Fitness Friday: 2014 5k Races coming to Cincinnati

As the year comes to an end, I look back at all the great events that I was able to participate in. Color Me Pink, Color Me Rad, The Color Run, The Neon Vibe, and my attempt at the Tough Mudder
The one thing that I’ve loved about all these races, is that it gives me motivation and something to look forward to. Knowing that you are going to be participating with friends, and family, and also tons of people you don’t know, gives a girl some motivation to get – and keep- in shape. That is why for 2014 I am going to do my best to sign up for every 5k (or more) that I can. My goal is that in 2014 I can complete the Tough Mudder and stand proud with my Dad and sister. 
2013 races final
Here’s a great list of 5k’s coming to Cincinnati (or at least close to). I will be adding more as I find them, and they get dates set.
Hope to see you there!

Color Me Rad – Color Me Rad will be in Cincinnati on May 17, 2014. If you’ve never participated in a color run, here’s your chance. Color Me Rad also donates some of its proceeds to a local charity, so here’s your chance to have fun and contribute to your city! 

The Color Run  – August 2, 2014 The Color Run will be in downtown Cincinnati! Proceeds will benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The Neon Vibe – no dates as of yet for Cincinnati/Dayton. This is unique 5k, as it’s done at DARK with black lights to show off your crazy color!

The Tough Mudder – not for the faint of heart, the Tough Mudder not only tests your physical capabilities, but your mental as well. Though I didn’t complete the KY 2013 Tough Mudder, my plans are to complete it for 2014. Kentucky dates are not yet posted, but Ohio’s Tough Mudder will be in Mansfield Ohio (about 3 hours from Cincy) on May 17th & 18th, 2014.

Color Me Pink – one of my favorite charity runs, Color Me Pink for the Susan G. Koman foundation, the Color Me Pink 5k is a fun color run – made entirely of PINK! No dates are set for this one, but I will definitely keep you updated as soon as I hear back from them!

The Cincinnati Color Palooza –   Saturday June 29, 2014 at 10 a.m. Downtown Cincinnati Corner of Race St. & West Freedom Way – Color Palooza benefits Susan G. Koman foundation – this run is in place of the Color Me Pink for 2014.

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Here’s a list of more local races, by date. Don’t forget, the earlier you register the cheaper it is!

January –  Jan. 1, 2014 – 3.65 Resolution Run  Mason,OH
Jan 1, 2014 – Al Salvato Memorial Frostbite 5 Mile Run Ft. Thomas, KY
Jan 1, 2014 – Commitment Day 5k Cincinnati, OH
Jan 11, 2014 – Topo Trail Run #3 Big Bone Lick, KY
Jan 25, 2014 – Topo Trail Run #4  Taylor Mill, KY
Jan 25, 2014 – Winter Wonderland 5k Burlington, KY

February – Feb 15, 2014 – Cupid’s Undie Run Cincinnati, OH
Feb 15, 2014 – Fight for Air Climb Cincinnati, OH
Feb 16, 2014 – Valentine’s Labor of Love Run Highland Heights, KY

March – March 8 ,2014 – The Shamrock Shuffle West Chester, OH
March 16, 2014- Mercy Heart Mini Marathon Cincinnati, OH
March 22, 2014- Emerald Miles 5k Newport, KY
March 29, 2014 – Cincinnati Gorilla Run Cincinnati, OH

April– April 12, 2014 – Great Amazing Race West Chester, OH
April 26, 2014 – Cincinnati Urban Adventure Race Cincinnati, OH
April 26, 2014 – Rat Race Dayton, OH


May 3rd, 2014 – Flying Pig Marathon Cincinnati, OH
May 3rd, 2014 – Flying KIDS Run Cincinnati, OH  – part of Flying Pig Marathon
May 3rd, 2014 – Toyota 10k Run Cincinnati, OH  – 10k run instead of Marathon
May 10th, 2014 – Andy Caress Block the Sun Run 5k Cincinnati, OH
May 10th, 2014- Cincinnati Beer Run Newport, KY
May 10th, 2014 – Cincy Nation’s Mother’s Day 5k Loveland, OH
May 10th, 2014 – Forest Hills 5k Cincinnati, OH
May 10th , 2014 – Girl’s on the Run Cincinnati, OH
May 10th, 2014- Mommy has Breast Cancer 5k for kids & adults Cincinnati, OH
May 10th, 2014 – Superhero 5k Union, KY
May 10th, 2014 – Run United Hamilton, OH
May 16th, 2014 – Kilgour Carnival 5k Cincinnati, OH
May 17th, 2014 – AIM 5k Lawrenceburg, IN
May 17th, 2014 – Color Me Rad Mason, OH (at Kings Island)
May 17th, 2014 – Kenton County Veteran’s Memorial 5k  Villa Hills, KY
May 17th, 2014- OTR 5k Run Cincinnati, OH
May 17th, 2014 –Paige’s Princess Run Liberty Twp, OH
May 17th, 2014 – True Love Run COLOR RUN to benefit St. Jude’s Monroe, OH
May 18th, 2014 – Dirt Days Trail Run Cincinnati, OH
May 24th, 2014 – RGI River Run Newport, KY
May 24th, 2014 – The Candy Race Cincinnati, OH

June 1st, 2014 – 5k Run, Roll & Sun Mason, OH
June 1st, 2014 – Great Human Race Cincinnati, OH
June 1st, 2014 Forward in Fitness 5k Walk/Run (Winton Woods) Cincinnati, OH
June 1st, 2014 – Morgan’s Little Miami Triathlon Cincinnati, OH
June 7th, 2014 – Heel to Heal Walk/Run West Chester, OH
June 7th ,2014 – Piggy Went to the Market (5k and 10k) Cincinnati, OH
June 7th, 2014 – Race for Recovery 5k Hamilton, OH
June 7th, 2014 – Run for the Poor 5k Milford, OH
June 7th, 2014- St. Helen Festival 5k Cincinnati, OH
June 7th, 2014 – Steady Strides 5k West Chester, OH
June 7th, 2014 – Walk for Water Mason, OH
June 8th, 2014- Run for the Nets Covington, KY
June 13th, 2014- Walnut Hills 5k Cincinnati, OH
June 14th, 2014- Flag Day 5k Honoring Veterans Mason, OH
June 14th, 2014 – Lungs on the Run West Chester, OH
June 14th, 2014 – Tap N’ Run Newport, KY/Cincinnati, OH
June 14th, 2014 – Tina’s Angels Dairy Dash  Liberty Twp, OH
June 15th, 2014 – Dirt Days Trail Run Cincinnati, OH

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4 Responses to Fitness Friday: 2014 5k Races coming to Cincinnati

  1. I really want to try at least one obstacle run this year.

  2. Wow! You do alot of runs! I did one 10K this year and I’m still tired! Lol

  3. Can’t wait for the Tough Mudder! A bit outside of Cinci, but definitely a great race. Maybe this year I’ll get a couple color runs in too…

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