Runners to your marks … Upcoming races & walks


24 — Friends of Melana 5K Race and 1-Mile Walk in Garrettsville. Event begins at 9 a.m. Entry fee is $25 for the 5K and $15 for the 1-Mile Walk. Proceeds benefit Glioma Childhood Cancer research. Race-day registration between 7:30 and 8:15 a.m. will be available. Contact Doug Paroff at (type FOM 5K in subject line) or call 330-501-3507 or contact Diana Morris at or call 330-931-1660.


4 — Stars and Stripes 5K Run. Registration at 7 p.m. at Richard Lombardo Stadium, Howland High School. The 5K starts at 8 a.m. and a kids 50-yard dash follows the conclusion of the race. Entry fee is $18 before June 27 and $20 after that date. The kids race is free. Call 30-394-1565 or write Stars and Stripes Run, c/o Trumbull Family Fitness, 210 High St. N.W., Warren, Ohio 44481 for more information.

4 — 44th annual Firecracker 4-Mile Run & Half-Mile Kids Run. Races begin at Canfield Village Green. Kids Run begins at 8:15 a.m. and 4-mile run begins at 8:30 a.m. Early registration is available online at or by mail-in form at Second Sole Youngstown. Kids Race fee is $2 (no shirt) or $10 with t-shirt. Fee for the 4-Mile Run is $18 through July 3 and $20 race day with registration beginning at 7 a.m. Email or call 330-758-8708 for more information.

7 — Pyma-Laker Dan Dunlap Memorial 5K and Half-Mile Fun Run. The course is the Pymatuning Valley High School cross country course on the Pymatuning Local Schools campus, 5571 state Route 7 West, Andover. Half-Mile Fun Run begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 5K at 9 a.m. Entry fee is $15 before June 30 and $20 on race day for runners 13 and older. Children 12 and under can participate in a kids run for $10. Contact Ricky Walters at 419-230-7786 for more information or to register.


1 — 20th annual Clipper Cross Country Series begins, with other races on Aug. 8, Aug. 15 and Aug. 22. Races at Columbiana High School are open to all ages. Distance alternates between 3K and 5K course each week. Registration begins at 6 p.m. Start time is 7 p.m. There is a $6 entry fee each week. Register online for all four races at Email or call 330-758-8708 for more information.


23 — Lordstown Apple Cider Festival 5K Race/Walk. Event begins at 10 a.m. Advance registration is $17. Race-day registration is $20. Checks payable to Lordstown Athletic Department, 1824 Salt Springs Rd., Warren, Ohio 44481. Check-in at Lordstown Schools Track/Soccer Complex at the intersection of Route 45 and Salt Springs Road, in Lordstown. T-shirts guaranteed for all runners. Water stops, mile timers, refreshments, door prizes and local vendors will be on site. Contact Lordstown Athletic Director Brian Rust for more information at or 330-824-2540. Also visit and

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