Saturday, October 13, 2018

RCGC Board Meeting - October 18

The next RCGC Board Meeting will be held on Thursday October 2 in Study Room 2 at the Kenton County Library at 502 Scott St in Covington KY at 7:00 PM. Note change in Time and Place. 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:  Thursday October 18, 2018
  • TIME: 7:00 PM
  • PLACE: Kenton County Library, 502 Scott St, Covington KY
  • 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.

Monday, October 08, 2018

Mason 10k and 5k - November 4, 2018

Join the Epilepsy Alliance Ohio fka Epilepsy Foundation for the 2018 Mason 10k and 5k!
Come out on Sunday, November 5, 2017, for the Mason 10k Run, 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 receive a great event shirt. Visit www.epilepsy-ohio.org for more information.
RACE DETAILS:
  • DATE: Sunday November 4, 2018
  • TIME: 8:00 AM
  • PLACE: Mason Community Center, Mason OH
  • DISTANCE: 10k Run and 5k Run/Walk.
  • INFORMATION: Join the Epilepsy Alliance Ohio  for Mason 10k and 5k! 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 the 10k will receive a great event shirt. Visit www.epilepsy-ohio.org for more information.

Thursday, October 04, 2018

2018 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.

Saturday October 6
Sunday October 7
Saturday October 13
Sunday October 14
    Saturday October 20
    Sunday October 21
    •  Run For The Hills 5k, 9:30 am, St James Poclet Park, Cincinnati OH,  Race Information.
    Saturday October 27
    • Boos and Brews 5k,  6:00 pm, Land of Illusion, Middletown OH,  Race Information.
    Sunday October 28

    Thursday, September 20, 2018

    RCGC Grand Prix Update - September 2018

    The Runners’ Club of Greater Cincinnati is doing a Grand Prix Series in 2018. 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 Cheetah Run using official scoring.  Official Scoring is your best 7 races plus your next best B Race, and a C Race.  About 75 club members have participated in one Grand Prix Race.  Next races in the series is the Brewery Run 14k and 7k this Saturday, the Bean Bash Dash 5k on Thursday September 27, and Cliftonfest on October 6.   Visit the RCGC Grand Prix page for more information about the Grand Prix. View scores.


    Top Scores Through the Cheetah Run


    NameTotalNameTotal
    Melissa Farnsley751Fred Farnsley698
    Megan Fryburger715Rich Webber532
    Barbara Ellwein582Lowell Clark493
    Caroline Siderits544Robert Platt451
    Kila Hanrahan490Richard Gabbour413
    Jean Schmidt482Ryan Woolley380
    Krista Moeller481Jerry Patton373
    Jennifer Black472Mike Neale351
    Ann Anderson386David Lasse329
    Cynthia Wallace278Bob Fritz294

    Wednesday, September 12, 2018

    Run Like Hell Retires After 26 Years

    Got in an email:
    After 26 years, Run Like Hell Retires.
     It is with great sadness that the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announces the retirement of Run Like Hell. For the past 26 years, this 5k race brought together the Cincinnati community to run, eat, drink, and fight cystic fibrosis.
    Since its inception in 1991, Run Like Hell has raised over $1.6 million to go towards the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives.
    However, as the race grew throughout the years, so did the costs of putting on a 5k. In the end, the chapter made the tough decision of putting the race into retirement due to the increasing expense ratio.
    While Run Like Hell has a longstanding tradition, the top priority for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is keeping sight of what really matters; and that is our families. The Greater Cincinnati Chapter will continue to focus on other special events to raise money to put back into advance research and high-quality CF care.
     We want to thank all of the dedicated volunteers, team leaders, runners, in-kind donors, and sponsors for their unwaivering support throughout the years.
    We hope that you will continue to stay on this journey to end cystic fibrosis with us through one of the events listed below or through different programs such as the ones listed here.

    Sincerely,
    Your Greater Cincinnati & Dayton Chapter

    Tuesday, September 04, 2018

    Bean Bash Dash - September 27

    Come to the Bean Bash Dash on Thursday Night on September 27 at 6:00 pm at Turfway Park. $20 per person. Registration includes admission to the Bean Bash Celebration on Saturday September 29 beginning at 12:00 PM at the Saint Elizabeth SETEC Center. 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 September 27, 2018
    • TIME: 6:00 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 September 29  beginning at 12:00 PM. 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. Online Registration.

