It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Donut !

Look, over at Centerville Stadium, caped superheros of all sorts are descending on the track for a 5k / 10k Walk/Run this Saturday, April 16th!  They are able to leap a dozen pretzel donuts in a single bound.  They are the runners/walkers for this special event. Dubbed the "Bill's Donut Superhero Run," this walk/run event is for kids and adults.   Most importantly it benefits a local charity, the Dayton, Ohio Affiliate Chapter of "A Special Wish Foundation, Inc.," covering Montgomery, Darke, Mercer, Miami, Greene & Shelby Counties. The event allows families to participate together, … [Read more...]

Want To Go From Couch to 5K?

The Running 101 run/walk group is for the individual who wants to train from the couch to 5k. Prior to starting this program the individual should be able to walk for a brisk 30 minutes. Up and Running will provide coach led workouts, training schedules, technical product, weekly updates, and much more. … [Read more...]

Sign Ups Open For 5th Annual SUBWAY® Dragons 5K

Registration is underway for the 5th Annual SUBWAY® Dragons 5K at Fifth Third Field on Saturday, July 23. For the fifth straight year, the Dragons and SUBWAY® have teamed up for one of the Miami Valley’s biggest races! All participants in the run receive an official 5K shirt, tickets to a Dragons game, two vouchers for FREE subs/salads from SUBWAY® restaurants, and more. On top of all the great race bag gear, if fans sign up for the race in the first 30 days of registration opening (by February 24), they will receive a bonus of two tickets to a Dragons game in April! Following the … [Read more...]

Commit to Air Force Marathon Today

The Air Force Marathon is an annual endurance event held the third Saturday of September at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. First held in 1997 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Air Force, the Air Force Marathon has grown into a 15,000 participant event, with runners from all fifty states and many foreign countries. Marathon weekend features four event distances, a full marathon, half marathon, 10k and 5K race as well as other exciting events including our Sports and Fitness Expo, Gourmet Pasta Dinner, Breakfast of Champions, Finish Line Festival and … [Read more...]

It’s Not Too Late!

Daytonians it’s not too late to squeeze some activity into 2015! It is time for the New Year’s Eve 5K events, and this year there are two very special races. Take a break from the parties and do something that will actually benefit your health! You will be finished in time to watch that famous ball drop and you can rock your new race shirt as well, major props!   The ever popular New Year’s Resolution Run in Beavercreek will be held on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. at Beavercreek High School. The cost for this event ranges from $10 - $28. Race day registration is … [Read more...]

Run for the Beer – A Casual Running Group Event

Dayton Pint Night is a monthly casual group run and is free to all. After a few miles all are invited to a local pub or brewery to enjoy the local fare. This month’s routes (you have a choice of a 1.4 mile for  beginners and a 3.4 mile for those looking for a longer route) will be starting at American Health and Fitness at 59 S Main St in Miamisburg,  and making a loop around the beautiful city of Miamisburg. The course we will end right back where we started, then the party will move to Bennett’s Publical. Thanks to the friendly folks at American Health & Fitness, they are allowing … [Read more...]

Centerville’s Red Nosed Reindeer 5K

Celebrate the season with friends and family at the area's newest fun 5K or 10K which runs through the streets of Centerville. Series awards, sweatshirts, and jackets will be distributed at the after party. The race starts at Paddy's Irish Pub, 953 S Main St, Centerville, OH 45458, at 10am on Saturday, December 12th.  Packet pickup begins at 8:30am. Reindeer Ornament Finisher Awards Long Sleeve Shirt in Male/Female Sizes (if registered by 12/4) Free Drink Ticket Free Light Appetizers Food and Drink Discounts Gem City Series Awards $30 for 5K ($35 Nov. 1st through race … [Read more...]

Veterans Day 5K Run /Walk/Roll

It’s that time again! Time for the American Veterans Heritage Center’s ‘Veterans Day 5K Run/Walk/Roll’! The 5K will be happening on November 8th, 2015 at the VA Medical Center … [Read more...]

Kettering Rotary’s Run for your Life

For runners who think they can complete 5K in under 25 minutes, enter the 8K Challenge. Run 5K race plus additional 3K for a total distance of 8K. Challengers compete in both 5K and 8K races. Two races in one! … [Read more...]

3rd Annual 5k for Kelli at Wegerzyn Gardens

Sure there are plenty of 5k races in the area, but the upcoming 5k for Kelli is particularly close to my heart, as well as many other people in the Dayton area. Kelli James, a beloved wife, mother and sister, passed away in 2006 at the age of 40 to that cruel beast known as breast cancer. Kelli's two ambitious sisters, Elesha Snyder and Mandi Moore, set to work. They wanted to honor their sister and help others going through this horrific situation. Elesha explains the motivation for this race: "She was a very healthy person who never smoked or drank, and enjoyed outdoor activities. She was … [Read more...]