Mercer Health Countywide 5-K Challenge

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Mercer Health Countywide 5-K Challenge

Buzzard's Glory 5K

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As the Mercer Health 5K Challenge enters the final two events of the season, the next event on the schedule is the Buzzard's Glory 5K, Saturday, August 1st in Coldwater.  Registration is from 7:00 - 8:00 at Cavalier Stadium with the 5K starting at 8:30.  This event always features great crowd support as it winds its way through the streets of Coldwater and with the chip timing, provides an opportunity for you to set your PR for the year.



Challenge update - 7/25/15

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The Lake Festival 5K results have been posted and the Challenge Standings are up to date.

The following people are still eligible to receive a shirt but we need your size:

Ashley Fullenkamp, Rose Schmiesing, Ethan Hoening and Nick Knapke.

Please click the SUBMIT SHIRT SIZE BUTTON on the left side of this page. If not, please click CONTACT US at the top and tell us that you won't be competing in 6 of the 8 Challenge races.  THIS IS ONLY FOR THE FOUR PEOPLE LISTED ABOVE.

Please let us know of any errors or changes that need to be addressed as soon as possible.


Last Updated on Saturday, 25 July 2015 18:36

Celina Lake Festival 5K - 8:00 Start

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Believe it or not we are already into the sixth 5K of the Mercer Health 5K Challenge.  The Celina Lake Festival 5K is this weekend’s event, on Saturday, July 25th.  This race features a scenic lakeside run on Lakeshore Drive and Westbank Rd. Registration begins at 6:45 AM with the race starting at 8:00 sharp. Preregistration is being accepted at the Celina-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce, 226 N. Main St., Celina, OH 45822 thru Thursday, July 23rd.

The Lake Festival 5K race directors have added an extra 65 and over age group for men and women. For Challenge purposes, those individuals will still be scored in the 60 and over age group.

If you are participating in at lease six of the eight Challenge races, please submit your shirt size as soon as possible so that you are certain to be award your shirt at the conclusion of the Burkett 5K on August 8th. If you have participated in at least 3 Challenge events this year you can still earn your shirt by participating in the three final Challenge 5K’s.

          July 25th – Celina Lake Festival 5K

          August 1st – Coldwater Buzzard’s Glory 5K

          August 8th – Burkettsville 5K

And of course, if you have competed in the first five events you only have three more to complete to earn your “All Eight” Challenge award, a half-zip runners pullover.

Special thanks to the Challenge sponsors:  Mercer Health, Cooper Farms, Innergy Fitness, Independent Capital Management, Wabash Communications and the Grand Lake Marathon.


Shane's Crossing 5K

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The 5th race in the Mercer Health 5K Challenge is this Saturday, July 18th in Rockford.  The Shane’s Crossing 5K registration takes place in Shane’s Park beginning at 7:30, opening ceremonies at 8:15, with the 5K taking off at 8:30.

Going into this weekend 211 individuals are still eligible to earn a Mercer Health 5K Challenge shirt by competing in at least six of the eight Challenge races.  Eighty-five individuals have competed in the first four Challenge events and can earn a half-zip runners pullover by also competing in the final four races of the season.

If you plan to compete in at least six of the Mercer Health 5K Challenge races, your shirt size is needed as soon as possible. All you need to do is click on the SUBMIT SHIRT SIZE tab on the left of this page and provide us with your information.  The following sizes are available:  X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large and XX-Large. A sample of each size is available at the Challenge events.  You also may provide us your shirt size by marking it beside your name on the Challenge Standings board at each event.

Entry forms for the remaining Challenge 5K's are available under the Entry Forms tab of this website.  Also the current Standings and results from Zuma, Country Fest, Redskin Classic and St. Clair 5K’s are posted under the Race Menu on the left.

Special thanks to the Challenge Sponsors:  Mercer Health, Independent Capital Management, Innergy Fitness, Cooper Farms, Wabash Communications and the Grand Lake Marathon.



Challenge Standings

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Mercer Health 5K Challenge Standings through the Redskin Classic have been posted. We are looking forward to a great 5K at Fort Recovery this Saturday, July 11th. Registration begins at 7:00 with the 5K to begin at 8:30.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 July 2015 07:04
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