Thursday, June 23, 2016

RCGC Volunteer Opportunities - Summer 2016

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. RCGC Summer Track Mile - The RCGC Track Mile  needs 5-10 volunteers to help with registration, timing, and post race on Tuesday June 28. It would take 1-2 hours  of your time. The jobs are easy and you will get 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.cincinnatirunning.com
  2. RCGC Heat Blister Mile - The RCGC Heat Blister Mile  needs 5-10 volunteers to help with registration, timing, and post race on Sunday July 17. It would take 1-2 hours  of your time. The jobs are easy and you will get 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.cincinnatirunning.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 on July 13.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

RCGC Mile Series Update - Summer 2016

The Runners’ Club of Greater Cincinnati will be doing a RCGC Mile Series in 2016 as part of being around for 40 years. It will include at least 10 mile races throughout the year and the top 7 of them will be scored.   Awards will be given to the top overall Male and Female, and Top Male and Female in the Following Age Groups based on their top seven mile races:
29 & Under, 30-39, Masters(40-49), Grand Masters(50-59) and Legends(60 & over)
  All Club Members who meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to get  an award. So far 3 - 1 mile races have run. Next race in the series is the RCGC Track Mile and the Madeira Mile.  Below is a list of the runners who have done at least one race in the series. Visit the RCGC Mile Series Page for More Info. About the RCGC Mile Series.
RCGC Mile Series Standings Through the Little Kings Mile
(Scores based on Age Grading)


First NameLast NameFYOTMFairfieldMileLittleKingsMileTotal
JeffAllen009393
JenniferBlack009898
LowellClark97097194
CindyCranmer009595
NurysDiaz009494
BarbaraEllwein9610091287
MelissaFarnsley970097
RichardGabbour930093
JennyGarrity009696
JohnGarrity980100198
EllenGormley009292
EricGould96095191
KilaHanrahan009393
ToddHofacre010089189
JoshHorn10000100
MartinHovey95090185
ErinMartell008888
RaymondMartell008888
CindyMoore100097197
JimMoyer009494
SharonNiehaus95087182
JerryPatton009292
BobPlatt94087181
LarryRichards009696
GregRoa009898
LisaRoa008989
AndrewRohne009191
CharlotteRose980098
JeanSchmidt00100100
CarolineSiderits09890188

Thursday, June 16, 2016

2016 4th of July Races in Greater Cincinnati

In 2016, Fourth of July falls on a Monday but a couple of communities are holding the 4th of July events on a Saturday July 2 which means there are quite a few chances to race over the Fourth of July weekend in the Greater Cincinnati Area.  It is highly likely that there will be one near where you live. Here are a few of them.  Visit the RCGC Calendar for a few more races.
Friday July 1
  • Madeira Mile, 6:30 pm, Madeira Presbyterian Church, 8000 Miami Ave,Madeira OH, Race Information.
Saturday July 2
  • Campbell County YMCA Firecracker 5000, 8:15 am, Tower Park, Ft. Thomas KY, Race Information.
  • St Bernard Firecracker Run, 9:30 AM, St. Bernard Aquatic Center, St. Bernard OH, Race Information
Monday July 4
  • Rocket Man 5k/10k/15K, 7:30 am, Miami Riverview Park, Loveland OH, www.cincyhalfmarathon.com.
  • City of Edgewood Independence Day 5k Run/Walk, 7:30 am, Presidents Park, Edgewood KY, Steve Prescott, www.sprunning.com.
  • Conquer the Hill 10k, 8:00 am, Evendale Recreation Complex, Evendale OH, Kim Pielage, www.evendaleohio.org.
  • Greendale 4th of July 5k Run/Walk, 8:00 am, Greendale Park, Greendale IN, www.stuartroadracing.com
  • Run For Liberty 5k, 8:00 am, Lakota East High School, West Chester OH, Race Information.
  • Pray~Hope~Believe 5K Walk/Run, 8:30am, Colerain Municipal Complex, Colerain Township OH, Race Information.
  • Run 4 Home 5k, 8:30am, Armco Park, Lebanon OH www.ihnwc.org.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

RCGC Heat Blister Mile - July 17

Looking for a way to beat the summer heat? Join us at the Heat Blister Mile where we hope the temperature is hot but not Death Valley Hot! The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati will be hosting a one mile race at Summit Park in Blue Ash OH on Sunday July 17 at 10:00 AM. Preregistration is $5.00 for club members /21 & Under and $10.00 for General Public.
Race-day Registration opens at 9:00 AM. - $10.00 for Club Members/ 21 & Under. $15.00 for General Public. Note: To get the discount, please have the club membership card. Awards for the top overall male and top overall female plus age group awards. Questions? Visit the online registration page or contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.
RACE DETAILS:
  • DATE: Sunday July 17, 2016
  • 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 Wednesday, July 13, 2016.
  • 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 17 for the RCGC Heat Blister Mile.  For more information or to register, visit the online registration page., club website or get the flier

