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On Your Mark, Get Set, Go Run in Stark County

January 3, 2019- There are so many running events in Stark County in 2019. From a full marathon to family friendly runs your list of races to register for this season is sure to grow a little longer!

The Hungry Turtle Crawl 4k Run/Walk & Kid's Run | April 20 | Canton

The Hungry Turtle Crawl is a fast, flat loop 2.57 run/walk course through the historic streets and parks of Northeast Canton. Following the race, there will be an open house at the farm site. Healthy refreshments will be available for all participants.

Draft Day 5K | April 27 | Canton

Begin the Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon weekend with a special 5K on Saturday. The Start will be at the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Finish will be inside Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.

Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon | April 28 | Pro Football Hall of Fame 

Be a part of the greatest race around! The Marathon is a full 26.2 mile event that will take you on a scenic journey of Canton, OH. Runners will finish at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium and will travel along a pure out and back course. Get signed up before it is too late for the Full Marathon, Half Marathon, or Team Relay to experience this legendary race around Canton!

Annual 5K Walk/Run for Wellness | May 11 | Malone University

Come run for wellness on May 11, at the Malone University Track! Race Day Registration begins at 8 AM. Refreshments and awards will be provided at the conclusion of the race. Trophies will be given to the top male and female finishers. The goal of the 5K Walk/Run for Wellness is to promote positive health initiatives through educational and supportive programming.

Mother of All Races | May 11 | Northwest High School

Come celebrate Mother's Day Weekend when the Canal Fulton Rotary presents the “Mother of All Races” 5K Run/walk, 10K Run, 5K Competitive Walk. There is special pricing for Mother/Daughter and Mother/Son teams.

Hero Run 5K | May 27 | Perry High School 

The HERO 5K Run/Walk is a looped 3.1 mile run-walk along 13th street in Perry Township on Monday, May 27. This is the six year for the HERO 5K Run/Walk and is an event inconjunction with the Perry Township Flags of Freedom.

Shearer's Snacks Chip Chase 5K | May 31 | Brewster

The 12th Annual Shearer's Snacks Chip Chase 5K will be held in downtown Brewster with a Kids Fun run. Join us with your family to enjoy runners bags, door prizes, RAFFLE ITEMS (a Fit Bit!!), race refreshments, the Brewster Fireman’s Festival (that includes carnival rides, carnival FOOD, live bands, FIREWORKS, and more)- and a GREAT RACE!

24 Hour Eagle Up Ultra | June 8-9 | Canal Fulton

Based at Canal Fulton's St. Helena Park, the course is flat and fast ... on the Olde Muskingum and Ralph Regula Towpath Trails. There's plenty of shade and the scenery is beautiful. Run/walk along the Tuscarawas River and the Ohio Erie Canal. You have 24 hours to complete 100 miles, 100 kilometers (62 miles), the NEW 50/50 ... [50 Miles, then 50 Kilometers], 50 miles or 50 kilometers (31 miles). Compete as an individual or relay team.

Fit Family 5K Fun Run | June 22 | Walsh Univeristy 

It begins on the beautiful campus of Walsh University and winds through the roads of the surrounding North Canton community. This fast road race promotes health and wellness for all ages in our community. Adults who wish to participate in the 5K race/walk may sign up for FREE CHILDCARE (for ages 2-10) during the adult 5K, provided by DPT Club and faculty. Childcare activities including: face painting, games, inflatables, and a snack during the 5K race.

Jackson Township Night Glow 5K | June 28 | Jackson Community Park 

The 19th Annual Night Glow 5K has become one of runners "must do" races of each racing season. This event is part of the Jackson Community 4th of July Celebration.   Please join us at Jackson HS on June 28th, for the Firework start!

North Canton YMCA July 4th Race | July 4 | North Canton YMCA 

Celebrate Independence Day with an energizing 5-mile run or the 2-mile run/walk. Have kids under the age of 6? Make sure you sign them up for the Kids Firecracker Dash with a 100 yard dash! 

