Green Great Eight Race Series

Green's Great Eight Race Series brings eight local 5K races together with the joint goal of raising money for nonprofits and2022_FRONT 01 charities in the City of Green. Run in five of the eight races and receive a Green Great Eight Race Series sweatshirt.

Registration for the Great Eight Races must be completed through each of the individual race registration pages. Information for each race will be posted as it becomes available.

In 2022, the race series raised a combined $150,000 to benefit non-profits in the City of Green.

Interested in becoming a race series sponsor? Request more information by emailing

2023 Events


Air Force Raider Run | Green High School Air Force Junior ROTC

Sunday, June 4
3k Terrain Run / 1-mile Honor Walk

New for 2023! Take a challenging run through the rigorous terrain of Southgate Park while pushing your limits on 10 teamwork-inspired obstacles crammed into a 3K course. The Air Force Raider Run is a fast-paced, team-oriented challenge sure to test the limits of you and your team! Sign up as an individual, team, unit, or detachment. All ages are welcome and accommodations are made for those not able to complete an obstacle. 

If a 3K obstacle course is not your thing, please join us for a Veterans Honor Walk through Boettler Park to honor and recognize the brave men and women who have served our country. All ages and abilities are welcome. Proceeds benefit the Green High School Air Force JROTC and the SAM Center.

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Raintree 4th of July 5k | City of Green

Tuesday, July 4
5k / 1-mile Fun Run/Walk

The City of Green's Raintree 5k and Fun Run takes runners around the beautiful Raintree Golf Course in the City of Green where you'll find fast fairways and gorgeous golf cart paths. This family fun event is perfect for participants age 5+.

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CAK5k on the Runway | Akron Canton Airport

Sunday, August 6

Enjoy a unique view of the Akron-Canton Airport - from the runway! Join family, friends, and fellow aviation-enthusiasts as you watch aircraft arrive and depart from CAK while on the flattest course in the region. A portion of the proceeds will go to the MAPS Air Museum and the American Heart Association.

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Labor of Love | Green YMCA

5k  /  10k  /  1-mile Fun Run/Walk

Join the Green Family YMCA for the annual Labor or Love run/walk sponsored by Acme Fresh Market. This event is community-focused, fun filled, and open to all levels of runners and walkers. It's an ideal way to celebrate the end of summer and the Labor Day holiday with family and friends. Proceeds provide scholarships for youth, families, and seniors to participate in YMCA programs and memberships.

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Acorn Run | The Oak Clinic

Sunday, September 10
5k Run/Walk / 1-mile Run/Walk

The Acorn Run 5k begins at 8 am and travels down a beautiful suburban area to Green High School, circles the school, and returns to The Oak Clinic. The 1k walk also begins at 8 am and travels around the Summa Health Facility. Both courses are flat, paved, and monitored by health professionals. 100% of all registration and sponsorship dollars will benefit the patients at The Oak Clinic who are cared for regardless of their ability to pay. All racers will receive gift bags! A fun event for all ages!

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Bulldog Dash

Sunday, October 1
5k  /  1-mile Fun Run/Walk  /  200m Youth Run

Each year, over 1,000 runners participate in the 5k, 1-mile fun run, or 200 meter race. This event is fun for the whole family with food trucks, bounce houses, a DJ and even more activities! The Bulldog Dash has been Greenwood and Green Primary School's only fundraiser since 2011 and the proceeds from this race have impacted the students in many ways. Proceeds from this event have provided students with new and updated technology, classroom libraries, behavior incentives, assemblies, field trips, and much more!

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HalloWinHalloWin Race | Rayl Charitable Organization

Saturday, October 21
5k / 1-mile Fun Run/Walk

Rayl Charitable Organization's HalloWin Race includes a 5k race and 1 mile fun run. This event has $2,000 in prizes, fun costumes, and a whole lot of candy! Net proceeds benefit the Debbie Rayl Kindness for Kids Program which reimburses Green Local School Teachers for out-of-pocket expenses for disadvantaged students.

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Turkey Trot | Green Professionals Association

Thursday, November 23
5k / 1-mile Fun Run/Walk

Green Professionals Association is a self-governing, non-profit organization dedicated to giving back to the Green, Ohio Community through mentorships, scholarships, and service. The annual GPA Turkey Trot 5k and Walk is our marquee event that provides funding for collegiate scholarships for Green High School Seniors.


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