For Runners by Runners
News from RUNOHIO, December 2019
December 2019 E-Newsletter
RUNOHIO would like to wish you and your family a Happy Holiday and Merry Christmas. I hope you can run one of the many Holiday races listed in the December Race Calendar
Have a Happy, Safe and Healthy New Year!
When you are making your New Year' Resolutions, I hope you will consider volunteering at a local road race. If possible, help to sponsor a local race or help a new runner understand proper training. Also, help your neighbor who might need some assistance. If we all do a few kind acts to help others who are nearby, I am sure 2020 will be a great year.
OHSAA State Cross Country Championships
Nearly perfect November weather greeted 541 girls from 168 schools and 550 boys from 182 schools

In the 42nd Girls and 91st Boys Ohio High School athletic Association State Cross Country Championships.
Vote for the RUNOHIO 2019 Runners of the Year
Vote for the RUNOHIO 2019 Runners of the Year – Open Men & Women, Masters (40-49) Men & Women, Grand Masters (50-59) Men & Women, Seniors (60 and over) Men & Women – – RUNOHIO, P.O. Box 238, Granville, OH 43023
Arnold 5K Run – March 8th
Registration for the Arnold 5K, Columbus -

All participants get a free entry into the Arnold Sports Festival after the race-

2020 Arnold 5K Pump & Run sold out in less than six days -
RUNOHIO Grand Prix
The 2019 RUNOHIO Grand Prix is a series of races chosen by runners and the staff of RUNOHIO to be part of a statewide grand prix.

Send RUNOHIO your race information for 2020.
Nancy Clark’s The Athlete's Kitchen: Sports Nutrition Resources: Books, Blogs, Websites and Podcasts
Thanks to the Internet, we can easily become overloaded with conflicting nutrition information. A few Google searches will leave you confused about carbs, calories, keto, inflammation, weight management, and sports supplements. How do you know what and whom to believe? 
Life Lesson from Cross Country
by Rod O’Donnell
Check out Rod O’Donnell’s updated article – Life Lesson from Cross Country.
The Journal of Youth Running – Goal Setting
Goals are part of youth running. There are classroom goals, like tracking on a map the miles run during recess, a journey to a landmark or across the country.
OATCCC Track and Field Clinic
The Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches annual Track and Field Clinic will be held at the Hilton Easton from January 23 – 25.
The RUNOHIO web site
The RUNOHIO web site is still under construction and is slowing improving each week.
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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Race Directors
Directing a race or sponsoring a race January 1st thru March 29th 2020 send RUNOHIO your race information or a race flyer by November 30th – or mail info to RUNOHIO, PO Box 238, Granville, OH 43023
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Running News from around the world.
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For over 31 years the print RUNOHIO has been providing you with running coverage in Ohio, West Virginia, northern Kentucky, eastern Indiana, western Pennsylvania and southern Michigan. The RUNOHIO web site - has been working with The Running Network - for over 20 years in providing you National and local running news. Go to your favorite running store to get the current issue of RUNOHIO or subscribe to get the print RUNOHIO mailed to you. Take advantage of the 31st 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 -
Upcoming Races
Thanksgiving Day Races

Thursday, November 28

Turkey Trot 5 Mile, Upper Arlington, 9am, Jeff Sheard (614) 332-5205

Turkey Trot 8K, Miamisburg, ORRRC, 5420 Ayrshire Ct, Dayton, OH 45429

Thanksgiving Day 10K, Cincinnati, 9am, 10K, PO Box 54424, Cincinnati, OH 45254 (513) 241-6479

