Thursday, December 31, 2009
Here are the final results from the latest poll. The question was: What is your favorite Regional Park to run in or from? It was a three way tie between England Idlewild Park, Joyce Park, and Tower Park, with 3 votes each. Thank you to the 17 that voted in December. The full results will be left up for the next couple of days. The next poll question will be out Monday.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Cure2Endure is a 6 week Injury Prevention Clinic for the Endurance Athlete. It will run every Monday at the Running Spot in O'Bryonville from 6:00PM - 7:30 PM for 6 weeks beginning on January 18. It is a great way to learn injury prevention. A couple of our club members took it and LOVED IT! They highly recommend it to anyone who has been injured or does not want to get injured. It is open to only 20 people so sign in quickly as registration fills up fast. Contact Lisa Coors at 513-476-7151 for more information. About Cure2Endure.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
The Al Salvato Frostbite 5 mile will be held at 10:30 AM on January 1 at the Campbell County YMCA. The race is named in memory of Al Salvato, the founder and longtime race director of the Frostbite 5, who passed away in 2006 due to complications from Leukemia. Al was a strong supporter of the YMCA and distance running in Northern Kentucky. He started the race about 25 years ago to raise money for the YMCA's Strong Kids Campaign.
- DATE: Friday,January 1, 2010
- TIME: 10:30 AM
- PLACE: Campbell County YMCA, Ft. Thomas KY
- COST: $23 preregistered(includes T-shirt)through December 28. Race Day registration is $26. Race Information
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Doug Beyerlein is collecting information on the major stairways (steps) throughout the United States for his web site www.publicstairs.com. He purchased the book WALKING THE STEPS OF CINCINNATI and read about Cincinnati's great steps throughout the city. He is interested in four major public outdoor steps in Cincinnati. They are (1) Fort View Place Steps, (2) Young Street Steps, (3) Ansonia Avenue Steps, and (4) Fairview Park Steps. He would like to get some photos of these steps to add to his web site www.publicstairs.com. If you use these steps (or others in Cincinnati), he would appreciate a digital photo of each.
Monday, December 21, 2009
The Egg Nog Jog is one of my favorite races in Cincinnati. I have run this race more times than any other in Cincinnati with the exception of the Reggae Run. The course is one of my favorites as it a hilly loop course that goes around Mount Adams, and Eden Park. It has one of the more difficult hills that I haver faced even though it is short. This year the race got about 400 runners and registration was at the Wine Cellar which is next door to the Koka Coffee Lounge, both sponsors and hosts for this race. Even with the added space, they may need to add another place for registration as the race has grown much over the past two years. I decided not to get the t-shirt since I have so many and due to the number of runners, I heard that they ran out on race day registration. However, you could order one and they would send it to you. The course starts on Jerome Street in Mount Adams and you go by several Mount Adams landmarks like the Celestial, the old Rookwood Pottery building now , the Art Museum, Playhouse in the Park, the Krohn Conservatory, the Water Tower and of course Eden Park. In Eden Park, you run around Mirror Lake and up through Seasongood Pavilion back to the finish by the old Rookwood Pottery Building which I believe is now a restaurant known as Porkopolis. Post Race featured water, coffee, bagels, bananas, pizza(if you acted quick enough) and of course Egg Nog. Since the awards ceremony was a little delayed this year(first year the race featured chip timing), I did not stick around to see if I won a door prize and left midway through the awards ceremony as I had some Christmas shopping to complete. 2009 Egg Nog Jog Results.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
With the holiday season upon us being quite busy, I forgot about the Sin City Hashers Annual Xmas Hash in downtown Cincinnati on Saturday December 19. If you have no life and no other holiday party to attend, they will be glad to have you. For information about hashing, and the Sin City Hashers, visit their website www.sch4.com.
Monday, December 14, 2009
RSVP NOW for the RCGC Holiday Hangover Recovery Party!! Definitely no later than December 31, 2009. Seats are limited and will be first come first served. Our location for the holiday party is the same as last year so it is cozy. RSVP ASAP or we may not have room for you!
- What: RCGC Holiday Hangover Recovery Party
- When: Saturday, January 9, 2010
- Time: 7:00pm-11:00pm
- Where: Swaim Park Lodge, Montgomery OH Corner of Cooper and Zig Zag Roads in Montgomery.
- Who: RCGC members and guests (no pets please)
- Info: The Club will provide entree, beverages, condiments, and wares. Members are asked to bring the following:
Last Names beginning with A-K: Appetizer, side or salad
Last Names beginning with L-Z: Dessert
- Cost: White Elephant Gift(No fruitcake please)
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or let us know in our Facebook group by December 31 to attend.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Come to Mt. Adams for the 18th Annual Egg Nog Jog. Scenic and challenging course begins at Jerome and St. Gregory and winds through Mt. Adams and Eden Park offering spectacular views of the city.
- DATE: Saturday,December 19, 2009
- TIME: 10:00 AM
- PLACE: The Wine Cellar, Mt. Adams
- COST: $10 preregistered. Long sleeve T-shirt available for $12. Race Day registration is $15. Long Sleeve T-Shirts available for $15 on Race Day. Egg Nog Jog Race Information
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
This year the Holiday in Lights Run took place on Tuesday, December 8 at 6:30 PM. 18 runners showed up for the run on a rainy and cold December evening. We had lights this year so cars could identify us. Also, there were sleigh bells to wear as well for the holiday season. Most completed the entire route. We missed the Krohn Conservatory Live Nativity scene as it was probably closed due to rain, but the lights of Mount Adams, and the holiday decorations in downtown Cincinnati from Fountain Square, to the Carew Tower to the Duke Energy Train Station were up to entertain runners. After the run, we met at O’Bryon’s for food and spirits. Quite a few more who could not and would not make the run in the cold December rain showed up at O'Bryon's to help with the beer and food. Special Thanks to Tom Glasscock for making this event a great success for the umpteenth year in a row and Ed Hunter for being the photographer. Photos
Monday, December 07, 2009
A happy hour celebrating Harvey Lewis' recent 54-mile run in Selma! High School history teacher and RCGC Member Harvey Lewis recently ran the 54-mile Selma Civil Rights March, from Selma to Montgomery AL, in under ten hours. As everyone enjoys drink specials, Harvey will talk about the run, his time in Alabama, and his interview with civil rights pioneer Amelia Boynton-Robinson. Focus Media Studios will present a teaser Trailer from the upcoming documentary about Harvey's Run. Come out for good food, great drinks, and hear the story firsthand of Harvey's amazing experience! If you plan to attend and have a Facebook Account, please RSVP on Facebook.
Friday, December 04, 2009
There will be no club group run this Sunday at the Koka Coffee Lounge as the group travels to the Lincoln Community Center on Linn Street to do the Seven Hills Run. On Sunday December 13, the group will do the Egg Nog Jog Course from the Koka Coffee Lounge.
Do not forget about the Wednesday Group Run at Hyde Park Square where we run about 3-5 miles.
