Jon Martin Memorial and F.I.T. Challenge races this weekend

Jason Werling
May 22, 2013

This Saturday and Sunday look like perfect days to run or walk a 5k or 10k and lucky for you, there are two.

Memorial Day weekend is the most fitting time for a race in memory of Jon Martin, a Bellevue native who died on Thanksgiving Day, 2007, from injuries sustained from a roadside bomb. Staff Sgt. Martin was an avid runner and the race was organized in his memory. Click HERE for the registration form for the Jon Martin races.

There is also a golf scramble Sunday at the Twin Lakes Golf Course in Bellevue with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

Also on Sunday, we are hosting the first F.I.T. Challenge 5k Run/Walk in downtown Sandusky. Registration for the race starts at 9 a.m. with the race kicking off at 10 a.m. The F.I.T. Challenge 5k is the perfect race for a first time participant as our F.I.T. Challengers will be participating and will be available to talk to about their accomplishments and struggles over the past 5 months.
Click HERE for a registration form for the F.I.T. Challenge 5k and we'll see you there.

Upcoming events (click on the race for more information)

Saturday, May 25: Jon Martin Memorial 5k & 10k, Bellevue
Saturday, May 25: Zombie Run for your Lives, Logan
Sunday, May 26: FIT Challenge 5k Walk/Run (Entry Form Below)
Saturday, June 1: Warrior Dash, Butler
Saturday, June 8: East Harbor 5k
Saturday, June 8: Airrman Nathan E. Smith 5k, Tiffin
Sunday, June 9: Kelleys Island 5k/10k (There will be a special Goodtime Cruise to and from the island in memory of Chris Smith)
Saturday, June 15: Bloomville UCC Berry 5K & 10K
Saturday, June 15: 35th Annual Camelback 5k/10k, Fremont
Sunday, June 16: Chris Smith Memorial 5k Challenge, Cedar Point
Saturday, June 15: Savage Race, Zanesfield
Saturday, June 22: Team Jenny 5k, Fremont
Sunday, June 23: Norwalk Century Bicycle Ride (419) 663-6775.
Saturday & Sunday, June 29/30: Bike MS Reeves Northrup Memorial Bike to the Bay, Maumee
Saturday, July 20: Cold Creek 5k, Castalia
Saturday, July 20: White Star Triathlon, Gibsonburg
Saturday, July 27: Jim Hauser Sarcoma Foundation 5k, Perkins High School
Sunday, July 28: Wakeman 5k
Saturday and Sunday, August 10/11: Warrior Dash, N. Lawrence
Saturday, August 3: Norwalk Triathlon
Saturday, August 10: St. Paul 5k & 10k, Norwalk
Saturday, August 17: Color Me Rad Race, Columbus
Sunday, September 29: Mason's Walk/Run, Osborne Park

Area race calendars
Firelands Area Runners
Fremont Elite Runners (Group runs and meetings every third Wednesday)