Thursday, June 09, 2016

RCGC Track Mile - June 28

The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati will be hosting a one mile race on the track at Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills KY on Tuesday June 28 at 7:00 PM. Race-day only registration beginning at 6:00 PM - $1.00 for RCGC Members or those 21 & Under. $5.00 for General Public. Note: To get the discount, please have the club membership card. 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 28, 2016
  • TIME: 7:00 PM
  • PLACE: Covington Catholic High School, Park Hills KY
  • INFORMATION: Join the Runners' Club on Tuesday June 28 for the RCGC Track Mile. Race Day Registration Only beginning at 6 PM. $1 for RCGC Club Members / 21 & Under. $5 for everybody else. Questions? Visit the race information page or contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Online Registration Is Open For A Midsummer Night's Run

Online registration is now open for A Midsummer Night's Run.  Join the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati to go "Over Hill,  Over Dale, Through Brush, Through Briar" in A Midsummer Night's Run at Lower Millcrest Park in Norwood. Awards to the Top Male and Top  Females Runner 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.
Online registration available at runsignup.com through August 15, 2016. Visit www.cincinnatirunning.com for more information.

 RACE DETAILS:

  • DATE: Thursday, August 18, 2016
  • TIME: 7:00 PM
  • PLACE: Lower Millcrest Park, Norwood OH
  • DISTANCE: 5k Run. 
  • COST: Pre-registration: General Public - $10 . RCGC Members / Age 18 & Under: $5.
    Race Day Registration is $15 for General Public and $10 RCGC Members / Age 18 & Under. 
  • INFO: Visit www.cincinnatirunning.com or the registration page for more information for more information.

Friday, June 03, 2016

Memorial Day Race 40 Shirt Available for Purchase

Memorial Day Race 40 has a  few shirts left over from Monday's race.  They are orange t-shirts with the design from the club's first race in 1977 on front and the back listing the race sponsors. We have Small, Medium, Large, and XL. If you would like a shirt from the 2016 race, you can get them over at the  Memorial Day Race Online Registration(Click on the store tab) for the price of 9.95.  That includes shipping. They will be available for purchase through June. Order soon before June ends or we run out of the size that you want.
ORDER NOW!

Thursday, June 02, 2016

June 2016 Races In Greater Cincinnati

Below is list of upcoming races for the month of June. Check the club calendar for a few more races in June.
Saturday June 4
Sunday June 5
Saturday June 11
  • Daniel Boone's Run for Statehood 1/2 Marathon and 5k, 8:00 am, Shelby and Main Street, Falmouth KY, www.danielboonerun.com
  • NKYHatesHeroin 5k, 8:30 am, Simon Kenton High School, Independence KY, http://nkyhatesheroin.com  
  • Run For the Poor 5k Run / Walk, 9:00 AM, St. ELizabeth Ann Seton Church, Mount Repose OH, www.racedmc.com. 
  • Deerfield Honors Veterans Flag Day 5K, 9:00 am, Cottell Park, Deerfield Township OH, www.runningtime.net.
  • Lauren Hill 5k Spaghetti Run, 10:00 am, Riverboat Row, Newport KY, http://cincyrace.com.
Sunday June 12
Saturday June 18
  • Running MAD! Shirley Sayre Memorial 5K Walk/Run, 9:00 am, Bethel-Tate Middle School, Bethel, OH, http://runningmad5k.com 
Sunday June 19
Friday June 24
Saturday June 25
  • Hyde Park Blast presented by Richards Industries, 7:30 am, Hyde Park Square, Cincinnati OH, Website.
  • Greenhills 5k Pioneer Run/Walk, 8:00 AM, Greenhill Commons, Greenhills OH, www.pioneerrun.com

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Memorial Day Race 40 Recap and Results

200 runners and walkers came out to Armleder Park for Cincinnati's second oldest race and the Ohio State RRCA Championship(View photos). They enjoyed a flat fast 5k course in sunny, but  humid conditions.
Tim Kaiser was the top male with a time of 17:26 followed by Garrett Burnett in 18:02 and Mischa McCormick who ran an 18:38.  The top female finisher was Annette Molina who ran a 20:52 followed by 2015 Champ Lauren Kaiser who ran a  time of 21:21 and Anna Strouse with a time of 21:24.  Robert Vitz was the top male walker with a time of 35:57 and Nancy Zadek was the top female with a time of 40:54(View Race Results)
 Ohio State RRCA Champions were Tim Kaiser and Annette Molina as the top male and female overall champion, Roger Thornberry and Cheehee Kim as Male and Female Master Champions, John Garrity and Terri Reed as the GrandMaster Champions and David Brandt and Jennifer Black  as Senior GrandMaster Champions(View Award List).   
Thank you to our sponsors RoadId, Waltz Business Solutions for printing the fliers, RRCA for the State Championship Medals and  TriState Running Company for providing gift cards to the top male and female finishers.
A big thank you goes to our volunteers Fred and Melissa Farnsley, Tom Glasscock, Rob Gould, Mary Alice Gruden, Bill Hardy, Mike Harvey, Bill Hofacre, Mary Hofacre, Hannah Hofacre, Esther Hofacre, Nicole Hofacre, Marty Hovey, Stacy Osborne, Mike Smith, and Jim Welland. Their initiative and flexibility enabled the club to handle the race for 2016. Join us next year for Memorial Day Race 41. Race results.
 If you won an award(View Award Winners) and were unable to pick it up, you can pick it up at the Foot Doctor at 5521 Montgomery Road in Norwood OH.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day Race 40 Race Results

