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.

Friday, February 10, 2017

37th Annual Labor of Love Run - this Sunday February 12

This Sunday February 12 is the 37th Annual Valentine's Labor of Love 2 Mile Run. Please join us whether you have a valentine or not. This will be a lot of fun.
 Plenty of awards, and food. Race starts at 10:00 am at NKU. Race Day Registration / Race Number Pickup opens at 8:30 AM in the Albright Health Center.  Race Day Cost is $25.00(Includes Long Sleeve T-shirt). For more information, visit www.cincinnatirunning.com or view the race flier.

Race Details
  • DATE: Sunday, February 12, 2017 - Open to All.
  • TIME: 10:00 AM. 
  • PLACE: Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY.
  • PACKET PICK-UP: at NKU day of race beginning at 8:30 AM. 
  • RACE DAY REGISTRATION: Opens 8:30 AM at Albright Health Center at Northern Kentucky University.  Cost is $25.00. No discounts 
  • DIRECTIONS:  From downtown Cincinnati, Take I-471. 471 ends at 27, go straight through light. Turn right at next light at the NKU sign. Take a right on University, then first left to Kenton. Park in the garage off Kenton. View Campus Map
  • COURSE: 2 mile course beginning at Albright Health Center.
  • INFORMATION: Join the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati this winter in one of the more fun and different races that you'll find in Cincinnati.    Visit the club website or view the race flier for more information about the race. Race Information.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

2016 RCGC Grand Prix Winners

Here are the 2016 RCGC Grand Prix Winners.  The goal of the Grand Prix was to include and recognize members that do many of the races that the club puts on, supports or supports us.  About 70 club members participated in at least one Grand Prix Race for 2016.
  Awards will be given to the top overall Male and Female, Top Male and Female in the Youngster Category(29 & Under) Submasters Category(30 -39), Masters(40-49), GrandMaster(50-59) and Legends(60 & over) Categories. Scoring was based on any best 7 races(either A, B, C), one best B race, and one best C Race. Below is a list of the award winners for the 2016 Grand Prix.  Special  awards is given to those who score over 700 points in the Grand Prix and known as the 700 Club. They will be recognized on Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati Annual Meeting in April. Congratulations everyone.
2016 Award Winners
Females
Overall: Barbara Ellwein
Youngsters(29&Under): Rebekah Whitacre
Submasters(30-39): Kila Hanrahan
Masters(40-49): Sharon Niehaus
GrandMasters(50-59): Carol Siderits
Legends(60 & over): Jennifer Black
Males
Overall: Lowell Clark
Youngsters(29&Under): Jim Moyer
Submasters(30-39): Larry Richards
Masters(40-49): Rich Webber
GrandMasters(50-59): Bob Platt
Legends(60 & over): James Welland

700 Club: Nurys Diaz, Barbara Ellwein, Sharon Niehaus,  Carol Siderits, Lowell Clark, Marty Hovey, Rich Webber, James Welland

Monday, February 06, 2017

Volunteer Opportunities - February 2017

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. Valentine's Labor of Love 2 Mile Run   - The club needs 3 more volunteers to help with the race  on Sunday February 12,2017 for the Valentine's Labor of Love Run at Northern Kentucky University on Sunday February 12 at 10:00 AM.   The job is easy and it would take 1-2 hours of your time. For volunteering, you get the Valentine's Day Race Shirt.   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 the online registration page
  2. Freeze Your Tail Off Mile  - The club needs about 5-10 volunteers to help with registration, post race,  finish line and timing at the Freeze Your Tail Off Mile at Summit Park in Blue Ash OH on Sunday February 26, 2017.  The jobs are easy and it would take 1-2 hours of your time.  For volunteering, you get the club's long sleeve shirt.  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 the online registration page
  3. Ongoing Openings - Currently we have few openings for keeping the club running on an ongoing basis:  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 February 22.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Early Registration Ends Soon for 37th Annual Labor of Love Run

Early registration ends soon for the 37th Annual Valentine's Two Mile Labor of Love Run, one of Greater Cincinnati's more beloved races. The deadline for Mail entries is Monday February 6. Online Registration is extended through Tuesday February 7. Cost is $18- General Public and $15 - RCGC Members / 23 & Under.  Register now before the price goes up. Visit the club website for more information about the race.

