Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Mason Half-Marathon and 5k - November 5

Join the Epilepsy Foundation for the 2017 Mason Half Marathon and 5k!
Come out on Sunday, November 5, 2017, for the Mason Half Marathon, 5K run/walk to support those in our community who struggle from the effects of seizures. Runners follow a beautiful course through local parks and the streets of Mason. Chip timing is used and all finishers of the 5K run/walk and of the half marathon will receive finisher medals as well as a great event shirt. Visit www.epilepsy-ohio.org for more information.
RACE DETAILS:
  • DATE: Sunday November 5, 2017
  • TIME: 8:00 AM
  • PLACE: Mason Community Center, Mason OH
  • DISTANCE: Half Marathon and 5k.
  • INFORMATION: Join the Epilepsy Foundation for the Annual Mason Half Marathon! Runners follow a beautiful course through local parks and the streets of Mason. Chip timing is used and all finishers of the 5K run/walk and of the half marathon will receive finisher medals as well as a great event shirt. Visit www.epilepsy-ohio.org for more information.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

2017 Halloween Races in Greater Cincinnati

Any kid knows that October 31 is Halloween which means food and dressing up in costume.  If you can not wait that long, there are few Halloween themed races throughout the month of October to get you in the Halloween spirit.   Here are a few of them: 
  • Halloween Without Heroin 5k, Saturday October 7, 12:00 PM, Damon Park, Middletown OH - Join the Salvation Army for their Halloween Without Heroin 5K Race/Walk. This year the race is at Damon Park, right where the Salvation Army Safe House sits. Cost of the 5K is $15 for adults preregistration and $20 raceday. Features a post race festival including music and balloon release. Visit the race information page for more information or to register.
  • Running Scared 5k, Saturday October 7, 6:00 PM, Veteran's Memorial Stadium, 1600 West Street, Reading OH - A flat 3.1 mile course through a “spooky” cemetery, ending at a fabulous Halloween Fest!  Participants are encouraged to run/walk in costumes. After the race, people are admitted to the post race party where they can listen to a hot band or have a cold beer. They can enjoy food and drinks from generous sponsors and listen to the live jammin’ band while they stay toasty warm inside or gather around the roaring fire outside.  Proceeds benefit Youth Education.  Visit www.runningscared5k.org for more information.
  • Trick or Trail, Sunday October 8, 2:00 PM, Oxford Community Park, Oxford OH - A 1K or 5K-ish Run/Walk in Costume along the Trails of the Oxford Community Park.  A Great Day of FUN for the Whole Family to Enjoy! Proceeds support The Luna Cares Fund which was created to help local women battling cancer with the financial burdens caused from medical costs incurred during treatments. Visit http://lunacares.com for more information.
  • Mud-o-Ween 5k, Saturday October 21, 10:00 AM, Countryside YMCA, Lebanon OH - Take on the muckiest challenge! Three miles on all terrain trail run. You won’t come out clean after you slide down the ravine and run the creek trail. Forget about tires or barrels as obstacles– worry about fallen trees to block your way. Think you can cross the pond and still be recognized by your friends? Come race dressed as your favorite super hero if you dare. See what you can accomplish at the Countryside YMCA Mud-O-Ween! Stay for the After-Mud-Celebation and Harvest Party.Visit www.countrysideymca.org for more information.
    • Ghost N Goblin 5k Run/Walk, Tuesday October 24, 6:30 PM, Welcome Stadium, 1601 S. Edwin Moses Blvd., Dayton, OH  - The Ghost N Goblin 5k has been a Dayton Halloween tradition for over 30 years! Presented by the Ohio River Road Runners Club, the 2016 Ghost N Goblin is expected to be the best and biggest ever! Post race party with refreshments and a D.J. Proceeds benefit The Children's Medical Center of Dayton. Visit www.orrrc.org for more information.  
    • Run Like Hell, Friday October 27, 7:30 PM, Dana and Woodburn Avenue, Cincinnati OH - Run a 5K in costume... Through a cemetery... To a party at the finish. Proceeds benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Visit http://cincyrunlikehell.com for more information. 
    • Ivy Tech Monster Mash Dash 5k Run / Walk , Saturday October 28th 8:30 AM, Ivy Tech Community College, Lawrenceburg IN,  Enjoy a morning run or walk along the spooktaculary scenic Ohio River! Visit www.stuartroadracing.com for more information.
    • NAMI Trick or Trot 5k, Saturday October 28, 9:00 AM, Lindner Family Tennis Center, Mason OH -  Dust off your your silliest, spookiest costumes and join NAMI for their annual NAMI Trick or Trot 5K run!  For more information, visit www.nami-cc.org.

