5K, 10K, Half & Full Marathons

  • 5k races
    NameCityDateWebsite
    Sippo Lake parkrun Canton, OH 1 October 2022 Sippo Lake parkrun
    Nun Run Canfield, OH 1 October 2022 Nun Run
    Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation parkrun Cleveland, OH 1 October 2022 Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation parkrun
    Mansfield OH parkrun Mansfield, OH 1 October 2022 Mansfield OH parkrun
    The Barkcamp Race Belmont, OH 1 October 2022 The Barkcamp Race
    Cleveland Heights Happy 5K Cleveland, OH 2 October 2022 Cleveland Heights Happy 5K
    Bearcats Dash & Bash Cincinnati, OH 2 October 2022 Bearcats Dash & Bash
    Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation parkrun Cleveland, OH 8 October 2022 Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation parkrun
    Police K-9 Association K-9 5K Canton, OH 8 October 2022 Police K-9 Association K-9 5K
    Sippo Lake parkrun Canton, OH 8 October 2022 Sippo Lake parkrun
    Mansfield OH parkrun Mansfield, OH 8 October 2022 Mansfield OH parkrun
    Superheroes Kickin Cancer 5K Oregon, OH 8 October 2022 Superheroes Kickin Cancer 5K
    MacQueens Run for Your Life Holland, OH 9 October 2022 MacQueens Run for Your Life
    Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation parkrun Cleveland, OH 15 October 2022 Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation parkrun
    Fall Finish - Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH 15 October 2022 Fall Finish - Cincinnati
    S.O.U.L 5K Strongsville, OH 15 October 2022 S.O.U.L 5K
    Mansfield OH parkrun Mansfield, OH 15 October 2022 Mansfield OH parkrun
    Crusader 5K Steubenville, OH 15 October 2022 Crusader 5K
    Sippo Lake parkrun Canton, OH 15 October 2022 Sippo Lake parkrun
    Fall Finish - Columbus Columbus, OH 16 October 2022 Fall Finish - Columbus
    Mansfield OH parkrun Mansfield, OH 22 October 2022 Mansfield OH parkrun
    Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation parkrun Cleveland, OH 22 October 2022 Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation parkrun
    Sippo Lake parkrun Canton, OH 22 October 2022 Sippo Lake parkrun
    Youngstown Marathon Youngstown, OH 23 October 2022 Youngstown Marathon
    Mansfield OH parkrun Mansfield, OH 29 October 2022 Mansfield OH parkrun
    Sippo Lake parkrun Canton, OH 29 October 2022 Sippo Lake parkrun
    Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation parkrun Cleveland, OH 29 October 2022 Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation parkrun
    Mansfield OH parkrun Mansfield, OH 5 November 2022 Mansfield OH parkrun
    Turkey Trails - Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH 5 November 2022 Turkey Trails - Cincinnati
    Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation parkrun Cleveland, OH 5 November 2022 Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation parkrun
    Super Braxton Pediatric Cancer 5K Reynoldsburg, OH 5 November 2022 Super Braxton Pediatric Cancer 5K
    Turkey Trails - Columbus Columbus, OH 6 November 2022 Turkey Trails - Columbus
    United Way of Fairfield County 5K Lancaster, OH 12 November 2022 United Way of Fairfield County 5K
    Brett Wightman Memorial 5K Sabina, OH 12 November 2022 Brett Wightman Memorial 5K
    Hot Cider Hustle - Gates Mills Gates Mills, OH 13 November 2022 Hot Cider Hustle - Gates Mills
    Camp James A Garfield Veteran's Day 5K Windham, OH 13 November 2022 Camp James A Garfield Veteran's Day 5K
    Dayton Leftover Turkey Trot Dayton, OH 19 November 2022 Dayton Leftover Turkey Trot
    Hot Chocolate 15K/5K - Columbus Columbus, OH 20 November 2022 Hot Chocolate 15K/5K - Columbus
    MIEF Turkey Trot Ottawa, OH 24 November 2022 MIEF Turkey Trot
    Luminaria 5K West Liberty, OH 25 November 2022 Luminaria 5K
    Resolution Run 5K Beavercreek, OH 31 December 2022 Resolution Run 5K
    Pancake Run Miamisburg, OH 1 January 2023 Pancake Run

    About 5k races

    A 5K is the shortest of the common running event distances, consisting of 3.1 miles (5 kilometers).  These events can either be competitive or social, depending on the particular event you are looking into running.  5Ks are the most popular of road running events because of their relatively short distance which allows not only the seasoned runners to run, but novice runners, joggers and newcomers as well.  5Ks are also something fun for families to do together.

    How did we choose the best 5K events in Ohio?

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event.  Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered.  Other factors included how long the course has been around, the race swag and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.  There are currently 1,674 5K races in the state of Ohio.  Most of these 5K races are held in May, September and October, with over 200 events in each month.

    What are the best 5K races in Cleveland?

    There are many 5K races to choose from as the Cleveland area is host to many  5K races throughout it's many communities.  Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some are fun runs and others are racing events, but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable 5K running events in Cleveland include A Christmas Story 5K, the Garage Sale 5K, and the Rite Aid Cleveland 5K.  These are just a few of the many 5K events in the Cleveland Area.

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  • 10k races
    NameCityDateWebsite
    The Barkcamp Race Belmont, OH 1 October 2022 The Barkcamp Race
    Towpath Marathon Cleveland, OH 8 October 2022 Towpath Marathon
    MacQueens Run for Your Life Holland, OH 9 October 2022 MacQueens Run for Your Life
    Fall Finish - Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH 15 October 2022 Fall Finish - Cincinnati
    Fall Finish - Columbus Columbus, OH 16 October 2022 Fall Finish - Columbus
    Turkey Trails - Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH 5 November 2022 Turkey Trails - Cincinnati
    Turkey Trails - Columbus Columbus, OH 6 November 2022 Turkey Trails - Columbus
    Dayton Leftover Turkey Trot Dayton, OH 19 November 2022 Dayton Leftover Turkey Trot
    Pancake Run Miamisburg, OH 1 January 2023 Pancake Run

    About 10k races

    A 10K is one of the most common running event distances, consisting of 6.2 miles (10 kilometers). These events can either be competitive or more for fun, depending on the particular one you are looking into. They are twice the distance of the 5K and still  relatively short in distance. Less runners tend to participate then the 5K, but these events still get a lot of not only seasoned runners, but novice runners and joggers in attendance.

    How did we choose the best 10K events in Ohio? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.  According to Running in the USA, there are 2,004 10K races in Ohio with over 200 10K race events held in April, May, June, July, September and October.

    What are the best 10K races in Ohio?

    There are many 10K races to choose from in Ohio as there are many communities and neighborhoods that host race events.  Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some are fun runs and other are racing events, but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable 10K running events in Ohio include the A Christmas Story 10K, the Flying Pig Marathon Toyota 10K and W&S Thanksgiving Day 10K.  There are just a few of the many 10K races held throughout the state of Ohio.

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  • Half marathons
    NameCityDateWebsite
    The Barkcamp Race Belmont, OH 1 October 2022 The Barkcamp Race
    Towpath Marathon Cleveland, OH 8 October 2022 Towpath Marathon
    Queen Bee Half Marathon Cincinnati, OH 8 October 2022 Queen Bee Half Marathon
    Monkey Marathon Maineville, OH 8 October 2022 Monkey Marathon
    Youngstown Marathon Youngstown, OH 23 October 2022 Youngstown Marathon
    Pancake Run Miamisburg, OH 1 January 2023 Pancake Run

    About Half marathons

    A Half Marathon event consists of running 13 miles (21 kilometers) and as the label suggests, is half of a standard Marathon of 26 miles.  The popularity, participants of the half marathon distance, and its events have significantly grown since the early 2000's and they continue to do so, with massive events popping up all over the states.  The growth rate of participants for the half marathon distance is currently higher than that of the full.  According to Running In the USA, there are 100 half marathons in the state of Ohio.  Most of these half marathons take place in April, June, August, September and October with at least 10 events each month.

    How did we choose the best Half Marathon events in Ohio?

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event.  Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered.  Other factors include how long the event has been around, the runner perks and Finisher's Medals, what runners thought of the event and how scenic the 13.1-mile course is.

    What are the best Half Marathon events in Columbus?

    There are many popular half marathon events in Columbus, Ohio.  As the capital and largest city in the state of Ohio, it is an ideal location for a half marathon event.  Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and other racing events, but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the more notable half marathon events include the Brokeman's Half Marathon and the Capital City Half Marathon.  There are many more Half Marathon events, so these are just a sampling of what is available to runners.

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  • Marathons
    NameCityDateWebsite
    The Barkcamp Race Belmont, OH 1 October 2022 The Barkcamp Race
    Towpath Marathon Cleveland, OH 8 October 2022 Towpath Marathon
    Monkey Marathon Maineville, OH 8 October 2022 Monkey Marathon
    Youngstown Marathon Youngstown, OH 23 October 2022 Youngstown Marathon
    Pancake Run Miamisburg, OH 1 January 2023 Pancake Run

    About Marathons

    Marathon events consist of 26 miles (42 kilometers) and the courses are typically laid out through roads. Starting in the Olympics in the early 1900's, marathons have quickly picked up in popularity and in 2017 there are currently more than 800 events being held in North America, and that number is consistently growing.  Over 90% of these marathons are being held in the United States, with 7%  being held in Canada.  About 72% of these marathons are certified, which means they are Boston Marathon Qualifiers.  September and October are the most popular months for marathon events, with over 100 in each month.

    How did we choose the best Marathon events in Ohio?

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event.  Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered.  Other factors include how long the event has been around, the runner perks and Finisher's Medals, what runners thought of the event and how scenic the 26.2-mile course is.  Eight of the ten marathons described above are qualifiers for the Boston Marathon.

    What are the best Marathon events in Ohio?

    There are many popular marathon events in Ohio.  Ohio is home to 27 marathons with most of these held in April, September and October.  Some of the more notable marathon events include the Flying Pig Marathon, the Columbus Marathon and the Athens Marathon.

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