    Thursday, August 30, 2018

    RRCA Run@Work Day and Run@School Day - September 21

    The 13th Annual RRCA Run@Work Day and 7th Run@School Day presented by the RRCA is Friday September 21. 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 21.

    Wednesday, August 29, 2018

    September 2018 Races In Greater Cincinnati

    Below is list of upcoming races in Greater Cincinnati in September 2018. Check the club calendar for more races.
    Saturday September 1
    • Hamilton Nightglow Marathon and Half Marathon, 6:00 pm, Fitton Center For the  Arts, Hamilton OH, www.hamiltonnightglow.com.
    Sunday September 2
    • Terrace Park 5k Bulldog Run, 9:00 am, Gazebo on Elm Avenue, Terrace Park OH, Race Information
    Monday September 3
    Thursday September 5
    Saturday September 8
    Sunday September 9
    Saturday September 15
    Sunday September 16
    • Smiles and Miles 5k In Honor of Maria Schaffenstein, 4:00 pm, St. Agnes Church, Ft. Wright KY, www.runningtime.net. 
    Friday September 21
    • MSJ 5K, 6:45 pm, Mount Saint Joseph's University, 5701 Delhi Road Cincinnati, OH, www.runningtime.net
    Saturday September 22
    • Hudepohl 14k Brewery Run, 8:00 am, Smale Riverfront Park, Cincinnati OH, http://runbeerseries.com
    • Gentelmen Stakes 5k for Prostate Cancer, Belterra Park, Cincinnati OH, Race Information.
    • Run For the Hills 5k Run/Walk, 9:00 am, St. James Pocket Park, Cincinnati OH, Race Information.
    • Glenwood Gardens Night Light Run, 9:00 pm, Glenwood Gardens Park, Woodlawn OH, www.runningtime.net.
    Thursday September 27
    • Bean Bash Dash, 6:00 pm, Turfway Park, Florence KY, beanbash.org.
    Saturday September 29
    • Applefest 5k/10k/15k, 8:30 am, Countryside YMCA, Lebanon OH, Race Information.
    • Loop For Lana 5k, 9:00 am, Columbia Sussex Building, Crestview Hills KY, www.runningtime.net.
    Sunday September 30

    Monday, August 27, 2018

    Northwestern University Runner Survey

    Got in an email:
    MBA Students at Northwestern University are conducting a survey on runners to understand their pain points, needs and demands. The results will be used to make future races as stress free as possible for runners. They have a team of students in the Marketing Research Class who are working on this research.
     We have compiled a survey that takes less than 6 minutes to complete. Your response is anonymous. We don't capture any data other than your responses.
     Northwestern University Kellogg Runner Survey
    If you need any further information on this project or the survey, please feel free to contact us at the address below. Thank you so much for your invaluable support. Ameya.Bhosle@Kellogg.Northwestern.edu

    Friday, August 24, 2018

    2018 Queen City Invitational - September 1

    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. 2018 marks the 37th year that the meet has been held. The meet is Saturday September 1 at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights KY. The racing begins at 9:00 AM. Visit nkunorse.com for more information.

    Wednesday, August 22, 2018

    Grand Prix Update - August 2018

    The Runners’ Club of Greater Cincinnati is doing a Grand Prix Series in 2018. 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 Brian Rohne Race using official scoring.  Official Scoring is your best 7 races plus your next best B Race, and a C Race.  About 67 club members have participated in one Grand Prix Race.  Next race in the series is the Cheetah Run.   Visit the RCGC Grand Prix page for more information about the Grand Prix. View scores.

    Top Scores Through the Brian Rohne Race

    NameTotalName Total
    Megan Fryburger715Fred Farnsley644
    Melissa Farnsley701Rich Webber532
    Barbara Ellwein527Lowell Clark493
    Kila Hanrahan490Jerry Patton373
    Jean Schmidt482Ryan Woolley370
    Krista Moeller481Robert Platt354
    Jennifer Black472Mike Neale351
    Caroline Siderits447David Lasse329
    Ann Anderson386Richard Gabbour318
    Cynthia Wallace278Bob Fritz294

    Thursday, August 02, 2018

    August 2018 Races In Greater Cincinnati

    Below is list of upcoming races for August 2018.   Check the club calendar for a few more races in August. 

