Sunday, April 28

Mercy Health Glass City Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, Toledo

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 Sunday, April 28

Miami University Red Brick 5K, Oxford, 10:30am (513) 529-4732 

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 May 18-19

Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K, Cleveland, OH Save $10 on any distance – Promo Code: OHIORUNS24 

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 Sunday, June 2

Columbus 10K, Columbus, OH, 8am

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 Saturday, June 15

Run for Theron 5K & 1 Mile, Granville H.S., 6pm, more info later..

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Explore Granville

Granville Ohio is a quaint New England Style town filled with distinctive architecture, historic hotels, numerous restaurants and friendly neighbors.

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RUNOHIO is a member of the Granville Chamber of Commerce and I wanted to share a recent promo about Granville

For 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.

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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

Take advantage of the Race Director/Running Club RUNOHIO Subscription Special of only $8 - https://runsignup.com/runohio

Race Results – Pictures

Send RUNOHIO This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.t your race results and a race picture which might be used in the print RUNOHIO.

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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36th 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://runsignup.com/runohio

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. -
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