Race Details
  • DATE: Sunday, February 12, 2017 - Open to All.
  • TIME: 10:00 AM. Note change in time. 
  • PLACE: AD Albright Health Center, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY. 
  • PRE-REGISTRATION: The deadline for Mail entries is Monday February 6. Online Registration is extended through Tuesday February 7.
  • PACKET PICK-UP: at the Albright Health Center on the day of race beginning at 8:30 AM. 
  • DIRECTIONS:  From downtown Cincinnati, Take I-471. 471 ends at 27, go straight through light. Turn right at next light at the NKU sign. Take a right on University, then first left to Kenton. Park in the garage off Kenton. View Campus Map
  • COURSE: 2 mile course beginning at Albright Health Center.
  • INFORMATION: Join the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati this winter in one of the more fun and different races that you'll find in Cincinnati. Online Registration is available through Tuesday February 7. Mail in entries need to be postmarked by February 6.   Visit the club website for more information about the race.
    Register online.

Thursday, February 02, 2017

February 2017 Races In Greater Cincinnati

Below is a list of upcoming races in February 2017. Check the club calendar for a few more races in February.
Saturday February 4
Sunday February 5
  • ORRRC 50th Annual Frostbite 5 Mile, 2:00 pm, Centerville High School, Centerville, OH, www.orrrc.org
    Saturday February 11 
    Sunday February 12 
    • 37th Annual Valentine’s Labor of Love 2 Mile Run, 10:00 am, Albright Health Center, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights KY, www.cincinnatirunning.com.
    • Sweetheart Shuffle, noon, Atrium YMCA, 5750 Innovation Drive, Franklin, OH 45005, www.runwalkjog.com
    Saturday February 18
    •  Frosty 14 Trail Run, 9:00 am, Caesar Creek State Park, Waynesville, OH, www.orrrc.org.
    • Special Olympics Polar Climb 3K Walk/5K Run , 11:00 am, Versailles State Park - Versailles Lake Boat Ramp, Versailles, IN 47042, www.stuartroadracing.com.
    Saturday February 25
    Sunday February 26

    Wednesday, February 01, 2017

    2016 RCGC Mile Series Winners

     In 2016, the Runners' Club brought back the Mile Series to help celebrate being around for 40 years,
      Awards will be given to the top overall Male and Female, Top Male and Female in the Youngster Category(29 & Under) Submasters Category(30 -39), Masters(40-49), GrandMaster(50-59) and Legends(60 & over) Categories. Scoring was based on the best 7  mile races. Below is a list of the award winners for the 2016 Mile Series.   They will be recognized on Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati Annual Meeting in April. Congratulations to everyone who participated.
    2016 Mile Series Winners
    Females
    Overall: Barbara Ellwein
    Youngsters(29&Under): Charlotte Rose
     Submasters(30-39): Kila Hanrahan
    Masters(40-49): Cindy Moore
    GrandMasters(50-59): Carole Siderits
    Legends(60 & over): Jennifer Black & Jean Schmidt
    Males
    Overall: John Garrity
    Youngsters(29&Under): Josh Horn
    Submasters(30-39): Larry Richards
    Masters(40-49): Eric Gould
    GrandMasters(50-59): Bob Platt
    Legends(60 & over): Marty Hovey

    Extra Mile Award: Barbara Ellwein,

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    Freeze Your Tail Off Mile - February 26