Turkey Trot 5K/5 Mile, Cleveland, 9:30am, Hermes Sports (216) 623-9933

Turkey Trot, Circleville, 9am, St. Philip’s Church (740) 474-4525

Turkey Trot 5K, Granville, (not timed), 9:30am, St Luke's (740) 587-0167

Eastside Turkey Trot 5K, Oregon, 9am, Matt Folk, Second Sole (419) 931-8484

Turkey Trot 5K, Minster, 9am, Speedy Feet (937) 361-6825

Turkey Chase 5K, Toledo, 9am (419) 242-5141

Turkey Trot 4 Mile, Defiance, 8:30am (419) 782-5216

Turkey Trot 5K/10K, Tipp City, 8am (937) 669-1213

Thanksgiving Day 5K, Springfield, 8am (937) 342-5400

Gobble Gobble 5K, Montgomery, 9am (513) 309-5804

Kiwanis Turkey Trot, Warren, 2 mile-9am, 5 mile-10am, Ted Rupe (330) 637-8466 

Turkey Trot 5K, Kent, 9am (330) 673-8897

Turkey Trot 5K, Aurora, HMA Promotions (216) 752-5151

Turkey Dash 5K, Avon, 9am, Nakon Foundation (440) 933-7621

Officer Larry Cox Turkey Trot 5K, Chillicothe, 9am (740) 775-0606

Turkey Trot 5K, Canton, 8:30am, Perry Rotary, PO BOX 80371, Canton, OH 44708

Turkey Trot, Green, 5km, 8am (330) 253-9110

Turkey Trot 5K, Dover, 9am, YMCA (330) 364-5511

Penton Memorial 10K Cross Country Turkey Trot, Elyria, 9am, Jim Powers (440) 366-7652

Main Avenue Mile, Ashtabula, mile, 9am, Steve Sargent (440) 998-6465

Thankful 4 Miler, Boardman, 9am (330) 758-8708

Turkey Trot to Stop Trafficking, Chardon, Greater Cleveland XC (440) 290-0185

5K Turkey Trot, Jackson, 8am, YMCA (740) 286-7008

Turkey Trot 5K, Findlay, 9am (419) 424-9948

Turkey Trot To End Hunger 5K, Sidney, 8:30am, Sarah Steenrod (937) 492-4597

Home Run for the Homeless, Akron, 4 mile, 9am, Gennesaret (330) 379-1057

Turkey Day 5K, Lancaster, 8:30am, Adam VanDyke (740) 687-8276

Pumpkin Dash 5K, Marysville, 9am, Speedy Sneakers (614) 527-4770

Thanksgiving Wattle 5K, Grove City, 9am, Food Pantry (614) 871-1334

Turkey Day 5K, Groveport, 8am (614) 836-1000

Turkey Trot 5K, Lore City, 9am, Nick Beach (740) 819-9300

Race for Grace 5K, Zanesville, 9am (740) 683-4529

Flying Feather 4 Miler, Dublin, 8:30am, Race Penguin (614) 595-7286

Turkey Trot 5K, Bexley, 9:30am, Race Penguin (614) 595-7286

Turkey Trot 4 Miler, Powell, 8am (614) 595-7286

Turkey Trot 5K, Delaware, 8:30am, Race Penguin (614) 595-7286

Thanksgiving Day 5K, Hamilton, 8am, Race Penguin (614) 595-7286

Turkey Trot 5K, North Canton, 9am (330) 244-3390

Turkey Trot 5K, East Palestine (330) 426-2128

Gobble Gobble 5K, Cincinnati, Young Life (513) 309-5804

Bulldog Jog 5K, Yellow Springs, 10am, Key Sports (937) 776-1977

Holiday Hustle, Maumee, 5km, 5:15pm, Maumee Senior Center (419) 893-1994

Turkey Trot, Parkersburg, WV, 3 mile, Sharon Marks (304) 481-1741

Turkey Trot 5K, Huntington, WV, 5K, 202 12th Ave, Huntington, WV 25701

Drumstick Dash 5K, Charleston, WV, 9am (304) 925-0366

Turkey Trot 5K, Morgantown, WV, 9am, Heather Cleary (304) 241-5223

Thanksgiving Day 5K, Berkley, WV, Ryan Gilkerson (304) 241-5223

Racing Hunger 5K, Barboursville, WV, Tri State Racer (304) 416-5822

Turkey Trot 5K, Shinnston, WV, (717) 521-2059

Turkey Trot 5K, Russell, KY, 9am (606) 369-4403
Turkey Run 5K, Burlington, KY, 9am (859) 802-0634

