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The participants of the Simply Women's 5k Run/Walk at the start of the second annual race in 2010. (Photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

Annual Simply Women Ohio 5K to return this month

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The annual Simply Women Ohio 5K run/walk for women and girls will be held Saturday, June 29, at 9 a.m. The race will begin at YS High School, with check-in and onsite registration from 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. 

Advance registration may be completed online at; a mail-in registration form may also be downloaded and printed at this address. Those who register by June 18 are guaranteed a race T-shirt. Registration cost is $25 through June 16, and $30 after that point.

The YS Police Department will assist with traffic control on the day of the race, and a lead motorcyle will provide added safety and guide racers. Participants will receive pre-race warm-ups with a certified personal trainer, a mid-course water station, finish line awards, a drawing for prizes and post-race refreshments. Timing will be provided by Key Sports, and medals will be awarded to the top finisher in each of the following groups: 6 and under; 7–10; 11–14; 15–19; 20–24; 25–29; 30–34; 35–39; 40–44; 45–49; 50–59; 60–69; and 70-plus.

The race event is the primary fundraiser for Simply Women Ohio, which was organized in 2009 under the name YS Girls Running as a way to create space in village school-based sports for girls to participate in meaningful ways. The organization expanded its reach — and changed its name — in order to realize its goals of increasing participation of girls in sports and health and fitness activities, educating women on the community-building aspects of team and group sports and developing support structures in the community for women’s sports.

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