The City of Green’s Great 8 Race Series

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The next three races in the City of Green’s popular series are the Bulldog Dash, CAK5K on the Runway, and HalloWin Race.

By Mimi Vanderhaven

Just four races remain in the City of Green’s Great 8 Race Series powered by Toth Buick GMC. This is a collaboration between eight races that benefit local nonprofits. Last year the series raised more than $115,000 and involved 3,200 runners and walkers. In addition to awards and swag provided by each race, participants who complete just five of the eight races in the series will receive a Green Great 8 Race Series hoodie.

The next three races are all in October—Bulldog Dash, CAK5k on the Runway, and HalloWin Race.

Bulldog Dash
Green Local Schools Greenwood and Primary Schools
Saturday, October 2
Green Memorial Stadium, 1737 Steese Rd.
• 5K: 8:00 a.m.; $30
200-Meter Dash: 9:00 a.m.; $15
1-Mile Fun Walk/Run: 9:15 a.m.; $20;
Both 5K and 1- Mile; $40
Benefits: Green Local Schools
The Bulldog Dash Committee is proud to announce a 200-meter dash option for those who are unable to complete the 5K or 1-mile courses.

CAK5K on the Runway
Akron Canton Airport
Saturday, October 8
5K: Through September 15: $35; $25 students. Until registration closes: $40; $30 students
Swag: Long-sleeved T-shirt, medal
Benefits: The American Heart Association and MAPS Air Museum
Awards presented to the overall winner and the winner of each age group. Participants in each of the past five years receive a special race bib. There is also a special award for the fastest male and female through the “Afterburner Zone.”

HalloWin Race
Rayl Charitable Organization
Saturday, October 22
Boettler Park, 5300 Massillon Road
5K: 8:00 a.m.; $25/preregistration; $30 after October 9; virtual option available
1-Mile: 9:15 a.m.; $12.50 preregistration; $15 after October 9
Swag: Long-sleeved T-shirt, medal, candy; cash prizes
Benefits: The Debbie Rayl Kindness for Kids Program, which reimburses Green Local School Teachers for out-of-pocket expenses for disadvantaged students.

The final race in the series is the Turkey Trot, a 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk coming Thursday, November 24 at Green Memorial Stadium, 1737 Steese Road.

For more info about the Green Great 8 Race Series and links to each race in the series, visit