Jingle in July & Elf Fun Run | July 13 | Jackson Township North Park 

Get your holiday outfit ready for a fun Christmas in July themed 5K run/walk and kids Elf Fun Run! The event is accessible to runners and walkers of any ability. All registrants will recieve Christmas-themed flip flop medal, festive tri-blended race shirt, fun finisher food, and an awesome atmosphere. 

Warrior Dash | July 20 | Clay’s Park Resort

Rugged terrain, muddy trails, obstacles on land and water! You know what the Warrior Dash is all about! Follow it up with a turkey leg, a beer, and a shower!

Up, Up & Away 5K | July 27 | Kent State University at Stark

The Up, Up & Away 5k is a new event brought to you by the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival. There will be hot air balloon shaped finisher medals for all participants, plus Spirit Airline travel voucher for the top three male and female runners! We will also have inflatables for the kids and so much more!

Alliance Rotary Castle Run | September 2 | Glamorgan Castle 

The 12th annual Castle Run features both a flat fast 2 mile course and a fabulous 10k course with some good hills. Both courses are certified and both distances have separate walking and running categories.

G.L.O 5K & Festival | September 7 | Hartville MarketPlace & Flea Market

Enjoy the ultimate blend of a 5K run followed by live music all day at G.L.O. (Giving Light to Others) 5K & Festival. This event will feature a ‘food truck rally’, along with a FREE concert, and activities for the whole day with plenty to entertain the entire family!

Maize Valley Wine Run & Zero K Beer Run | September 21 | Maize Valley Winery & Brewery

Join us for the 2nd annual “Hopnesia IPA 5K” at Maize Valley. Maize Valley = Winery, Craft Brewery, Farm Market and Fall Harvest Family Fun. The race is a cross country 5k that travels on paths from fields to vineyards to corn maze and MORE. All participants in the 5K will receive a 1/4 zip embroidered tech shirt, a complimentary Hopnesia IPA BEER (or cup of apple cider if under 21), commemorative bib, Subway coupon valid for a Free 6" Sub, Finisher's Medal, Free race photos, and on line Chronotrack results.

Run Now Wine Later | October 5 | Gervasi Vineyard

Experience the beauty of an autumn morning as you run through Gervasi Vineyard, passing the grapes ripe for harvest, orchards and more during this 4.5-mile trail run/walk. Traverse the Middlebranch Trail through wetlands and forest, loop around the Glenoak Campus and finish at the beautiful Gervasi Vineyard, where you can enjoy food and beverages.

CAK 5K on the Runway | October 5 | Akron-Canton Airport

Enjoy a unique view of the Akron-Canton Airport, from the runway! Join family, friends and fellow aviation-enthusiasts as you watch aircraft depart and arrive from CAK while on the flattest course in the region.

Insane Inflatable 5K | October 5 | Clay’s Park Resort

3.1 miles, 11 insane inflatables, 1 crazy fun day! From start to finish the Insane Inflatable 5K is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. When they say INSANE, they mean it. It’s your chance to be a kid again!

Perry Rotary Turkey Trot | November 28 | Canton Central Catholic

Come join the Perry Twp. Rotarians and the Perry Community on Thanksgiving Morning for our 23nd Annual Perry Twp. Rotary Turkey Trot on Novermber 28, 2019. This is a 5K Run/Walk, Competitive Walk, & Little Gobbler Run at Central Catholic High School, 4824 Tuscarawas St. W, Canton, OH 44708. This annual event has become a family event that hosts over 2800 runners/walkers and their families each year.

Frosty Frolic | December 7 | McKinley Monument

The Canton Parks light up every holiday season with an impressive display of decorations, hand crafted by the folks at Canton Parks. The Frosty Frolic will start and end on the grounds of the McKinley National Memorial. The route takes you through Stadium Park with beautiful views of the lights.

Allison Rowe


Allison Rowe is the Marketing Coordinator for Visit Canton.  She enjoys shopping, spending time with friends & family, going to concerts, and watching football!  Allison can be found trying new restaurants, exploring museums, and hanging out at Canton First Fridays.

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