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Posted on Jul 28, 2016 |

August 5K Races

August 5K Races

Races in August.

Races in August.

Get fit – and give alms! Some upcoming 5K races benefiting Catholic causes. 

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Aug. 6, Blue Jay 5K and Kids Fun Run at St. Joseph Church (Cold Spring, KY). Chip-timed 5K for teens and adults; kids run free. Part of the two-day St. Jospeh Parish Festival. For information, click here.


Aug. 6, Building Bridges Blazin’ Hot 5K at the University of Dayton, 10:30 am (Kids Half-Mile Fun Run: 10 am). Co-sponsored by the UD Law School Student Bar Association. On-site registration begins at 9 am; light breakfast follows race. For information or to register click here.


Aug. 11, Covington Catholic High School Alumni Cross County 5K Race at Devou Park (Covington), 7 pm. All alumi and friends of the CCH Cross Country program are welcome at this free 5K that begins and ends near the Drees Pavilion. For information email Coach Tom Arnold at


Aug. 12, Germanfest Picnic 5K and 10K at Carillon Park (Dayton, OH). Evening races part of one of the area’s largest German festivals. On-site parking $2 in addition to race fee; no entry fee for festival. For information click here.


Aug. 13, 34th Annual Newtown 5K Run/Walk at Moundview Park (Newtown, OH), 8:30 am. Organized by St. John Fisher Church and the Newtown Civic League. Corporate challenge for teams; free kids fun run; canned goods drive for Inter Parish Minisries. For information or to register click here.


Aug. 13: Viva la Vida, Lucas Pfander Memorial Alumni Race at Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School (Dayton). Course: CJ campus, 2-mile walk and one-mile run. Cause: Lucas Pfander Scholarship, annual scholarship for a CJ rising senior. Can’t be there?  Download a Virtual Race bib and walk or run for Lucas wherever you are! To register for on-site or virual race, click here.


Aug. 18, Annual Hyde5 at St. Mary’s Church (Hyde Park/Cincinnati), 6:30 pm. Evening 5K begins and ends in front of St. Mary Church. One-mile kids’ run (ages 6-13) at 6:10 pm.  Kicks off the annual St. Mary Festival events; followed by Finish Line Party with food and music. For information or to register click here.


Aug. 19, Run with the STAGS 5K Walk and Student Mile at St. Albert the Great  School (Kettering, OH), 7 pm. Benefits students with special needs and health programs at St. Albert the Great. A challenging, scenic course in the neighborhood behind St. Albert; mile race begins at 7 pm, 5K at 7:30. Refreshments, post-race party, prizes. For information or to register click here.


Aug. 20,  Back To School St. Henry District High School 5K Run/Walk at SHDHS! (Erlanger, KY), 9 am. Kids Fun Run 10:15; free cookout following race; bounce house; Kona Ice truck; more. Ee” $20 ($25 race day), $10 Kids Fun Run ($15 race day). Donate a portion of your race registration to one of the scholarships at SHDHS! For information or to register, click here.


Aug. 20, 11th Annual St. Chris 5K Run for the Youth, St. Christopher Church (Vandalia, OH), 8:30 am. All ages. Benefits youth mission trips. Flat, certified course; individual and team medals; door prizes; more. For information or to register, click here.


Aug. 20, Marc Bohlke Memorial Run/Walk at Summit Country Day School, 8 am. Course: begins and ends at Summit Country Day; proceeds through scenic O’Bryonville and Hyde Park. Benefits scholarship fund. For information or to register click here.


Looking ahead to Labor Day Weekend:


Sept. 3, Fryberg Homecoming 5K at  St. John Church (Fryberg, OH), 7 am. Starts at St. John  Church and leads into Glacier Hills Campground. Chip timed, all ages welcome, cash prizes. Part of the the St. John Homecoming festival. For information or to register click here.


Sept. 5, 38th Annual Mercy Metric 5K and 10K at Lunken Playfield (Cincinnati). Benefits Mercy Montessori after-school sports programs. Chip timed. For information click here.

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