Monday, March 27, 2017

RCGC Part of 2017 Piggest Raffle Ever

The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati is part of the Piggest Raffle Ever with the Flying Pig Marathon for 2017. 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.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

RCGC Prediction Run Scheduled For Sunday March 26 Cancelled

The RCGC Prediction Run scheduled for Sunday March 26 at Sharon Woods Park is cancelled due to the low number of  registrants.   The club will be issuing a refund to all pre-registered race participants  If you have any questions, contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

RCGC Grand Prix Update - March 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. Next race in the series is RCGC Prediction Run which is this coming weekend.

RCGC Grand Prix Standings Through the Heart Mini Marathon


Top Ten WomenTop 10 Men
NameTotalNameTotal
Barbara Ellwein403Rich Webber443
Dianne Webber338Richard Gabbour329
Ann Marr313Ryan Woolley198
Nurys Diaz288John Larkins193
Teresa Roberts276Lowell Clark192
Sharon Niehaus235Preston Roberts191
Elisa Wright232Martin Hovey187
Stacey Herdering198Eric Gould144
Gina Meyers197James Welland144
Melissa Farnsley190Matthew Behrensmeyer100

Monday, March 20, 2017

RCGC Prediction Run Early Registration Ends Soon

Early registration ends soon for the 2017 RCGC Prediction Run. Online Registration is available through 11:59 PM Wednesday March 22. Mail in registration ends Tuesday March 21. Cost is $15- General Public and $10 RCGC Members.  Register now before the price goes up. Visit the club website or view the flier for more information about the race.
Race Details
  • DATE: Sunday, March 26, 2017 - Open to All.
  • TIME: 11:00 AM. 
  • PLACE: Cardinal Crest Shelter, Sharon Woods, Sharonville OH. 
  • PRE-REGISTRATION: Early Online Registration ends Wednesday March 22, 2017. Mail in registration ends Tuesday March 21. Cost is $15- General Public and $10 RCGC Members.
  • COURSE: 2 lap course around Meadow Drive inside Sharon Woods for a total of 2.169  Miles.
  • AWARDS:Top Male and Top Female that run closest to their predicted finish times will each receive $50. 
  • INFORMATION: It is not how fast you run - it is how fast you think you will run! The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati is hosting a Prediction Run at Sharon Woods.  Run distance will be 2 laps around Meadow Drive for 2.169 miles. Top Male and Top Female that run closest to their predicted finish times will each receive $50. C Race in the RCGC Grand Prix.  Online Registration is available through 11:59 PM Wednesday March 22. Register now before the price goes up.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

BOSTON: An American Running Story in Theaters Nationwide on April 19

Got in an email:
Narrated by Academy Award® winner Matt Damon, BOSTON: An American Running Story tells the story of the oldest annually-contested marathon from its humble origin of 15 runners to the present day(View Trailer). Evolving from a working man’s challenge to welcoming foreign athletes and eventually women, the Boston Marathon is the stage for many firsts and helped pave the way for the modern marathon.
Following the tragic events of 2013, BOSTON records the preparations and running of the 118th Boston Marathon one year later, when runners and community gather in support of one another for what will be the most meaningful race of all.
BOSTON is more than a running documentary, it is a timeless story about triumph over adversity for runner and non-runner alike.
 This one-night event features footage of the Boston Symphony Orchestra recording an original score composed by 4X Emmy Award®-winner Jeff Beal (House of Cards). LA Roma Films is proud to partner with John Hancock Financial, The Kennedy/Marshall Company and The Boston Athletic Association to present BOSTON: An American Running Story.
Film will be shown in Theaters nationwide on April 19.  Visit Fathom Events  for local theater near you.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

2017 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 11, Shamrock Shuffle 3k, 8:00 AM, Lexington Center, Lexington KY. Visit www.shamrockshuffle3k.com for more information.
  • Saturday March 11, Run for the Green 5K Trail Run, 9:00 AM, Landon Deerfield Park, Maineville OH. Visit www.runningtime.net for more information.
  • Saturday March 11, Emerald Miles 5k Run/Walk, 9:00 AM, Newport on the Levee, Race Information available at www.cincinnatiepilepsy.org.
  • Saturday March 11, ORRRC St. Patrick's 5k, 9:00 AM, Wayne High School, Huber Heights OH. Visit www.orrrc.org for more information.
  • Saturday March 11, Harrigan's 5k, 9:30 AM, Harrigan's Tavern, Kettering OH, Visit www.harrigans5k.com for more information.
  • Sunday March 12, PR3 - Run Through the Ridge, 1:00 PM, Molly Malone's Irish Pub, Cincinnati OH, Visit the Facebook Page for more information.
  • Saturday March 18 Shamrock Shuffle 5k & 10K, 8:30 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.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