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Join the Club for one of our longest running and favorite events... The Holiday in Lights Run:
When: Tuesday, December 8th
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Williams YMCA
What: Run a few miles down to the Square and back
For: Enjoying the lights of the season.
Distance: Approximately 7 miles round trip
Showers: Available at Williams YMCA
Party: Follows the run at O'Bryons across from the Running Spot
Do not worry if you can not make the distance, there will be motorized sleds(aka cars) that can take you from Fountain Square back to the Williams YMCA. Need more information. Check out our calendar.
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
The USATF National Club Cross Country Championships will feature the top clubs from across the United States as they vie for honors and bragging rights as the nation's top cross country team. More than 40 clubs and 1,000 competitors are expected to compete on December 12th at Masterson Station Park in Lexington, Kentucky. For more information go to http://www.usatf.org/events/2009/USATFClubXCChampionships.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Here are the final results from the latest poll. The question was: What is your favorite Hamilton County Park to run in or from? It was a tight race between Miami Whitewater Forest, and Winton Woods, as both had 6 votes followed by Fernbank Park with 4 votes. Thank you to the 22 that voted. The full results will be left up for the next couple of days. The next poll question will be out later this week.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Illinois Runner Angela Bizzari, who ran high school cross country and track at Mason High School, won the Individual Women's NCAA Division I Cross Country Title in Terre Haute on Monday. Her time was 19:46.8. Angela won the NCAA 5000 meters track this past spring.
The Arthritis Foundation's Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis® is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others! Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Run or walk a 5 kilometer route with your friends and celebrate the season by giving.
DATE: Saturday,December 5, 2009
TIME: 10:00 AM
PLACE: Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Covington KY
COST: $30 preregistered includes long sleeve T-Shirt. Register by December 1, 2009 and be eligible to win a free pair of shoes from Bob Roncker's Running Spot.
INFORMATION: Fun, festive event for the whole family! Put on your reindeer antlers and your running shoes and come join the Arthritis Foundation for some holiday cheer and to raise money to help fight arthritis, the nation's most common cause of disability. Visit the Jingle Bell Run/Walk website for more information.
Monday, November 16, 2009
In the club's email, I received some information about the Straight Street Climb from a club member:
It's that time of year again. The annual pre-Thanksgiving Day run up Straight Street will return on Sunday morning November 22.
The race will begin at 9 a.m.
Registration will take place starting at 8:30 a.m. at the top of the hill. Forms can be found here.
Entry Fee is $10 and all proceeds benefit the Cincinnati Soap Box Derby.
Awards for top three finishers in 5 running divisions: Youth (ages 12 and under); Teen (ages 13 thru 17); Men's Open; Women's Open; and Masters (ages 50+).
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
For the next two Sundays, the Sunday Group Run will travel to Paul Brown Stadium to get ready for the 100th Annual Thanksgiving Day Race. This Sunday, we will run the 100th Annual Thanksgiving Day Race Course. It will be 6.2 miles. If you need a 12.5 mile route, you can run the course backwards so you know it backward and forward. See you there.
Group Run Details:
Sunday - 9:00 AM - Paul Brown Stadium - Downtown Cincinnati - meet by Gate D which is off Elm Street - This Sunday we run the Thanksgiving Day Race Course.
Saturday, November 07, 2009
St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine is co-sponsoring with Bob Roncker's Running Spot a free injury clinic for runners. These will be held on the 2nd Thursday of every month at their Edgewood, KY location beginning this Thursday November 12. If you are having problems and would like to be seen by one of their clinicians you can go to the www.runningspot.com and visit the appointment scheduler to sign up.
Thursday, November 05, 2009
This Sunday, Harvey Lewis, a local history teacher and a regular participant at many of our races, will be running the 54-mile Selma Civil Rights March in a single day. He will be running from Selma to Montgomery and interviewing Civil Rights leaders who participated in the march. The run will be made into a documentary by Focus Media Studios and you can follow him live this Sunday on twitter.
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Here are the final results from the latest poll. The question was: What is your favorite Cincinnati Park to run in or from? it was tight race between Eden Park, Mount Airy Forest and Ault Park, but Eden Park pulled it out with 12 votes followed by Mount Airy Forest with 10 votes and Ault Park was third with 8 votes. Thank you to the 34 that voted. The full results will be left up for the next couple of days. The next poll question will be out Thursday.
Monday, November 02, 2009
The 81st Boys and 32nd Girls Ohio High School Athletic Association State Cross Country Championships will be held at the Scioto Downs Racetrack this Saturday, November 7th.
There are a couple of local Cincinnati runners vying for the top spots in state and a couple of teams vying for a state title.
- Race Schedule:
- 11:05 A.M. Division III Girls
- 11:50 A.M. Division II Girls
- 12:35 P.M. Division I Girls
- 1:20 P.M. Division III Boys
- 2:05 P.M. Division II Boys
- 2:50 P.M. Division I Boys
- 11:05 A.M. Division III Girls
- Admission: $9 per person
- Place: Scioto Downs 6000 S. High Street, Columbus
For more information about the 2009 OHSAA Cross Country Championships go to www.ohsaa.org.
Good luck to athletes and coaches racing this Saturday in the 81st Boys and 32nd Girls OHSAA State Cross Country Championships.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
After 2008, I decided to attend this race again in 2009. It was the same location, but they moved registration across the street due to the construction and expansion at Xavier University. Thank goodness, the rain held off until about an hour after the race finished. It was much warmer(about 78 degrees) than in years past but windy so more runners competed this year than in years past. The course was the same as we ran through the Walnut Hills Cemetery with runners and walkers dressed in costume. I must be getting old as I don't remember the cemetery being quite that hilly. Unfortunately, a deer decided to join the run and missed every runner until it cut across the road and sideswiped one runner just coming out of the cemetery as I was going in. The biggest complaint about the race was that since the race was so much larger than in years past that they ran out of things like goody bags, T-shirts(thank goodness, I preregistered), water so the staff had to go out and buy some, long beer lines and it was quite hard to move around in the post-race. Fortunately, a brief rain cleared the crowd out just enough so people could move and get beer. The post race although not as good as the Reggae Run(but what race is) had a few more additions from 2008 like Donatos Pizza which I got before they ran out. They did not runout of burgers, goetta sandwiches, and hot dogs. The highlight of the event is the costume contest which I did not win but there is always next year.(I am thinking of going as a Giant Taco that craps ice cream in 2010.)
