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    Luxottica Health and Fitness Week 5K
    Thu 23rd May
    Free
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    Luxottica Health and Fitness Week 5K

    115 W Main St, Mason, OH 45040, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    Luxottica 5K Run and Walk and 1 Mile Run, Walk or Crawl. This is a private event for employees and contractors.

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    D'Light Run
    Sat 25th May
    Cleveland Heights, OH, United States
    $10 - $20
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    D'Light Run

    Lydia Glaude, PHD, 3486 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    All proceeds benefit the Demetrius Cameron-Lee Smith Scholarship fund at the Cleveland Montessori School. To date, race proceeds have provided over $12,000 in scholarship to students at Cleveland Montessori.

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    Superhero Donut Run
    Sat 25th May
    $35 - $45
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    Superhero Donut Run

    Dayton, OH, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    The 5K, 10K, and Fun Run begin and end at Centerville High School football stadium. Join us after the race for food, awards, and of course, Bill's Donut's famous donuts!

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    Rocky's Run for Freedom
    Sat 25th May
    Germantown, OH, United States
    $25
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    Rocky's Run for Freedom

    Veterans Memorial Playground, 190 W Warren St, Germantown, OH 45327, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    This race is held each year the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend in honor of Rocky Zanowick who was from Miamisburg and who died while serving his country. In 2017 this race had Team Fastrax skydivers jump in the American flag to the start the race. If you were there, you know it was amazing. If you weren't there, you should come this year. You will be proud to be an American!

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    Furry Skurry 5K
    Sat 25th May
    $35
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    Furry Skurry 5K

    Down to Earth Investments, 20 S Main St, Dayton, OH 45402, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    Its a birdIts a planeIts the most SUPER event of all! Dust off those capes and grab your super pet! Its time for Furry Skurry & Furry Fest!

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    Summa Health Medina Half Marathon & 5K
    Sat 25th May
    Medina, OH, United States
    $25 - $65
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    Summa Health Medina Half Marathon & 5K

    Medina, OH 44256, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    The event starts and finishes on the Historic Medina Square. The course runs through our beautiful city, around the crushed gravel trail of Lake Medina, through scenic neighborhoods and then runners head back up to the square. This race is being held by the Medina County Road Runners.

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    $20
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    Mariemont 5k

    6000 Mariemont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45227, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    From Wooster Pike, turn south on Pleasant Street past the Bell Tower park and ballfields. Right on Mariemont Ave. and follow it down the hill until it deadends at the Mariemont Pool.

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    Move Because You Can 5K
    Sun 26th May
    $25
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    Move Because You Can 5K

    609 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    Join us for a family-run, charitable 5k in support of the local ALS Association, which provides much-needed services to local ALS patients and their families. The course is fast and fun, and all proceeds go to charity. Organized by 13-year-old Zach Green in memory of his grandmother, Marlin Marshall, who died from complications of ALS in 2015.

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    Veterans Honor Run
    Sun 26th May
    Avon Lake, OH, United States
    $4 - $27
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    Veterans Honor Run

    Avon Lake, OH 44012, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    Join us in Avon Lake on Sunday, May 26, for the 7th annual Veterans Honor Run. Put on your best Red, White, and Blue as we run through the streets and parks in honor of our veterans and their sacrifices.

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    Memorial Day Run
    Mon 27th May
    Grosse Ile Township, MI, United States
    $30
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    Memorial Day Run

    Grosse Ile Township, MI, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    A Grosse Ile tradition for over 30 years. Hosted by the Island Road Runners. One of the most scenic courses in S.E. Michigan.

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    Memorial Day Race
    Mon 27th May
    $15
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    Memorial Day Race

    609 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    The city's second oldest race is back. With as many names(Memorial Day Race, Memorial Run, Memorial Day Run, Fork in the Road, Clifton Classic, Conquest de Clifton, RCGC River Run) through the years as Spinal Tap drummers, this years edition is known as Memorial Day Race 43.

