Run like Clint Eastwood in Alcatraz

Jason Werling
Aug 15, 2013

There's a Jail Break this weekend, but leave the orange jumpsuits in your cell. The 2nd annual race starts and ends near the Erie County Jail and runners make their way through Oakland Cemetery. All profits from the race support  the ALS Association, Northern Ohio Chapter.

Also, a couple races on September 28 to put on your calendar are the 5k for J.J. and the Oktoberfest 5k.

JJ is an 11 year old boy from Collins who was recently rushed to Akron Children’s Hospital and soon diagnosed with Lymphoma. All funds will benefit the family with medical expenses. The 5k will be at the Norwalk Reservoir.

The 2nd Annual North Coast Oktoberfest starts off with a 5K run at 9:00 a.m. around the downtown Sandusky area (lederhosen encouraged). 

disclaimer: I know Eastwood didn't run from Alcatraz, he had to swim his way to San Francisco, but it made you click the story, didn't it?

Upcoming Races

Saturday, August 17Jail Break 5k, Perkins Township
Saturday, August 17 & 18:  Vermilion Triathlon/Duathlon
Saturday, August 17Color Me Rad Race, Columbus
Friday, September 6: Rev3 5k and 1 mile Glow Run, Cedar Point
Saturday, September 7: Rev3 Sprint Rev and Little Rev Triathlon, Cedar Point
Sunday, September 8: Rev3 Half and Full Triathlon, Cedar Point
Sunday, September 8Run the Rock 5k, Castalia Quarry
Saturday, September 14: Lake Erie Zombie Mud Run 5k, Huron Township
Saturday, September 28: 5k for JJ, Norwalk
Saturday, September 28: North Coast Oktoberfest 5k, Sandusky
Sunday, September 29Mason's Walk/Run, Osborne Park
Sunday, October 6: Rock & Roll Half Marathon, Cleveland
Sunday, November 10: The Police Chase Half-Marathon, Kelleys Island
Thursday, November 28: Turkey Trot 5k, Perkins Township
Saturday, December 7: A Christmas Story 5k/10k, Cleveland
Sunday, December 15: Santa Hustle 5k and Half-Marathon, Sandusky

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


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