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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!

Sweetheart Run | February 9 | Jackson North Park 


Come out and join us for a fun, festive 5K with both individual and a couples team element.  The race will take place in and around Jackson Park beginning at 10AM.  Register as a couple or individual, for overall race prizes, as well as a Valentines costume competition prize.  Every race registration comes with a beer at Winking Lizard (for those of age).


Louisville St. Patrick's Day Run | March 16 | Louisville High School


Think Green! This is the 19th year for the Louisville St. Patrick's Day 5K.  Start the spring out with a run and the Ohio Challenge Series with something green. Starting in front of Louisville High School and winding through the scenic Metzger Park, along with the Nickleplate Trail and finishing back at the high school.  The race time is 10:00 AM and as always we will have soup and other refreshments afterward.


Funny Bunny 4-Miler | April 6 | Canton 


Family-friendly, accessible to all ages and abilities, this event is sure to please. The Funny Bunny run/walk will guide you through the Stark Parks trails and neighborhoods around the lake, with stunning views of the water and wildlife.


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!


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.


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.


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

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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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