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    StAR4Life 5K Run
    Sat 1st Jun
    Brunswick, OH, United States
    $20
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    StAR4Life 5K Run

    4340 Center Rd, Brunswick, OH 44212, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    Join us for the 12th annual StAR4Life 5K and 1 mile run / walk on Saturday June 1! The event at Saint Ambrose Church Brunswick, OH will raise funds and awareness for Cancer research and Cancer care. We will come together to celebrate those who are fighting the battle and to remember our family and friends who have lost the battle. Our event will benefit three amazing organizations that provide much needed support to our community - the American Cancer Society, Holy Family Home and Collin Cares Cure Cancer.

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    St. Mark Run for the Arts 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
    Sat 1st Jun
    $15
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    St. Mark Run for the Arts 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

    Maplw heights, 2 W Roadway, Cleveland, OH 44113, USAView event
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    Please join the St. Mark Parish community for the 18th annual Run for the Arts, Saturday June 1. Great family atmosphere, awesome kids fun run, and a 5K route through the beautiful streets of West Park.

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    The Hammy
    Sat 1st Jun
    $35
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    The Hammy

    112 E Main St, Kent, OH 44240, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    The Hometown Hero 5K is a unique event that kicks off a communal day honoring the life of Adam S. Hamilton, his sacrifice and those who have sacrificed for all of us. 100% of the proceeds benefit the Adam S. Hamilton Memorial & Athletic Scholarship Fund. Each year, two $10,000 scholarships are awarded to worthy Roosevelt High School seniors who have shown leadership in the classroom, on the playing fields and in the community. In addition to maintaining a 3.0 GPA and lettering in two sports. So what are you waiting for? Come make a difference in someone's life.

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    SICSA Lift Your Leg 5K, 10K & 1 Mile
    Sat 1st Jun
    $30
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    SICSA Lift Your Leg 5K, 10K & 1 Mile

    Centerville High School, 500 E Franklin St, Dayton, OH 45459, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    SICSAs Lift Your Leg helps thousands of animals annually by raising critical funding for their care and adoption. Each year, over 1,200 people and their dogs join together and raise money, run and walk in support of animals in need. Participants can choose between the 10K, 5K, and a fun 1-mile course.

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    Candy Race
    Sat 1st Jun
    Westlake, OH, United States
    $40
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    Candy Race

    Westlake, OH 44145, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    Come join us for one of the sweetest, most deliciously fun family 5k run/walks in Cleveland. When you finish, don't be bashful to raise your arms and celebrate your accomplishment and collect a beautiful medal (oh and candy)! Make sure you smile for our photographer so you and your friends/family can enjoy your beautiful (and free) race photo for years to come!

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    KSPT No More Falls 5K
    Sat 1st Jun
    Munroe Falls, OH, United States
    $25
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    KSPT No More Falls 5K

    Hawkins Roof & Exterior Cleaning, 234 Silver Valley Blvd, Munroe Falls, OH 44262, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    Join us for our annual charity 5K run through Munroe Falls and the Bike and Hike trail. Runners and Walkers welcome.

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    Live Well, Do Good 5K/1M
    Sun 2nd Jun
    Hudson, OH, United States
    $10
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    Live Well, Do Good 5K/1M

    206 Village View Rd, Hudson, OH 44236, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    A scenic race course that takes you through the historic Western Reserve Academy utilizing cross country trails. The trails are non-technical and very beginner friendly. Proceeds will be donated to The Childrens Center at Valley View. This preschool will be located in the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority neighborhood in Akrons North Hill community. Starting in Jan of 2020, this preschool will provide families access to a quality preschool in an area where no other opportunities exist.

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    Team Hope Walk/Run - Cleveland
    Sun 2nd Jun
    $25
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    Team Hope Walk/Run - Cleveland

    Maplw heights, 2 W Roadway, Cleveland, OH 44113, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    Please join us for the Cleveland, OH Team Hope Walk & 5K on Sunday, June 2nd! Walk with us as we support the mission of HDSA to improve the lives of everyone with Huntingtons disease!

