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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Great Eight Race Series Toes the Line for 2021

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Great Eight Race Series Toes the Line for 2021

GREEN, Ohio – The Green Great Eight Race Series is making a full return for 2021 with the first race set for Saturday, May 1. Registration information can be found at as it becomes available.


The race series brings the City’s large races together with the combined goal of promoting a healthy and active community while benefiting local nonprofit organizations and charities. Complete 5 of the 8 races to receive a Green Great Eight Race Series sweatshirt.


“Only a few of our races were able to take place last year.” Said Mayor Gerard Neugebauer, “But we’re looking forward to everyone coming back and we’re hoping for a great turnout.” 


Tiered sponsorship packages are available. Information can be found at This year’s sponsors include Toth Buick GMC, Acme Fresh Market, South Side Leader, Donamarc Water Systems, NOPEC, and the City of Green.


 2021 Race Schedule:


Saturday, May 1

Green Schools Foundation: Run for Education Glow Run


Sunday, July 4

City of Green: Raintree 5k and Fun Run/Walk


Saturday, July 10

Akron Canton Airport: CAK 5k on the Runway


Sunday, August 29

Oak Clinic: Acorn Run 5k Run/Walk


Monday, September 6

Green YMCA: Labor of Love 5k, 10k and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk


Sunday, October 10

Bulldog Dash 5k, 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, and 200m Youth Run


Saturday, October 23

Rayl Charitable Organization: HalloWin 5k


Thursday, November 25

Green Professional Association: Turkey Trot 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk


Find registration information, race dates, and more at



The City of Green, Ohio, founded in 1992, is a prosperous, progressive and promising city with more than 25,000 residents.  Approximately 33.5 square-miles, Green is located in southern Summit County.    Visit