The World Athletics Championships is the jewel in the crown of World Athletics' global competition program. It is the third-largest sporting event in the world, involving approximately 2,000 athletes from more than 200 nations competing for 49 gold medals. The first World Championships in athletics was held in Helsinki in 1983.

The Jeff McGowan Memorial 5K will take place in-person in Columbus on Sunday, August 7, at Scioto Audubon Metro Park (start by the water tower).

The University of Oregon’s Hayward Field will be the stage for the biggest domestic event on the 2022 track and field calendar - the June 23 -26 USATF Outdoor Championships  and will offer a preview of what’s in store when the first World Athletics Outdoor Championships on American soil comes to Eugene on July 15-24.

Run around the Granville Bryn Du Great Field and Mansion in this fun summer evening cross country run. Whether you run the Bryn Du Summer Country events as a serious race, a training run or a fun run – Mark your calendar for this annual event held in Granville this summer.  

The Fourth of July-also known as Independence Day or July 4th-has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution.