Tuesday, June 11, 2013

5 Fun Ohio Summer Races!

While my blog proves that there is no real end to running season, it's no secret that the summer months are when the sport is booming. With longer daylight hours, less chance of rain, warmer temperatures, and swimming pools nearby to hop in when it's all over with, it seems more people opt to hit the pavement in the summer.

Below are 5 running events that OHventures will be embarking on in June, July and August. There's still time to sign up, so be sure to let us know if we should keep our eyes open to see you out on the course!

1. Run With The Pack 5K (Columbus. June 15): Hundreds of people will run with their leashed canines at the Scioto Audubon Metropark in Columbus to benefit "Pets Without Parents." It's your chance to get you and your dog active and healthy. Even if you do not have a dog, it's a fantastic cause and super fun to run alongside everything from chihuahuas to huskies! See the OHventures Recap from 2012's race!

2. Foam Fest 5K (Logan, June 29): Described as running through a "giant carwash," this is first for us at OHventures! This year, FOAM is the new mud. The Foam Fest 5K has a plethora of obstacles to tackle, including mud pits to get your really dirty, and foamy pits to get you really dirty. It tops it all off with a GIANT inflatable waterslide - just watching the preview video gets me STOKED for all the foamy fun.

3. Darby Creek Trail Run 5K/10K (Galloway, July 13): FLIP (Fight Live Inspire Prevent) is holding the Darby Creek Trail Run to inspire you and to help inspire others through raising money to prevent cancer! Instead of shutting down city roads, the race takes place on scenic trails, which is right up our alley! More information about starting or joining a team can be found on the Official Website and in future posts! We are really excited to team up with FLIP for this event!

4. Defend Your Friend 5K (Columbus, August 1): Taking place once again at the Scioto Audubon Metropark, this doggy 5K contributes funds to the Capital Area Humane Society and is yet again a great cause and a lighthearted alternative to a regular pup-free 5K race. See the OHventures Recap from 2012's race!

5. Warrior Dash Ohio II (North Lawrence, August 10): When someone mentions Warrior Dash, I have three words to say: Mud, Sweat, & Beer! This is one of the most popular mud runs in the NATION and keeps growing! There was so much more than just mud in this run: you crawl through barbed wire, jump over fire, and tackle a dozen other obstacles. Top top it off, you get viking horns and turkey legs at the finish, along with a free concert and booze. See the OHventures Recap from 2012's race!

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