Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Reggae Run On Hiatus for 2014

I went to the Reggae Run Website and saw this post:
  • The Reggae Run in memory of Maria Olberding is taking a break in 2014. As you know or as you can imagine, the Olberding family and this event has gone through significant changes over the past two decades, including a completely new venue in 2013.  We want to take some time for thoughtful reflection and assessment.  In advance, thank you for your understanding and support as we move forward.

Harvey Lewis Wins Badwater 135

Harvey Lewis, local cincinnati runner, SCPA teacher, featured runner in the RCGC 2010 Summer Newsletter and vice president of the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati, won the 2014 edition of the Badwater 135 on Tuesday.  Harvey finished in less than 24 hours with a time of 23 hours 52 minutes 55 seconds(View results). He led from start to finish. He is the second local to win the Badwater 135. You can read more about Harvey's Win here, and here and here

Monday, July 21, 2014

RCGC Urban Cross Country Series Race #2 Recap

The 2014 Urban Cross Country Series Race #2  was this past Thursday July 17 at Lower Millcrest Park in Norwood. About 45 runners plus showed up to race on the 3.1 mile course in sunny and relatively cool  conditions due to the Polar Vortex. After the first week, RCGC Urban Race Director Michael Guest made a few improvements and updates to the course by eliminating the wasp nests and mowing the path  so runners would stay on the course and run faster times. NKU Runner Brady Holmer  was the top male finisher with a new course record of 16:59 followed by John Murdock who ran a 17:42 followed by Mason Moore who ran a 17:44.  Taryn Surtees showed up a few minutes before the start and was the top female finisher with a course record of 20:11 followed by Karen Berndt with a 21:22 and Kamaria Walton who ran a 22:31(View results).  Join us next Thursday July 24 at Lower Millcrest Park in Norwood for the third race in the RCGC Urban Cross Country Series.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Midsummer Night's Trail Run - August 12


A Midsummer Night's Trail Run - August 12

The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati will host its annual 5 Mile trail run at Mt. Airy Forest on Tuesday evening, August 12th at 6:30 PM. Join the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati to go "Over Hill, Over Dale, Through Brush, Through Briar" in A Midsummer Night's Trail Run in Mount Airy Forest at 6:30 PM! Awards to the Top 3 Males and Top 3 Females Runners and to the Top Male and Top Female in the following Age Groups: 18 & Under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Over.  Goody bags to the first 75 registered.  Pint glasses to the first 75 finishers plus refreshments and door prizes after the race.
Online registration available at runsignup.com through August 8, 2014. Visit www.cincinnatirunning.com to get a flier or for more information.

 RACE DETAILS:

  • DATE: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
  • TIME: 6:30 PM
  • PLACE: Oval, Mount Airy Forest
  • DISTANCE: 5 Mile Trail Run. View the course map.
  • COST: Pre-registration: General Public - $15 . RCGC Members / Age 18 & Under: $10.
    Race Day Registration is $20 for General Public and $15 RCGC Members / Age 18 & Under. 
  • INFO: Visit www.cincinnatirunning.com to get a flier or for more information.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

RCGC Volunteer Opportunities

Here are some upcoming opportunities where you can help out the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati. If you can help with any of these events, we would appreciate it:
  1. A Midsummer Night's Trail Run - A Midsummer Night's Trail Run on Tuesday August 12 needs 10-15 volunteers to help with registration, fluid station, timing, post race, and cleanup. It would take 2-3 hours of your time. The jobs are fun, easy and entertaining and you will get some nice goodies for your efforts. Volunteering is one of the easiest ways to get to know other club members. Let us know whether you can help by emailing us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com or sign-up at the A Midsummer Night's Trail Run at runsignup.com and select Race Volunteer.
  2. Finish Line Crew - The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati has quite a few races coming up where volunteers are needed to work the finish line. The jobs are easy and you get to the learn how to use the club's new chip timing system. If interested send us an email at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com or attend the RCGC Urban Cross Country Series for training on Thursdays in July and August.
  3. Ongoing Openings - Currently we have a few openings for keeping the club running on an ongoing basis:  Social Chair,  Program Chair, and Newsletter Editor. Most positions take 2-3 hours a month of your time. If you can or would like to fulfill one of these positions, please send an email to cincinnatirunning@gmail.com or attend the next board meeting on July 17.