Run Like Hell Race Results.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
For the next two weeks, the Sin City Hashers have a couple of big hashes on back to back weekends. If you plan to do Run Like Hell in costume and would like to wear it again in 2009, go to the Halloween Hash in Dent especially if you have no life and no other party to attend. They will be glad to have you. The following weekend of November 7 will be their 600th Hash at Mount Airy Forest(It just seemed like they just recently completed their 500th Hash). For information about hashing, and the Sin City Hashers, visit their website www.sch4.com.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
If you know that you not be one of the top 50 male runners or top 50 female runners, you can always come in costume. Run Like Hell has expanded the use of costume categories to include the following:
- Best Use of anything Bubble in your costume- Winner or Winning Group receives a Three Olives Vodka Start Your bar prize pack - Must be 21 to win
- Best Use of Cincinnati Bell or any of their products-Winner or Winning Group receives Nokia 5800 phone
- Best WEBN themed costume-Winner or Winning Group receives a WEBN prize pack
- Best Use of Budweiser or any of their products-Winner or Winning Group receives a Budweiser Prize Pack
Then, there is the Crowd Voting at 9:00pm for the following categories:
- Best Non-runner Costume
- Best Cartoon or Superhero Group Costume
If you registered for the race and don't have a costume yet, you can do some last minute shopping at Cappel's. Bring your Run Like Hell Race Registration and receive 10% off your costume at any Cappel's location!
For more information about Run Like Hell, go to www.cincyrunlikehell.com.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
This year's edition of Cincinnati Bell's Run Like Hell features chip timing. If you believe that you will be one of the top 50 men (about 20 minutes for a 5k) or the top 50 women(about 25 minutes)(view last year's results), you need a chip otherwise, you will not be eligible for an award or the recognition that goes with being one of the top 50 males or females. If you preregistered but did not sign up to get a chip, you can pay the additional $2 fee when you pick up your race packet or on race day near Dana and Woodburn. Visit www.cincyrunlikehell.com for more information.
Monday, October 26, 2009
This Friday is the 18th Annual Cincinnati Bell Run Like Hell. Even though preregistration ended, you can register at the following locations on the following days(Cost is $35, add $2 for a chip):
- Monday October 26 - Cincinnati Bell-Crestview Hills Town Center - Near Dillards Crestview Hills, KY - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
- Tuesday October 27 - Cincinnati Bell-Northgate Mall - Near Applebees from 3:00pm to 7:00pm
- Wednesday October 28 - Cincinnati Bell-Hyde Park Plaza - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
- Thursday October 29 - Fleet Feet Sports 9525 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash - 3:00pm to 8:00pm
- Friday October 30 - Race Day Site - 3614 Dana Avenue - 10am-7:20pm
If you preregistered, you can also pick up your race packet at one of the above locations and avoid the last minute race day rush. If you did not sign up to be timed and want to, you can pay the additional $2 fee then to be timed. Reminder: Only the Top 50 men & Top 50 women who are timed will receive awards.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
This Sunday is the Stone Steps 50k, Cincinnati's only ultramarathon. It is held at Mount Airy Forest, a gem of a park. The course is a single track loop course, with lots of hills, roots, rocks and, of course, stone steps. Here is your chance to see ultramarathoning without having to drive about an hour.
- DATE: Sunday,October 25, 2009
- TIME: 8:00AM
- PLACE: The Oval(Area 13), Mount Airy Forest
- INFORMATION: Cincinnati's only ultramarathon! If you want more information about the race like course, registration, to participate or to volunteer, visit www.stonesteps50k.com.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
About 60 runners took part in the Great Bearcat Run this past Sunday under cold but sunny skies. Runners and Walkers ran inside and outside the UC Campus culminating with a finish on the field of Nippert Stadium. Matt Gancedo repeated as the men's champion with a time of 16:56. Club Member Linda Jeanmougin was the top woman with a time of 22:55. A Big Thank You goes to the UC Running Club and the volunteers who made the race a success. Thank you to our sponsors: Bob Ronckers' Running Spot,Bagel Brothers, Busken Bakery, Krogers, Panera Bread, RoadId, vitaminWater, and Waltz Business Solutions. View Race Results.
Everyone that Registers by Wednesday October 21st is in the running for a Halloween limousine ride to and from Run Like Hell for Themselves and 5 Friends(*Pick-up and drop-off in one location within 275 loop. One winner.) Register today at www.cincyrunlikehell.com.
Limo ride courtesy of Night Shift Limousine. Check out the Halloween Limo at www.nightshiftlimousine.com.
Just a reminder: Online registration closes on October 23rd at 11:59 PM.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Due to the Great Bearcat Run on Sunday, October 18. there will be no Sunday Group Run. The Sunday Group Run will resume on Sunday, October 25 at the Koka Coffee Lounge in Mount Adams.
If you need your group run fix for next week, you can join us at Hyde Park Square on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM.
Group Run Details:
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Perfetti Van Melle USA, Inc held their annual health fair on October 14th for employees at their Erlanger KY facility. For those who are unaware, Perfetti Van Melle is a candymaker. Their most recognized candy for me is Mentos due to those commercials in the 90's. This is the 6th year that they have had a health fair for their local employees. It gives them an opportunity to see the various options out there to keep healthy whether medical, dental or fitness. This was the first year that the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati participated in the health fair and they were happy to have us as they have quite a few runners and walkers(due to the 1/2 mile track around the facility). It was slated to be a 3 hour event but due to the unusually cold October weather, it was shortened to two hours since we would be outside under a tent. The club had a chance to meet many employees looking to improve their running, start running, or improve their fitness through running or walking. I had a few ask me if I knew what hashing was? It also gave the club a chance to promote club events like the Great Bearcat Run, the Valentine's Day Race and the Holiday in Lights Run. Overall, a fun event despite the weather that the club may continue to attend in the future.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Less than 3 hours remain to preregister for the Great Bearcat Run. The deadline for Mail entries ended Tuesday October 13. Online Registration is available through 5:00 PM today. You can also preregister in person at tonight's group run in Hyde Park at 6:30 PM(Exact Change Please). Register now before the price goes up. Visit the club website for more information about the race or Wednesday's Group Run.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Cure2Endure is a 6 week Injury Prevention Clinic for the Endurance Athlete. It currently runs every Monday at the Running Spot in O'Bryonville from 6:00PM - 7:30 PM for 6 weeks. It is a great way to learn injury prevention. A couple of our club members took it and LOVED IT! They highly recommend it to anyone who has been injured or does not want to get injured. The first session was yesterday on October 12(Columbus Day). They may have a few spots available and you may still be able to join it for weeks two through six. Contact Lisa Coors at 513-476-7151 for more information. About Cure2Endure.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Happy Columbus Day!
Rain, sleet or snow may not stop the mail but a Federal Holiday can so the deadline for mail-in entries is extended one more day until Tuesday October 13. All mail-in entries must be postmarked by Tuesday October 13.
Online Registration is extended until Wednesday October 14 at 5:00 PM. Get the flier and send it in by tomorrow or register online by Wednesday before 5:00 PM to get the pre-registration price.
Visit the club website for more information about the Great Bearcat Run or contact us for questions.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Friday, October 09, 2009
This Sunday, the Sunday Group Run will travel to Gettler Stadium to run the Great Bearcat Run Course as a preview to the race sans the sprint down the middle of Nippert Stadium to the finish. It will be about 3 miles and maybe a few more extra miles afterward.
