Its that time of year when all of us Olympic dreamers lace up the shoes (or in my case clip in the bike pedals) and line up to test our mettle and training regimens against our friends and neighbors in local races. One of the great things about living in northeast Ohio is that rarely a summer week passes without some local race so if racing is your thing, our region is for you. And this year is no exception. Kent had three running races in town last weekend and I just got notice of a Duathalon scheduled by Portage County for Sunday, July 27th at 8 am. As a fan of the race I offered to post the details and spread the word.
Did I mention that local races mean dollars for local cash registers. The multiplier effect for the economic contributions of race events can run from $1.50 to $3.00 for every dollar spent to at the event. So racing is good for more than just cardio, it’s good for our pockets as well.