Monday, July 14, 2014

RCGC Urban Cross Country Series Race #1 Recap

The 2014 Urban Cross Country Series  kicked off at Lower Millcrest Park in Norwood this past Thursday July 10. The series was moved to Lower Millcrest Park in Norwood after Summitview Park turned the iconic course designed by Stacy Osborne into an unintended Steeplechase with a .25 mile trench. About 45 runners plus showed up to race on the 3.1 mile course in sunny conditions. It also may have been the hardest cross country courses since the race was held at French Park made even harder by a few wasps who harrassed a few runners near the ballfields. Also, a few runners zigged when they should have zagged and finished a little earlier than expected. David Bea was the top male finisher with a new course record of 19:16 followed by Spike Knickel who ran a 19:56 followed by Kenji Heilman who ran a 20:30. There were a few females on the course but they got lost and finished early and the few that did not get lost were so slow that their times were not recorded as a means to motivate them to run faster in week 2.   Join us next Thursday July 17 at Lower Millcrest Park in Norwood for the second race in the RCGC Urban Cross Country Series.

RCGC Board Meeting - July 17

The next RCGC Board Meeting will be held on Thursday  July 17 at Lower Millcrest Park after the RCGC Urban Cross Country Series. The meeting is open to all current RCGC members.
We will discuss updates on the Summer Trail Run, plans for a possible Fall Mile Series, and  a New Year's Eve Run and much more.
Hope you can join us!
DETAILS
  • DATE:  Thursday June 19, 2014
  • TIME: Approximate8:30 PM
  • PLACE: Lower Millcrest Park, Norwood OH
  • INFORMATION: Board Meeting of the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati. Open to all current members. We will discuss  the Summer Trail Run, plans for a possible Fall Mile Series, a New Year's Eve Run and much more. View agenda.  

Friday, July 11, 2014

2014 NKU Cross Country Series Starts Next Week!

For those who love cross country, live in Kentucky, but are afraid to venture across the Ohio River, Northern Kentucky University has a Cross Country series on their training course on the NKU Campus beginning next week. They will have three 2 mile races on Tuesday nights at 7:00pm beginning Tuesday July 15 and ending July 29. This event is open to all ages and experience levels and a great way to introduce the sport to middle school/high school or just plain old school runners. The course is adjacent to the main Highland Heights campus. Visit www.nkunorse.com for more information.
NKU SUMMER CROSS COUNTRY SERIES INFORMATION
  • DATE: begins Tuesday July 15, 2014 and continues to Tuesday July 29
  • TIME: 7:00 PM
  • PLACE: Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights KY
  • INFORMATION: 3 races every Tuesday beginning July 15 and ending on July 29. Test your summer training and sharpen your race skills (& your spikes) on NKU’s Cross Country training course on campus in Highland Heights, KY! The rolling terrain and newly carved trails offers challenges to runners of all ages.Visit www.nkunorse.com for more information.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

RCGC Urban Cross Country Series Begins Tonight at 7:30 PM

The first race of the RCGC Urban Cross Country Series is tonight  at Lower Millcrest Park in Norwood at 7:30 PM.
The race will be a 5K Run over challenging Adventure type terrain at Lower Millcrest Park. Wear Waffles, Trail Shoes, or short spikes. No entry fee unless you want to be recorded for posterity and wear a chip timing bib, no awards. There will be a social hour after the race in the Millcrest Shelter. Just a damn fine hard workout on the new Iconic Race course designed by Stacy Osborne and Michael Guest.  A splendid time is guaranteed to all! For info call 351 6300 days or visit the Summer Cross Country Series Information Page.
RACE DETAILS

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

2014 July Races in Greater Cincinnati

Even though Fourth of July had several races, there are still quite a few races left in the moonth of July most likely one near where you live. Below is small list of upcoming races in July.   Check the club calendar for a few more races in the summer. 
Thursday July 10
Friday July 11
Saturday July 12
  • Running with the Saints 5K Run/Walk, 8:00 AM, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Burlington KY, www.sprunning.com.
  • Natalie's Fly Thru the Park, 9:00 AM, Miami Meadows Park, Miami Township OH, www.racedmc.com.
  • Sayler Park Village 5K Run, 9:00 AM, Sayler Park Recreation Center, Cincinnati OH, Race Information.
Thursday July 17
Saturday July 19
Sunday July 20
  • East Fork Backpack Trail Run, 9:00 am, East Fork Lake State Park, Bethel OH, www.runningtime.net.
Thursday July 24
Saturday July 26
Sunday July 27
  • St. Martin's Country Run 5k, 9:30 am, St. Martin's Church, Yorkville IN, view flier.
Thursday July 31

Monday, July 07, 2014

2014 Fourth of July Race Results

Below are race results to the many Fourth Of July Races held in Greater Cincinnati over the past weekend.  