March 2017 Races in Greater Cincinnati

Below is list of upcoming races in Greater Cincinnati for March 2017. Check the club calendar for a few more races in March.
Saturday March 4
Saturday March 11
Sunday March 12
  • 40th Annual Mercy Health Heart Mini and Half Marathon, 7:30 am, Fountain Square, Cincinnati OH, www.heartmini.org.
  • PR3 - Run Through The Ridge, 1:00 PM, Molly Malone's Irish Pub, Cincinnati OH, Race Information.
Saturday March 18
Saturday March 25
  • Fairfield Food Pantry 5k Run / Walk, 9:00 am, Waterworks Park, Fairfield OH, www.fairfieldfoodpantry.org.
  • Campbell County March Madness 5k, 9:00 am, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights KY, Race Information.  
Sunday March 26
  • Cincinnati World Down Syndrome Day 5k Run / Walk, 10:00 am, Winton Woods Harbor Cincinnati OH, www.speedy-feet.com
  • RCGC Prediction Run, 11:00 am, Cardinal Crest Shelter, Sharon Woods, Sharonville OH, www.rcgc.net.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

2017 Freeze Your Tail Off Mile Recap and Results


About 25 runners decided to figure out how fast that they could run a mile this past Sunday afternoon February 26, 2017  at the  RCGC Freeze Your Tail Off Mile at Summit Park in Blue Ash OH(View photos).  Conditions for the race were about  45 degrees sunny but windy which affected the runners out on the 1 mile course.
Top finisher was Seth Streitmatter  with a time of 4:44. He was followed by Kevin Kappers who ran a 4:46 and Jerry Medina who ran a 5:36. Cindy Moore was the top female finisher with a time of 6:50. She was followed by Charlotte Gould who ran a 7:15 and Sarah Minges who ran a 7:34.   (View results).
 Thank you to our volunteers Tom Glasscock, Marty Hovey,  Stacy Osborne, Lisa Porter and Luciano Thaboune.  Without their help, the race could not have happened.  A special thank to the City of Blue Ash for allowing us to use Summit Park and the taxi runway for the race and Fleet Feet Sports for the donation of gift cards to the top male and female finisher. See you next year. View Results.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

2017 Freeze Your Tail Mile Race Results


Here are some race results from the 2017 Freeze Your Tail Off Mile  held on Sunday February 26 at Summit Park in Blue Ash. Full results should be posted on our website www.cincinnatirunning.com later this week.
If you have a question or concern, do not hesitate to contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Freeze Your Tail Off Mile - this Sunday February 26

This Sunday February 26 is the Freeze Your Tail Off Mile at Summit Park in Blue Ash OH. Race Day Registration / Race Number pickup opens at noon on the taxi runway of the former Blue Ash Airport. Race Day Cost is $15.00 -  General Public, and  $10 -  Age 21 and Under / RCGC Members. Race starts at 1:00 PM. Awards to the top male and female plus age group awards. Food drink follow the race. For more information, visit the club website or view the race flier. See you there!
RACE DETAILS
  • DATE: Sunday February 21, 2016
  • TIME: 1:00 PM
  • PLACE: Summit Park, Blue Ash OH
  • RACE DAY REGISTRATION: $15 - General Public and $10 RCGC Members / 21 & Under.  Opens at noon at Summit Park 
  • RACE PACKET PICKUP: Race Packets can be picked up on Race Day at Summit Park beginning at noon. 
  • COURSE: Out and back  mile run on the taxi runway of the former Blue Ash airport. 
  • AWARDS: Top Overall Male and Top Overall Female Runner. Top Male and Female Runner in the following age groups: 12 & Under,13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.
  • INFORMATION: Join the Runners' Club on Sunday February 26 for the RCGC Freeze Your Tail Off. Race Day Registration/Packet Number Pickup opens at noon and race begins at 1:00 pm. $10 for RCGC Club Members / 21 & Under. $15 - General Public . Questions? Visit the club website, view the race flier, or contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

RCGC Prediction Run - March 26

The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati is hosting a Prediction Run on Sunday March 26, 2017 at Sharon Woods at 11:00 am. Run distance is 2.169 miles(two laps around Meadow Drive) in Sharon Woods and start will be near the Cardinal Crest Shelter.  Top male closest to his predicted time will get  $50. Top female will get $50 for being closest to her predicted time.  Other awards will be given based on how close each person is to their predicted time.
Visit the online registration page or view the race flier for more information.

