jf walleyes 5k

J.F. Walleye’s will kick off the Annual 5k run on the first Saturday of August on Middle Bass Island. The race will begin between J.F. Walleye’s and historic Lonz Winery with views of the Put-in-Bay harbor and Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial.

The race will take you across Middle Bass Island and finishes at J.F. Walleye’s for a post-race party that includes food and refreshments! For more information and to register, please go online to: www.allsportsraces.com. For home rentals or condo reservations, please call 216-898-9951.

Put-in-Bay has plenty of lodging for those who wish to stay overnight and enjoy more of their island time. Find a Put-in-Bay hotel room, or maybe a rental home or condo to spend the night.

Helpful Tips to Get a Better Walleye’s 5k Time

  • Focus on building up gradually over a few weeks or months before the event.
  • Make healthy lifestyle choices, such as eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of quality sleep at night.
  • Always warm up for at least 10 to 15 minutes before starting a running workout, and finish with a cooldown.
  • Improve your endurance and speed by doing interval training and switching it up to run on a treadmill, uneven terrain, and hills to mimic the island terrain.
  • Balance out your running routine with strength training, and include plenty of stretches to keep your body loose and flexible.
  • To build speed, work on increasing your endurance and muscle mass. Vary your workouts between moderate and high intensity workouts, and include other forms of endurance exercise, such as biking, volleyball, or swimming.
  • Try yoga, tai chi, or dancing at least once a week to get your body moving in different ways and keep your joints flexible.
  • Always allow for at least one full day of rest each week. Just relax and enjoy the beautiful Lake Erie views while sitting at The Keys for lunch.
  • Vary your workouts by changing the intensity, distance, and time as you prep for the Walleye’s 5k. Stop by Muscle Bay for workouts if you live on the island.
  • Include plenty of lean proteins, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates in your training diet. Have fresh fruit, green vegetables, and healthy protein shakes on the regular. Reduce your intake of alcoholic beverages and refined sugary foods.
  • If you’re new to running, begin with 20 to 30 minute sessions, and gradually increase the duration as you get more fit.

*** This is a tentative date ***