Wednesday, June 26, 2019

RCGC Board Meeting July 2

The next RCGC Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday July 2 at the Foot Doctor at 5521 Montgomery Road in Norwood OH at 7:00 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:  Tuesday July 2,  2019
  • TIME: 7:00 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.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

2019 4th of July Races in Greater Cincinnati

In 2019, Fourth of July falls on a Thursday and there are quite a few chances to race on the Fourth of July in the Greater Cincinnati Area.  It is 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.

Wednesday July 3
  • Madeira Mile, 6:30 pm, Madeira Presbyterian Church, 8000 Miami Ave,Madeira OH, Race Information.
Thursday July 4
  • Campbell County YMCA Firecracker 5000, 8:15 am, Tower Park, Ft. Thomas KY, Race Information.
  • Pray~Hope~Believe 5K Walk/Run, 8:30 am, Colerain Municipal Complex, Colerain Township OH, www.runningtime.net.
  • Run 4 Home 5k, 8:30am, Armco Park, Lebanon OH www.ihnwc.org.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

2019 RCGC Summer Cross Country Series Starts July 11

The second longest running contribution to the Cincinnati Area running scene! The 52nd Annual RCGC Summer Cross Country Series returns to Valley View Nature Preserve by Pattison Elementary School in Milford. There will be 3 - 3.1 mile races over a 1.5 mile loop starting at 7:00 pm on Thursday, July 11, 18, and ending on July 25.
No entry fees! Just the satisfaction of a hard workout with your friends. Visit the Summer Cross Country Series Page for more information.
CROSS COUNTRY SERIES INFORMATION

  • DATE: begins Thursday July 11, 2019 and continues to Thursday July 25
  • TIME: 7:00 PM
  • PLACE: Valley View Nature Preserve, Milford OH next to Pattison Elementary
  • COURSE: 2 laps on the 1.5 Mile shaped course for a total of 3.1 miles. 
  • INFORMATION: 3 - 3.1 mile races every Thursday beginning on July 11 and ending on July 25 . No entry fees! No awards! Just the satisfaction of a hard workout with your friends. Contact Todd Hofacre at 513-594-8203(days) or cincinnatirunning@gmail.com. Visit the Summer Cross Country Series Page for more information.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

2019 Festival Of The Bells 5k - July 6

Part of the Festival of the Bells, an annual festival over the first weekend in July in Hillsboro OH for the community to enjoy. 2019 features a Kids Dash. 5k starts at 8:00 am. Kids dash at 10:30 am.
Visit the Facebook Page or  www.festivalofthebells.com  for more information. Race in the RCGC Grand Prix. Race Day Registration only.
Race Details


  • DATE: Saturday, July 6, 2019
  • TIME: 8:00 AM
  • PLACE: Southern State Community College, 100 Hobart St, Hillsboro OH
  • RACE INFORMATION: Visit the Facebook Page or  www.festivalofthebells.com  for more information. Race Day Registration Only.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Grand Prix Update - June 2019

The Runners’ Club of Greater Cincinnati is doing a Grand Prix Series in 2019. The Grand Prix includes many of the races that the club puts on or supports or races that support the club. Scores have been updated through the Memorial Day Race 43. About 55 club members have participated in one Grand Prix Race.  Next race in the series is the NKY Hates Heroin 5k and the Lauren's burg Hill 5 Mile and 5k.  Visit the RCGC Grand Prix page for more information about the Grand Prix. View scores.

Top 10 Males and Females in the RCGC Grand Prix
Through Memorial Day Race 43


NameTotalNameTotal
Melissa Farnsley652Fred Farnsley652
Megan Fryburger598Rich Webber642
Barbara Ellwein457Lowell Clark417
Jean Schmidt339Mike Neale385
Jennifer Black336Jerry Patton374
Nancy Barbian324David Lasse288
Andrea McLearen298Ryan Woolley266
Tamara Smith290Martin Hovey250
Cynthia Wallace284Paul Seibert242
Cindy Cranmer241James Welland195

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

2019 Queen City Adventure Running Series

Got in an email from Bob Roncker:

I am often asked, “Bob, what do you do now that you are retired”? Along with the normal replies I add that I have restarted a past involvement with the sport of orienteering and Orienteering Cincinnati, the local orienteering organization. I am contacting you to inform you of a new local upcoming orienteering event that may be of great interest to you.

 First - What is orienteering?
 Orienteering is a fun way of training and competing. You use your skill of finding one's way through a series of checkpoints on an unfamiliar course using a map and a compass. Typically, a course is set in a wilderness area and the participants are timed as they complete it. Orienteering challenges both mind and body. The key to orienteering is the ability to make wise decisions, rather than the ability to run like a deer. Hence, it’s called "The Thinking Sport". Out in the woods, you must make decisions and calculations; reading the map, recognizing the terrain, choosing routes, setting the compass, and sometimes counting paces. This mental challenge makes orienteering consistently stimulating. It can be a way to experience nature and the outdoors in a new way or it can be a competitive event where time is critical. Orienteering adapts to all ages, experience and abilities.

