Monday, May 22, 2017

Race Volunteers Needed For Memorial Day Race 41

The RCGC Memorial Day Race needs 10-15 volunteers to help with registration, timing, course marshals and post race on Monday May 29. It would take 2-3 hours of your time. The jobs are easy and you will get the commemorative Memorial Day Race Shirt plus a few other goodies. Volunteering is one of the easiest ways to get to know other club members. Let us know whether you can help by signing up at www.runsignup.com.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Early Registration Ends Soon for Memorial Day Race 41

Early registration ends soon for Memorial Day Race 41 - Cincinnati's second oldest race behind the Thanksgiving Day Race. Back in 2017 and with as many names (Memorial Day Race, Memorial Run, Memorial Day Run, Fork in the Road, Clifton Classic, Conquest de Clifton, RCGC River Run) through the years as Spinal Tap drummers.
The deadline for Mail entries is Monday May 22.  Online Registration is available through Wednesday May 24.  Cost is $15- General Public and $10 - RCGC Members / 21 & Under. Optional Memorial Day Race 41 shirt(view design) available for $8.00. Register now before the price goes up. Visit the club website for more information about the race.

RACE DETAILS
  • DATE: Monday, May 29, 2017 - Open to All.
  • TIME: 9:00 AM. 
  • PLACE: Otto Armleder Park, Cincinnati OH. 
  • PRE-REGISTRATION: Early Registration ends Wednesday May 24, 2017. Cost is $15 for General Public and $10 - RCGC Members / 21 & Under. Optional  Memorial Day Race 41 Commemorative Shirt available for $8.00
  • DIRECTIONS:  From downtown Cincinnati: Take Columbia Parkway to the Beechmont Avenue Ramp. Right on Wilmer. Right on Beechmont Circle. Left on Wooster Pike. Park entrance is on the right at the stoplight just before US Bank Building.
    From the North: Take I-71 to Exit 9 (Fairfax/Red Bank Rd). Stay on Red Bank until it ends at Wooster Pike. Turn right on Wooster. Park Entrance is 1.4 miles on the left at the stoplight just after US Bank Building. 
  • COURSE: Fast, flat, spectator friendly 5K course on the loop in Armleder Park. There will be a water station near the halfway point. Course is USATF Certified.
  • AWARDS:Top 3 Overall Male and Top 3 Overall Female Runners and Top 3 Runners of each division. Male and Female Divisions: Runners: 14/under, 15-18, 19-24,25-29,30-34,35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64,65-69,70+. Weight Division: 215+;
    Walkers: Overall Male and Female, 40 and Under, Masters(40-59) and Legends(60+).
  • INFORMATION: Join the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati in Cincinnati's second oldest race behind the Thanksgiving Day Race.  Online Registration is available through Wednesday May 24. Mail in entries need to be postmarked by Monday May 22.   Visit the club website for more information about the race.
    Register online.

Friday, May 19, 2017

RCGC Track Mile - June 20

The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati will be hosting a one mile race on the track at Shea Stadium in Norwood OH on Tuesday June 20 at 7:00 PM. Race-day only registration beginning at 6:00 PM - $5.00 for RCGC Members or those 21 & Under. $10.00 for General Public. Note: To get the discount, please have proof of membership. Awards for the top overall male and top overall female plus age group awards. Questions? Visit the race information page or contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.
RACE DETAILS:
  • DATE: Tuesday June 20, 2017
  • TIME: 7:00 PM
  • PLACE:  Shea Stadium, Norwood OH
  • INFORMATION: Join the Runners' Club on Tuesday June 20 for the RCGC Track Mile. Race Day Registration Only beginning at 6 PM. $5 for RCGC Club Members / 21 & Under. $10 for everybody else. Questions? Visit the race information page or contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

RCGC Volunteer Opportunities - May 2017

Here are some upcoming opportunities where you can help out the Runners' Club of Greater. If you can help out with any of these events, we would greatly appreciate it:
  1. Memorial Day Race 41 - The RCGC Memorial Day Race needs 10-15 volunteers to help with registration, timing, course marshals and post race on Monday May 29. It would take 2-3 hours  of your time. The jobs are easy and you will get the commemorative Memorial Day Race Shirt plus a few other goodies. 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 www.runsignup.com
  2. Memorial Day Race 41 - The RCGC Memorial Day Race needs 5-10 volunteers to help with registration, and timing on Tuesday June 20. It would take 1-2 hours  of your time. The jobs are easy and you will get the commemorative RCGC Technical Shirt plus a few other goodies. 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.
  3. 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.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

RCGC Board Meeting - May 17

The next RCGC Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday May 17 at the Foot Doctor at 5521 Montgomery Road in Norwood OH at 7:30 PM. The meeting is open to all current RCGC members.
We will discuss updates on upcoming races and social events.
Hope you can join us!
DETAILS
  • DATE:  Wednesday May 17, 2017
  • TIME: 7:30 PM
  • PLACE: The Foot Doctor, 5521 Montgomery Road, Norwood OH
  • INFORMATION: Board Meeting of the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati. Open to all current members. We will discuss updates on upcoming races and social events. View Agenda.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Online Registration Open For Heat Blister Mile

