Ohio’s Pace Per Mile Report for Week of March 05, 2012

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This is Sara from wordstorunby.com reporting on the Ohio race scene for Pace Per Mile Radio. I was hoping to bring you a live report from the Arnold Sports Festival this past weekend, but it was extremely crowded and cell and internet reception was less than ideal inside the Convention Center. However, the sights and sounds were electrifying as Columbus hosted over 18,000 athletes and 175,000 fitness enthusiasts. Stay tuned to my blog for a recap of my weekend. While I have a few days to recover from the Arnold, it won’t be long until another great event comes to Columbus.
Me and Figure Competitor, Kristina Grogan
A weekend with Tim Catalano and Adam Goucher
If you are going to be in here this weekend, join Fleet Feet Sports for a great community event featuring Olympian Adam Goucher and Tim Catalano. On Friday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m. Adam and Tim will be speaking at Thomas Worthington High School in Worthington. All are welcome to attend. On Saturday, March 10, join Tim and Adam for a short run at the OhioHealth Westerville clinic at 8:00 a.m. and then head to Fleet Feet Sports for a Q&A session followed by a book signing of Running the Edge. Check out the Facebook Event Page for more details, including the Grand Opening Celebration at Fleet Feet’s new location at 1270 E. Powell Road in Lewis Center. I hope to see you there for this awesome event!  

On Saturday, March 10 the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati will be presenting the Emerald Miles 5K Run/Walk. This scenic course starts at Newport on the Levee, crosses the Ohio River, loops through Sawyer Point into Cincinnati and then returns to the Levee. The race starts at 9:00 a.m. and the cost ranges from $15 – $30. Convenient parking is readily available in Levee’s garage for a nominal daily fee. While you are there, grab lunch and make a day of it by visiting the Newport Aquarium– it is wonderful! For more complete details and to register visit www.cincinnatiepilepsy.org/emerald-miles.
On Saturday, March 10 in Cleveland the St. Malachi Run 2 Miler and 5 Miler. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The 2 Miler begins at 9:00 a.m. and the 5 Miler begins at 9:45 a.m. The 2012 St. Malachi Run will begin and end at St. Malachi Church located at 2459 Washington Avenue in Cleveland. You can register online until 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 09 for $19. Race-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on March 10 for $25. Participants will receive a Long-Sleeve Customized T-Shirt and a Post-Race Party & Awards. Proceeds benefit the St. Malachi Outreach Missions, which help underprivileged youth, families and the terminally ill. Please visit www.hermescleveland.com for details and to register.
Until next time, you can find me at wordstorunby.com to share your race day stories or offer feedback. Thanks for listening to Pace Per Mile Radio and see you at the next mile marker.

 

Ohio’s Pace Per Mile Report for Week of February 27, 2012

You can also listen to my report on Pace Per Mile, the 1st Place for Endurance Radio HERE.

This is Sara from wordstorunby.com reporting on the Ohio race scene for Pace Per Mile Radio. It’s an exciting week here in Columbus as we welcome athletes from around the globe to the Arnold Sports Festival. Good luck to all the competitors this weekend! And, if you are going to be in town, there is still time to register for the Arnold 5K, which includes admission into the expo. Hope to see you there!
    
Slainte! Is Gaelic for “Good Health” and is used when drinking a toast over a frosty pint. Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the St. Patrick’s Day 4 Miler at Kinsale. The race is on March 10th at the Kinsale Golf and Fitness club in Powell, Ohio. The race starts at 6:00 p.m. and the fully-supported course is open for 80 minutes to accommodate all runner and walkers. The race is $45 through March 09 and $50 on race day if not sold out. All participants will receive a technical gender specific event shirt, Finisher’s medal, First beer (for those 21 and over) and a ticket to see the Reaganomics post-race concert and celebration. The Reaganomics are the Midwest’s most exciting 80’s dance and party band so you don’t want to miss out on this fun event. I’ve run this race before and it just keeps getting better every year. On March 10th, look for me on the course as a volunteer. Register at www.premierraces.com.  