Sunday - 9:00 AM - Gettler Stadium - UC Campus - running the Great Bearcat Run course and maybe we will run it backwards for a total of 6 miles.
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Mail in entries for the Great Bearcat Run 5k Run/Walk must be postmarked by this Monday October 12. Online Registration is open until Tuesday October 13. Get the flier or register online now before you forget and the price goes up! Go to www.cincinnatirunning.com for more information.
The following was featured in the club's Fall 2008 newsletter.
Warning: The following was put together using past club newsletters, rumors, hearsay, eavesdropping and the internet - all unreliable sources. No actual people living or deceased were interviewed in the writing of this article.
The Great Bearcat Run originally began in the late 1970’s. The Clifton Track Club precursor to the Runners’ Club of Greater Cincinnati had a prominent role in securing volunteers and helping the race in the early years due to its proximity to the University and a number of members working for the University. In return for the club’s help, the club got to use the Indoor Track at the Armory Fieldhouse for free on Tuesday nights from 7:00-9:00PM provided the club verify that each person was a member of the Clifton Track Club. In 1986, controversy arose over the cheapness of the awards given out and club members wondered which bozo picked those awards. The bozo in question was the current club president at the time.
Be sure to register online or get the flier for the 2009 race at www.cincinnatirunning.com.
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Here are the final results from the latest poll. The question was: Are you running a marathon in the fall? Almost half of those that voted will be running a marathon on the fall as it garnered 11 votes followed by The 100th Thanksgiving Day Race only comes once a century so I am doing a 10k with 5 votes. The low vote total was Marathons are for wimps! I am doing an Ultramarathon.(Guess they are out training). Thank you to the 27 that voted. The full results will be up for the next couple of days.
This was posted by Bob Roncker on his Facebook page and also at the Enquirer Running Blog, but here it goes:
Karen Bruce is doing the Bourbon Chase, a 24 hour 12 man relay race on October 9th and 10th. They had a last minute runner drop out because he is being forced to travel for work. Any one you know would be interested?... Details are here: http://bourbonchase.com. The cost is $200 but you will hopefully get a few bucks back - all items except clothes and shoes are covered. PLEASE HELP!! PASS THIS ALONG!
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This past Saturday, I was at two races. The first race, I was a timer. It was a race in Morrow Ohio called "A Mile in Their Boots" which raises proceeds for Operation Thank You. It was a 5k Run/Walk at Veteran's Park in Morrow Ohio that was part of the Morrow Family fest that began after the race. About 50 people showed up for the 5k Run/Walk. It had a cross country feel to it as runners started and finished in a grassy area before heading onto the Little Miami Bike Trail. Runners' Club Member Paul Harkins won the race in a time of 21:04.
Later that night, I ran the Reggae Run. The Reggae Run is held in Ault Park and is the largest 5k in Cincinnati. This year they had about 5000 entrants. It is put on by the Olberding family and is done in honor of Maria Olberding, who was fatally attacked while training for the Boston Marathon. Race proceeds benefit the Make A Wish Foundation. 2009 was the 16th Reggae Run. I have run all of them but the 1rst one(I had not yet begun to run) and the 13th(case of Triskaidekahobia)It is one of my favorite courses and the race has the best post-race in Cincinnati with live Reggae Music. Since it is the largest 5k, you may have to park aways from the start and walk awhile. This year, they had buses from Lunken Playfield which I should have taken advantage of instead of my usual mile walk to the start. Oh well, I got to the start about 5 minutes before the gun, but I needed to use a portolet for which there was a wait so I had a late start of about 3 minutes. The most challenging part of the race is navigating the crowd of people on the course. Again the post race was terrific as this year I was able to get pizza, subs, grilled cheese etc and so on.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Just got this from the club snail mail:
Over the past Labor Day Weekend, Marty Fritzhand, a longtime member of the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati, completed the Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run in Utah. Marty was third in his age group and finished with a time of 34 hours, 51 minutes and 1 second. It was his 23rd 100 mile ultra, but more remarkable is that he is 66. The Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run stretches from Layton, Utah to Midway, Utah and covers some of the most beautiful scenery in Utah. There is a cumulative elevation gain of approximately 26,882 feet, as well as a cumulative loss of approximately 26,131 feet throughout the course. It is arguably the second toughest 100 mile race in the country.
There will be a commemorative poster for the 100th Thanksgiving Day Race. You can see it tonight for the first time at Joseph Beth Booksellers in Rookwood Pavilion at 6:30 PM. You can meet the designer, Wendy Bentley, Local 12 news anchor Cammy Dierking, local running legend Bob Roncker, and many other personalities.
If you can not make it, you can also watch Local 12 on Wednesday to see it.
The poster will be available for purchase after the unveiling. Beginning Thursday, October 1, the poster will be available at the Running Spot or available for purchase online at www.thanksgivingdayrace.com.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Check out the club calendar for Cincinnati Road Races. It includes 5Ks, 10Ks, Marathons, Half Marathons, and just about any other distance that you could imagine running. It includes Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati events, and a few regional and national races but mainly Cincinnati and Northern KY local road races. Access the club race calendar.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Join the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on Thursday, October 1st from 5:30 - 7:30pm on Fountain Square as they officially Kick-off the countdown to what has become THE Halloween Tradition in the Tri-State- Run Like Hell! There will be live music from forehead, Bud Light will be flowing, WEBN will be broadcasting, costumed characters will be passing out candy and more!
Register for the Run Like Hell 5K run or walk or Party Only at the Kick-off and you are automatically entered to win a $25 Gift Card to Starbucks! There will also be other give-a-ways and fabulous prizes to win. Go down to Fountain Square to check it out. Run Like Hell Website.
If you are new to Cincinnati, just visiting, a local new to running or looking for a different place to run, the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati website has a consolidated list of local places to run. If you have more places that you would like to include or just comments about the locations that are currently listed, please email us. To see the list, go to the club's homepage and select Running Routes in the navigation pane.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
With the beginning of Fall, the Wednesday Group Run moves back to Hyde Park Square at 6:30 PM beginning tonight September 23. Distance will be 3-6 miles.
Wednesday Group Run Details:
6:30 PM Run - Hyde Park Square - meet by the fountain - Note change in time and location. 3-6 miles - all paces welcome.
Friday, September 18, 2009
A few of us showed up on a Friday evening for Run@Work Day at Burnett Woods in Cincinnati.The purpose of National Run@Work Day is to promote physical activity and healthy living through running or walking. Running clubs, events, company-based wellness programs, human resources departments, and individuals nationwide are encouraged to plan fun runs and/or walks with their employers throughout the United States. RCGC Vice President Laura Wagner led the runners on run through Burnett Woods up through the UC Campus to see the students move in for the upcoming year and other happenings around campus and to Bellevue Hill Park for an almost sunset view of downtown Cincinnati. We headed back to the bandstand via William Howard Taft and Clifton Avenue, passing the fountain and some off road running in Burnett Woods.
