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Community Links

City of Columbus:

1) At http://parks.columbus.gov, you can get:

  • Maps of bike/hiking trails
  • Pool locations
  • Rental facilities
  • Recreation Centers

2) At www.crpdsports.org, you can get information on:

  • Softball Leagues
  • Basketball Leagues
  • Volleyball Leagues
  • Soccer Leagues
  • Football Leagues
  • Lacrosse Leagues
  • Rugby Leagues
  • Golf Leagues
Suburban Recreation Opportunities:

Check out the following links to get to parks and recreation departments in the different suburbs:

Bexley

Dublin

Groveport

Hilliard

Upper Arlington

Westerville

Worthington

Runs

Date Event Name Location Time Entry Fee Distance
1/1/2014 First on the First Westerville 11AM $40 5K, 2mi
1/12/2014 Rocks & Roots Trail Series Alum Creek SP 8AM $85 for 2 10K-50K
2/9/2014 Rocks & Roots Trail Series Alum Creek SP 8AM $85 for 2 10K-50K
2/16/2014 RoadRunners Winter Run Granville 1:15PM $40 3-15 mi
2/23/2014 Last Chance for Boston Dublin 8AM $35-85 5K-mar
3/8/2014 Pi Day 5K TBD 9AM $30 5K
3/29/2014 Dash for the Sash Hilliard 9AM $30 5K
4/5/2014 Malik West Memorial 5K Wolfe Park 9AM $30 5K
4/6/2014 Earth Day Challenge Kenyon College TBD $30-55 4mi/13.1mi
4/19/2014 Westerville Bunny Hop Westerville 8AM  $30  5K

For more information, go to www.premierraces.com or columbusrunning.com

Winter Hikes Around Central Ohio:

Columbus Metro Parks (www.metroparks.net)

Sat, Jan 4 Blacklick 10AM 2-4 miles
Sat, Jan 11 Sharon Woods 10AM 2-4 miles
Sun, Jan 12 Prairie Oaks 2PM 1-5 miles
Sat, Jan18 Scioto Audobon 10AM 1-2 miles
Sat, Jan 25 Clear Creek 10AM 1-7 miles
Sun, Jan 26 Inniswood 2PM 2 miles
Sat, Feb 1 Blendon Woods 10AM 2-6 miles
Sat, Feb 8 Highbanks 10AM 2.5-5 miles
Sun, Feb 19 Glacier Ridge 2PM 2 miles
Sat, Feb 15 Three Creeks 10AM 1-5.6 miles
Sun Feb 16 Slate Run 2PM 2.5-5 miles
Sat, Feb 22 Battelle Darby Creek 10AM 2-6 miles

State Parks in Central Ohio (www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks):

Hocking Hills State Park

  Jan 18 9-11AM Winter Hike at Old Man’s Cave
  Feb 15 5-7PM Sweetheart Hike at Ash Cave
  April 19 10AM-12 Noon Wildflowers & Waterfalls Hike, Ash Cave

Malabar Farms (Mansfield)

  Mar 1,2 12-4PM Maple Syrup Festival
  Mar 8,9 12-4PM Maple Syrup Festival

 

Bike Rides

Date Event Location Mileage Time Cost
1/4/2014 Winter Wonder Ride Alum Creek Dam 30-60 mi 9AM free  
1/11/2014 Winter Wonder Ride Scioto Audubon MP 30-60 mi 9AM free  
1/18/2014 Winter Wonder Ride Hoover Reservoir 30-60 mi 9AM free  
1/25/2014 Winter Wonder Ride Canal Winchester 30-60 mi 9AM free  
2/1/2014 Winter Wonder Ride Alum Creek SP 30-60 mi 9AM free  
5/10/14-5/11/2014 Tour of the Scioto River Valley
(TOSRV)
 Columbus 200+ miles/2days 7AM .

 www.outdoor-pursuits.org