National Running Day: Who will win the argument?

There is a popular quote out there that “running is nothing more than a series of arguments between the part of your brain that wants to stop and the part that wants you to keep going” (author unknown).  As a runner (or wogger) myself, I couldn’t agree more. This is especially true  if you are a distance runner.  Once you hit any mile after 16, you seriously start to battle with those little voices in your head as to why you are putting your body through this torture.  I would say that some runners, possibly most, don’t love to run but absolutely love how running makes them feel afterwards. Whether it is the endorphin “high” after a run, the joy you experience while crossing the finish line or the way you look when you put on those favorite pair of jeans, running is good for the soul.  

Do you know what the hardest part about running is?
Signing up!

You see, when you sign up for the race, you’re not just committing to run on the day of the race but you are signing up to train as well.  Running a race is great training for everyday life. It forces you to be disciplined, honest and committed to YOURSELF! Sure you could show up on the day of the race not having run a step, but once you start running that race, you soon realize that the only person that you “shorted” was yourself.

Below you’ll find over 35 races in the Northwest Ohio area scheduled in 2019.  We’d like to encourage you to take advantage of this globally recognized day of running and sign up for a race.  I guarantee that your family will be so proud of you when you cross the finish line. More importantly you will be proud of yourself.  Take some advice from Fred DeVito Executive Vice President of Mind Body Training at Exhale Enterprises, Inc., “if it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.”

June 5, 2019
National Running Day Toledo RoadRunners (FREE)
Maumee, OH

June 7, 2019
Cherry Fest Run 10K/5K/1K
Whitehouse, OH

June 8, 2019
Run 4 Rory 5k Run/Walk
Perrysburg, OH

June 8, 2019
Great Amazing Race Family Friendly Adventure Run/Walk
Toledo, OH

June 15, 2019
Muddy Mini 5k/ ¼ & ½ Marathon
Maumee, OH

June 15, 2019 
Rollie Run Run 5k Run/Walk
Holland, OH

June 16, 2019
I Believe I Can Fly 5K/1K on the Runway
Walbridge, OH

June 21, 2019
Findlay Family YMCA Glow Run 5k Run/Walk
Findlay, OH

June 22, 2019
Sundae Stroll 5k Run/Walk
Bowling Green, OH

June 22, 2019
Izzy Shuffle 5k Run/Walk
Sylvania, OH

June 26, 2019 
Quarry Ridge Triathlon & Duathlon
Sylvania, OH

July 4, 2019   
Starr Spangled 5k Run/Walk
Oregon, OH

July 11, 2019 
Under the Moon 5k Run/Walk
Maumee, OH

July 11, 2019 
Ohio Michigan 8k & 5k
Sylvania, OH

August 2, 2019
Zip the Bug!  DPI’s Community Fun Run/Walk
Perrysburg, OH

August 3, 2019 
Give Cancer the Boot: 5k Hot Pink Glow Run/Walk
Findlay, OH

August 3, 2019
Temperance Let’s Do This 5k Run/Walk
Temperance, MI

August 4, 2019   
Sylvania Triathlon, Duathlon & Aquabike
Sylvania, OH

August 10, 2019
Project V.O.I.C.E. 5K Run/Walk
Toledo, OH

August 10, 2019 
Runaway Bride 5k Run/Walk
Maumee, OH

August 11, 2019
Jeep 4-Miler
Toledo, OH

August 25, 2019
Boy Scout Half Marathon, 10k & 5K
Bowling Green, OH

August 31, 2019 
Run for the Door 5k Run/Walk
Toledo, OH

September 1-2, 2019
Olander 24 Hr Ultra Dave’s Endurance Run & Team Relay
Sylvania, OH

September 9, 2019 
University of Toledo’s Pulmonary Fibrosis 5k Run/Walk
Toledo, OH

September 14, 2019 
Run Into Fall 5k
Toledo, OH

September 14, 2019
Haiti Hustle 5k
Toledo, OH

September 28, 2019
Findlay Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5k Run/Walk
Findlay, OH

September 29, 2019
Komen Northwest OH Race for the Cure 5k Run/Walk
Toledo, OH

October 5, 2019
Findlay Red, White & Blue Half & 10k Corporate Cup
Findlay, OH

October 6, 2019   
Springfield Sprint 5k Run/Walk/Kids Fun Run |
Holland, OH

October 7, 2019
Little Hero 5k Run/Walk
Toledo, OH

October 13, 2019 
MacQueen’s Run for Your Life 10k & 5k Run/Walk
Holland, OH

October 26, 2019 
Rockober 10k, 5k & 1 Mile Walk
Rossford, OH

October 26, 2019 
Relay for the Kids:  Zombie Run
Toledo, OH

November 9, 2019   
Churchill’s Half Marathon & ProMedica 5k to End Hunger
Toledo, OH

November 28, 2019
Dave’s Turkey Chase 5k Run/Walk
Toledo, OH

December 7, 2019 
Miracle on Main Street & Santa’s Little Helpers Dash
Sylvania, OH

Written: Jun 5, 2019

About The Author

Dana Nehren

Dana Nehren

Director of Agent Services

Dana is a content specialist for Home Sweet Toledo. She is also the Agent Services Director for Danberry.