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.

Friday, April 15, 2016

2016 RCGC Board Selected

At the Annual Meeting on April 11, the membership of the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati in attendance approved the following members to serve on the club's board for 2016:
  • President: Todd Hofacre
  • Vice President: Stacy Osborne
  • Treasurer: Ryan Woolley
  • Secretary: James Welland
  • Trustees-At-Large:
    • Tom Glasscock
    • Michael Guest
    • Kila Hanrahan
    • Marty Hovey
    • Gina Meyers

If you have any ideas or something that you would like the new board to accomplish for the coming year, send an email to cincinnatirunning@gmail.com or attend the next board meeting which is Wednesday May 4 at 7:30 pm at the Foot Doctor in Norwood OH.
Special Thank you to our featured speaker Joe Brinkman , owner of the soon to be opening Queen City Running Store in White Oak, for his stories regarding his first marathon, how he got into training runners for a marathon and what he learned after all these years of training people for the marathon.

Friday, April 08, 2016

RCGC Grand Prix Update - 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 Shamrock Shuffle. 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.
RCGC Grand Prix Standings
through Shamrock Shuffle

Top 10 FemalesTop 10 Males
NameTotalNameTotal
Barbara Ellwein505Richard Gabbour448
Caroline Siderits363Paul Seibert378
Rebekah Wortman298Larry Richards377
Stacey Herdering296Lowell Clark339
Kila Hanrahan287Martin Hovey319
Cindy Cranmer284Bob Platt314
Nurys Diaz283Ryan Woolley295
Sharon Niehaus283Curt Whitacre287
Melissa Farnsley241Jim Welland285
Donna Anderson192Paul Long267

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

2016 RCGC Flying Pig Updates

Here are a couple of updates about the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati's involvement in the 18th Annual Flying Pig Marathon. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
  • Club Fluid Station - The Club has a Flying Pig Fluid Station at mile 22. This is one of our largest volunteer opportunities of the year. We need about 40 volunteers; so please volunteer today. Volunteers receive a free t-shirt courtesy of the pig, free food and drink at the waterstop, the chance to socialize with other members in a relaxed informal setting, and the free entertainment value of watching the Mile 22 Fluid Station Captain freak out over what could happen in 2016. The 2008 waterstop dealt with fire, 2009 dealt with no uplifting music(Social Distortion is the last thing you want to hear at mile 22) until the marathon unexpectedly came through with the DJ, 2010 dealt with rain and flooding, 2011 dealt with being struck by lightning. If you're running the full marathon, ask family, friends and coworkers to catch you at "Your water stop - Mile 22" or if you enjoy to watch people suffer, mile 22 is definitely the place to be. You can sign up to volunteer at our website or do the following:
    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.

    For 2016 we are looking for a theme! If you have an idea contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.
  • Piggest Raffle Ever -  The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati is also part of the Piggest Raffle Ever with the Flying Pig Marathon for 2016  Adopt a pig for $5 for a chance to to win a 2 year lease on a Toyota Prius, $10,000 Cash ($5,000 to the winning ticket holder and $5,000 to the charity who sold the ticket) or  a $1500 Cincinnati experience.   To help out, select Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati as the charity at www.piggestraffle.com  when you adopt a pig and the club gets a portion of the proceeds. Adopt A Pig

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

RCGC Split the Pot Prediction Run Recap

14 runners and walkers participated in the RCGC Split the Pot Prediction Run this Past Sunday at Sharon Woods Park in Sharonville OH  in sunny but cool conditions. Runners were competing for a pot of $126($42 to the top male, $42 to the top female and $42 to a volunteer or another runner). The course was a rolling up and down 2 mile course around Meadow Drive in Sharon Woods Park.
The top male closest to his predicted time was Lowell Clark who ran a 15:02 and predicted 15:00 which put him two seconds off his predicted time.  He was followed by Mitko Karshovski who ran an 18:45 and predicted 18:50 which put him 5 seconds off his predicted time. Top female closest to her predicted time was Tricia Schaefer who ran a 19:47 and predicted 20:00 which put here about 13 seconds off her predicted time. She was followed by Stacey Herdering who ran 16:46 and predicted 17:02 which put her 16 seconds away from her predicted time.
Thank you to our race day volunteers Fred and Melissa Farnsley, Martin Hovey, Stacy Osborne, James Rettinger, and Jim Welland.
View Race Results.