RACE DETAILS

  • DATE: Sunday, March 26, 2017 
  • TIME: 11:00 AM 
  • PLACE: Cardinal Crest Shelter, Sharon Woods, Sharonville OH. Note: A valid Motor Vehicle Permit ($10 annual or $3 daily) is required to enter Sharon Woods. 
  • COURSE: 2.169 miles (two laps around Meadow Drive) in Sharon Woods. Starts near Cardinal Crest Shelter
  • REGISTRATION: Preregistration Available through Wednesday March 22. Fee is $15 for the General Public and $10 for RCGC Members.
    Online registration available at www.runsignup.com.
  • RACE INFORMATION:  Visit the online registration page or view the race flier for more information.  Register Online.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Early Registration Ends Soon For Freeze Your Tail Off Mile

Early registration ends soon for the RCGC Freeze Your Tail Off Mile. The deadline for Mail entries is Tuesday February 21. Online Registration ends Wednesday February 22. Cost is $10- General Public and $5 - RCGC Members / 21 & Under.  Register now before the price goes up. Visit the club websiteview the flier or the online registration site for more information about the race.

Race Details
  • DATE: Sunday, February 26, 2017 - Open to All.
  • TIME: 1:00 PM.  
  • PLACE: Summit Park, Blue Ash OH. 
  • PRE-REGISTRATION: The deadline for Mail entries is Tuesday February 21. Online Registration ends Wednesday February 22. Cost is $10.00 General Public and $5.00 - RCGC Members / 21 & Under.
  • COURSE: 1 mile course on the former taxi runway of the Blue Ash airport.
  • INFORMATION: Looking for a way to beat the winter blues. Join the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati at the Freeze Your Tail Off Mile. - the Mile Run where we would like to see it below freezing but not below zero. “B” Race in the RCGC Grand Prix. Online Registration is available through Wednesday February 22. Mail in entries need to be postmarked by February 21.   Visit the club website ,view the flier or the online registration site for more information about the race.
    Register online.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

2017 Labor of Love Run Shirts Available for Purchase

The 37th Annual Valentine’s 2 Mile Labor of Love Run has a  few shirts left over from Sunday's race.  They are white and long sleeve with a design on front and a one color back listing the race sponsors. We have sizes for Youth Large, Small, Medium Large,  and XL. Cost is $10.00 which includes shipping. If you would like a shirt from the 2017 race, you can get them over at the Online Registration for the  Labor of Love.  They will be available for purchase through March 1. Order soon before the deadline ends or we run out of the size that you want.


Monday, February 13, 2017

37th Annual Labor of Love Run Recap and Results

114 runners and walkers participated in the 37th Annual Valentine's Labor of Love 2 Mile Run this past Sunday February 12th in sunny but windy conditions(View photos).   Greg Lemmon of Cincinnati OH was the top overall finisher with a time of 10:22 followed by Robert Messmer of Cincinnati OH who ran a 10:34 and Kyle Mastin of Covington KY who ran a 10:58. Maddie Baker of Cincinnati OH was the top female with a time of 12:13 followed by Corey Long of Louisville KY who ran a 13:02 and Roberta Meyer of Shepherdsville KY who ran a 13:06. The top overall mixed couple were the Married Couple of Brad Dunleavy and  Krista Barnett with 11 points followed by the Buckeyes of Jonathan and Amy Pahren  who had 17 points and the Married Couple of Skylar and Melissa Sorokoty were third with 21 points. The top single male runner was Kyle Mastin who ran a 10:58 and the top single female runner was Corey Long who ran a 13:02. (Race Results ).
Thank you to our sponsors Waltz Business SolutionsTri-State Running Company, and RoadId,
Thank you to our race day volunteers Starter and timer extraordinarre  Stacy Osborne, Tammy Alverson, Kila Hanrahan,  Marty Hovey, Paul Long, Christine Romani, Jim Welland and Heather Willis for putting on a successful and well-organized race.
See you at next year's race - the 38th Annual Valentine Race in 2018. Go to the club website to view race results.
If you won an award(view award list) and had to leave before the awards ceremony, you can go to the Foot Doctor  at 5521 Montgomery Road in Norwood Ohio after Wednesday February 15 to pick up your awards, For questions, feedback or issues, contact  cincinnatirunning@gmail.com. Thank you for participating in the 2017 Labor of Love Run.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

2017 Labor of Love Results

Here are some race results from the 37th Annual Labor of Love Run held on Sunday February 12. Full results should be posted on our website www.rcgc.net later this week. If you won an award but had to leave early, contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com to arrange pickup.
If you have a question or concern, do not hesitate to contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.
Thank you to all that participated in 2017, see you in 2018.