Friday, April 20, 2018

2018 RCGC Flying Pig Updates

Here are a couple of updates about the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati's involvement in the 18th 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 2018. 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. Click the Sign-up with registered group.
    3. Find and select Runners' Club of Cincinnati from the group list.
    4. Complete volunteer information.
    5. Use Runnerclub as the group password when asked near the end of the form.
  • Piggest Raffle Ever -  The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati is also part of the Piggest Raffle Ever with the Flying Pig Marathon for 2016  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
  • Booth at the Flying Pig Expo - RRCA, The club's parent organization has a booth at the 2018 Flying Pig Expo which is on Friday May 5, and Saturday May 6. The booth is located in the center of the action. Working the booth is quite easy. You just tell people about the RRCA, hand out club info, promote the Memorial Day Race, and answer any other questions that they may have about the club or RRCA. Since we are partnering with the RRCA , we need about 1-2 volunteers to help  man it. We need volunteers to work it on Saturday. If you can help out on Saturday, let us know what times you are available by sending an email to cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

2018 RCGC Board Selected

At the Annual Meeting on April 9, the membership of the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati in attendance approved the following members to serve on the club's board for 2018:
  • President: Todd Hofacre
  • Vice President: Stacy Osborne
  • Treasurer: Ryan Woolley
  • Secretary: Liz Hofacre
  • Trustees-At-Large:
    • Megan Fryburger
    • Tom Glasscock
    • 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 Thursday May 17 at 7:30 pm at the TBD location.
Special Thank you to our featured speaker Frank deJulius.  Frank spoke about the current trends in running shoes and the new brands that have emereged in the market over the last few years.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Volunteers Needed For the 2018 AAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Got in an email:

The University of Cincinnati Track and Field team is hosting the 2018 Outdoor Track and Field Conference Championships this year for the AAC. Could you pass along to your runners that we are seeking volunteers to help us host this event? The dates for the meet are May 11th, 12th and 13th . Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Nathan Collins at Nathan.collins@uc.edu.

Friday, April 13, 2018

2018 Greater Cincinnati Running Hall Of Fame Induction Banquet - April 29

The 2018 Greater Cincinnati Running Hall of Fame Induction Banquet will take place on Sunday, April 29 at 5:00 p.m. at the Original Montgomery Inn in Montgomery.  The induction class includes Angela Bizzarri, C. Russell Payne, Frank Russo, Ron Russo and David Payne.  They will also honor RCGC club founder Mike Boylan, as a Lifetime Achievement Award Winner.
The cost of the event is $ 40.00.  It includes the Montgomery Inn dinner and dessert. More importantly, the banquet celebrates the rich running tradition of Greater Cincinnati. If you would like to order tickets, please call Steve Nester at (513) 236-6893.  You can also purchase tickets at Eventbrite.com.  No tickets are sold at the door and this event will sell out.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

2018 Flying Pig Fluid Station Volunteers Wanted

The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati will have a fluid station at mile 22 for the 20th 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 09, 2018

Online Registration Open For Memorial Day Race 42

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 28, 2018 - 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.

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

April 2018 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 7
  • Meters For Mozart 5k, 9:00 am, Waterworks Park, Fairfield OH, Greg McCormick www.runningtime.net
Sunday April 8
  • Caracole's 5k Run/Walk for AIDS, 9:00 am, Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati OH, Race Information.
Saturday April 14.
  • St. Joseph Home 5K – Incline to the Finish Line, 9:00 am, St. Joseph Home,10722 Wyscarver Rd., Cincinnati OH, www.stjosephhome.org.
  • MARY MILLER MEMORIAL 5K WALK/RUN, 9:00 am, Miami Meadows Park, Milford OH, http://mmministry.org   
Sunday April 15
Saturday April 21
  • Conquer the Hill 5K Run / Walk, 8:30 am,  Indian Hill High School, Cincinnati OH, www.ihpsf.org.   
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Run 4 Kids, 10:30 amVora Technology Park, Hamilton OH, http://bbbsbutler.org
Sunday April 22
  • 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 28
  • Dogwood Dash 5k Run / Walk, 9:00 am, Boone County Arboretum, 9190 Camp Ernst Road Union, KY, www.bcarboretum.org.
Sunday April 29
  • March of Dimes Run For Babies, 7:30 am, Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati OH, Race Information.
  • Run For the Lions 5k, 8:30 am, Ursuline Academy, Blue Ash OH, www.racedmc.com.

Monday, April 02, 2018

RCGC Annual Meeting - April 9

All members of the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati in good standing and 2017 Grand Prix Award winners are welcome to attend the 2018 Annual Meeting. The meeting will take place on Monday April 9, 2018 starting at 6:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time at the Terwilliger Lodge, located at 10530 Deerfield Rd inside Dulle Park, Montgomery OH. On hand will be guest speaker Frank DeJulius. Frank is owner of  Fleet Feet Sports in Oakley and Blue Ash.  The meeting will cover the following:
  1. Food and drinks
  2. Announcement of Upcoming Events
  3. 2017 Grand Prix Series Awards Presentation
  4. Featured Speaker Frank DeJulius
  5. 2017 Financial Report and 2018 Budget
  6. Verification of Quorum
  7. 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 9.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

RCGC Board Meeting - April 5

The next RCGC Board Meeting will be held on Thursday April 5 at the Foot Doctor at 5521 Montgomery Road in Norwood OH at 7:30 PM. Note change in Time. 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:  Thursday March 8, 2018
  • 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.

