Events – August 2017

The sun shining through a majestic green oak tree on a meadow, with clear blue sky in the background, panorama format
The sun shining through a majestic green oak tree on a meadow, with clear blue sky in the background, panorama format

August 2017 Calendar of Events

United States Properties

Marseilles, Illinois

SSRC 5K Run/Walk for the Kids-August 5th
SSRC (formerly Easter Seals) hosts the annual 5k Run/Walk for the kids, this race is located in nearby Ottawa and is in conjunction with the festivities during Riverfest.

Blues on Barton-August 5th
The Blues on Barton race will help two deserving Oswego families this year. Come celebrate their five-year anniversary of this fun race!

Ajvar 5k Chicago-August 27th
Beti Arsovsha and Bernard Psejak founded this annual signature charitable project under the auspice of the United Macedonian Diaspora. This race in nearby Chicago is sure to be a hot one!

Cincinnati, Ohio

The Color Run Cincinnati-Aug 8th
Also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet! The Color Run is in more than 50 countries and on almost every single continent. Get ready to be doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer!

Hyde 5 Run-August 17th
This 5k Run/Walk begins and ends on Erie Avenue in front of St. Mary.  After the race don’t forget to return to St. Mary’s grounds for refreshments, food and music!

Foam Glow 5k-August 26th
The Foam Glow race exposes runners to glowing Foam and a ton of black lights all over the course. This race will have you shining bright and waiting for the next run.

Augusta, Georgia

Fort Gordon Glow Run 5k-August 19th
The Fort Gordon Glow Run 5k lights up the night in a 5k event designed for people of all ages and athletic abilities. Runners and walkers alike are welcome to join in for an evening filled with glow sticks, black lights, and music.

Augusta University Greenjackets 5k-Augusta 26th
This race starts in front of the Greenjackets’ Lake Olmstead stadium and will take them around Lake Olmstead up Laurel Lane and then to Broad Street back to Milledge and finally they finish at the stadium.  Are you up to the challenge?

Augusta South Family Y Butler Creek Trail 5k-August 26th
This 5k run/walk starts at the Phinizy Swamp and is sure to get your blooding flowing.  Packets can be picked up August 25th at the Augusta Family Y on Tobacco Road!

Aurora, North Carolina

Driving Out Domestic Violence Golf Tournament New Bern- August 6
All proceeds benefit Coastal Women’s Shelter to assist and serve individuals battling domestic violence in craven, Jones, & Pamlico Counties.

2017 Dragon Boat Festival, Oriental-August 11-12th
This event will be two days of a fun filled weekend on the water with entertainment for friends, family, co-workers and everyone who visits. PotashCorp-Aurora is a sponsor for the Dragon Boat Festival and will have a team participating again this year. Come support your favorite team.

Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Run 5k-August 12th
This fundraiser in nearby Beaufort attracts participants of all ages to run, walk, swagger or jog along the downtown waterfront. If you’re looking for a fun and scenic event…this race is for you!

Back to School Bash 5k/1k Fun Run-August 26th
This 5k/1k race is held by the Optimist Club of Greenville.  This is a timed event and will be on a USATF Certified course!

Kellie’s Krew 10k/5k-August 26th
This race benefits the memory of Kellie Hinshaw who endured countless struggles with Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma.  Her tireless advocacy undergoing cancer treatment was an inspiration to many.  This race is to help the foundation which bears her name.

Colonial SUP Race, New Bern- August 26th
Experience the thrill of open water racing while the crowds cheer you to victory in this paddler and spectator-friendly event on the Neuse River and the Trent River in the historic Colonial Capital of New Bern.

Back to School Bash 5K/1K fun run, Greenville- August 26th
This race is held by the Optimist Club of Greenville. Proceeds toward Pitt County Scholarships, Pitt County Childhood Cancer and the Ronald McDonald House. This will be a USATF Certified course with timing by Run the East LLC. We will have a donation box for school supplies.

White Springs, Florida

First Coast Games 2017 5k Run/Walk-August 5th
Saturday August 5th is the date for the First Coast Games 5k Run/Walk in nearby Jacksonville. Take the short drive and get a great workout by participating in this fun run!

2017 XC 5k Challenge-August 19th
This Alachua race will be run on groomed grass over their beautiful rolling hills.  This is a chip-timed race and will provide awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in both male and female finishers.

