Spring marks the start of race season for both runners and walkers across Ohio! After spending the winter training indoors, racers across the region look forward to getting back outdoors to accomplish their fitness goals. Check out five races to fill up your spring schedule!
Get your spring race season started with the 2017 Athens Ohio Marathon, on April 9, 2017! Billed as “Ohio’s Longest Running Marathon”, this race will be celebrating its 50 year anniversary. Get an up-close look at scenic sites like the Ohio University campus and Hocking River Valley while you get re-acquainted with outdoor running!
The Capital City Half Marathon has races for runners of all distances and experience levels. Recognized as one of the premier races in the Midwest, this event brings out everyone from professional marathoners to first time 5K walkers! There’s also plenty of family friendly fun to keep your supporters entertained while you move through Downtown Columbus on April 31, 2017.
Families come together at Polaris Shopping Center to celebrate motherhood, at the MommyMile Columbus! This 5K run and 1 mile walk is more about having fun than competing, and it gives families a chance to celebrate motherhood just a few days before Mother’s Day! Dads, children and other relatives are encouraged to show support for moms by joining them for the race before heading into the mall for a little shopping on May 7, 2017.
Heading into its 25th year of existence, the Susan G. Komen Columbus Race for the Cure has become a destination event for runners, walkers and families looking to take the fight to breast cancer. Thousands of participants will get decked out in pink clothing and accessories to help raise money in support of breast cancer research at this race on May 20, 2017.
Wrap up the spring with a run at the Ohio State Reformatory, also known as the filming location of the classic movie, “The Shawshank Redemption”. After finishing up this 7k race, take advantage of the once in a lifetime opportunity to tour the reformatory and see one of the many sites that make Mansfield, Ohio so unique! This race is scheduled for June 17, 2017.