Afterwards, the club provided water, pop, beer, fruit with either caramel or cream cheese dip, and chocolate chip cookies(just like the DoubleTree Hotel) for post run refreshment. Thanks to Laura for leading the runners and making sure that all got back to Burnett Woods safely.
If you were unable join us, hopefully, you were able to get out with a friend, coworker, or family member for a 35-minute run or walk.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
The Great Bearcat Run returns to the University of Cincinnati Campus on Sunday October 18, 2009 at 9:00 AM to kickoff Homecoming Week. Proceeds benefit the UC Running Club and the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati.
- DATE: Sunday,October 18, 2009
- TIME: 9:00 AM
- PLACE: Nippert Stadium, UC Campus, Cincinnati OH
- COST: $16 preregistered - General Public; $12 for Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati Members and $12 to UC Students/Faculty/Staff. Mail in registration must be postmarked by October 12. Online Registration open until Tuesday October 13. Race Day Registration is $20 and opens at 8:00 AM on the UC Campus inside gate 2 of Nippert Stadium by the Richard Lindner Center(see map). No discounts on Race Day.
- INFORMATION: 5k Run/Walk begins by Gettler Stadium, tours the pathways of the UC Campus and finishes in Nippert Stadium. Postrace features bagels, beverages, bananas, and doorprizes. Get the flier or register online. Sponsored by the UC Running Club, Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati, Bob Roncker's Running Spot, RoadID, VitaminWater, and Waltz Business Solutions.
Monday, September 14, 2009
About 40 runners braved the Lunken Bike Loop for our Dressed to the Nines 9K on 9-9-09. The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati hashed on 6-6-06 with the Sin City Hashers, felt lucky with a race on 7-7-07, and went crazy with a Friday Night Trail run on 8-8-08, so the club decided to close out the decade with a race on 9-9-09. Fortunately, the club got it in before the rain came and everybody who finished got the famous Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati pint glass. Congratulations to our overall men's winner Harvey Lewis with a time of 34:20, and the overall women's winner Cindy Moore with a time of 43:14. A big thank you goes to our volunteers Ryan Woolley, Ed Spiller, Doug Rudisell, Mischa McCormick who was our biker and made sure that nobody got lost, and Greg McCormick who served as grillmaster so the runners could enjoy hot dogs, and hamburgers after the run. View Race Results.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Here are the final results from the latest poll. The question was: What is the furthest distance that you have run? 23-30 miles was the top answer with 9 votes followed by less than 7 miles with 5 votes and 7-14 miles with 4 votes. Thank you to the 22 that voted. The full results will be up through Monday.
The Queen City Invitational is an opportunity to see University of Cincinnati, Xavier University and Northern Kentucky University runners race without a long drive out of town. Come out and see some of the top distance runners in the area. The meet is this Saturday September 12 at Mount Airy Forest. It begins at 10:00 AM.
For thirteen years, the Sin City Hashers have been "a drinking club with a running problem”. This Saturday, they will begin their 14th year as a drinking club with a running problem. They will meet this Saturday September 13 about 4:00PM in Devou Park for their 14th Anniversary Hash. Details are on their website www.sch4.com.
Thursday, September 03, 2009
The goal of the RRCA National Run@Work Day is to raise awareness about the importance of daily physical activity for adults. Please run or walk at least thirty five minutes on September 18, 2009 in support of RRCA National Run@Work Day. Get your coworkers, friends and others to join you for a 35 minute run before work, during lunch or after work.
If you do not have a run to attend, the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati will celebrate Run@Work Day by inviting all Cincinnati area runners to a run after work at Burnett Woods in Clifton. The run begins at 6:30 PM.
RCGC Run@Work Day Details
DATE: Friday, September 18, 2009
TIME: 6:30 PM.
PLACE: Burnett Woods, meet by the bandstand.
INFORMATION: Celebrate RRCA's Run@Work Day with the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati on Friday September 18th at 6:30 pm in a casually-paced 4-5 mile run. All are invited. All paces welcome. Free of charge(includes a t-shirt from a past club race). Refreshments provided after the run. Parking available in the park and the streets around Burnett Woods.
About Run@Work Day
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
This past weekend Meters & Miles closed their shops in Florence and Newport. Bob Roncker's Running Spot bought the assets of Meters and Miles and will be opening their 4th shop at the former Meters & Miles store in Newport at 317 Monmouth Street on Friday September 4. Brad Dunlevy and a few of his staff from Meters & Miles are with the Running Spot, so there will be some familiar faces. They hope that you will stop down at the Newport location and see the new shop.
Monday, August 31, 2009
After spending about an hour on the local newspaper website trying to get results from this past weekend's local cross country invitationals, I came across http://www.milesplit.us. They bill themselves as the nation's premier network for high school track & field and cross country. I do not know about that, but they did have results for both Ohio and Kentucky Cross Country Inviationals this past weekend. They had every invitional that I had an interest in and some local to the Greater Cincinnati area, that I did not know about. The site has a Kentucky portal and an Ohio portal so you can find out how your local high schools did or how the local runners who ran in the club's summer cross country series fared.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
David Corfman will host a training run on Saturday, September 5th at Mount Airy Forest for a prelude to the Stone Steps 50k in October. It starts at 7:00 AM, but they will be back to The Oval at 8:00 AM if you want to join them then. The course will not be marked. Look for the white Hyundai Sonata with the ultramarathon- related license plate frames. It is not aiming for any distance, so join them for any distance you wish to go whether it is 5, 10, 20 or 30 miles. Contact David at RD@StoneSteps50k.com.
Once a year, the Sin City Hashers are more than just “a drinking club with a running problem”. They become “a drinking club with a running/walking/fashion problem”. Join them as they paint the town RED and make a spectacle of themselves in their annual Red Dress Run. They will meet this Saturday August 29 about 4:00PM in Newport. Details are on their website www.sch4.com.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Doug Beyerlein is collecting information on the major stairways (steps) throughout the United States for his web site www.publicstairs.com. He recently purchased the book WALKING THE STEPS OF CINCINNATI and read about Cincinnati's great steps throughout the city. He is looking for Cincinnati runners and walkers who are interested in collecting information on Cincinnati's steps for addition to his web site data base. If you enjoy steps and would like to get him more info, add them to his website.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
We hashed on 6-6-6, we raced on 7-7-7, went crazy with a trail run on 8-8-8 so we are closing out the decade with a race on 9-9-09. Top 9 Males and Top 9 Females get awards plus 9 doorprizes. Entry fee is $9.99.
DATE: Wednesday September 9, 2009
TIME: 6:30 PM
PLACE: Spirit of '76 Shelter, Lunken Playfield
ENTRY FEE: $9.99. T-shirt included in entry fee to Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati Members while supplies last. Extra T-Shirts: $9.99
INFORMATION: 9K Run around Lunken Playfield. Awards to the top 9 Males and top 9 Females. Get the flier for more information.
This Sunday August 23 is the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati Prediction Run and Summer Picnic.
