Join the Advanced Running Project and Roderer Shoe Center for an easy 4 mile run (or walk, roll, stroll, etc!) on the final Wednesday of every month (exception is November due to Thanksgiving, it’ll be held a week early) in Beavercreek followed by all you can eat pizza, a beer or soda, and a $2 donation to local charity Shoes 4 the Shoeless all for only $7. We meet at at the home of the best pizza in the Miami Valley (and in our opinion, the state), Beavercreek Pizza Dive! It is free to join us for the run and you only have to pay if you decide to eat! Dates for the runs are below!
Can’t run with us? Out of towner looking for a place to go? Here are some other great places to run around Dayton, Ohio!
Five Rivers Metro Parks offers over 330 miles of interconnected paved trail, the largest network of any city in the United States! You can’t go wrong with any section of the trail you choose! One can start in Dayton and make it all the way to Cincinnati or Columbus on without ever leaving the trail!
In addition to its interconnected paved trail system, Five Rivers MetroParks offers EIGHTEEN different parks with most all featuring great trails to walk, run, or hike! Our favorites are Englewood, Eastwood, and Sugar Creek MetroParks, Germantown is a favorite for the trail runners!
Huffman Prairie Flying Field National Historic Landmark is the home of the Wright Brothers first practice flights in Fairborn, Ohio. Monday through Friday during business hours it can be accessed via the Huffman Prairie Bikeway on foot or accessed seven days a week by vehicle off the 444.
For those with access to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, there exists a 1.1 mile rubber path on Skeel Avenue in Area A along with a quarter mile track outside of Jarvis Gym also on Area A. In Area B there is a rubber half mile track and an indoor track (9 laps to a mile) at Wright Field Fitness Center.
We strongly believe that running is a powerful tool to fuel personal growth. Additionally we feel that runners can create lasting and positive impacts in the communities where they run. We strive to do that every day by working with community leaders to expand access to trails, create safer roads on which to run, and working to increase the health and wellness of the general public by offering programs to encourage more folks to take up running.
Additionally we have partnered with local charities to make an impact in the Miami Valley. Currently our partners include (but is not limited to) the Historical Society of Germantown, Vandalia Recreation Fund, Shoes 4 the Shoeless, the Bellbrook Sugarcreek Family Resource Center, the USO of Southern Ohio, Beavercreek Rotary, and Families of Addicts for which we have raised over $25000 for since our inception.