Get some exercise, save a planet

Jason Werling
Apr 23, 2014

Partly cloudy with a chance of running? Yes, please.

This Saturday's temperatures look to be perfect for 5k run and there just happens to be one in Norwalk. The Earth Day 5k Run is organized by Norwalk Parks & Rec director Niki Cross. Read more about the race HERE.

This weekend I'll be running with some friends in the Glass City half-marathon in Toledo. Some of us are only running a 'measly' 13.1 miles and others are running the full 26.2 mile marathon.

Perkins firefighter Brian Hackenburg  is running the full marathon in his turnout gear in honor of fallen firefighter Jamie Dickman. I will be taking photos for Monday's edition of the Sandusky Register, so be sure to pick it up.

I had a late start to training so I'm just hoping to finish. I was hurt and sick for the first part of the year, but a healthy dose of stretching and orange juice helped get me back into somewhat running shape.

And speaking of stretching, I have found that a little yoga goes a long way. There are new yoga classes offered in Sandusky, check out Patrick O'Brien's new blog here at FIT to learn more about it.

We are also looking forward to our first FIT Challenge 5k set for Memorial Day Weekend in downtown Sandusky. There will be more information on that within the next week, but if you would like to get a head start on registering, the downloadable form is below. Click HERE to view photos from last year's race.

Upcoming events (click on the race for more information)

Saturday, April 26: Earth Day 5k Run, Norwalk

Sunday, April 27: Clyde Lion’s Club 5k, Clyde

Saturday, May 3: Lighthouse 10mile & 5K, Huron

Saturday, May 10: Daisy Run 5KMarblehead

Saturday and Sunday, May 17/18: Tough Mudder, Mansfield

Saturday, May 24: Jon Martin Memorial 5k & 10k, Bellevue

Sunday, May 25: FIT Challenge 5k Walk/Run, Sandusky Register (Download the entry form below)

Saturday, May 31: Sandusky Lions Club 5k, Sandusky

Saturday, May 31: Warrior Dash, Millfield, Ohio

Saturday, June 1: Run the Rock 5k, Castalia Quarry

Sunday, June 8: Kelleys Island 5k/10k (There will be a special Goodtime Cruise to and from the island in memory of Chris Smith)

Sunday, July 12: Bay Bridge 5K, Port Clinton


Area race calendars

Firelands Area Runners

Fremont Elite Runners (Group runs and meetings every third Wednesday)