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    Paws Around the Park
    Sun 2nd Jun
    Woodhaven, MI, United States
    $30
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    Paws Around the Park

    21580 West Rd, Woodhaven, MI 48183, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    The Friends of the Woodhaven/Trenton Animal Shelter will partner with the City of Woodhaven/Trenton Animal Shelter to host the 2nd annual Paws around the Park Woodhaven 5k. Dogs Welcome. All proceeds will benefit the Woodhaven/Trenton Animal Shelter.

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    Run & Ride - Cedar Point
    Sat 8th Jun
    Sandusky, OH, United States
    $50 - $125
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    Run & Ride - Cedar Point

    Cedar Point, Sandusky, OH 44870, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    Run with the Peanuts gang! This one-of-a-kind race is back for its 6th year with your choice of a half-marathon, quarter-marathon, 5K, or 1-mile fun run and the best swag around: a collectible and connectable Peanuts finisher medal, awesome race swag, and a ticket to the park for race weekend!

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    Fat Little 5K & 1 Mile Walk
    Sat 8th Jun
    Cuyahoga County, OH, United States
    $25
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    Fat Little 5K & 1 Mile Walk

    Fat Little Buddies, 26906 Cook Rd, Olmsted Township, OH 44138, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    Please join us for the 10th annual Fat Little 5K & 1 Mile Walk! Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association.

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    Rails Rally 5K
    Sat 8th Jun
    Lincoln Park, MI, United States
    $35
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    Rails Rally 5K

    1334 Southfield Rd, Lincoln Park, MI 48146, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    This is the third year for the Lincoln Park Schools Education Foundation RAILS RALLY 5K run/walk. The Lincoln Park Public Schools Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to attract, manage, and distribute charitable gifts to provide educational opportunities that enhance the Lincoln Park School's commitment to excellence.

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    Sophia’s Smile
    Sat 8th Jun
    Medina, OH, United States
    $15 - $25
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    Sophia’s Smile

    Buckeye Woods Park, 6335 Wedgewood Rd, Medina, OH 44256, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    This is the 5th annual 5k race in memory of my daughter, Sophia. She was a beautiful, energetic, loving, two year old little girl, who loved running with her four brothers.

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    Happy Soles 5K walk/run
    Sun 9th Jun
    Taylor, MI, United States
    $25
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    Happy Soles 5K walk/run

    Heritage Park, 12111 Pardee Rd, Taylor, MI 48180, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    All proceeds benefit the Fish & Loaves client choice food pantry distributing 1.6 million pounds of food annually to Allen Park, Brownstown Township, Dearborn Heights, Romulus, Southgate, Taylor, Woodhaven and our 50/50 Partner organizations.

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    Slavic Village Pierogi Dash
    Sun 9th Jun
    $25
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    Slavic Village Pierogi Dash

    Maplw heights, 2 W Roadway, Cleveland, OH 44113, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    The annual run brings athletes of all abilities together to support the Slavic Village neighborhood. As in previous years, participants are encouraged to celebrate the neighborhoods Slavic roots and live healthy active lifestyles by bringing together friends and family members to challenge themselves to complete the course.

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    Ohio Teamster/Medical Mutual Flag Day 5K
    Wed 12th Jun
    Mentor, OH, United States
    $15
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    Ohio Teamster/Medical Mutual Flag Day 5K

    Mentor, OH 44060, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    The Biggest Flag Day Race and Walk in the State of Ohio! Super sharp patriotic Flag Day style shirt to the first 250 entries.

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    SJB Run with Me 5K & 1 Mile Walk
    Sat 15th Jun
    Parma Heights, OH, United States
    $10 - $20
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    SJB Run with Me 5K & 1 Mile Walk

    6480 Pearl Rd, Parma Heights, OH 44130, USAView event
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    Please join the St. John Bosco Parish community for the Annual Run with Me 5K & 1 Mile Walk! Beautiful 5K & 1 Mile routes that wind along Big Creek Parkway on the MetroParks path.