    Monday, October 02, 2017

    Pacers needed for Detroit Marathon, International Half Marathon & US Only Half Marathon on 10/15/17

    Got in an email:
    Beast Pacing is looking for pacers for the Detroit Marathon & Half Marathon & International Half Marathon (10/15/17) in Detroit, MI. They need marathon pacers for the following time slots: 3:10 and 3:25.
     If you are interested in pacing this or others please send an email to info@beastpacing.com with your last 3 marathon or half marathon times (whichever is applicable), the races you ran them at, your phone #, address, singlet/shirt size, and if you own a Garmin or other GPS type watch.
     All pacers receive a complimentary entry into the race and all the goodies the regular runners receive (shirt, medal, official time, swag bag, and post race food etc.) Pacers are not allowed to wear music while pacing and are there to encourage and help other runners reach their goals.
     If you are motivated, love to help others, and can keep a consistent pace they'd love to hear from you!
     There are many opportunities all over the country. If the Detroit Marathon/Half doesn't fit you, but you are interested in pacing other races please contact them. For information about Beast Pacing, go to their Facebook Page.

    Saturday, September 30, 2017

    RCGC Board Meeting - October 4

    The next RCGC Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday October 4 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 October 4, 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.

    Friday, September 29, 2017

    Tuesday Night Turtles Group Run begins October 3

    Starting this Tuesday October 3, the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati will be having a group run for the slower runners called the Tuesday Night Turtles.  Pace will be 10 minutes and slower per mile.  Meet in Tower Park by the Tennis Courts at 6:30 PM. Routes will be between 2 to 4 miles. All paces are welcome as long as you can run slower than a 10 minute mile. For more information, contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.
    Group Run Details:
    • DATE: Begins Tuesday, October 3, 2017 and every Tuesday through the rest of 2017.
    • TIME: 6:30 PM. 
    • PLACE: Tower Park, Ft. Thomas KY.  Meet by the shelter near the tennis courts. 
    • INFO: Starting Tuesday October 3 and every Tuesday through 2017, the Runners' Club will be having a group run for the slower runners called the Tuesday Night Turtles. Meet in Tower Park in Ft. Thomas KY by the Tennis Courts at 6:30 PM.  Routes will be between 2 to 4 miles. All paces are welcome as long as you can run slower than a 10 minute mile. For more information, contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    2017 October Races In Greater Cincinnati

    Below is list of upcoming races in October. Check the club calendar for a few more races in October and the fall running season.
     Sunday October 1
    Thursday October 5
     Saturday October7
    Sunday October 8
    • Indian Run 5k Run / Walk, 9:00 am, Pioneer Park,  Covington KY, Race Information
    Saturday October 14
    Sunday October 15
      Saturday October 21
      Friday October 27
      Saturday October 28
      • NAMI Trick or Trot 5k, 9:00 AM, Lindner Family Tennis Center, Mason OH, www.nami-cc.org
      Sunday October 29

      Thursday, September 21, 2017

      Bean Bash Dash - October 5

      Come to the Bean Bash Dash on Thursday Night on October 5 at 6:30 pm at Turfway Park. $20 per person. Registration includes admission to the Bean Bash Celebration on Saturday October 7 beginning at 1:00PM on the second floor. The Race begins and ends ON the Turfway Park track with registration located in the paddock area. No pets or strollers please.  The Bean Bash Dash is part of the Bean Bash, a fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics of NKY, Redwood, BAWAC and New Perceptions.  Visit http://beanbash.org for more information.

      RACE DETAILS
      • DATE: Thursday October 5, 2017
      • TIME: 6:30 PM
      • PLACE: Turfway Park, Florence KY
      • DISTANCE: 5K Run on the Turfway Park Track
      • INFORMATION: $20 per person. Registration includes admission to the Bean Bash Celebration on Saturday October 7 beginning at 1:00PM. The Race begins and ends ON the Turfway Park track with registration located in the paddock area. No pets or strollers please. C Race in the RCGC Grand Prix. Visit http://beanbash.org for more information.

      Monday, September 18, 2017

      Online Registration Open For 2017 Ault Park Mile

      Online registration is open for the 2017 Ault Park Mile  which is held on October 29, 2017.  Top Three  Male and Top Three  Female Runners get awards. Also age group awards are given for the Top Male and Top Female in the following Age Groups: 12 & Under,13-18,  19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Over.
      Online registration available at runsignup.com through October 26, 2017.

       RACE DETAILS:

      • DATE: Sunday, October 29, 2017
      • TIME: 10:00 AM
      • PLACE: Ault Park, Cincinnati OH
      • DISTANCE: 1 Mile Run around Observatory Circle in Ault Park. 
      • COST: Pre-registration: General Public - $10. RCGC Members / Age 21 & Under: $5. Shirts: $8.00
        Race Day Registration is $15 for General Public and $10 RCGC Members / Age 21 & Under. Shirts: $10.00
      • INFO: Visit the registration page for more information.

