Thursday, April 20, 2017

Memorial Day Race 41 - May 29

Cincinnati's second oldest race behind the Thanksgiving Day Race is back in 2017 for number 41. The Memorial Day Race is at Armleder Park at 9:00 AM on May 29, 2017. Since most runners are swimming in T-shirts and technical shirts, the club made the Memorial Day Race shirt for 2017 an optional purchase. It will be a regular tshirt for the preregistration price of $8.  Get the flier or register online.



RACE INFORMATION
  • DATE: Monday, May 29, 2017 
  • TIME: 9:00 AM 
  • PLACE: Otto Armleder  Memorial Park, 5059 Wooster Road, Cincinnati OH 
  • PREREGISTRATION: $15.00 General Public and $10 Runners' Club Members /Age 21 and Under. Commemorative Memorial Day Race 41 t-shirt available for $8. Preregistration ends Monday May 22 for mail in registrations and May 24 for online registration. 
  • INFORMATION: Spectator friendly flat USATF certified 5K (3.1 Mile) Course. Real bathrooms. Food, awards, and doorprizes follow the race.  Get the flier or register online.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

RCGC Survey

The Runners Club of Greater Cincinnati wants to hear from YOU! Please take this short 10 question survey so we can do a better job of serving the Cincinnati running community. Take the survey and be entered to win a 4EG Gift Card!  Note: You do NOT need to be a current member to take the survey! 
Take the Survey.

Monday, April 17, 2017

RCGC Grand Prix Update - April 2017

The Runners’ Club of Greater Cincinnati is doing a Grand Prix Series in 2017. The goal of the Grand Prix is to include and recognize members that do many of the races that the club puts on or supports or races that support the club. Scores have been updated through the Heart Mini Marathon and about 60 club members have participated in at least one Grand Prix Race. Also included in the score are the volunteer points. Next race in the series is the Dogwood Dash on April 29.  Visit the RCGC Grand Prix page for more information about the Grand Prix.

RCGC Grand Prix Standings Through the Heart Mini Marathon


Top Ten WomenTop 10 Men
NameTotalNameTotal
Barbara Ellwein403Rich Webber443
Dianne Webber338Richard Gabbour329
Ann Marr311Ryan Woolley218
Nurys Diaz288Martin Hovey217
Teresa Roberts276John Larkins193
Sharon Niehaus235Lowell Clark191
Carol Siderits235Preston Roberts190
Elisa Wright232Jim Welland164
Melissa Farnsley199Landen Fernandez145
Stacey Herdering198Eric Gould142

Thursday, April 13, 2017

2017 RCGC Board Selected

At the Annual Meeting on April 10, the membership of the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati in attendance approved the following members to serve on the club's board for 2017:
  • President: Todd Hofacre
  • Vice President: Stacy Osborne
  • Treasurer: Ryan Woolley
  • Secretary: Liz Hofacre
  • Trustees-At-Large:
    • Tom Glasscock
    • Michael Guest
    • Kila Hanrahan
    • Marty Hovey
    • James Welland

If you have any ideas or something that you would like the new board to accomplish for the coming year, send an email to cincinnatirunning@gmail.com or attend the next board meeting which is Wednesday April 19 at 6:30 pm at the Newport on The Levee.
Special Thank you to our featured speaker Mike Fremont.  Mike spoke about his experiences running past his 70's and into his early 90's.  He talked about how diet played a huge part in his ability to keep running and beat cancer.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

2017 RCGC Flying Pig Updates

Here are a couple of updates about the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati's involvement in the 19th Annual Flying Pig Marathon. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
  • Club Fluid Station - The Club has a Flying Pig Fluid Station at mile 22. This is one of our largest volunteer opportunities of the year. We need about 40 volunteers; so please volunteer today. Volunteers receive a free t-shirt courtesy of the pig, free food and drink at the waterstop, the chance to socialize with other members in a relaxed informal setting, and the free entertainment value of watching the Mile 22 Fluid Station Captain freak out over what could happen in 2017. The 2008 waterstop dealt with fire, 2009 dealt with no uplifting music(Social Distortion is the last thing you want to hear at mile 22) until the marathon unexpectedly came through with the DJ, 2010 dealt with rain and flooding, 2011 dealt with being struck by lightning. If you're running the full marathon, ask family, friends and coworkers to catch you at "Your water stop - Mile 22" or if you enjoy to watch people suffer, mile 22 is definitely the place to be. You can sign up to volunteer at our website or do the following:
    1. Go to the Flying Pig Volunteer Registration Page.
    2. Find and select Runners' Club of Cincinnati from the group list.
    3. Complete volunteer information.
    4. Use Runnerclub as the group password when asked near the end of the form.

