Ohio’s Pace Per Mile Report for Week of May 07, 2012

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Hello Ohio! This is Sara from wordstorunby.com reporting on the Ohio race scene for Pace Per Mile Radio. We have plenty of new and exciting events coming up and guess what, Ohio? We need you to participate! After all, this is your state, let’s get out there and race!

A big CONGRATULATIONS to all of you who ran Cap City last weekend. With 93 percent humidity and 64 degrees at the start line this race took place in less than ideal conditions. You should be proud of your accomplishment. Stay tuned to wordstorunby.com for a full recap of my spectating adventure. 

On Saturday, May 19 at 8:00 a.m. the 20th Annual Komen Race for the Cure is taking place in Columbus. Visit http://columbus.info-komen.org and register to walk, run or even sleep in for the cure.  Except for skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the U.S. Breast cancer knows no boundaries – be it age, gender, socio-economic status or geographic location, but there is hope. Thanks to heightened awareness, early detection, improved treatment methods and increased access to breast health services, people have a greater chance of survival than ever before. Participate in the 20th Annual Komen Columbus Race for the Cure and show everyone whose life you are running for. Are you running for your mother, your sister, a co-worker, a friend? Are you running for your own life? Or are you running for the future? No matter whose life you are running for, now is the time to get involved and run for their life! I am running as part of a team for my mother-in-law who is a breast cancer survivor. She and my sister-in-law are participating in the race with me. The first 50,000 who register for the Race for the Cure will receive an event t-shirt, bib number, Race Day materials and special offers from the sponsors. The first 2,500 survivors will also receive a special pink survivor shirt in addition to the general Race t-shirt. The start line is at the intersection of Front and Broad Streets by City Hall. The Race will finish just north of Town Street by the Columbus Commons. 

May 26-27, Always Brothers is bringing you a very special event: 100 Miles for Lima Company. Always Brothers is a fraternal organization of United States Marines and they have come together to raise awareness and funds for fellow veterans that have suffered tragedy or loss. The mission of their organization is to serve veterans and their families with honor and integrity. Lima Company was an infantry company, part of the 3rd. Battalion of the 25th Marine Regiment. Lima Company served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Once referred to as “Lucky Lima” at the onset of their deployment in Iraq, Lima’s fate was soon to change. Lima 3/25 was arguably among the hardest hit ground units to have served in Iraq. Out of a combat strength of 184, they were awarded 59 Purple Hearts, 23 of which were posthumous awards.

On the morning of May 26th a group of Marines will step off on a 100 


mile journey from Patriot Park, Mariemont, OH to Battelle Darby Metropark, Columbus, OH. They are running to honor the fallen heroes of Lima Company and secure the education of the children left behind. Always Brothers is looking for 23, 10-12 person teams to run along side the 100 mile runners to raise money for the children of fallen marines. Please be aware they do ask that you are able to keep a 12-minute per mile pace. Please contact limarelayers@yahoo.com if you would like to participate, and they will be able to specifically answer your questions too. Many participants are still needed! If you can’t run, please help spread the word. Together we can make a difference and take care of our Veterans families that have sacrificed so much. You can make a donation at www.alwaysbrothers.org or at your local Huntington Banks to the “Lima Kids” account. 

Until next time, you can find me at wordstorunby.com. Drop in to say hello, share your racing stories or offer feedback. If you’re running Race for the Cure or participating in the Lima 100 journey, I’d love to hear from you! 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 27, 2012

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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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Exciting News!

Do you ever wish you had a resource for races and endurance sports in your area? Perhaps in your city or state? Do you wish you could have a central source to determine which races are worth running? Which races are worth traveling to? Which races sell out early? Not part of a club or organization and wish you still had access to all the racing resources that one can offer?
I know I often wish I had this type of resource, especially to find out about new races that are within reasonable traveling distance. Or, I might want to find out about races in other places and make it a vacation!
Well, look no further – Pace Per Mile Radio is here!
I am so excited about this station, which already has 80,000 plus listeners a month, making Pace Per Mile Number 1 for Endurance Radio.
That’s right. You heard correctly…This is an entire radio station for running, swimming, cycling, triathlon and endurance athletes.
Pace Per Mile has a lot to offer so make sure you check out the site HERE. Besides state racing reports and free race listings for race directors, the station offers a pace calculator complete with a split breakdowns; special programming with running legends such as Bart Yasso and Matt Fitzgerald; regular news and updates from the endurance world; nutritional and coaching advice; and inspiration from runners and athletes just like you. You can also subscribe to Pace Per Mile on iTunes so you never miss an episode or an update.  
And the best part is I get to be a part of such an amazing program by reporting on the Ohio race scene. So. Excited.
You can check out my introductory report HERE. And make sure you tune in weekly to stay up to date on my reports. While you are at it, check out some of our neighboring states’ reports if you are still planning your 2012 (or 2013!) race schedule. 

I am so excited and grateful for this opportunity, but I know I can’t do it alone. I will be relying on the awesome Ohio running community to keep me informed of events you think are worth sharing! Find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pace Per Mile Radio, or right here. Send me your comments, suggestions or ideas, and I will be glad to listen. I’m working on my reporting skills and I know I have a few things to learn so any feedback you have to offer is much appreciated.
And don’t forget to find Pace Per Mile on the social networking sites! This truly is a community that I can’t wait for you all to be a part of. Get connected today! 

Until the next mile marker,