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    Rhino Rush 5K
    Sat 15th Jun
    Peninsula, OH, United States
    $35
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    Rhino Rush 5K

    1712 Main St, Peninsula, OH 44264, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    The Rhino Rush 5K is a fundraiser for rhino conservation efforts in Kenya and Southeast Asia. Funds raised at this event will join Bowling for Rhinos, the premier conservation fundraiser of the American Association of Zoo Keepers. Since 1991, Bowling for Rhinos has raised over 7 million dollars for rhino conservation. 100% of the profits from Bowling for Rhinos go to support the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya, the International Rhino Foundation in Indonesia, and Action for Cheetahs in Kenya.

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    Ohio City Run & Crawl
    Sat 15th Jun
    $10 - $25
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    Ohio City Run & Crawl

    Cleveland, OH, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    Run through historic Ohio City, then attend the after party and get your first beer on us! The Ohio City Run & Crawl has been a Cleveland tradition for over a decade, featuring a 5k and kids' fun run starting right in the heart of the district.

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    Run for Rwanda
    Sat 15th Jun
    Hudson, OH, United States
    $15 - $40
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    Run for Rwanda

    206 Village View Rd, Hudson, OH 44236, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us for a Hudson, Ohio run like no other! Run for Rwanda will take place Father's Day weekend. Lace up with Dad, and get ready to run on a beautiful trail through Hudson Springs Park, adjacent to Seton Catholic School. Loop around the 50-acre lake and catch glimpses of natural wildlife along the path. For the cheer squad, there are several great playgrounds right along the route to keep the kids busy during the race. A coffee truck will be on-site during and after the race for post-event hydration. This race will be like none other with local celebrities, a live DJ, and an after party. You can sign up to run, walk, or just donate to support this amazing cause. You do not have to run to be a part of Race Day!

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    Terrain Race – Cleveland – FREE
    Sat 15th Jun
    Middleburg Heights, OH, United States
    $40
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    Terrain Race – Cleveland – FREE

    Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 19201 E. Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Our obstacle course races let you conquer obstacles and mud as yourself. You're the true hero at the terrain race finish line.

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    Riverview Summit Run
    Sat 15th Jun
    Riverview, MI, United States
    $25
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    Riverview Summit Run

    Riverview, MI, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    As part of Riverview Summerfest festivities, participants will enjoy a challenging 5k course taking you to the highest elevation and most spectacular view in Downriver -- top of the hill at Riverview Highlands Golf Course and back.

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    Dad's Day Run
    Sun 16th Jun
    Shaker Heights, OH, United States
    $20
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    Dad's Day Run

    20151 S Woodland Rd, Shaker Heights, OH 44122, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    Join Family Connections for the Annual DadsDay Run. This race is for everyone, not just Dad, runners, walkers and strollers are encouraged. It features a beautiful 5 mile and a 1 mile course through Shaker Heights, which starts and ends at Shaker Family Center, 19824 Sussex Road.

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    Bur Oak Six Miler
    Wed 19th Jun
    Lorain, OH, United States
    $12
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    Bur Oak Six Miler

    Days Dam Trailhead, 2846-, 2996 E 31st St, Lorain, OH 44055, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    Kick off our Summer XC Series racing through the beautiful Lorain County Metroparks @ the Inaugural Bur Oak 6 Miler!

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    Direction Up 5K
    Sat 22nd Jun
    £15 - £25
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    Direction Up 5K

    Solon Middle School, 6835 Som Center Rd, Solon, OH 44139, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    Run, walk, jog or just have fun at the Direction Up 5k Run and 1 Mile Family Walk! This family-friendly event is designed to promote health, wellness and fitness, while inspiring great memories for you and the entire family.

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