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January 15, 2020- There are so many running events in Stark County in 2020. From a full marathon to family friendly runs your list of races to register for this season is sure to grow a little longer!

Sippo Lake 5k Park Run / Every Saturday / Canton 
What is Sippo Lake parkrun? It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock. When is it? Every Saturday at 8:00 am. Where is it? The event takes place at Sippo Lake Park (North), 5712 12th St. NW, Canton, OH 44708. See the course page for more details.

St. Patrick’s Day 5k Trail Run / March 14 / Hartville 
Join us on Saturday, March 14, 2020, for our 9th annual St. Patrick's Day Trail Run. There is a 5k course mild enough for first-timers and scenic enough for experienced trail runners to enjoy. Make it a family event and bring the kids to participate in the 1-mile fun run. Race perks include uniquely designed awards for top 3 overall and age groups, long sleeve gender-specific tech shirts, post-race refreshments/snacks, and more!

Get Lucky 50/50 Race / March 21 / Canal Fulton
The Get Lucky 50/50 will be Race Brimstone's inaugural race! It will start at 7:00 am on Saturday, March 21 at Canal Fulton's St. Helena Park. We provide a well-organized race put on by runners for runners. Expect a fun race with well-supplied Aid Stations equipped with what you need. You'll receive a swag bag at check-in, a long-sleeve race tech t-shirt, and a finisher's medal.

2020 Viking Victory Run 5K / April 19th / North Canton 
The Viking Victory Run is a 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Fun Run and Little Vikes Run (6 years and under) that benefits the North Canton City Schools.  Our event is held at Hoover High School Memorial Stadium, 426 Wise Ave NE, North Canton, OH 44720.  Our mission is to encourage fitness in our families, promote community togetherness, and provide financial support to North Canton City Schools.

Draft Day 5K / April 25 / 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 26 / Canton
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 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!

Run for Education / May 2 / Uniontown
Join Green Schools Foundation for 2nd Annual Run for Education 5K Run/Walk and Fun Run. The Fun Run Starts 8:30 PM, 5K Starts 9:00 PM – Fast Course – Starts and Finishes on the track. Glow Lights will light up your run on a closed course through Green Local School Campus. Blacklight tents along Bulldog Way to make you GLOW. Sign up before April 24th to guarantee a t-shirt

2020 Mother of All Races / May 9th / Canal Fulton
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.

Running with my Gnomies / May 9 / Canal Fulton
Running with My Gnomies is a 25k and 50k through the hills of Camp Tuscazoar in beautiful Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Not only will you get to run with your Gnomies (Friends), you will also run with Gnomes! As you run the course look for the Gnomes of Tuscazoar. There are many of them hiding among the rocks and trees of the Camp Tuscazoar forest. Count them and see if you can find them all!

Girls on the Run / May 16th / Canton
The GOTR 5K is a non-chip-timed event. At GOTR East Central Ohio, we celebrate the limitless potential of our girls and inspire them to be joyful, healthy and confident. The 5k event is the crowning moment of their program participation in this life-changing program

2020 Splatter Scatter 5K / May 23rd / Uniontown
The Splatter Scatter 5K & Fun Run is on Saturday, May 23, 2020, at Lake Community YMCA, 428 King Church Ave SW, Uniontown, OH 44685.  Participants run while being doused with harmless color.  The official event t-shirt will show off the colors!

2020 Hero Run 5K Run/Walk / May 25th / Massillon
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 in conjunction with the Perry Township Flags of Freedom.

2020 Lake Township FISH 5K Run/Walk / May 30 / Uniontown
The Lake Township FISH 5K course is USATF-certified. The 3.1-mile (5K) road course begins and ends at the Lake Blue Streak Football Stadium (658 Market Ave N, Uniontown, OH 44685). Participants can choose to participate in a timed 5K Run, a timed 5K Competitive Walk (ABSOLUTELY no running or jogging), Fun Walk, or in an untimed 1/2 Mile Kids Fun Walk.

Kickin' Kawasaki 5K / June 6 / Canton
The Kickin’ Kawasaki 5K is a family-friendly, kid-oriented race/walk dedicated to growing awareness and raising money to KICK Kawasaki Disease. You wear socks to run, right? So why not have fun with it? Sport crazy or fun or super cool socks and you might just win a prize – the crazier the better.

Eagle Up Ultra Marathon 100 mile / June 6-7 / 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.

Summer Scamper 5k & 10k / June 13th / Hartville
Want to see different parts of Quail Hollow? Come out on June 8th and enjoy some of the best trails the park has to offer. We offer two great courses with a 5K and 10K option. Participants signed up before May 29th are guaranteed a race tank top. Other perks include finisher frisbees for the fun run, race sunglasses, and awards.

2020 Fit Family 5K / June 20 / North Canton
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.

2020 Run4Kids SuperHero 5K / July 10 / North Canton
Kiwanis Club & Tiqvah Hands of Hope jointly operate Run4Kids SuperHero 5K.  Please come and support these two organizations.  Race proceeds will be divided 50% to each organization.  Any donations will go to the charity of your choice.

Jingle in July 5K / July 11 / Massillon
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 receive Christmas-themed flip flop medal, festive tri-blended race shirt, fun finisher food, and an awesome atmosphere.