Monday, April 04, 2016

2016 RCGC Annual Meeting - April 11

All members of the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati in good standing as of Friday, April 8, 2016 are welcome to attend the 2016 Annual Meeting. The meeting will take place on Monday April 11, 2016 starting at 6:30 PM Eastern at the Swaim Park Lodge, located at the corner of Cooper and Zig Zag Road in Montgomery OH. On hand will be guest speaker Joe Brinkman. Joe is founder of the Queen City Running Club which trains people for marathons, half marathons and a few other races and the owner of the Queen City Running Store opening soon in White Oak on Cheviot Rd.   The meeting will cover the following:
  1. Food and drinks
  2. Announcements to Upcoming Events
  3. 2015 Grand Prix Series Awards Presentation
  4. Featured Speaker Joe Brinkman
  5. 2015 Financial Report and 2016 Budget
  6. Verification of Quorum
  7. Nominations and Election of the RCGC Board of Trustees and Officers
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the RCGC Annual Meeting on Monday April 11.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

RCGC Split the Pot Prediction Run Race Results

Here are race results from the 2016 RCGC Split the Pot Prediction Run  held on Sunday April 3 at Sharon Woods in Sharonville OH. Results are based on runners closest to their predicted time rather than how fast or slow they ran. If you have a question or concern, let us know at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.   View Results.

Friday, April 01, 2016

RCGC Split the Pot Prediction Run this Sunday April 3

This Sunday April 3 is the RCGC Split The Pot Prediction Run.  It is not how fast you run - it is how fast you think you will run!    Race Day Registration opens at 10:10 AM at the Cardinal Crest Shelter inside Sharon Woods.  Cost is $24.00 - General Public and $18.00 for RCGC Members. Includes a shirt to the first 100 registrants. For more information, go to www.cincinnatirunning.com.

Race Details
  • DATE: Sunday, April 3, 2016 - Open to All.
  • TIME: 11:00 AM.
  • PLACE: Sharon Woods, Sharonville  OH.Note: A valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($10 annual or $3 daily) is required to enter Sharon Woods. You can get it when you enter the Park on Race Day.
  • RACE DAY REGISTRATION: Opens 10:10 AM at the Cardinal Crest Shelter inside Sharon Woods.  Cost is $24.00 - General Public and 18.00 RCGC Members. Includes a shirt 
  • RACE NUMBER PICKUP: Opens 10:10 AM at the Cardinal Crest Shelter inside Sharon Woods.   
  • COURSE: 2 Mile Run around Meadow Drive in Sharon Woods.
  • RULES: No Watches, Garmins, IPods, Pedometers, Smart phones, Headphones, help from nonparticipating family or friends or any external item that will aid you in figuring out how well or poor you are running based on your predicted finish time. Only your wits and your senses are allowed.
    If we catch or suspect that you have violated the rules, you will be disqualified.
    In the event of a tie, fastest runner wins. 
  • 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 Split the Pot Prediction Run at Sharon Woods. Run distance will be 2 miles around Meadow Drive Road in Sharon Woods. The way that the Split the Pot Prediction Run works is as follows: The club will keep some of the money from registration fees to cover race expenses. The rest of it will be split between the top male that runs closest to his predicted finish time, the top female that runs closest to her predicted finish time and some random person will get the rest(must be present to win). Based on current number of Preregistrations, the Pot is at $99($33 to the top male, $33 to the top female, and $33 to another runner or volunteer).  C Race in the RCGC Grand Prix.  Go to www.cincinnatirunning.com for any other information.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

RCGC Board Meeting - April 6

The next RCGC Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday April 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 April 6, 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

April 2016 Races In Greater Cincinnati

Below is list of upcoming races in Greater Cincinnati for April 2016. Check out the brand new club calendar for a few more races in April.
Sunday April 3
Saturday April 9
  • Meters For Mozart 5k, 9:00 am, Waterworks Park, Fairfield OH, Greg McCormick www.runningtime.net
  • Kinesiology Club 5k, 9:00 am, NKU Student Union, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights KY, Race Information
  • MARY MILLER MEMORIAL 5K WALK/RUN, 9:00 am, Miami Meadows Park, Milford OH, http://mmministry.org   
  • St. Vincent de Paul 5k Run/Walk, 9:00 am, Sawyer Point, Cincinnati OH, www.svdpcincinnati.org.
Sunday April 10
Saturday April 16.
Sunday April 17
Saturday April 23
  • Conquer the Hill 5K Run / Walk, 8:30 am,  Indian Hill High School, Cincinnati OH, http://sprunning.com 
  • Dogwood Dash 5k Run / Walk, 9:00 am, Boone County Arboretum, 9190 Camp Ernst Road Union, KY, www.bcarboretum.org.
Sunday April 24.
  • Miami Red Brick Run/Walk 5K, 10:30 am, Millett Hall, Miami University, Oxford  OH, www.racedmc.com.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Run 4 Kids Sake, 12:00 pmVoice of America Park, West Chester OH, www.run4kids.net
Friday April 29
Saturday April 30.