    Looking for a way to beat the winter blues? Join us at the Freeze Your Tail Off Mile where we hope the temperature is below freezing but not below zero! The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati will be hosting a one mile race at Summit Park in Blue Ash OH on Sunday February 26 at 1:00 PM.  Pre- Registration available through February 22.  Cost is $5.00 for  Club Members / 21 & Under and $10.00 for General Public.
    Race-day registration opens at Noon at Summit Park - $10.00 for Club Members/ 21 & Under. $15.00 for General Public. Awards for the top overall male and top overall female plus age group awards. Questions? Visit the online registration page or contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.
    RACE DETAILS:
    • DATE: Sunday February 26, 2017
    • TIME: 1:00 PM
    • PLACE: Summit Park, Blue Ash OH
    • PRE-REGISTRATION: $10- General Public and $5- RCGC Members / 21 & Under. Register online at www.cincinnatirunning.com. Ends February 22, 2017. 
    • 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 27 for the RCGC Freeze Your Tail Off Mile.  Questions? Visit the online registration page or contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.

    Friday, January 27, 2017

    37th Annual Labor of Love Run - February 12

    Join the Runners' Club this winter in one of the most unusual races you'll find in Cincinnati. Register as a couple and run in one of the specialty couple categories like Ball & Chain(a male and female runner are tethered together so they run together).  If you don't have a partner, we can help find you one in the Blind Date Category.  If you don't want a partner, you can always run as a Single.
    The race is put on by the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati and proceeds go to support running in the Greater Cincinnati area and the Cancer Relay for Life at NKU.

    RACE DETAILS
    • DATE: Sunday, February 12, 2017 - Open to All.
    • TIME: 10:00 AM - Note change in time for 2017.
    • PLACE: Albright Health Center, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY. View map.
    • PRE-REGISTRATION: ends Monday, February 6, 2017.
    • PACKET PICK-UP: Albright Health Center day of race beginning at 8:30 AM.
    • RACE DAY REGISTRATION:  Albright Health Center day of race beginning at 8:30 AM. Cost $25.00. Includes a long sleeve shirt while supplies last. 
    • DIRECTIONS: 471 ends at 27, go straight through light. Turn right at next light (NKU). Take first left, then first right. Parking available in the garage.
    • COURSE: 2 mile course beginning at Albright Health Center. 
    • OTHER: Get the flier, or register online.

    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    Join the 2017 Runners' Club Heart Mini Team

    The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati has a team participating at the 40th Annual Heart Mini-Marathon. For joining the team, you get access to the club's Heart Mini Suite where you can put your stuff and no need to share bathrooms with 15,000 participants. You can sign up to be part of the team at this year's (March 11th - March 12th) run/walk events by identifying yourself as part of Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati while registering. You can also join from our team page.  If filling out a paper form indicate Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati  as your team.   The 15k and Half Marathon begin at 7:30 AM this year and the 5k begins at 10:30 AM.

    Monday, January 23, 2017

    2017 Winter Wonderland Run Recap

    About 135 runners competed in the 2017 Winter Wonderland Run this past Sunday January 22 in warm and sunny conditions at Fernbank Park on the (Far) West Side of Cincinnati(View photos). Runners travailed a 5k course that included wood, concrete, asphalt plus mud from the previous week's rain.    Cy Young of Winchester OH was the top finisher with of time of 20:34 followed by Even Clinkenbeard who ran a 21:21 and Len Schuster who ran a 21:32. Peg Doerger  of Cincinnati OH was the top female and 4th overall with a time of 21:50 followed by Diana Filtz who ran a 22:15 and Karen Schuster who ran a 24:10.  (Race Results ).
    Thank you to our sponsors Waltz Business Solutions RoadId, and Queen City Running.
    Thank you to our race day volunteers Tammy Alverson, Melissa Farnsley, Tom Glasscock, Denise Hovey,  Marty Hovey, Stacy Osborne, Jim Welland, Ellie Wilhelm and Ryan Wilhelm.  Their patience and flexibility helped  the club put on a successful race.  See you in 2018.
    If you won an award(view award list) and had to leave early, you can pick it up at the Foot Doctor at 5521 Montgomery Road, Norwood OH. call 513-351-6300 to make sure that the dcotor or somebody is in.
    Go to the club website to view race results.

    Sunday, January 22, 2017

    Winter Wonderland Run Race Results

    Here are race results from the 2017 Winter Wonderland Run on Sunday January 22 at Fernbank Park. 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.