Way back in 1967, three brothers ran in their first organized race called, “The Turkey Trot.” Our father and mother, who raised all three of us in the United States Navy, had just moved to a community outside of Chicago. We had just left Catholic School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as our father had been transferred yet again. That is how Navy brats are made – we moved every two to three years and had to make our mark on a new community. Our mother wanted some peace and quiet when getting ready for our family Thanksgiving meal. Our mom, an avid reader, had heard about a race that we all could participate in and she asked our father to take us. She figured this would be a good way to get out of her hair while she cooked us all a scrumptious Thanksgiving meal.

November 15, 2021 — A committee made up of race directors, athletes, media, corporate executives and club officials has named Glass City Marathon (Toledo, Ohio) Director Clint McCormick the MarathonFoto/Road Race Management Race Director of the Year. MYLAPS is the presenting sponsor.


Matt McGowan and Tim Pancher have been co-chairs of the Arnold 5K Pump & Run/Arnold 5K for the 20 year history of the event. Because of the changes and challenges of the past 2 years, they are still working out the logistics and organization for the event. Hopefully, registration will begin December 1st for the March 6, 2022 event.

Obetz, OH  - November 6, 2021 By Matt McGowan - A frosty November morning greeted the Division III runners and the afternoon races were run in perfect weather as 541 boys from 165 schools and 554 girls from 179 schools competed in the 93rd annual Boys and 44th annual Girls Ohio High School Athletic Association State Cross Country Championships held at Fortress Obetz. 

The 2020 Arnold 5K Pump & Run and Arnold 5K were held even though the Arnold Sports Festival Expo was canceled due to COVID-19.