Congratulations to all of the athletes who competed in the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Cross Country Championships as well as the various National Championships. 

Also, congratulations to all of the coaches and parents.  A number of pictures from the OHSAA Cross Country Championships are in this issue with more photos on https://www.runohio.com/index.php/photos/2022 

RUNOHIO printed extra copies of this issue so each coach who attends the Ohio Association of Track and Cross-Country Coaches - Track & Field Clinic January 26 - 28 will receive a copy in their clinic packet.  For more information go to - www.oatccc.com 

March starts RUNOHIO thirty-fifth year of providing running information in Ohio.  Hopefully, you will renew your subscription or subscribe for the first time and take advantage of the 35th anniversary one-year subscription to the print RUNOHIO for only $8.  This special price is good for new subscribers as well as renewals thru February 28, 2023.  Mail check and name and mailing address to - RUNOHIO, P.O. Box 238, Granville, OH 43023 or subscribe online - https://runsignup.com/runohio and choose the RUNOHIO One-Year Club Member Subscription price of $8.

With your support RUNOHIO can continue to help promote running in Ohio and the Midwest.  If you have a running related article or want to spot light your running club please forward it to me – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Also, race directors, send upcoming race information to RUNOHIO and we will help promote your events on our Race Calendar.  For the price of a few entry fees you can advertise your upcoming race or running related products in the print RUNOHIO, on RUNOHIO’s web site, or in the RUNOHIO E-Newsletter.  RUNOHIO is offering a discount on 2023 ads. If you are interested in adverting in the print RUNOHIO contact Matt McGowan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Chuck Bartlett for advertising on the RUNOHIO web site and RUNOHIO E-Newsletter This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tim Pancher and I were co race directors of the Arnold 5K Pump & Run and Arnold 5K for twenty years.  Andy Harris and his crew from the Columbus Running Company will be putting on this year’s events. There are still a few open spots.

I am cutting back after over 40 plus years of directing events.  Tom Wagonseller and I plan to do one more Granville Summer Cross County race, with the hope someone else steps forward to keep the event going.  I am also hopeful someone will come forward to co-direct the Circleville Classic 5 Miler this October.

As another year ends and a New Year begins, one can always look back on numerous positive happenings as well as sad ones we experienced. I am sure we all know people who had a challenging 2022 either with a health or work situation. If you know someone having a rough time, maybe you can do something to make their life better.  Also, when you are making your New Year’ Resolutions, I hope you will consider volunteering at a local road race. If possible, help to sponsor a local race or help a new runner understand proper training and help your neighbor who might need some assistance. If we all do a few kind acts to help others who are nearby, I am sure 2023 will be a Great Year!  Also, remember to shop locally to help all the businesses in your home town.

Hopefully, you will be able to keep up your training during the Winter and will be ready for a great running and racing 2023.

The next print issue of RUNOHIO will be our Spring issue.  The deadline for information to be included in this issue is February 25th.

I wish you a Happy, Healthy and Safe 2023!

Matt McGowan