ISSA Fun Run-Augusta 26th
Help raise funds and awareness for student success in underserved communities, celebrating achievements, and honoring those who are passionate about education.

Geismar, Louisiana

Port Allen River Run 5k-August 5th
All proceeds of the race will provide academic/athletic support for the needs of the students at Port Allen High School. Fun run for a super duper cause.

Ryan’s Run for Sickle Cell Anemia-August 26th
Prepare your feet to hit the streets running or walking to support sickle cell disease.  A wonderful event that helps benefit those living with sickle cell in your community.

Zoo Run Run-August 26th
This race is at the Baton Rouge Zoo!  Enjoy the scenery as you trot your way through BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo.  Food, refreshments and animal encounters are available for the entire family!

Joplin, Missouri

Waterloop Trail Run-August 12th
The 8th annual Waterloop Trail Run is presented by the Muskogee Running Club and Muskogee Parks Department. Experience water fountains, hoses and sprays.

Rivalry Run-August 19th
In nearby Carthage, the Rivalry Run is a competition between Carthage and Webb City, so students, alumni and members of the community are encouraged to participate.

36th Annual Lamar Free Fair Run-August 26th
The race will begin and finish at the corner of 9th and Broadway.  Mostly flat with a few hills and is completely asphalt surface.  The first 100 registrants get a free t-shirt!

Lima, Ohio

The All Ohio Balloon Fest 5k-August 4th
This new fast point-point course starts at Mill Valley and ends in downtown Marysville. The top male and female runners receive Kroger Gift cards.

Friday Night Fury-August 11th
The Fury is back again! And this time it’s under stadium lights! This is one of the fastest 5k’s in the area. If you like a fast race then this one is for you!  In nearby Piqua!

Cavaliers in Action 5k Piqua Catholic School-August 19th
Come celebrate Piqua Catholic School’s 30 years of Faithful Education!  Join this race originating at the Piqua Bike Path. This is a timed race with awards for top finishers in every age group.

Weeping Water, Nebraska

ThunderBolt Fun Run-August 5th
The ThunderBolt Fun Run is open to everyone! Alumni, children, students, parents and grandparents are all welcome! There is a 5k and 1-mile race you can register for.  The 1-mile race starts at 8am with the 5k starting 30 minutes later.

Run for Thomas-August 12th
This race raises awareness for fatty acid disorder (MCADD).  2.3 mile run or walk along with 100-meter Fun Run for children 10 and under.

Greenwood 5k-August 19th
This inaugural 5k takes place during Greenwood Fun Days.  There will be a car show and pancake feed post-race.  Many activities for the kids will also be available.

Northbrook, Illinois

Running Wild 5K Run/3K Walk-August 19th
In South Bend Indiana, The Running Wild 5k Run is a professionally chip-timed with disposable chips on wooded and open field trails, park roads, grass and gravel.  Proceeds benefit park facilities, programs and transportation for school program.

Pretzel Run-August 24th
This race in nearby Milwaukee is a chip-timed 5K on the Oak Leaf Trail. The kid’s Pretzel Dash starts behind the baseball diamond and ends at the finish line of the 5K.

New Lenox Running With Faith-August 26th
This terrific race in New Lenox is sure to inspire your faith!  Register for this challenging race and renew your faith in getting in great shape!

Canadian Properties

Allan, Saskatchewan

Challenge The Spoke N’ Hot Gran Fondo-August 6th
Cyclist are invited to participate in the second Gran Fondo. Post-race celebrate your achievement with lunch served by the Fort Qu’Appelle Lions.

Stars Ignite 10K-August 13th
This fun race on Sunday August 13th in Wascana Park, Regina, SK.  Make sure to register early as this race is limited to a maximum of 500 entrants.

Tour de Lumsden-August 26th
This unique event is a 56-km bike race through beautiful and scenic Lumsden Valley. Teams are made up of 3 riders who rally together for some good old-fashioned competition.

Cory, Saskatchewan

Endurance Journey Coaching Rise and Tri-August 13th
The Endurance Journey race will be taking place at beautiful Wascana Park in Regina. Geared towards all levels of athletes, this race will include a 750y swim at Wascana Pool, a 20k bike ride around the park and a 5k run on the beautiful park trails.