Online Registration is now open for the RCGC Heat Blister Mile  - the race where we like it hot but not Death Valley hot.  The race is put on by the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati and proceeds raised go to support running in the Greater Cincinnati area.  Register now.
RACE DETAILS:
  • DATE: Sunday July 16, 2017
  • TIME: 10:00 AM
  • PLACE: Summit Park, Blue Ash OH
  • PRE-REGISTRATION: $10- General Public, $5 - Runners’ Club of Greater Cincinnati (RCGC) Members/Age 21 & Under.  Ends Thursday, July 13, 2017.
  • RACE DAY REGISTRATION: $15 – General Public. $10 – RCGC Members/Age 21 & Under. Opens at 9:00 am at Summit Park in Blue Ash.
  • AWARDS: Top Male Overall and Female runners. Top Male and Female  in the following  Age Groups Runners: 12/under, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over.
  • INFORMATION: Join the Runners' Club on Sunday July 16 for the RCGC Heat Blister Mile.  For more information or to register, visit the online registration page, or  club website

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Rain Date For the Dogwood Dash

Saw on the Boone County Arboretum site:
Severe thunderstorms on April 29 caused us to cancel the Dogwood Dash for the first time in the event's history. After considering multiple options and logistical challenges of each, a reschedule date was not feasible, so we are running a "virtual" dash in its place. Participants can complete a 5K race on their own, any time between May 8 (noon) through June 1, and submit their own results on the honor system. Click here for additional details.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

May 2017 Races in Greater Cincinnati

Flying Pig Weekend has passed. However, there are more races in May than just the Flying Pig Marathon including the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati Memorial Day Race.  We listed a few below but there are several more on the club calendar.
May Races
  • Friday May 12, Kilgour 5k,  7:00 PM, Kilgour Elementary, Cincinnati OH, www.sprunning.com.
  • Saturday May 13, Butterfly Walk 5k/10k To Benefit Cancer Free Kids, 8:00 AM, Cottell Park, Deerfield Township OH. Race information available at www.butterflywalk.com.   
  • Saturday May 13, RedLegs Run For Home 5k and 10k, 8:00 AM, Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati OH. Race Information.
  • Saturday May 13, Forest Hills 5k, 8:30 AM, Nagel Middle School, Anderson Township OH. Visit www.racedmc.com for more information.
  • Saturday May 13, Girls on The Run 5k, 4:00 PM, Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati OH. Race information available at www.gotrcincinnati.org.
  • Sunday May 14, Mother's Day 5k Run & Walk, 8:30 AM, Woodside Cemetery and Arboretum, Middletown OH. Visit www.speedy-feet.com for more information.
  • Saturday May 20, Kenton County Veterans Memorial 5k, 8:30 AM, , Crescent Springs KY. Visit www.runningtime.net for more information. 
  • Saturday May 20, OTR 5k Run and Walk, 10:00 AM, Washington Park, Cincinnati OH. Race information available at www.otrchamber.com
  • Saturday May 20, Paige's Princess Run, 9:00 AM, Wyandott Elementary School, Liberty Twp, OH, www.paigesprincessrun.com.
  • Sunday May 21, Mt. Airy Ridge Run, 9:00 AM, Mt. Airy Forest, Cincinnati OH. Visit www.runningtime.net for more information. 
  • Monday May 29, Memorial Day Race 41, 9:00 AM, Otto Armleder Park, Cincinnati OH, Cincinnati OH. Race information available at www.cincinnatirunning.com
For more races in Cincinnati and the surrounding area, do not forget to check out the club's race calendar.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Stop by the RRCA Booth at the Flying Pig Expo

The Road Runners' Club of America(RRCA) has a booth at the 2017 Expo for the Flying Pig Marathon this weekend and the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati will be there. The Flying Pig Expo is open 12:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday and 10:00 am to 7:00 pm on Saturday.  The booth is located in the center of the action. Stop by and introduce yourself to the RRCA and the RCGC.  On had will be the Ohio RRCA State Rep Samantha Collmar. We look forward to seeing you.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

RCGC Member Notes Spring 2017

A few announcements:
  • Flying Pig Fluid Station Update - 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 10-15 more 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.
  • Piggest Raffle Update - About 5 days remain for the Piggest Raffle Ever. Sales end at 9 pm on Wednesday, May 3rd. 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
  • Volunteers Needed For RRCA Booth- The Road Runners' Club of America (RRCA) has procured a booth at the 2017 Flying Pig Expo and would like our club to help man it and spread the word about our club and the RRCA. The RRCA provides support for club events like the Memorial Day Race, Labor of Love Run, the Mile Races, and the Cross Country Series. Working the booth is quite easy. You tell people about our club or the RRCA, promote any upcoming events and answer any other questions that they may have about us or the RRCA. Times for the expo are Friday May 5 from noon to 7:00 pm and Saturday May 6 from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. You do not need to be there the entire time but we do ask that you work at least 3 hours. If you can work the RRCA booth at the Flying Pig expo, send an email to cincinnatirunning@gmail.com about what times you can be there. 
    Every three hours working the RRCA booth, earns you 10 volunteer points in the RCGC Grand Prix.
  • 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 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.
  • 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
    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.
  • Board Meeting May 17 - The next RCGC Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday  May 17 at The Foot Doctor at 5521 Montgomery Road at 7:30 PM. The meeting is open to all current RCGC members
    We will discuss updates on upcoming races and social events.
    Hope you can join us!
  • Membership Dues - For most of you, member dues were due in March. Register online or use the mail in form. If you are unsure on whether you are current for 2017, you can check your status online.
    RENEW NOW
Thank you for your support of the club. Without your support, we could not put on the events that we do.

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