The Prediction Run is a fun run that sees how fast you can run close to your predicted time. Awards given to the runners closest to their predicted times. Special award given to one who really needs help with their prognostication.
No watches, Garmins, Heart Rate Monitors, IPODS or any aided electronic device allowed during the run. Also, no biting, scratching, kicking or raking of the nose. Following the run is the summer picnic.
Please bring something to share with other club members. We have cornhole, frisbee , wiffle ball and much more ..
Location: Swaim Park
Date: Sunday, August 23, 2009
Time: 3:00 - 7:00 pm. Prediction run is at 3:30 give or take 15 minutes. 2.5 mile course on the sidewalks of Montgomery.
Last names beginning with:
- A-K: bring a side,salad, or appetizer
- L-Z: bring a dessert
- Club provides meats, drinks, plastic ware, condiments...
Visit the club calendar for more information.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
About 200 runners including many current and former NKU cross country runners raided the Northern Kentucky University campus on Friday August 15 for the 15th Annual Brian Rohne 5k Run/Walk. Current NKU Cross Country Runner Drew Harris was the top male with a time of 15:05. The overall women's winner was high schooler Michelle Thomas with a time of 18:35. Congratulations to both. Go to www.cincinnatirunning.com to view complete race results.
The race is held in memory of Brian Rohne. Brian was the most valuable athlete for the Men's Cross Country team at Northern Kentucky University in 1992. He was fatally injured in January 1993 on a training run. Proceeds raised from the race go to the Brian Rohne Memorial Fund, which is used to assist future runners to pursue that dream of collegiate greatness at NKU.
About 60 runners braved the hills, the fallen trees, the rocks and a little bit of mud on Tuesday August 11, 2009 for A Midsummer Night's Trail Run in Mount Airy Forest. Nobody got lost on the trail that I know about but we had a few scrapes and falls. Congratulations to our overall men's winner Mischa McCormick with a time of 34:12, and the overall women's winner Linda Daigle with a time of 44:05. A big thank you goes to our volunteers Tom Glasscock, Mike Hauser, Eileen Hogan, Greg McCormick, Gina Meyers, Dave Nelson, Josie Russo, Tony Russo, Mike Smith, and Laura Wagner for helping make it a success. View Midsummer Trail Run Results.
Friday, August 14, 2009
About 50-60 runners raced in fair conditions with a few runners running more than expected. Nick Fry was the top male runner by running a 17:24 for the win. Heather Wetteman was the top female runner with a time of 19:47.
Thank you to all that participated in the 2009 series. Thank you to Loveland High School and race director Stacy Osborne and meet manager Mike Smith for a successful 2009 season.
Final Poll Results
Here are the latest results from the latest poll. The question was: On average, how many miles a week do you run/walk? 21-28 miles a week narrowly beat out 10-20 miles, 29-36 miles and 45-52 miles with 6 votes. 10-20 had 5 votes followed by 29-36 and 45-52 with 4 votes. Thank you to the 21 that voted. The results will be up through Monday
Thursday, August 06, 2009
About 60-70 runners raced in relatively humid conditions on a slow course due to rain the past two days. Week 4 winner David Bea was so excited about his week 4 win, that he brought awards(Clif Bars) to the Top 10 males and Top 10 females in addition to the finish card and the pat on the back from Stacy. David once again was the top male runner by running a 17:20 for the win.
Dani Daily was the top female this week as she ran a 21:51.
Join us at Loveland High School next week for the last race of the 2009 Summer Series.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Race # 4 of the RCGC Summer Cross Country Series is in the books and and just 2 more to go. About 60-70 runners raced in relatively humid conditions. We got the race in before the rain came. Congratulations to David Bea who was the top male runner this week. David ran a 17:04 for the win and tied his best time on the course.
Christine Frederick was the top female this week as she ran a 20:46.
Join us at Loveland High School next week for Race #5 to either run it or watch it. It also may be your last chance to hear any new jokes from Race Director Stacy Osborne.
After a two week hiatus, the Sunday Group Run resumes on August 2 in Mount Adams at the Koka Coffee Lounge at 9:00 AM.
Weekly Group Run Details:
- Wednesday - 8:00 PM Run - Gettler Stadium, UC Campus. 3-6 miles. All paces welcome.
- Sunday Run - 9:00AM - resumes this Sunday, August 2, Koka Coffee Lounge 1101 St. Gregory Street, Cincinnati OH - Meet in front.
View the club calendar or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati Member Laura Booke has joined Team in Training because her great niece, Louise who turned 3 this month, has Leukemia. Louise and her family live in Manhattan so Laura is running the New York City Marathon for her and would love to have your assistance.
You can contribute online at her fundraising page. For every dollar you donate, Laura will donate $0.25. Louise and Laura thank you very much.
Running Items of Interest
Over the past two weeks, a few running opportunities have come through the club's email:
Run4Chance - Run4Chance has spots available in the Air Force Marathon on September 19th at the Wright-Patterson AFB. Run4Chance raises money for the families of severely injured soldiers who have just returned from Iraq or Afghanistan. HBO, in connection with its film Taking Chance, purchased 50 spots in the Air Force Marathon in hopes that runners will run for Run4Chance at no charge. You need to raise $500 for their cause. For your efforts, you get an underarmour shirt and the satisfaction of helping a worthy cause. They also have spots in the Marine Corps Marathon. If you want more information, visit http://www.run4chance.com.
- Interested in running the NYC Marathon? The Boomer Esiason Foundation has 100 guaranteed entries into the ING NYC Marathon, but they are filling up fast. The application deadline for charity entries is August 10th, so anyone interested in participating should call 646-292-7936 or visit www.esiason.org/teamboomer.
- Looking for Bourbon Chasers - Jim White is a Police Officer in Northern Kentucky. He and a police buddy have signed up for the sold out Bourbon Chase Relay on October 9th and 10th. They are looking for a few more teammates to join them and their team. Teams are 12 runners, each runner runs 3 different legs during the 2 day event, and each leg is between 5-7 miles. The cost of the race is $100 per runner. They are also working on a sponsors, so if they find one, the costs can come down. If you would like to join their team, have some fun, drink some bourbon, or want more information, please email Jim at email@example.com or contact Jim at 859-512-1964. Visit www.bourbonchase.com for information about the Bourbon Chase.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
RCGC Cross Country Series Race #3 Recap
Race # 3 of the XC series is in the books and 3 more to go. About 60-70 runners raced in relatively cool overcast conditions. Despite the rain the course was in good shape. Congratulations to Jordan Parayil who was the top male runner for the second week in a row. Jordan ran a 16:18 for the win and lowered his course record by almost 20 seconds. The top three males in the race were all under the old course record of 16:37.
Samantha Siler returned to the series this week and she lowered her own course record by 10 seconds in running a 19:27 to be the top female for week 3. Good job Samantha.