Charity Road Race 2017-August 20th
In Yorkton SK, you can choice from myriad of races including a Corporate Relay 10k Run, Junior 2k, Community Walk 5k, 5k, 10k and 21.1 K Run.  Something for everyone!

Tuff Family Fun Run-August 27th
Tune up for Fall Family Run! Choose from 2km Fun Run, 5km and 10km. Races in all sizes and lengths.

Lanigan, Saskatchewan

Folkfest ’17-August 17-19
Visit this great annual festival whose purpose is to educate the public on different cultures in order to appreciate one’s heritage and preserve valued aspects of culture. Ethnic entertainment, international cuisine, Parade of Nations and a silent auction are all a part of the festivities. There are 22 pavilions showcasing great cultures from around the world.

Yorkton Brain Boogie Golf Tournament-August 26th
Support your local community by donating and/or participating in your local Brain Boogie! After you have completed the golf course, celebrate with your friends and family at the BBQ, featuring prizes and activities for kids!

Moose Jaw Brain Boogie-August 27th
Support your local community by donating and/or participating in your local Brain Boogie! Once you cross the finish line, celebrate with your friends and family at the BBQ, featuring prizes and activities for kids!

Patience Lake, Sakatchewan

Potashcorp Fringe Theatre and Street Festival-August 3-12th
Professional independent theatre shows and Saskatoon’s summer street festival.  On Broadway with over 200 vendors, 75,000 attendees, 231 Theatre Shows and Saskatoon’s largest collection of Food Trucks!

Saskatoon Exhibition-August 8-13th
Running from August 8th-13th at the Prairieland Park! This wonderful festival provides great rides and games for the entire family.  You won’t want to miss the fun and excitement.

Stars Ignite 10K-August 13th
This fun race on Sunday August 13th in Wascana Park, Regina, SK.  Make sure to register early as there is a maximum of 500 entrants.

Rocanville, Saskatchewan

Body Worlds Rx-August 1st-30th
Get a large dose of enlightenment during a visit to Body Worlds Rx!  Real human bodies show you details of today’s common diseases and the inner workings of your anatomy.

SK Epilepsy Golf Tournament Fundraiser-August 12th
Enjoy the great game of Golf while helping raise awareness of Epilepsy.  Golf, catered meal and door prizes are all included with the entry fee.

Wapiti Bush Run-August 27th
First 60 participants will receive a unique “Wapiti Bush Run Pocket Knife”.  This is a 5.5km or 8.5km race/run/jog/hike.

New Brunswick, Sussex

Spirited Dash 2017-August 5th
In Fredericton comes the Spirited Dash 2017.  Pace yourself and get plenty of fluids and always wear loose fitting athletic wear and of course comfortable running shoes.

10Km Caraquet-August 12th
This fun 5km and 10km is sure to get the blood flowing! Run starts at 9am so grab a nice breakfast and don’t forget to drink plenty of fluids.

Chipman Summer Road Race-August 19th
In Chipman New Brunswick you’ll find this great summer race!  This is a road race so wear your best running shoes.

Saskatoon

Potashcorp Fringe Theatre and Street Festival-August 3-12th
Professional Independent theatre shows and Saskatoon’s summer street festival.  On Broadway with over 200 vendors, 75,000 attendees, 231 Theatre Shows and Saskatoon’s largest collection of Food Trucks!

Tour de Lumsden-August 26th
This unique event is a 56-km bike race through beautiful and scenic Lumsden valley. Teams are made up of 3 riders who rally together for some good old-fashioned competition.

Moose Jaw Brain Boogie-August 27th
Support your local community by donating and/or participating in your local Brain Boogie! Once you cross the finish line, celebrate with your friends and family at the BBQ, featuring prizes and activities for kids!

Canadian Properties

Port of Lisa’s, Trinidad

Glow 5K Run-August 12th
Canoe Bay to Pigeon Point Recreational Park is the place to be for the Glow 5K!  Runners will be glowing as this special run is sure to become a huge annual event.

Reggae on the Beach-August 26th-27th
There is nothing more relaxing than great Reggae music. Add the beach setting and you have one of life’s great treats. Treat yourself at Pigeon Point Heritage Park.

Pan Am Elite Track Cycling Championships-August 27th
Watch these world class athletes from the Cycling world compete at the National Cycling Centre.