2020 CAK5K on the Runway / July 18th / Canton
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.

2020 Kevin Peck Memorial Run / July 25th / Canal Fulton
The Kevin Peck Memorial Run was established in honor of Kevin Peck, a 1998 graduate of Northwest High School who was tragically killed in December of 2011.  Kevin was a state-qualifying track and cross country runner.  His untimely death was a tragedy to all who knew him.  In his memory, the Kevin Peck Perseverance Award Scholarship was created.

2020 G.L.O. 5K and Festival / August 21st / Hartville
Join us for the G.L.O. 5K and Moonlight Market on Friday, August 21st. The evening will start with the 5K race and Moonlight Market starting at 6:00. Enjoy live music, handcrafted vendors, food trucks, and much more! End the fun-filled evening with friends and family by watching the fireworks show beginning at 10:00!

2020 Steppin' Out for Hospice 5K / August 22nd / Alliance
Join us on Saturday, August 22 for our annual twilight 5K run/walk & 5K competitive walk along with our 1K for kids 10 and under!  The event takes place at Aultman Alliance Community Hospital. The Steppin' Out for Hospice 5K benefits the Aultman Alliance Community Hospital, Hospice organization, donations can be made to our organization by going to this link fundraiser page, donations can also be made through the registration process.

2020 Run the Rink 5K / August 23rd / North Canton
The Run the Rink 5K Run/Walk is on Sunday, August 23 at the Center Ice Sports Complex on 8319 Port Jackson Ave NW, North Canton, OH 44720. All proceeds are for Center Ice Foundation.  The Center Ice Complex is the home for a variety of teams such as Center Ice Skating Club, Canton Precision Theater On Ice Team which is ranked 5th in the nation!

Tuscazoar 100m & 50m / September 5 / Historic Zoar
The course will be a 25-mile loop (4 loops for the 100-mile race and 2 loops for the 50-mile race) consisting of single track trail, old railroad beds, and towpath trail. Along the course, you will see beautiful woodlands, overlooks, an old iron mine, Dover dam, the Tuscarawas River and the historic town of Zoar.

2020 Alliance Rotary Castle Run 10K & 2 Mile / September 7th / Alliance
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.

Run the World 5K run / September 12 / North Canton
The new Run the World Race Series is a collaborative effort between the colleges and regional campuses within Kent State University and the Office of Global Education to raise money for study abroad student scholarships. The 5th Anniversary of Run the World will be held on Kent State’s Kent Campus in September! Come join the fun!

2020 Run to the Wall / September 12 / Clinton
Run to the Wall was established to memorialize all military service personnel, past, present, and future.  Past participants told us, we have a challenging “hilly” course but that they look forward to coming back year after year.   No matter what your athletic ability we are confident that you will be able to complete the course.

Being a Light in the Darkness 5k / September 12 / East Canton
Join us at Hannah's House 119! September 12, 2020. Registration/Packet Pick Up Opens September 12 @ 5:30pm - Race Starts @ 8pm Register early! Shirts are not guaranteed after August 23rd!

2020 Sancta Clara Monastery Nun Run / October 10th / Canton
The Nun Run is a fun and worthwhile event designed to create awareness of the nun's presence in Canton and at the same time support the nuns' in the maintenance, upkeep, and security of the monastery.  The 5K will run in the neighboring streets, the Middlebranch Trail, and through the monastery grounds.  Strollers are welcome!  There will be a free kids fun run followed by awards and face painting.

2020 Stephen's Sunrise Pi Mile / October 17th / Massillon
We will have a 5K race on October 17, 2020, at 8:00 A.M. at the Paul & Carol David YMCA of Jackson Township, 7389 Caritas Circle Northwest, Massillon, OH 44646 and will be run in conjunction with the Jackson “Unity in the Community Pancake Breakfast”. All proceeds from our event go towards two memorial scholarships. The awards from last year’s race, benefiting both Jackson and Louisville high schools, totaled $8,000.

2020 Great Pumpkin Race / October 31st / Canton
Join us for the 23rd Anniversary Great Pumpkin Race on Saturday, October 31 at the Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 2950 Whipple Ave NW, Canton, OH 44708. In addition to the road events, we have pumpkin cart racing, pumpkin decorating and the chance to Guess the Weight of the Giant Pumpkin!

Made in America Half Marathon / November 8th / Massillon
Come out and join us for a fun, festive 1/2 Marathon!  The Race is November 8, 2020, starting at 8:00 am in downtown Massillon.  The Race takes place on and around the Towpath in Massillon, comprised of 4 miles of rolling hills, and the remainder a flat, fast Towpath finish at the Lake Avenue Trailhead.

Kent State University at Stark - Turkey Trot / November 21st / Massillon
Enjoy the picturesque Stark campus while helping some furry friends in need at Kent State University of Stark in North Canton, OH.

Perry Rotary Turkey Trot / November 26 / Canton
Come join the Perry Twp. Rotarians and the Perry Community on Thanksgiving Morning for our 23rd Annual Perry Twp. Rotary Turkey Trot on November 28, 2020. 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.

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. Have an update or comment about the blog? Reach out at

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