On March 17th, Flannagan’s Bar and Ultrafit-USA is hosting the St. Patrick’s Day 5K at 9:00 a.m. The pre-race breakfast starts at 7:00 a.m. Flannagan’s is located off the 270 outer belt in Columbus at Sawmill and Snouffer Road. The course winds through nearby neighborhoods and finishes up just in time for the biggest ALL DAY St. Patrick’s Party you have ever seen! All participants will receive a good bag consisting of a long sleeve technical shirt, EAS Nutritional product, race number, pre-race breakfast and an all-day pass to the Flannagan’s party. The entry fee is $38 or $45 on race day. The first 150 men and 150 women will receive a special beverage mug to recognize your accomplishment. Register at www.premierraces.com.

And Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio is gearing up for the Shamrock 15K and 5K races on March 11th at Woodridge High School at Noon. Both races are challenging and all finishers deserve a big pat o’ the back when they get done. And while race directors’ promise there’s no pot o’ gold at the top of the Northampton hills, many runners treasure the challenge of doing them. The 15K course is tough and ventures down into the Cuyahoga Valley then back up to finish. The 5K course has rolling hills and still presents a challenge to runners. Register today at www.active.com. Race fees range from $30-$35. All finishers receive a medal and post-race refreshments.      
Until next time, you can find me at wordstorunby.com to share your race day stories or offer feedback. Thanks for listening to Pace Per Mile Radio and see you at the next mile marker.
 

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Ohio’s Pace Per Mile Report for Week of February 20, 2012

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This is Sara from wordstorunby.com reporting on the Ohio race scene for Pace Per Mile Radio. As you may or may not know, February is the month to celebrate women’s heart health. Heart disease is the number one killer of women and more die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. Heart health awareness is important to me for many different reasons, but mostly because my mother worked so hard to turn her health around and take care of her heart, despite a family history of this terrible disease. Exercise, good nutrition and running helped her make positive changes to her health, greatly decreasing her risk for heart attack and stroke over the last several years of her life. My mother was passionate about taking care of her heart, as we all should be. Visit the American Heart Associationtoday to find out more about Go Red for Women and heart healthy advice.
This week we’re celebrating Heart Health Awareness with The Greene Goes Red for the American Heart Association 2 Mile Run and Walk in Beavercreek, Ohio on February 26 at 9:00 a.m. What better way to promote a healthy heart than with a brisk run or walk? This movement celebrates the energy, passion, and power women have to band together and wipe out heart disease, which I firmly believe in. Registration is $20 up until race day, although shirts cannot be guaranteed after February 18. All proceeds benefit the American Heart Association. When you finish the race, visit the Health Fair at Urban Active Fitness. “Greene Money” will be offered to the Top 3 Overall Male and Female finishers and all entrants are eligible for door prizes, courtesy of The Greene. Visit  www.thegreene.com for more information.
There’s still time to register for the Green Jewel 50K Fun Run on Saturday, March 03. The Green Jewel 50K is a running event that showcases the Cleveland Metroparks. You will run from the Scenic Park(near the Marina) in Rocky River to the Oak Grove Picnic Area in Brecksville. Registration is $70 through February 29 and space is limited. This is a fun run and while the finishing time doesn’t really matter, participants of the 50K must finish in less than 7 hours. Registration is online only at www.eventbrite.com. I have never run an ultra-marathon, but if anyone is running this race, I would love to hear about the details!
Until next time, you can find me at wordstorunby.com to share your race day stories or offer feedback. Thanks for listening to Pace Per Mile Radio and see you at the next mile marker.
 