Join the club at Loveland High School next week for Race #4.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
A Midsummer Night's Trail RunJoin the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati on August 11 to go "Over Hill, Over Dale, Through Brush, Through Briar" in A Midsummer Night's Trail Run in Mount Airy Forest! Last year's trail run in August was so much fun that many wondered when we would do another one. Awards to the Top 5 Males and Top 5 Females Runners and to the Top 5 Male Master(40 & over) and Top 5 Female Master(40 & over) Runners. Pregistration is $10 - General Public. $ 7 Runners Club Members / Age 21 & Under (add $8 for a T-shirt). Race day registration is $15(add $10 for a T-shirt). Racing fliers must be postmarked by Thursday August 6, 2009. Online registration available through Friday August 7, 2009.
- DATE: August 11, 2009
- TIME: 7:00 PM
- PLACE: Oval, Mount Airy Forest
- DISTANCE: 5 Mile Trail Run. View the course map.
- COST: Pre-registration: General Public - $10 . RCGC Members / Age 21 & Under: $7. T-shirts are $8.00.
Race Day Registration is $15. Race Day T-shirts - $10.
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Latest Group Run Updates
Recently the Wednesday Group Run moved from Hyde Park to the UC Campus to a later time to beat the heat. This Sunday July 12 will be the last run at It's Just Crepes. The Sunday Group Run will take a two week break as most of the runners plan to do a couple of local Sunday races, go out of town for vacation, or go out of town to do races. The Sunday run will resume on August 2 in Mount Adams at the Koka Cofee Lounge.
Weekly Group Run Details:
Wednesday - 8:00 PM Run - Gettler Stadium, UC Campus
Sunday Run - 9:00AM - It's Just Crepes, 39 East Court Street Cincinnati OH -Meet in front. Free Parking on Court Street on Sundays. July 12 will be the last run at It's Just Crepes. Sunday Group Run will resume August 2 at Koka Coffee Lounge in Mount Adams.
June Poll Results
Here are the latest results from the June Poll. The question was What is your favorite type of running? The open road was the top choice with 7 votes followed by Cross Country with 3 votes. Thank you to those that voted. The results will be up for the next few days.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Group Run Update
Beginning July 1, the Wednesday Group Run moves to the UC Campus to run with members of the UC Running Club at Gettler Stadium on Wednesday night at 8:00 PM. Distance will be 3-6 miles. It is an opportunity to run in a differerent part of town and escape the heat. The Sunday Run will still meet downtown on Court Street by It's Just Crepes for a couple more weeks.
Weekly Group Run Details:
- Wednesday - 8:00 PM Run - Gettler Stadium - Note change in time and location. 3-6 miles - all paces welcome.
- Sunday Run - 9:00AM - It's Just Crepes, 39 East Court Street Cincinnati OH - The July 5 run will be about 6 miles.
15th Annual Brian Rohne Memorial 5K Run/Walk
Brian Rohne was the most valuable athlete for the Men's Cross Country team at Northern Kentucky University in 1992. Brian was fatally injured in January 1993 on a training run and the race is held in his name. The race raises money for the Northern Kentucky University Cross Country team. Pre- registration is $18.00 which includes a shirt. For Runner's Club members pre-registration is $15.00 which includes a shirt. Race Day is $20 with the shirt while supplies last.
- DATE: August 14, 2009
- TIME: 7:00 PM
- PLACE: Albright Health Center, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights KY
- DISTANCE: 5k.
- COST: $18 Pre-registration(includes T- shirt). RCGC Members $15 with T-shirt. Race Day Registration is $20(T-shirt included while supplies last).
- INFORMATION: Contact NKU Athletics at 859-572-5193 for more information or go to www.cincinnatirunning.com to get a flier or register online.
Upcoming July 4 Races
July 4 is the biggest racing day of the year and there are many races to choose. Below are some of the most popular in the area. For some, it is not too late to register online and beat the price increase on race day.
If you want one closer to where you live, check the club calendar for more races.
Popular July 4 Races
- Campbell County YMCA Firecracker 5000, 8:15 am, Tower Park, Ft. Thomas KY, Campbell County YMCA
- Conquer the Hill 10k, 8:00 am, Evendale Recreation Complex, Evendale OH, Kim Pielage, www.evendaleohio.org
- Greendale 4th of July 5k Run/Walk, 8:00 am, Greendale Park, Greendale IN, Don Connolly, www.racedmc.com
- Insight Edgewood Independence 5k Run/Walk, 8:00 am, Presidents Park, Edgewood KY, Steve Prescott, www.sprunning.com
- 12th Annual 4th of July Spectacular 5k Run/Walk, 8:00 am, Colerain Township Municipal Complex, Colerain Twp OH, www.runningtime.net
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Race Survey for 2008
Mark Twain supposedly said about Cincinnati,"When the end of the world comes, I want to be in Cincinnati because it's always twenty years behind the times." The club race's survey page could give you a couple of more years until the end of the world as it was behind by about 3 years.
No more! The club's race survey page is updated for 2008. If you ran any of the 40 races listed in the 2008 survey, we want to hear from you. Take the Survey.
Upcoming Cincinnati Races
Below is list of upcoming races for the next few weeks:
- Run for Kids 5k, 7:00 pm, St. Mary School, Hyde Park, Don Connolly, www.racedmc.com.
- Loveland's Amazing Race, 9:00 am, Nisbet Park, Loveland OH, Kathy Ray, www.lovelandsamazingrace.com.
- GoOTR5k, 10:00 am, Gateway Quarter, 12th and Vine,Over-the-Rhine, www.otrchamber.com(Online registration open until June 18. No processing fees).
Saturday June 27
- Hyde Park Blast, 8:00 am, Hyde Park Square, Cincinnati OH, www.hpblast.com.
- Greenhills 5k Pioneer Run, 8:00 am, Greenhills Commons Cincinnati OH, www.pioneerrun.com.
- Best in the West 5k, 6:30 pm, St. John the Baptist Church, Harrison OH, www.runningtime.net.
Saturday July 4
- Check the club calendar for a listing.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Beginning June 8, the Running Spot will put a series of track and field meets on Monday until July 13. The meets begin at 6:30 PM and they are open to all abilities. No fee. They will alternate between Elder High School Athletic Complex and Withrow High School. The meets at Elder will be June 8, 22, July 6. Withrow will host June 15, 29 and July 13. For a listing of events, go to the Running Spot Calendar.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati celebrated with a trail run at French Park for National Trails Day. Held the First Saturday in June, National Trails Day is a celebration of America's Great Trail System. There were more than 1500 events nationwide and the RCGC Run at French Park was one of the them.
About 10 of us met at the shelter at the top of the hill. I had not been to French Park since the RCGC Cross Country Series was last held there in 2000. RCGC Vice President Laura Wagner led the runners on run through the trails which featured a few Creek Crossings. Since I was one of the slower people, I got separated from the group and made a left when I should have made a right. Needless to say, I ended up on the a large portion of the old RCGC Cross Country Course. I ran that at least one time and headed back up to the top of the hill via the main road. Afterwards, the club provided water, pop, fruit, doughnuts, and cookies for post run refreshment. Thanks to Laura for leading the runners and making sure that all got back safely.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
The poll for June is out! With the club's cross country series beginning in July, Bob Roncker's track series beginning this past Monday, and several summer favorite road races coming up, June's poll question focuses on what is your favorite type of running. Vote now.
