RUNOHIO was introduced at the 1988 Columbus Marathon Expo and was first printed March 1989. My brother, Jeff and my mom, Jean, assisted with the start of the publication.  RUNOHIO’s goal when we started was to provide timely running information with the most compete race calendar, results and running news around the state of Ohio.  We cover races in and around Ohio, the Ohio High School Athletic Association Cross Country & Track State Championships. Plus, we cover the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials and the Track & Field U.S. Olympic Trials and National Championships. A number of ups and downs have occurred since we started RUNOHIO, but this issue starts our 33rd year serving the running community.  Sunrise Type has provided much of the typesetting and layout for the past thirty years and Chuck Barlett has helped with my web site –  www.runohio.com  for the past sixteen years.

The track and field season is heating up. I hope to see you at the OHSAA State Track and Field State Championships in June or another race this Spring. This year’s OHSAA Track & Field Championships will be a lot different, as the meet will not be held at the OSU Jesse Owens Stadium. Instead, it will be at the following three locations: Division I at Hilliard Darby High School; Division II at Pickerington North High School; Division III at Westerville North High School. 

My first marathon was the Glass City Marathon which used to be held on Father's Day.  As a freshman at Ohio Northern University I entered with a few of my track and cross country teammates.  My longest run at the time was 12 miles, but was in shape from cross country and track and finished 20th in 2:51.  The following year I ran 2:34ish, then I won on my third try a year later in 2:27:17 and after my senior year I finished second in 2:24:00.

Directing or sponsoring an in person road race in 2021 please send RUNOHIO – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. your race information including a contact phone number to be listed free on the RUNOHIO web site and in the print RUNOHIO.

The current print issue of RUNOHIO was mailed out March 30th and should be at your favorite running store April 5th.  RUNOHIO is available at 70 running related stores in Ohio, West Virginia, eastern Indiana, northern Kentucky, western Pennsylvania and southern Michigan. (If your favorite running store does not have RUNOHIO let me know) – runohio@ee.net