Friday, March 16, 2018

2018 Club Heart Mini Updates

Here is what the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati has going on for the Heart Mini Marathon this weekend:
  • For those that joined The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati Heart Mini Team, you can pick up your stuff at the Heart Mini Expo this Saturday March 14 at the Duke Energy Center. The expo opens at 9:00 AM. Since we had less than 10 members join our team, we will probably be under the individual pickup.     
  • Every year, the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati gets a hospitality suite in the Westin for members. We provide food, drinks, a place to stash your gear, and a view of Fountain Square - where all the action is on race day! It will be available around 6:45 AM on raceday. We generally find out the room number on late Saturday afternoon at check-in so check your email for the room number Saturday evening or contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com. Note:Only current paid RCGC members plus one guest, and nonmembers who signed up for the Runners' Club Heart Mini-Team have access to the rooms.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

RCGC Grand Prix Back For 2018

The Runners’ Club of Greater Cincinnati Grand Prix Series returns for 2018. The RCGC Grand Prix includes and recognizes many of the races that the club runs, supports, started or helped start. It includes several popular and unique races in Cincinnati that the club has supported over the years.
  9 races will still be scored which includes at least one B Race and one C race plus 7 other races. Since the club is a volunteer organization, volunteer points will be added to the scoring. Earn 10 points by volunteering at club supported events and members can earn up to 30 points by volunteering at  3 club supported events.
Awards will be given to the top overall Male and Female, and Top Male and Female in the Following Age Groups -  Youngsters(29&Under), Submasters (30-39), Masters(40-49), GrandMasters(50-59), Legends(60-69) and StillLookingGood(70 & over).  Back for 2018 will be the 700 Club – Any member who score over 700 points in the 2018 Grand Prix receives a commemorative award.
 The first race in the series will be the Heart Mini Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday March 18    About the RCGC Grand Prix.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

RCGC Part of 2018 Piggest Raffle Ever

The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati is part of the Piggest Raffle Ever with the Flying Pig Marathon for 2018. 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.

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

2018 St Patrick's Day Races in Greater Cincinnati

It is about 10 days to go until St. Patrick's Day! For the next couple of weekends, there are a few races to help you celebrate. Race Listings are below:

  • Saturday March 10, Emerald Miles 5k Run/Walk, 9:00 AM, Newport on the Levee, Race Information available at www.cincinnatiepilepsy.org.
  • Saturday March 10 ORRRC St. Patrick's 5k, 9:00 AM, Wayne High School, Huber Heights OH. Visit www.orrrc.org for more information.
  • Saturday March 10, Harrigan's 5k, 9:30 AM, Harrigan's Tavern, Kettering OH, Visit www.harrigans5k.com for more information.
  • Saturday March 17, Shamrock Shuffle 3k, 8:00 AM, Lexington Center, Lexington KY. Visit www.shamrockshuffle3k.com for more information.
  • Saturday March 17, Run for the Green 5K Trail Run, 9:00 AM, Landon Deerfield Park, Maineville OH. Visit www.runningtime.net for more information.
  • Saturday March 17 Shamrock Shuffle 5k & 10K, 9:00 AM, The Square at Union Center, West Chester OH. Race information available at www.theshamrockshuffle.com
For more races in Cincinnati and the surrounding area, do not forget to check out our race calendar.

Sunday, March 04, 2018

RCGC Board Meeting - March 8

The next RCGC Board Meeting will be held on Thursday March 8 at the Foot Doctor at 5521 Montgomery Road in Norwood OH at 7:30 PM. Note change in Time. 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:  Thursday March 8, 2018
  • 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.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

2017 RCGC Grand Prix Winners

Here are the 2017 RCGC Grand Prix Winners.  The goal of the Grand Prix was to include and recognize members that do many of the races that the club puts on, supports or supports us.  About 70 club members participated in at least one Grand Prix Race for 2017.
  Awards will be given to the top overall Male and Female, Top Male and Female in the Youngster Category(29 & Under) Submasters Category(30 -39), Masters(40-49), GrandMaster(50-59) and Legends(60 & over) Categories. Scoring was based on any best 7 races(either A, B, C), one best B race, and one best C Race. Below is a list of the award winners for the 2017 Grand Prix.  Special  awards is given to those who score over 700 points in the Grand Prix and known as the 700 Club. They will be recognized at the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati Annual Meeting in April. Congratulations everyone.
2017 Award Winners
Females
Overall: Dianne Webber
Youngsters(29&Under): Elisa Wright
Submasters(30-39): Kila Hanrahan
Masters(40-49): Sharon Niehaus
GrandMasters(50-59): Nurys Diaz
Legends(60 & over): Barb Ellwein
Males
Overall: Rich Webber
Youngsters(29&Under): Landen Fernandez
Submasters(30-39): Ryan Woolley
Masters(40-49): Lap Tran
GrandMasters(50-59): Richard Gabbour
Legends(60 & over): James Welland

700 Club:  Barbara Ellwein, Dianne Webber, Rich Webber