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Oberlin Earth Day 5K
I think it is safe to say that after such a bitter cold winter all will be sprinting into spring and summer, even the non-runners!
Here is a list of spring/summer Lorain County races to get you motivated for the season ahead…
Saturday, April 19  Oberlin Earth Day 5K
Location: Tappan Square, Oberlin
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Distance: 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, April 26th  Home Run for the Homeless
Location: All Pro Freight Stadium, Avon
Time: 9:00 A.M.
Distance: 5K Run/1 Mile Walk
Location: 226 Middle Avenue, Elyria, OH
Time: 9:00 A.M.
Distance: Half Marathon – 13.1 miles or 5K 

Saturday, May 17 Run for the Red
Location: Bur Oak Pavilion in the Black River Reservation, Elyria
Time: 9:00 A.M.
Distance: 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, June 14  Run@ the Ridge 5K
Location: Pioneer Ridge by Del Webb, North Ridgeville
Time: 8:00 A.M.
Distance: 5K Run/Walk
Location: French Creek Reservation, Sheffield, OH
Time: 7:00 A.M.
Distance: Half Marathon – 13.1 milesor 5K
Location: Copopa Elementary School, 14168 W. River Rd., Columbia Station, OH
Time: 8:00 A.M.
Distance: 13.1 Miles (for both races) 
Location: Elyria Police Station – Kerstetter Way
Time 8:00 A.M.
Distance: 5k & 1 Mile

Location: Lakeview Park, Lorain, OH
Time: 8:00 A.M.
Distance: Triathlon – 1/4-Mile Swim, 14.3-Mile Bike, 5K Run   Duathlon – 5K Run, 14.3-Mile Bike, 5K Run
Location: Wellington Athletic Field, Wellington
Time: 8:30 A.M.
Distance: 5K & 10K 
Sunday, August 3 Journal Jog
Location: Black River Landing, Lorain
Time: 9:00 A.M.
Distance: 5K Run & 3K Walk
Location: Linwood Park, Vermilion
Time: 7:00 A.M.
Distance: Mini: 250y Swim (2mi Run) — 7mi Bike — 2mi Run
Sprint: 750m Swim (5k Run) — 20k Bike — 5k Run
Olympic: 1500m Swim (5k Run) — 40k Bike — 10k Run
Vermilion Harbour Triathlon
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posted by lorain at 5:05 pm

It turned out to be a great day for the Inland Trail Marathon and the Red Flannel. The sun came out late morning and hung around all day! You can find lots of photos from both events at the Back Roads and Beaches Facebook page. Blog feed

posted by lorain at 8:08 pm

Beautiful, crisp, autumn day greets riders and runners

This morning found Oberlin to be packed with cyclists, marathon runners and well-wishers. Hundreds of cyclists came to ride the Red Flannel, the annual fall invitational sponsored by the Lorain Wheelmen and run the Inland Trail Marathon/Half Marathon & 5k Run/Walk. Red Flannel riders chose from either a 33 mile or 67 mile course. Part […]

posted by lorain at 1:01 pm

Upcoming fall rides, races, walks, events

Sunday, November 4, the Inland Trail Marathon/Half Marathon & 5k Run/Walk will take place starting at Murray Ridge School, 9750 Murray Ridge Rd., in Elyria. Proceeds from this race will benefit the Murray Ridge Levy Committee. Also on November 4th, the Lorain Wheelmen will be hosting their annual Red Flannel Bike Ride (see below). Blog […]

posted by lorain at 4:04 pm
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