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Ohio’s Pace Per Mile Report for Week of February 13, 2012

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This is Sara from wordstorunby.com reporting on the Ohio race scene for Pace Per Mile Radio. It may be the season of love with Valentine’s Day literally just around the corner, but this Ohio Reporter is talking Zombies!  
That’s right, Zombies. On October 06, the Zombie Buffet 5Kis coming to none other than Columbus, Ohio. This is a unique road race that puts you right in the middle of a Zombie apocalypse where you will come face to face with the undead in a “run for your life!” Don’t worry, though, if you don’t “use your legs and lose your brains,” or flags, actually, you can still continue on as one of the undead in a race to claim the most flags before finishing. Hurry over to zombiebuffet5k.com for details and alternate locations – registration opens March 5!  
And, while it may not be the Zombie apocalypse, Cincinnati is gearing up for Pigs – Flying Pigs that is. The 14th Annual Flying Pig Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay are taking place on Sunday, May 06. Why a flying pig you ask? In the 1800s when riverboats piled on the Ohio River, Cincinnati was a center of Western commerce. Agriculture was a prime source of revenue in the area and boats filled with livestock would dock in the city to sell their wares. Hogs were a major source of income for farmers and so many were brought in by boat and marched through the streets to be processed it literally became known as a “Porkopolis.” In 1988, when Cincinnati celebrated its Bicentennial, the city decided to renovate its riverfront area to include a “Bicentennial Commons.” The designer created four smokestacks for the city’s riverboat heritage with four flying pigs on top, reflecting the spirits of the pigs who gave their lives so that the city could grow. Today, the “Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon” logo, swag and medals are prized possessions for runners from across the country and globe, so much so that Runner’s World magazine has dubbed it the “best named” marathon in the country. Don’t wait to register to claim your part of Cincinnati history, visit www.flyingpigmarathon.comtoday for complete details. 
Are you still trying to decide if you want to run the Columbus Marathon on October 21? Don’t wait; registration is open and filling up fast! The marathon recently announced the 2012 full-marathon course will include a run through Ohio Stadium. It’s the same flat, fast course our marathoners have come to love, but this year, runners and walkers will enter the stadium from the southeast corner and head down the same ramp that Ohio State football players use to take the field. Then, participants will cross in front of the south stands before exiting the stadium via the southwest ramp that OSU opponents use. There’s no better time than now to be a Buckeye!
Until next time, you can find me at wordstorunby.com to share your race day stories or offer feedback. Thanks for listening to Pace Per Mile Radio and see you at the next mile marker.
 
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Ohio’s Pace Per Mile Report for Week of February 06, 2012

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This is Sara from wordstorunby.com reporting on the Ohio race scene for Pace Per Mile Radio.
While the weather has been mild here in Columbus, it’s still just brisk enough outside to cook up your favorite pot of chili, which brings us to our first stop in Cleveland, Ohio where they are gearing up for the Chili Bowl Classic. This 5K race takes place on Saturday, February 18 at the Tower 230 Bar & Grille at the Tower City Center. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. and the race starts at 9:00 a.m. All participants receive a long sleeve t-shirt, chili samples from various Cleveland Area Fire Stations (be sure to vote for your favorite!), and breakfast, beer and drink specials courtesy of Tower 230. Pre- registration is $18.00 through Friday, February 17th at 9AM. Spectators can also sample and vote for their favorite chili for $5.  All proceeds go to the Metro Burn Center. For more information visit www.hermescleveland.com.     
Looking for something new and fun to do in the greater Columbus area? Premier Races and Ohio Health have teamed up to launch a new 5K, 10K and 15K training series called Scioto Miles. The races take place on March 31 and April 22 at 9:00 a.m. for both event dates. A $75 entry fee gets you not one, but two races to help you tune up for your spring half and full marathons. Registration for these events is still open and the next 1,000 who register will receive a free Brooks Essential Run Jacket. Not sure if you can make both events? Don’t worry, you can sign up for the dates individually, but you don’t get the jacket. Headquarters for the race series is at COSI (Center of Science and Industry) in downtown Columbus. All participants receive a short sleeve technical race shirt with their registration. Visit www.premierraces.com to register or find out more!   
Until next time, you can find me at wordstorunby.com to share your race day stories, offer feedback or just to say hi. Thanks for listening to Pace Per Mile Radio and see you at the next mile marker.
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