Race Results from Memorial Day Race 40. Full results should be posted on our website www.cincinnatirunning.com later this week. If you have a question or you won an award but had to leave early, do not hesitate to contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

RCGC Board Meeting - June 1

The next RCGC Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday June 1 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 June 1, 2016
  • 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, May 27, 2016

Memorial Day Race 40 - this Monday May 30

This Monday May 30 is the Memorial Day Race, Cincinnati's second oldest race. Please join us on a fast spectator friendly course. Race Day Registration opens at 8:00 AM at the shelter. Race Day Cost  is $20.00 General Public,  $15 Age 21 and Under / RCGC Members.   Memorial Day Race Shirts are available for $10. Race starts at 9:00 AM at Otto Armleder Park. See you there!

RACE INFORMATION
  • DATE: Monday, May 30, 2016
  • TIME: 9:00 AM
  • PLACE: Otto Armleder Memorial Park, 5059 Wooster Road, Cincinnati OH
  • 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.
  • 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+ . Walker Awards: Top Overall Male and Female, Top Master Male and Top Master Female(40-59), and Top Legend Male and Top Legend Female(60+)
    RRCA State Championship Awards: Top Overall Male and Female, Top Male and Female Master Runner(40+), Top Male and Female GrandMaster Runner(50+), Top Male and Female Senior Grandmaster Runner(60+). 
  • RACE DAY REGISTRATION / NUMBER PICKUP: Opens at 8:00 AM. Race Day Cost: $20.00 General Public,  $15 - Age 21 and Under / RCGC Members.   Memorial Day Race 40 Shirts are available for $10.  Please provide proof to get the discount.
  • INFORMATION: Spectator friendly flat 5K (3.1 Mile) Course(View Course Map) - Have your friends and family see you run an entire 5k from start to finish with no looping. Food, awards and doorprizes follow the race.  Race Day Registration  opens at 8:00 AM. Race Day Cost: $20.00 General Public,  $15 Age 21 and Under / RCGC Members.  Memorial Day Race 40 shirts are available for $10.  For more information, visit www.cincinnatirunning.com.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Memorial Day Race 40 Discount For Club Members

Memorial Day Race 40 will offer a discount for club members and those 21 and under on race day.  To get the discount, you need to provide proof. If you are 21 and under, a drivers license, a parent vouching for you and in some cases, our registration volunteer keen eyes.  If you are a club member, it can be difficult and to make registration run smoothly, please provide proof of membership so our volunteers can process you and other race day runners easily.  Proof of Current Membership can include one of the following:
  1. A current membership card that you received when you renewed or joined the club.
  2. If you do not have your card but your smartphone, you can use your smartphone to verify that your membership is current if you have an internet connection on race day.
  3. If you recently joined online and do not yet have a card, a copy of your  membership receipt.
  4. A credible current member can vouch for you(Good luck with that). 
  5. Fill out a membership form on race day and pay for both the membership and the race.

Reminder: Race Day Registration begins at 8:00 AM. Race Day Cost: $20.00 General Public,  $15: Age 21 and Under / RCGC Members over 21.  Memorial Day Race Shirts will be available on race day for $10. If you have any questions, contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Memorial Day Race 40 Early Registration Ends Today

Today is the last day to to register for Memorial Day Race 40, Cincinnati's second oldest race behind the Thanksgiving Day race.  Online Registration is available through midnight tonight. Register now before the price goes up. Visit the club website for more information.

RACE INFORMATION
  • DATE: Monday, May 30, 2016 
  • 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. Race Shirt Available for $8.00. Online Registration ends Wednesday May 25. 
  • INFORMATION: Spectator friendly flat 5K (3.1 Mile) Course. Real bathrooms. Food, awards, and doorprizes follow the race.  Register Online.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

RCGC Grand Prix Update - May 2016

The Runners’ Club of Greater Cincinnati is doing a Grand Prix Series in 2016. 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. Standings have been updated through the RCGC Prediction Run held earlier in April. About 85 club members have participated in at least one Grand Prix Race. Next race in the series is Memorial Day Race 40 Visit the RCGC Grand Prix Page for more information. View Standings.
Top Scores in The RCGC Grand Prix  
through Flying Pig Marathon


Top Ten FemalesTop Ten Males
NameTotalNameTotal
Barbara Ellwein841Lowell Clark746
Kila Hanrahan580Martin Hovey605
Caroline Siderits569Bob Platt594
Nurys Diaz564Richard Gabbour585
Cindy Cranmer424Jim Moyer478
Stacey Herdering419Larry Richards473
Sharon Niehaus413Paul Seibert469
Jenny Garrity354Ryan Woolley393
Jean Schmidt335Greg Roa392
Jennifer Black332James Welland377