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OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital is teaming up with the Ohio University Sports Administration Program and Athletes in Action to host the 4th Annual OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital Race for a Reason on April 25th.

Last year 1,050 people participated in one of the four events and the race raised more than $115,000 for the 107 charities, non-profits, and student organizations. Each participant is encouraged to race for his or her own reason by raising additional funds through donations.

This year our goal is to raise $125,000 and host more than 1,250 race participants.

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Racers Prepare to Begin the 2014 OU HCOM Medicine Run 5K Presented by Quidel

With OHIO student organizations, clubs, fraternities, sororities and additional community organizations involved, it will be possible to increase awareness for a variety of “reasons” with personal meaning to members of the Athens community. This event is the only one of its kind, as it combines the competition of racing with the compassion of community awareness. No other event in Athens has four individual races working simultaneously to promote philanthropy, health and wellness, and fun.

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Racers Crawl Through a Mud Pit in The ROCKY Military Mud Run Powered by OU ROTC


Getting involved is as easy as 1…2…3…

1. Choose a Race

Participate as an individual or with a student organization in one of four unique events:

5K Race
Mud Run
Triathlon/Duathlon
3K Walk

2. Choose a Reason

Select a charity, non-profit organization or cause that means something to you and set a goal to raise money for that reason through pledges and donations.  A portion of your registration will automatically be given to your reason!

3. Begin Training/Fundraising

Reach out to family and friends for pledges to reach your goal through your personal online fundraising page!

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