      Tuesday, September 12, 2017

      RCGC Grand Prix Update - September 2017

      Scores have been updated for the 2017 RCGC Grand Prix through the 4th Race of the RCGC Cross Country Series.(View Standings) using official scoring.  Official scoring is based on your best 7 races run(either A, B, C), your next best B race, and a C race.  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. So far, about 75 club members have participated in at least one Grand Prix Race.
       Upcoming races in the RCGC Grand Prix include the the Brewery Run 14k/7k Run, Tarangini 5k and the Bean Bash Dash.
      Below is a list of the top 10 male and top 10 female club members for scoring through the final Race of the RCGC Cross Country Series.  For more information about the Grand Prix, go to the RCGC Grand Prix Page.
      Scores Through the Final Race Of the
      RCGC Cross Country Series


      Top Ten FemalesTop Ten Males
      Barbara Ellwein708Rich Webber769
      Dianne Webber581Martin Hovey492
      Ann Marr551Richard Gabbour458
      Kila Hanrahan505Ryan Woolley424
      Caroline Siderits503Lap Tran383
      Elisa Wright472John Garrity337
      Jean Schmidt471Landen Fernandez290
      Gina Meyers445James Welland288
      Jenny Garrity419Lowell Clark287
      Sheena Harrell411Jerry Patton281

      Tuesday, September 05, 2017

      Tarangini 5k Run/Walk - September 17

      The Tarangini 5K Run or Walk features a 5K course starting at Corwin M Nixon Park in Mason, OH and loops through the trails of Pine Hill Park. Pre-registered participants receive T-Shirts and awards for the top 3 competitors. Proceeds benefit the Common Ground project in Mason, OH a playground for children with physical disabilities. For more information, visit the race registration page.
      RACE DETAILS
      • DATE: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - Open to All.
      • TIME: 8:30 AM. 
      • PLACE: Corwin Nixon Park, Mason OH. 
      • COURSE: : 5k (3.1 mile) Starts in Corwin Nixon Park and loops through the trails of Pine Hill Park.  
      • INFORMATION: Proceeds benefit the Common Ground project in Mason, OH a playground for children with physical disabilities. For more information, visit the race registration page.

      Saturday, September 02, 2017

      RCGC Board Meeting - September 6

      The next RCGC Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday September 6 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 September 6, 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, August 31, 2017

      2017 Run@Work and Run@School Day - September 15

      The 12th Annual RRCA Run@Work Day and 6th Run@School Day presented by the RRCA is Friday September 15. Companies,businesses, running clubs, fitness centers, schools and other groups across the country are participating with planned fun runs and walks to get people moving.
      The Run@Work Day and Run@School Day goal is to encourage adults and children to get 30-minutes of exercise each day, in accordance with the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.
      Create an event at your work place with your co-workers or find an event to get moving. Get a planning kit, fact sheet, and posters on the RRCA website to help get you started! Post your event on the RRCA Run@Work Day Fan Page to let others know what you are doing on September 15.

      Wednesday, August 30, 2017

      September 2017 Races in Greater Cincinnati

      Below is list of upcoming races in Greater Cincinnati in September 2017. Check the club calendar for more races.
      Saturday September 2
      • Hamilton Nightglow Marathon and Half Marathon, 6:00 pm, Fitton Center For the  Arts, Hamilton OH, www.hamiltonnightglow.com.
      Sunday September 3
      • Terrace Park 5k Bulldog Run, 9:00 am, Gazebo on Elm Avenue, Terrace Park OH, Race Information
      Thursday September 7
      Saturday September 9
      Sunday September 10
      Saturday September 16
      Sunday September 17
      • Tarangini 5k, 8:30 am, Corwin Nixon Park, Mason OH, Race Information.
      • Smiles and Miles 5k In Honor of Maria Schaffenstein, 4:00 pm, St. Agnes Church, Ft. Wright KY, www.sprunning.com. 
      Friday September 22
      • MSJ 5K, 6:45 pm, Mount Saint Joseph's University, 5701 Delhi Road Cincinnati, OH, www.runningtime.net
      Saturday September 23
      • Run For the Hills 5k Run/Walk, 9:00 pm, St. James Pocket Park, Cincinnati OH, www.sprunning.com.
      • Carenet 5k Run/Walk for Life, 9:00 am, Pioneer Park, Covington KY, www.choselifenky.org.
      • Glenwood Gardens Night Light Run, 9:00 pm, Glenwood Gardens Park, Woodlawn OH, www.runningtime.net.
      Sunday September 24
      Saturday September 30

      Wednesday, August 23, 2017

      2017 Queen City Invitational - September 2

      The Queen City Invitational is an opportunity to see the local college cross country teams like University of Cincinnati, Xavier University and Northern Kentucky University race without a drive out of town. Come out and see the top upcoming young local distance runners compete against each other. 2017 marks the 36th year that the meet has been held. The meet is Saturday September 2 at VOA Park in West Chester .The racing begins at 9:00 AM. Visit GoXavier.com for more information.

      Friday, August 11, 2017

      2017 RCGC Series Week 4 Recap

      The 2017 RCGC Cross Country Series  fourth and final race of the series was this past Thursday August 10 at Lower Millcrest Park in Norwood.  About 15 runners showed up to race on a 2 mile course that was pretty fast due to the recent round of weather (View photos).  Race conditions featured sunny skies, a slight wind and low humidity.  Top male was Andy Schenk who 11:14 over the hilly course. Top female was Nikki Schenk who ran a 13:35.  Thank you to runners and volunteers who participated in the 2017 RCGC Summer Cross Country Series.