    Saturday August 4
    Sunday August 5
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters Splash and Dash 5K , 9:00 AM, Sawyer Point Park, Cincinnati OH,  www.racedmc.com.
    Tuesday August 7
    • Brian Rohne Cross Country Championship, 7:00 PM, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights KY, Race Information.
    Saturday August 11
    Sunday August 12
    Saturday August 18
    • Scott McDowell River Run, 9:00 AM, Boys and Girls Club of Clermont County, New Richmond OH www.runningtime.net 
    • Neil Bradford 5k, 8:00 PM, VOA Park, West Chester OH, Race Information.
    Saturday August 25
    Sunday August 26
    • The Cheetah Run, 8:00 AM, Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati OH, www.racedmc.com.   

    Tuesday, July 31, 2018

    2018 Heat Blister Mile Recap and Results

    About 20 runners decided to figure out how fast that they could run a mile this past Sunday July 29, 2017  at the  RCGC Heat Blister Mile at Summit Park in Blue Ash OH(View Photos).  Conditions for the race were sunny, about 74 degrees  and somewhat humid to complement the race theme. 
    Top finisher was Seth Streitmatter of Cincinnati OH with a time of 5:17.6. He was followed by Chayce Helms of Harrison OH  who ran a 5:33.7 and Jeremy Weaver who ran a 5:38. Top female was Krista Moeller of Liberty Twp OH who ran a 6:34.1 She was followed by Cindy Moore of Montgomery OH who ran a 7:28.4 and Charlotte Gould who ran a 7:46.2.   (View results).
     Thank you to our volunteers Todd Hofacre, Marty Hovey,  Stacy Osborne, and Jim Welland.  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.
    If you won an award and you had to leave early, you can contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com to arrange a pickup.  See you next year. View Results.

    Friday, July 27, 2018

    2018 RCGC Heat Blister Mile this Sunday July 29

    This Sunday July 29 is the RCGC Heat Blister Mile. Please join us at Summit Park in Blue Ash OH to see how fast you can run a mile in the heat. Race Day Registration and Race Number Pickup opens at 9:00 AM at the park near the dog park. Race Day Cost  is $15.00 General Public,  $10 Age 21 and Under / RCGC Members.   Awards for the top overall male and top overall female plus age group awards. Race starts at 10:00 AM. See you there!

    RACE INFORMATION
    • DATE: Sunday, July 29,2018
    • TIME: 10:00 AM
    • PLACE: Summit Park, Blue Ash OH
    • AWARDS: Top Overall Male and Top  Overall Female Runner. Top Runner in  each Male and Female Divisions: Runners: 12/under, 13-18, 19-29,30-39,40-49,50-59,60+. 
    • RACE DAY REGISTRATION/RACENUMBER PICKUP: Opens at 9:00 AM on the former taxi runway near the dog park. Race Day Cost: $15.00 - General Public,  $10 - Age 21 and Under / RCGC Members.   Note: To get the discount, please have proof of membership

    Thursday, July 26, 2018

    2018 RCGC Summer Cross Country Series Race 3 Recap

    The 51st Annual Summer RCGC Cross Country Series held its third and final race of 2018 at Valley View Nature Preserve, near Pattison Elementary in Milford this past Thursday July 26. 10 runners and one dog showed up to race in perfect conditions for a Summer Thursday Night. The course was softened a bit from last weekend's rain.
    Top male was the barefooted  Seth Streitmatter of Cincinnati OH. Seth covered the 2 loop 3.1 mile brass knuckle course in 18:01. He was followed by Ryan Woolley who ventured from Delhi to run a 21:54. In third was 6th Grader Landon Fernandez who ran a 22:08.   Top female was Eileen Hogan who ran a 29:35. Top dog was Lucy of Milford OH who ran a 24:52.
    Thank you to Tom Glasscock, Todd Hofacre and Seth Streitmmater for timing, course set-up and course teardown. Thank you to all who came out and see you in 2019.