    For 2017 we are looking for a theme! If you have an idea contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.
  • Piggest Raffle Ever -  The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati is also part of the Piggest Raffle Ever with the Flying Pig Marathon for 2017  Adopt a pig for $5 for a chance to to win a 2 year lease on a Toyota Prius, $10,000 Cash ($5,000 to the winning ticket holder and $5,000 to the charity who sold the ticket) or  a $1500 Cincinnati experience.   To help out, select Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati as the charity at www.piggestraffle.com  when you adopt a pig and the club gets a portion of the proceeds. Adopt A Pig

Monday, April 10, 2017

Casting Inquiry For People Who Use Wearable Smart Technology

Got in an email over the weekend:
 Dan Bell Casting in Los Angeles, CA specializes in 'real people casting', and is currently working on a worldwide documentary project looking to talk with people who use wearable smart technology and have seen an improvement in their overall health and fitness.
 If you or someone you might know wears smart tech devices to track their activity and that you could share the attached flyer with them. Again, this project is a documentary project. This week they are having quick Skype sessions with everyone, only 10 minutes each. They are in the research phase of the project, and are very interested in knowing how people are using their wearable technology across the world!
 Thank you so much - have a look at the attached flyer, and please let us know if you have any questions or concerns!
Here is a link to their YouTube channel so you can see some of their more recent projects. View Flier

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Online Registration Open for Memorial Day Race 41

Online registration is now open for Memorial Day Race 41 - Cincinnati's second oldest race behind the Thanksgiving Day Race.  The race is put on by the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati and proceeds go to support running in the Greater Cincinnati area.  Register now.

RACE DETAILS
  • DATE: Monday, May 29, 2017 - Open to All.
  • TIME: 9:00 AM.
  • PLACE: Otto Armleder Park, Cincinnati OH.
  • PRE-REGISTRATION: ends Wednesday, May 24th, 2017.
  • COST:  $15 General Public and $10 RCGC Members in good standing / 21 and Under. Short Sleeve T-shirts: $8.00  
  • COURSE: Certified 5k course around the paths of Otto Armleder Park
  • OTHER: Register online.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

2017 Flying Pig Fluid Station Volunteers Wanted


The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati will have a fluid station at mile 22 for the 19th Annual Flying Pig Marathon. Mile 22 is where the marathon really begins for the runners and your support and encouragement means plenty to them. If you are running the marathon, please encourage your friends and family to help out. If you're not running, join us for a little fun and help us help the runners at mile 22. To volunteer at our waterstop:
  1. Go to the Flying Pig Volunteer Registration Page.
  2. Find and select Runners' Club of Cincinnati from the group list.
  3. Complete volunteer information.
  4. Use Runnerclub as the group password when asked near the end of the form.


If you have any questions or problems, let us know.  Sign Up for the Waterstop

Monday, April 03, 2017

RCGC Annual Meeting - April 10

All members of the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati in good standing and 2016 award winners are welcome to attend the 2017 Annual Meeting. The meeting will take place on Monday April 10, 2017 starting at 6:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time at the Swaim Park Lodge, located at the corner of Cooper and Zig Zag Road in Montgomery OH. On hand will be guest speaker Mike Fremont. Mike is a world record holder in the marathon for age 88, age 89 and age 91 and will cover his story of running into the seventies and eighties.    The meeting will cover the following:
  1. Food and drinks
  2. Announcement of Upcoming Events
  3. 2016 RCGC Mile Series Awards Presentation
  4. 2016 Grand Prix Series Awards Presentation
  5. Featured Speaker Mike Fremont
  6. 2016 Financial Report and 2017 Budget
  7. Verification of Quorum
  8. Nominations and Election of the RCGC Board of Trustees and Officers
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com. Food and Drink starts at 6:30 and the meeting portion will start around 7:00 pm. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the RCGC Annual Meeting on Monday April 10.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

April 2017 Races in Greater Cincinnati

Below is list of upcoming races in Greater Cincinnati for April 2017. Check out the club calendar for a few more races in April.
Saturday April 1.
  • GA 5k - Heavenly Hog Jog, 9:00 am, Guardian Angels School, Mt Washington OH, www.runningtime.net.
Sunday April 2
Saturday April 8
Sunday April 9
  • Great Human Race 5k Run / Walk, 10:00 am, Rockwern Academy, Cincinnati OH, Race Information.  
Saturday April 15.
  • Kinesiology Club 5k, 9:00 am, NKU Student Union, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights KY, Race Information
Saturday April 22
  • Conquer the Hill 5K Run / Walk, 8:30 am,  Indian Hill High School, Cincinnati OHhttp://sprunning.com.
  • St. Joseph Home 5K – Incline to the Finish Line, 9:00 am, St. Joseph Home,10722 Wyscarver Rd., Cincinnati OH, www.stjosephhome.org.   
Sunday April 23.
  • Ault Park Switchback, 9:00 am, Ault Park, Cincinnati OH, www.runningtime.net
  • Miami Red Brick Run/Walk 5K, 10:30 am, Millett Hall, Miami University, Oxford  OH, www.racedmc.com.
Saturday April 29
  • Dogwood Dash 5k Run / Walk, 9:00 am, Boone County Arboretum, 9190 Camp Ernst Road Union, KY, www.bcarboretum.org.
Sunday April 30.
  • Run For the Lions 5k, 8:30 am, Ursuline Academy, Blue Ash OH, www.racedmc.com.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Run 4 Kids Sake, 10:00 amVoice of America Park, West Chester OH, http://bbbsbutler.org

