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

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Daniel Boone Run For Statehood - June 11

Daniel Boone's Run For Statehood is a fast flat half marathon and 5k in Falmouth KY. $500 Cash Purse if 100 pre-register by May 31 or 200 for race day. Cost is $35 for those who sign up by May 31 and $45 after. Visit www.danielboonerun.comget the race flier,   or contact Craig Chaplin at 859-781-9101 for more information.
Race Details


  • DATE: Saturday, June 11, 2016
  • TIME: 8:00 AM
  • PLACE: Shelby and Main Street, Falmouth KY
  • COURSE: Fast, flat course around the city of Falmouth Kentucky
  • AWARDS: TROPHIES 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall male and female in 5K and Half-marathon
    132 TROPHIES IN TEN AGE GROUPS IN 5K AND HALF-MARATHON
    CERTIFICATES TO ALL FINISHERS (Above design imprinted on certificates)
    1st PLACE PLAQUES To First Male and Female PENDLETON COUNTY RESIDENTS (in both races)
    $500.00 CASH PURSE (If 100 pre-registered or 200 by race day) 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall male and female in Half-Marathon
  • RACE INFORMATION: Visit www.danielboonerun.com or contact Craig Chaplin at 859-781-9101 for more information. Online Registration Available.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Race Volunteers Wanted For RCGC Memorial Day Race

The RCGC Memorial Day Race needs 10-15 volunteers to help with registration, timing, course marshals and post race on Monday May 30. It would take 2-3 hours of your time. The jobs are easy and you will get the commemorative Memorial Day Race Shirt plus 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 signing up at www.cincinnatirunning.com and select Volunteer or sign up at www.runsignup.com.

Thursday, May 05, 2016

May 2016 Races in Greater Cincinnati

Flying Pig Weekend has passed. However, there are more races in May than just the Flying Pig Marathon including the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati Memorial Day Race.  We listed a few below but there are several more on the club calendar.
May Races
  • Saturday May 7, Butterfly Walk 5k/10k To Benefit Cancer Free Kids, 8:00 AM, Cottell Park, Deerfield Township OH. Race information available at www.butterflywalk.com.   
  • Saturday May 7, Girls on The Run 5k, 10:00 AM, Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati OH. Race information available at www.gotrcincinnati.org.
  • Sunday May 8, Mother's Day 5k Run & Walk, 8:30 AM, Woodside Cemetery and Arboretum, Middletown OH. Visit www.speedy-feet.com for more information.
  • Friday May 13, Kilgour 5k,  7:00 PM, Kilgour Elementary, Cincinnati OH, www.sprunning.com.
  • Saturday May 14, RedLegs Run For Home 5k and 10k, 8:00 AM, Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati OH. Race Information.
  • Saturday May 14, Forest Hills 5k, 8:30 AM, Nagel Middle School, Anderson Township OH. Visit www.racedmc.com for more information.
  • Saturday May 14 Blue Ribbon 5k/10k,  9:00 AM, Lunken Playfield, Cincinnati OH,  www.familynurture.org.
  • Saturday May 14, Block The Sun Run 5k, 5:30 PM, Glendale Square, Glendale OH. Race information available at www.andycaress.org.
  • Sunday May 15, Mt. Airy Ridge Run, 9:00 AM, Mt. Airy Forest, Cincinnati OH. Visit www.runningtime.net for more information.
  • Saturday May 21, Kenton County Veterans Memorial 5k, 8:30 AM, , Crescent Springs KY. Visit www.runningtime.net for more information. 
  • Saturday May 21, OTR 5k Run and Walk, 10:00 AM, Washington Park, Cincinnati OH. Race information available at www.otrchamber.com
  • Saturday May 28, CASA for Kids 5k Superhero Run/Walk, 8:30 AM, Devou Park, Covington KY. Visit http://casaforkidsnky.org  for more information. 
  • Sunday May 29, Mariemont 5k, 9:00 AM, Mariemont High School, Mariemont OH. Visit www.sprunning.com for more information. 
  • Monday May 30, Memorial Day Race 40, 9:00 AM, Otto Armleder Park, Cincinnati OH, Cincinnati OH. Race information available at www.cincinnatirunning.com
For more races in Cincinnati and the surrounding area, do not forget to check out the club's race calendar.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Thank You 2016 Mile 22 Flying Pig Fluid Station Volunteers

The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati would like to thank the volunteers that helped out at the Club's Flying Pig Fluid Station at Mile 22.2 on Sunday May 1. Their contribution of  handing out water and Gatorade,  cheering, and picking up trash  made the fluid station another rousing success . Their dedication and enthusiasm made a great impression on the participants.
A special thank you to Tom  Glasscock for coordinating the fluid station for 2016 and Stacy Osborne for providing the music and willing to take requests like songs from the Disco era, Lady Gaga and David Bowie from runners and volunteers.
Join us at mile 22.2 for the 19th Annual Flying Pig Marathon in 2017.

