The Buckeye Striders had another busy weekend. Seven of us gathered on Saturday at Heritage Trail with two new potential members for a great walk and breakfast afterward. We had members participate in the Shawnshank Hustle up in Mansfield with Elaine winning first place in her age group. On Sunday, three members participated in the Frosty 5K benefiting the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
Members of the Buckeye Striders were part of races the past two Sundays. Jodi & Sharon participated in the Nobody's Perfect 5K on 8/4/19 at Glacier Ridge to raise money & awareness for eating disorders. On 8/11/19, Jodi & Sharon did the 10K while Laura did the half marathon at the Original Columbus Races held at Three Creeks Metro Park.
Sharon and Laura completed the Christmas in July 5K in Gahanna. The race collected items to help provide children and their families with Christmas dinner and gifts.
Five of our Buckeye Striders completed the Halfway to Christmas 5K except for Laura M who completed the Beast Race(1 mile + 5K+ 10K). Laura was already walking when we took the photo.
Sharon & Paul walked in the "Run to the Moon" as part of the 50th anniversary festivities in Wapakoneta.
On Sunday, our club gathered at Cafe DaVinci for our "Christmas in July" dinner where we enjoyed great food and conversation.
Sharon A, Laura M, Linda R, and Jodi S represented the Buckeye Striders in the Hilltop USA 5K which honors our Veterans. It was hot & steamy already at 8:30 AM when the race started. Many thanks to the Columbus Mounted Police and their horses for allowing us a post-race photo.
The Buckeye Striders were represented in two Central Ohio Races on Independence Day in New Albany and Clintonville. In the New Albany race, Steve won his Age Group and placed 2nd in the competitive walking division.
A dozen Buckeye Striders gathered on Saturday morning at Scioto Audubon for our weekly group walk. It was a beautiful morning! On Saturday, we had Striders participate in the Bakersfield Taco Bout it 5K at Three Creeks.
Jodi represented the Buckeye Striders at her community race, the Plain City 4 Miler on Saturday, June 22 sponsored by the Uptown Plain City Community Organization. The race course changed slightly because of construction. The weather was beautiful and, of course, the Der Dutchman donuts at the finish were fantastic!
Members of the Buckeye Striders walked in the Run with Passion 5K at Glacier Ridge on Saturday and also the Jack Roth 5K in Bexley on Sunday. The Run with Passion featured beautiful wood carved medals. Congratulations to our Laura M, Linda R, and Sharon for age group wins at Jack Roth and Sharon on her PR!
On Saturday, Laura M competed in the Ohio Games which included 1 mile, 5K, 10K, and Beast distances. Eight Buckeye Striders participated in the Columbus 10K in downtown Columbus on Sunday. Sharon, Linda, and Steve placed in their respective age groups and won coffee mugs. Laura M came out to cheer us on. The shirts and medals for the 10K are both pretty nice.
We love to walk, and do it FAST! Some, REALLY fast! Others, just have fun and get healthy.