Monday, March 27, 2017

RCGC Part of 2017 Piggest Raffle Ever

The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati is part of the Piggest Raffle Ever with the Flying Pig Marathon for 2017. Adopt a pig for $5 for a chance to to win $5000 cash, a two year lease on a Toyota Prius, $5000 cash or a $1500 Cincinnati experience.  Also, it helps the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati raise funds. If you wish to adopt a Pig(s) on behalf of the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati, you can do so online at www.piggestraffle.com. Just select Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati as the charity. The official "Pig Drop" to determine the contest winners will take place on Flying Pig Marathon weekend downtown. Buy a Pig! Win A Prize! Support the Club
Adopt A Pig.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

RCGC Prediction Run Scheduled For Sunday March 26 Cancelled

The RCGC Prediction Run scheduled for Sunday March 26 at Sharon Woods Park is cancelled due to the low number of  registrants.   The club will be issuing a refund to all pre-registered race participants  If you have any questions, contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

RCGC Grand Prix Update - March 2017

The Runners’ Club of Greater Cincinnati is doing a Grand Prix Series in 2017. The goal of the Grand Prix is to include and recognize members that do many of the races that the club puts on or supports or races that support the club. Scores have been updated through the Heart Mini Marathon and about 60 club members have participated in at least one Grand Prix Race. Next race in the series is RCGC Prediction Run which is this coming weekend.

RCGC Grand Prix Standings Through the Heart Mini Marathon


Top Ten WomenTop 10 Men
NameTotalNameTotal
Barbara Ellwein403Rich Webber443
Dianne Webber338Richard Gabbour329
Ann Marr313Ryan Woolley198
Nurys Diaz288John Larkins193
Teresa Roberts276Lowell Clark192
Sharon Niehaus235Preston Roberts191
Elisa Wright232Martin Hovey187
Stacey Herdering198Eric Gould144
Gina Meyers197James Welland144
Melissa Farnsley190Matthew Behrensmeyer100

Monday, March 20, 2017

RCGC Prediction Run Early Registration Ends Soon

Early registration ends soon for the 2017 RCGC Prediction Run. Online Registration is available through 11:59 PM Wednesday March 22. Mail in registration ends Tuesday March 21. Cost is $15- General Public and $10 RCGC Members.  Register now before the price goes up. Visit the club website or view the flier for more information about the race.
Race Details
  • DATE: Sunday, March 26, 2017 - Open to All.
  • TIME: 11:00 AM. 
  • PLACE: Cardinal Crest Shelter, Sharon Woods, Sharonville OH. 
  • PRE-REGISTRATION: Early Online Registration ends Wednesday March 22, 2017. Mail in registration ends Tuesday March 21. Cost is $15- General Public and $10 RCGC Members.
  • COURSE: 2 lap course around Meadow Drive inside Sharon Woods for a total of 2.169  Miles.
  • AWARDS:Top Male and Top Female that run closest to their predicted finish times will each receive $50. 
  • INFORMATION: It is not how fast you run - it is how fast you think you will run! The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati is hosting a Prediction Run at Sharon Woods.  Run distance will be 2 laps around Meadow Drive for 2.169 miles. Top Male and Top Female that run closest to their predicted finish times will each receive $50. C Race in the RCGC Grand Prix.  Online Registration is available through 11:59 PM Wednesday March 22. Register now before the price goes up.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

BOSTON: An American Running Story in Theaters Nationwide on April 19

Got in an email:
Narrated by Academy Award® winner Matt Damon, BOSTON: An American Running Story tells the story of the oldest annually-contested marathon from its humble origin of 15 runners to the present day(View Trailer). Evolving from a working man’s challenge to welcoming foreign athletes and eventually women, the Boston Marathon is the stage for many firsts and helped pave the way for the modern marathon.
Following the tragic events of 2013, BOSTON records the preparations and running of the 118th Boston Marathon one year later, when runners and community gather in support of one another for what will be the most meaningful race of all.
BOSTON is more than a running documentary, it is a timeless story about triumph over adversity for runner and non-runner alike.
 This one-night event features footage of the Boston Symphony Orchestra recording an original score composed by 4X Emmy Award®-winner Jeff Beal (House of Cards). LA Roma Films is proud to partner with John Hancock Financial, The Kennedy/Marshall Company and The Boston Athletic Association to present BOSTON: An American Running Story.
Film will be shown in Theaters nationwide on April 19.  Visit Fathom Events  for local theater near you.