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Cincinnati Panerathon to Fight Hunger - September 21

Cincinnati Panerathon To Fight Hunger
Registration is live for the 7th annual Cincinnati Panerathon to Fight Hunger on Sunday, September 21st. All proceeds benefit local hunger outreach through Shared Harvest Foodbank and Mason Food Pantry.
Adults, kids, runners, walkers, well-behaved leashed dogs, and strollers are welcome! Everyone celebrates at the finish line with fresh bagels, pastries, and sandwiches from Panera Bread, entertainment with Q102, and fun for the whole family! Help fight hunger in the community and participate in a fun event. Visit www.panerathon.com to register or for more information.

RACE DETAILS:

  • DATE: Sunday September 21, 2014
  • TIME:
    • 5K/10K Run – 9:00 a.m.
    • 5K Walk - 9:05 a.m.
    • Kids Fun Run – Approximately 10:15 a.m.
  • PLACE: Panera Bread at Deerfield Towne Center - 5095 Deerfield Boulevard, Mason, OH.
  • INFO: Adults, kids, runners, walkers, well-behaved leashed dogs, and strollers are welcome! Everyone celebrates at the finish line with fresh bagels, pastries, and sandwiches from Panera Bread.  Part of the 2014 RCGC Grand Prix. Proceeds benefit  local hunger outreach through Shared Harvest Foodbank and Mason Food Pantry. Visit www.panerathon.com to register or for more information.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

RCGC Volunteer Opportunities - Summer 2014

Here are some upcoming opportunities where you can help out the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati. If you can help out, we would greatly appreciate it:
  1. Finish Line Crew - The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati has quite a few races coming up where volunteers are needed to work the finish line. The jobs are easy and you get to the learn how to use the club's new chip timing system. If interested send us an email at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.
  2. Ongoing Openings - Currently we have few openings for keeping the club running on an ongoing basis:  Social Chair,  Program Chair, and Newsletter Editor. Most positions take 2-3 hours a month of your time. If you can or would like to fulfill one of these positions, please send an email to cincinnatirunning@gmail.com or attend the next board meeting on July 17.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

20th Annual Brian Rohne Memorial 5k Run / Walk - August 9

Brian Rohne was the most valuable athlete for the Men's Cross Country team at Northern Kentucky University in 1992. Brian was fatally injured in January 1993 on a training run and the race is held in his name. The race raises money for the Northern Kentucky University Cross Country team. Pre-registration is $20.00 which includes a shirt. For Runners' Club members and those 18 and under pre-registration is $15.00 which includes a shirt. Race Day is $25 with the shirt while supplies last.
RACE DETAILS:

  • DATE: Saturday August 9, 2014
  • TIME: 7:00 PM
  • PLACE: Albright Health Center, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights KY
  • DISTANCE: 5k.
  • COST: $20 Pre-registration(includes T- shirt). RCGC Members/ 18 & Under - $15 with T-shirt. Race Day Registration is $25(T-shirt included while supplies last). No discounts on race day. Get the flier or register online for more information.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

RCGC Urban Cross Country Series

The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati along with the Norwood High School Cross Country Team brings free cross country runs to Lower Millcrest Park in Norwood Ohio. Every Thursday starting July 10th through August 21st , there will be a free 5k race at 7:30pm.  There will be a DJ, concessions, and T-shirts sold.   No entry fees unless you want your time recorded for posterity.
A splendid time is guaranteed to all! For info call 513-351-6300 days.
CROSS COUNTRY SERIES INFORMATION
  • DATE: begins Thursday July 10, 2013 and continues to Thursday August 21
  • TIME: 7:30 PM
  • PLACE: Lower Millcrest Park, Norwood OH
  • INFORMATION: 5k cross country race every Thursday beginning on July 10 and ending on August 21. No entry fees unless you want your time recorded for posterity, concessions or a shirt remembering the wonderful time that you had.  For info, call 513-351-6300 days or visit the RCGC Cross Country Series Page.