What is QCARS? 
 The Queen City Adventure Running Series (QCARS) is a series of six events held at parks and other venues in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Each event will feature two races in which participants use a map and compass to locate hidden checkpoints. One race will be suitable for beginners and the other race for more experienced navigators. Both races will be less than 3 km if you travel straight between each checkpoint. You can go at your own pace, according to your navigation skills and foot speed. Some participants will take their time and enjoy seeing their favorite park in a whole different way. Some participants will go fast in order to best other competitors or attain a personal record. Whatever your goal, you will have an adventure!

Event Locations

 6/08/19 Burnet Woods
 6/22/19 Sharon Woods
 7/13/19 Northern Kentucky University
 7/27/19 Mt. Airy Forest
 8/10/19 Tower Park, Fort Thomas
 8/24/19 Eden Park

Event Logistics
 Each event takes place on a Saturday, with a start window from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Participants should be off the course by 1:00 p.m. Free instruction is available in the registration area. Your entry fee includes a pre-marked map and timing chip, which records your visit to each of the checkpoints. 

Registration
 You’ll find entry fees to be considerably less expensive than those of typical road races. Online registration for the entire series at www.ocin.org is $30 (this includes a $15 OCIN membership) or you may sign up for an individual event on the day that it takes place ($5 members and $10 non-members). But, as an added inducement, for you and a small group of key people, if you mention my name at registration, Orienteering Cincinnati will waive the registration fee for the first event that you attend. I believe, if you give orienteering a try, you will enjoy it and you will find that it complements your current exercise program. Bring a friend with you! I look forward to seeing you with map in hand. Many of you initially joined a store related running or walking group and found it to be a life-changing experience. Do you want to miss this opportunity of not venturing into a new activity and missing the many outcomes that may result?

 For Additional Contact Information
Gregory Fasig – President of Orienteering Cincinnati gregfasig@outlook.com 513.621.7751

Monday, June 03, 2019

Celebrate Global Running Day in Cincinnati This Wednesday June 5

Every day is Running Day in the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati, but Wednesday June 5 is Global Running Day. Global Running Day is the opportunity to promote running as a healthy, easy, and accessible form of exercise. A couple of local running stores are hosting runs:
  • Fleet Feet Cincinnati of Blue Ash is hosting their annual Big Run celebrating Global Running Day and all the local groups are eligible to participate. This year Fleet Feet will donate $1 to Girls on the Run Cincinnati chapter for every mile run or walked during the Big Run. With over 500 participants last year, they are anxious to make a big impact. Girls on the Run, the Flying Pig Marathon and Brooks Running will be there to help celebrate the day. Visit the Facebook Event page for more information.
  • Jack Rabbit Sports in O'Bryonville kicks off the Global Running Day festivities at 6:00 pm with a 5K Run / Walk sponsored by New Balance, Nuun hydration, and Three Sons Running Co.  Visit their Facebook Event Page for more information. 

Saturday, June 01, 2019

RCGC Board Meeting - June 4

The next RCGC Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday June 4 at the Foot Doctor at 5521 Montgomery Road in Norwood OH at 7:00 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:  Tuesday June 4,  2019
  • 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.

Memorial Day Race 43 Recap And Results

About 150 runners and walkers came out on Monday May 27 to Otto Armleder Park for Cincinnati's second oldest race (View photos).  Race conditions started out foggy but became partly sunny and warm.  Some parts of the course were covered in water due to the previous day's rains.
Joe Doogan of Cincinnati was the top male with a time of 16:52.3 followed by Blake Burchell of Erlanger KY  with a time of 18:25.3 and Chris Cavanaugh of Cincinati who ran an 19:07.1.  The top female finisher was Maria Weisgerber of Loveland  who ran a 20:59.3 followed by Ahalya Nirmalan of  Cincinnati who ran a  time of 21:41.1 and Julia Gibson of  Loveland with a time of 21:46.2.  Roger Nunlist was the top male walker with a time of 38:49.3 and Leslie Singstock was the top female walker with a time of 37:57.4 (View Race Results)
   Thank you to our sponsors RoadId, Waltz Business Solutions for printing the fliers, and  TriState Running Company for providing gift cards to the top male and female finishers.
A big thank you goes to our volunteers Nancy Barbarian, Fred Farnsley, Melissa Farnsley, Megan Fryburger, Tom Glasscock, Liz Hofacre, Stacy Osborne, Dale Pepper, Rich Webber,  Jim Welland, and Ryan Woolley. Their initiative and flexibility enabled the club to handle the race for 2019. Race results.
 If you won an award(View Award Winners) and were unable to pick it up, contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com to arrange a pick up.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Memorial Day Race 43 Shirts Available For Purchase