Galloping Gobbler 4 Mile, Fort Wayne, IN, 8:30am, Mitch Harper (260) 436-4824

Drumstick Dash, Indianapolis, IN, 4.6 mile, 2.5 mile, Tuxedo Brothers (317) 733-3300

Turkey Trot 5K, Huntington, IN (260) 356-0123

Turkey Trot 5K/10K, Detroit, MI (313) 923-7400

Turkey Trot 5K, Ann Arbor, MI (734) 929-9027

Mighty Gobbler 5K, Troy, MI (248) 643-0176

Turkey Trot 5K, Canton, MI (734) 483-5600

Turkey Trot 5K/10K, Erie, PA, Erie RC, PO Box 6, Erie, OH 16512

Turkey Trot 5 Mile/5K, Pittsburgh, PA, YMCA (412) 745-9622 

Grateful Gallop 5K, Grove City, PA (724) 831-9485

Turkey Chase 5K, Cranberry Township, PA (724) 831-9485

Turkey Trot 5K, Latrobe, PA, 9:30am (724) 537-4331

Friday, November 29

Leftover 5K, Dublin, 9:30am, Columbus Running Company (614) 764-0855

Saturday, November 30

Cookies, Cocca & Candy Canes 5K, Salem, 6pm, Community Center (330) 424-2595

Pigskin Classic, Cleveland, 10am, Hermes (216) 623-9933

Jessie Schenk Memorial Turkey Chase, Catawba Island, 5km, 10am, Mike Schenk (419) 797-4424 ext 105

Keep Your Fork, Pomeroy, 10am (740) 357-2723

Hungry Turkey Run, Columbus, 13.1 mile, 5km, 8:30am (224) 757-5425

Hungry Turkey Run, Cincinnati, 13.1 mile, 5km, 8am (224) 757-5425

Feed the Need 5K, Kenova, WV, 9am (606) 369-4403

Race Directors please send RUNOHIO you race information so it can be printed in an upcoming RUNOHIO –
Upcoming Races
List your race here for $50 - contact Matt McGowan -

List your race here for $50 –

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Hair of the Dog, Circleville, 2 mile 4 mile, 9am, non timed, Angi Welsh, YMCA, 440 Nicholas Dr,
Circleville, OH 43113 740 477 1661 ext. 8520

Hangover Classic, Monclova, 5km, 11:45am, Edward O'Reilly, PO Box 1021, Maumee, OH 43537 (419) 360-3709

Pancakes & Resolutions Run, Miamisburg, 5km, 10km, 13.1 mile, 8:30am, Mick Mominee (937) 572-5018

World Race for Hope, Troy, 5km, 10am, First United Methodist Church, 110 W. Franklin, Troy, OH 45373 (937) 335-2826, Speedy Feet (937) 361-6825 

First on the First, Westerville, 5km, 11am, M3S Sports, 5003 Horizons Drive, Suite 200, Columbus, OH 43220   HYPERLINK "" 

Saturday, January 11

Fantastic Frigid 5K, Delaware, 5km, 10am, Andy Harris, Columbus Running Company, 6465 Perimeter Dr, Dublin, OH 43016 (614) 764-0855 -

Sunday, March 8

Arnold 5K, Columbus, Matt McGowan, P.O. Box 238, Granville, OH 43023, runohio@ee.net -

Arnold 5K Pump & Run, Columbus (SOLD OUT)

Sunday, August 9

Jeff McGowan Memorial 5K, Columbus,  -

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RUNOHIO has numerous ways for you to keep up with all of the running in and around Ohio as well as surrounding States. The print RUNOHIO has been providing you with running coverage for over 31 years in Ohio, West Virginia, northern Kentucky, eastern Indiana, western Pennsylvania and southern Michigan. The RUNOHIO web site - has been working with The Running Network and the Fortius Media Group - for over 20 years in providing you National and local running news. Also, keep up with running in and around Ohio with the RUNOHIO E-Newsletter and Facebook.
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