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O'Bleness Health System Race for a Reason

Race Details

Athletes in Action Triathlon

: Swim 500 Meters, Bike 15.5 Miles, Run 3.1 Miles

Athletes in Action Duathlon

: Run 3.1 Miles, Bike 15.5 Miles, Run 3.1 Miles

33rd OU HCOM Medicine Run

: Run 3.1 Miles

Rocky Military MUD Run Powered By OU ROTC

Off Road
: Adventure Run With Mud & Obstacles
Race Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Ohio University Aquatic Center
City/State/Zip: Athens, Ohio 45701
Country: USA
Race Website:

The O'Bleness Health System is teaming up with the Ohio University Sports Administration Program and Athletes in Action to host the 3rd annual O'Bleness Health System Race For a Reason on April 26th. With the goal of raising $60,000 for charities and organizations and hosting over 800 participants, the O'Bleness Health System Race for a Reason is becoming the largest charity-based race event Athens has ever seen.

Each participant is encouraged to "race for his or her own reason" by raising funds through pledges. 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 three individual races working simultaneously to promote philanthropy, health and wellness, and fun.

    Course Information:

    The O'Bleness Health System Race for a Reason offers three distinct events:

    33rd OU HCOM Medicine Run 5K presented by Diagnostic Hybrids: A traditional 5K run that will start adjacent to the triathlon transition area in Parking Lot #134. This course winds through scenic Emeriti Park and the Ohio University campus before intersecting with the Hocking Adena Bikeway. Competitors will enjoy views of the Hocking River and Ohio University Golf Course before finishing at TailGreat Park across from the Ohio University Convocation Center.

    ROCKY Military Mud Run powered by OU ROTC: A 4.5 mile non-traditional run also starts adjacent to the triathlon transition area in Parking Lot #134. Runners will cross the Hocking River over the Richland Avenue Bridge, pass through the Richland Avenue Park, and travel down Diary Barn Lane before heading up to the ROTC Challenge course in the Ridges. Competitors will encounter obstacles throughout the course before heading down to a slip-n-slide finish line at TailGreat Park.

    Athletes in Action Triathlon & Duathlon: A short sprint format (Triathlon: 500 meter Swim, 25k Bike, 5k Run: Duathlon 5k-Run, 25k-Bike, 5k-Run) that begins at the Ohio University Aquatic Center for the triathlon and in the transition area for the Duathlon. The bike route takes competitors out of town on a challenging course before returning to campus to complete a 5k run with a finish at TailGreat Park. Participants can choose to race alone, or team up with friends, family, or co-workers and enter as a three-person relay.

    Other Info:


    • Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
    • Fees listed above do not include the online imATHLETE processing fee.
    • USA Triathlon Rule 3.2a. All age group athletes must participate and compete in the age group division corresponding to the athlete's age on December 31 of the year of the event.
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