Memorial Day Race 43 has a  few shirts left over from Monday's race.  They are heather military green t-shirts with the design of the D-Day Memorial in Virginia on front and the back lists the race sponsors. We have Youth Large, Small, Medium, Large, XL and a couple 2XL. If you would like a shirt from the 2019 race, you can get them over at the  Memorial Day Race Online Registration for the price of 8.95.   They will be available for purchase through June 30. Order soon before June ends or we run out of the size that you want.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

June 2019 Races

Below is list of upcoming races for the month of June. Check the club calendar for a few more races in June.
Saturday June 1
  • Parkinson's Steady Strides 5k Run / Walk, 9:00 AM, Lindner Family Tennis Center Mason, OH, parkinsoncincinnati.org
Friday June 7
  • Superhero Run For Kids 5k Run, 7:00 pm, St. Xavier Church, Cincinnati OH,  www.prokids.org.
Saturday June 8
  • RedLegs Run, 8:00 am, Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, Race Information.
  • Daniel Boone's Run for Statehood 1/2 Marathon and 5k, 8:00 am, Shelby and Main Street, Falmouth KY, Race Information
  • Doughnut Dash 5k Run and Walk, 9:00 am, Pioneer Park, Covington KY, Race Information.
  • Run For the Poor 5k Run / Walk, 9:00 am, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Mount Repose OH, www.racedmc.com. 
Sunday June 9
  • CABVI's Yes You Can 5k, 8:30 am, Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati OH, cincyblind.org.
Saturday June 15
Sunday June 16
Saturday June 22
Friday June 28
Saturday June 29

Monday, May 27, 2019

Memorial Day Race 43 Results

Race Results from Memorial Day Race 43. 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.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Runners Wanted For Biomechanical Study

Got in an email:
The UNLV Biomechanics Research Team is looking for participants for a new running study and you may qualify for participation. You may also have the opportunity to find out your VO2 Max!
They are looking for healthy individuals aged 18-65 who regularly participate in running, CrossFit/resistance training, or cycling and/or swimming.
To see if you qualify for this study, please follow the link to a pre-screening survey. https://unlv.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dpdyGpwaZTxgFtr
This survey will take no more than 5 minutes to complete and will help us determine whether you qualify for this study. The survey will ask you general questions about the type of activity you participate in and how often you participate.
If you qualify, a member of the research team will contact you shortly after survey competition with more information and see if you would like to participate. In addition, this survey will give you the option to sign up to receive emails containing information about future UNLV biomechanics studies.
Attached is the recruitment flyer with more information about this study. Feel free to contact them with any questions you may have. View Flyer.





Friday, May 24, 2019

Memorial Day Race This Monday May 27

This Monday May 27 is the Memorial Day Race, Cincinnati's second oldest race behind the Thanksgiving Day Race. Please join us on a fast spectator friendly course. Race Day Registration opens at 8:00 AM at the shelter inside the park. Race Day Cost  is $20.00 General Public, and   $15 for those Age 21 and Under / RCGC Members.   Memorial Day Race 43 Shirts are available for $10. Race starts at 9:00 AM at Otto Armleder Park. See you there!


RACE INFORMATION
  • DATE: Monday, May 27, 2019
  • TIME: 9:00 AM
  • PLACE: Otto Armleder Memorial Park, 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+)
  • RACE DAY REGISTRATION / NUMBER PICKUP: Opens at 8:00 AM at the Main Shelter in the Park. Race Day Cost: $20.00 General Public,  $15 - Age 21 and Under / RCGC Members.   Memorial Day Race 43 Shirts are available for $10.  Please provide proof to get the club 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 43 shirts are available for $10.  For more information, visit www.cincinnatirunning.com.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

RCGC Grand Prix Update - May 2019

The Runners’ Club of Greater Cincinnati is doing a Grand Prix Series in 2019. The Grand Prix includes many of the races that the club puts on or supports or races that support the club. Scores have been updated through the Flying Pig Marathon Races. About 50 club members have participated in one Grand Prix Race.  Next race in the series is the Memorial Day Race on May 27.  Visit the RCGC Grand Prix page for more information about the Grand Prix. View scores.

Top 10 Males and Females in the RCGC Grand Prix
Through the Flying Pig Marathon


NameScoreNameScore
Melissa Farnsley538Fred Farnsley537
Megan Fryburger496Rich Webber535
Barbara Ellwein367Lowell Clark417
Andrea McLearen298Mike Neale387
Cindy Cranmer241Jerl Patton375
Jean Schmidt241Martin Hovey252
Jennifer Black240Paul Seibert243
Nancy Barbian233David Lasse195
Tamara Smith195Robert Platt182
Cynthia Wallace191Ryan Woolley158