It’s hard to believe that 2010 comes to a close next Friday but there are still more opportunities for one more 5k PR before 2011. One race (The Great New Year’s Eve 5k) is just down the road in Stow while the other (The Canfield Jingle Bell Run) is just down I-76 in the Youngstown area.
The Great New Year’s Eve 5k is located at the Stow-Munroe Falls High School 3227 Graham Rd, Stow, OH 44224. This 5K race starts at 4:00 with registration from 2:00-3:45. If the weather does not co-operate the event may be postponed or canceled. Please check www.summitathletic.com for any last minute race information. The race is limited to 800 runners so get there early!
The Jingle Bell Run will start and finish within the Canfield Fairgrounds at 7265 Columbiana-Canfield Rd, Canfield, OH 44406. This family event features a 5k race and a 1/2 mile kids’ run. All participants will receive jingle bells in honor of the holiday season. The kids’ run starts at 12:45 and the 5K starts at 1:00. Refreshments will be available after the event in a heated facility.
With a little planning a runner can go for that 2010 PR in Canfield then hop on the freeway for another crack at it in Stow. What a great way to end 2010! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!