Friday, April 29, 2016

RCGC Board Meeting - May 4

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

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

RCGC Grand Prix Update - End of April 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 70 club members have participated in at least one Grand Prix Race. Next race in the series are Little Kings Mile and the Flying Pig Events Visit the RCGC Grand Prix Page for more information. View Standings.
Top Scores in The RCGC Grand Prix  
through RCGC Prediction Run

Top FemalesTop Males
NameTotalNameTotal
Barbara Ellwein578Richard Gabbour496
Caroline Siderits413Lowell Clark464
Rebekah Wortman298Paul Seibert378
Stacey Herdering296Larry Richards377
Kila Hanrahan287Martin Hovey344
Cindy Cranmer284Bob Platt339
Nurys Diaz283Ryan Woolley295
Sharon Niehaus283Curt Whitacre287
Melissa Farnsley241Jim Welland285
Jenny Garrity210John Garrity     267
Donna Anderson192Paul Long267

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Join the Runner's Club of Greater Cincinnati Today

Joining the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati is a great way to share your fitness interests and connect with other local runners and walkers. Members pay $25 per year for an individual or $45 per year for the whole family. In return, you will receive the following :
  • Store discounts like 20% off at Buckeye Running Company
  • Race discounts in our upcoming races - the Memorial Day Race 40  and Heat Blister Mile.
  • Chances to win prizes in the RCGC Grand Prix and RCGC Mile Series
  • Automatic membership in the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), including subscription to quarterly Club Running magazine
  • Social events like the Heart Mini Suite, Annual Meeting and various Pub Runs like the Holiday in Lights Run
  • Quarterly printed club newsletter loaded with member news, training tips plus much more
Joining is easy. Fill out the online form. If you are afraid that machines will take over the earth by joining our club online, you can also use the mail form.
Join Today

Thursday, April 21, 2016

RCGC Mile Series Update - Spring 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 2 - 1 mile races have run. Next race in the series is the Little Kings 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.
Scores through the Fairfield Avenue Mile 
(Note:Scoring is based on age graded times)

First NameLast NameFYOTMFairfieldMileTotal
Lowell
Clark
97
0
97
Barbara
Ellwein
96
100
196
Melissa
Farnsley
97
0
97
Richard
Gabbour
93
0
93
John
Garrity
98
0
98
Eric
Gould
96
0
96
Todd
Hofacre
0
100
100
Josh
Horn
100
0
100
Martin
Hovey
95
0
95
Cindy
Moore
100
0
100
Sharon
Niehaus
95
0
95
Bob
Platt
94
0
94
Charlotte
Rose
98
0
98
Caroline
Siderits
0
98
98

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

RCGC Volunteer Opportunities - April 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. Flying Pig Fluid Station Volunteers Wanted - The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati will have a fluid station at mile 22 for the 18th 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. 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.
    If you have any questions or problems, let us know.  Sign Up for the Waterstop
  2. Memorial Day Race 40 - The RCGC Memorial Day Race needs 10-15 volunteers to help with registration, timing, course marshals and post race on Monday May 30. It would take 2-3 hours of your time. The jobs are easy and you will get the commemorative Memorial Day Race Shirt plus 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.runsignup.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 May 4.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Memorial Day Race 40 - May 30

Cincinnati's second oldest race behind the Thanksgiving Day Race is back in 2016 for number 40. The Memorial Day Race is at Armleder Park at 9:00 AM on May 30, 2016. Since most runners are swimming in T-shirts and technical shirts, the club made the Memorial Day Race shirt for 2016 an optional purchase. It will be a regular tshirt for the preregistration price of $8. Also, in 2016, the race will be the 5K RRCA State Championship for Ohio. Get the flier or register online.



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. Commemorative Memorial Day Race 40 t-shirt available for $8. Preregistration ends Monday May 23. 
  • INFORMATION: Spectator friendly flat USATF certified 5K (3.1 Mile) Course. Real bathrooms. Food, awards, and doorprizes follow the race.  Get the flier or register online.