Ohio’s Pace Per Mile Report for Week of January 16, 2012

Ohio State Report for Week of January 16, 2012

You can also listen to my report HERE.

This is Sara from wordstorunby.com reporting on the Ohio race scene for Pace Per Mile Radio. Last week, I was out of town in sunny (and warm!) Orlando, Florida to participate in the Goofy Challenge at Walt Disney World. The challenge consists of a half marathon on Saturday and a full marathon on Sunday. While I did not finish the marathon, this race was an amazing experience. You can read my recap at wordstorunby.com. And, if you are thinking about running a Disney race or any other race in Florida, check out Florida’s Pace Per Mile reporter and author of www.fearlessfood.com Chuck Freerick for the latest information.
Although I am recovering from my 35 mile journey, there is still racing going on in Ohio! Check out the Fantastic Frigid 5K #2 on January 28th at 10:15 in Powell. The race is $10 pre-registration or on race day and is partnered with a free kids race for little ones 8 years old and under. The entire 5k loop course takes place within Concord Park. The vast majority of the course is on a thin crushed gravel trail. A small portion of the race is on grass trail, and pavement is only touched over a couple road crossings. It’s great for spectators. Make sure you dress warm because it is winter in Ohio and this race promises to be a “Chillingly Delightful.” Find out more at www.columbusrunning.com.
In exciting news, The Columbus Marathon and Nationwide Insurance announced Nationwide Children’s Hospital as the title beneficiary for the event. The race has also been given a new name, The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon. Mark your calendars for race day on October 21, 2012. Registration opens for the event this Saturday. As Ohio celebrates it’s Bicentennial this year, the Columbus Marathon continues to make an impact on the community, and to use running and walking to not only make a difference in the lives of the participants’ health, but in the lives of others, too. Visit www.columbusmarathon.comto find out how and to register!   
Stay warm out there! Until next time, you can find me at wordstorunby.com to share your race day stories. Thanks for listening to Pace Per Mile Radio and see you at the next mile marker.
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  1. Michele @ nycrunningmama.com says

    I’ve heard great things about the Columbus marathon – definitely going to have to keep an eye out for that – might have to put on my race schedule =)
    The Goofy challenge sounds crazy – hope you are feeling okay!!

  2. Thanks, Michele! I am feeling better day by day. You should definitely check out Columbus! I have only run the half so far, but I heard it is a great, fast, flat marathon course. Let me know if you are ever in town!

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