The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati joined with the UC Running Club to celebrate National Running Day in Cincinnati. National Running Day was an opportunity to promote running as a healthy safe form of exercise. Both groups met at the Oval at Mount Airy Forest where runners could do either trail runs or run the open road. Most opted to do the trail despite the rain for the past two days. I opted for the road. A few people took wrong turns on both the trail and the roads, but everybody got back to the shelter. The UC Running Club had a grill out to celebrate the end of the year and the RCGC brought water, pop and fruit. I heard that the trails despite a few muddy spots were in pretty good condition and a few runners did the steps. A special thank you goes to Tim Kling. Tim guided the runners on the trail. Although no timers were present Tim may have set a new PR as in his words "that was the fastest that I ran in a long time".
Monday, June 01, 2009
With the club at Mount Airy Forest on Wednesday June 3 for National Running Day, there will be no group run at Hyde Park Square this Wednesday.
The Sunday Group Run will continue as scheduled. All are welcome to attend. If you would like a change in scenery from your usual running routine, come out and run the city with us.
Weekly Group Run Details:
- Wednesday - 6:30 PM Run - Hyde Park Square - No Group Run at Hyde Park on June 3. Join the club at Mount Airy Forest for National Running Day.
- Sunday Run - 9:00AM - It's Just Crepes, 39 East Court Street Cincinnati OH - The June 7 run traverses Sycamore Hill, Eden Park and Mount Adams.
Here are the latest results from the May Poll. The question was What is the toughest 5k course in the city? The Reggae Run was the winner with with 7 votes followed by St. Joseph's Home 5k with 3 votes. Thank you to those that voted. The results will be up for the next few days.
Results are now posted on our website for Memorial Day Race XXXIII. Over 130 runners raced through the flat course at Armleder Park. Nathan Hauke was the top male with a winning time of 16:55 and Amanda Burger was the top female with a time of 20:23. Thank you to the the volunteers who made the race safe, enjoyable and successful. See you at next year's Memorial Day Race.
Memorial Day Race XXXIII Results.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
On June 6, 2009, American Hiking Society and outdoor enthusiasts across the country will celebrate the 17th annual National Trails Day® (NTD), a longstanding celebration of America's magnificent trail system and its countless supporters and volunteers. More than 1,500 events will take place around the country including trail maintenance, hiking, paddling, biking, horseback riding, bird watching, running and trail celebrations.
The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati will be part of the 1500 with a group run at French Park for those who love the trails and to those who want to try trails for the first time.
- DATE: Saturday June 6, 2009
- TIME: 9:00 AM.
- PLACE: Shelter at the top of the hill, French Park
- INFORMATION: Celebrate National Trails Day with the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati on Saturday June 6 at 9:00 AM at French Park in Amberly Village. All are invited whether you are an experienced trail runner or new to the trails. Free of charge. Refreshments provided courtesy of the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The club has group runs on Wednesday and Sunday. The Wednesday group run meets at the Hyde Park Square and runs around Hyde Park, Oakley and O'Bryonville. On Wednesday May 27, the run heads from Hyde Park Square into Ault Park to check out the bicycles for a few moments before heading back.
The Sunday Run meets downtown on Court Street by It's Just Crepes. After running the four bridges this past Sunday , the Sunday run looks forward to a nice sprint up Sycamore Hill through the neighborhoods of Mt. Auburn, Clifton and by Findlay Market through Over-the-Rhine this coming Sunday May 24.
Weekly Group Run Details:
- Wednesday - 6:30 PM Run - Hyde Park Square - meet by the fountain. Run into Ault Park on May 27. No run at Hyde Park on June 3.
- Sunday Run - 9:00AM - It's Just Crepes, 39 East Court Street Cincinnati OH - This week's run traverses Sycamore Hill and the neigborhoods of Mount Auburn and Clifton with a run by of Findlay Market.
This Monday May 25 is the Memorial Day Race, Cincinnati's second oldest race. Please join us on a fast spectator friendly USATF Certified course. Race starts at 9:00 AM at Otto Armleder Park. Race Day Registration opens at 8:00 AM at the shelter. See you there!
- DATE: Monday, May 25, 2009
- TIME: 9:00 AM
- PLACE: Otto Armleder Memorial Park, 5059 Wooster Road, Cincinnati OH
- INFORMATION: Spectator friendly flat 5K (3.1 Mile) Course - the only course in Cincinnati where your friends and family can see you run an entire 5k from start to finish with no looping. Food, awards and doorprizes follow the race. $15.00 Race Day. A limited supply of technical shirts also available for $15.
Every day is Running Day in the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati, but Wednesday June 3 is the inaugural National Running Day. National Running Day is the opportunity to promote running as a healthy, easy, and accessible form of exercise.
The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati and the UC Running Club will meet at the Oval in Mount Airy Forest for a combined group run to celebrate and promote the inaugural National Running Day in Cincinnati. There will be routes for those who like the trail and for those who prefer the open road. Afterward, enjoy refreshments compliments of the club. Be there at 6:00 PM and the runs begin at 6:15 PM.Contact us at email@example.com for more information.
National Running Day - Cincinnati Style
- DATE: Wednesday June 3, 2009
- TIME: 6:00 PM. Run begins at 6:15 PM.
- PLACE: The Oval, Mount Airy Forest
- INFORMATION: Celebrate National Running Day with the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati and UC Running Club on Wednesday June 3 at 6:00 PM at Mount Airy Forest. All are invited. All paces welcome. We will have a route for you whether you like trails or prefer the open road. Free of charge. Refreshments provided courtesy of the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati.
This Saturday, May 23rd, a training run is being held on the Stone Steps 50k course. Run as little or as much as your training plan calls for. The run starts at 7:30 AM from The Oval, though some may start at 6:25 to get in 50 miles. Visit www.stonesteps50k.com for more information or contact Race Director David Corfman for more information.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
As I was looking at the Enquirer sports page, this past weekend I noticed a brief blurb in the corner about an area of Cincinnati.com dedicated to running. It is called Runners High. It will have calendars, and gives runners a chance to post feedback about various local races like Memorial Day Race XXXIII, what causes runners currently run for, another race calendar and much more.
Friday, May 15, 2009
The 41st Annual Summer Cross Country Series is moving from Princeton HS to Loveland HS just off Rich Road in Loveland. There will be 6 -- 3 mile races over a 1.5 mile loop starting at 7pm on Thursday July 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, August 6th and ending on August 13th. No entry fees! No awards! Just the satisfaction of a hard workout with your friends or the thrill of crushing your enemies.
DATE: begins Thursday July 9, 2009 and continues to Thursday August 13
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Loveland High School, Loveland OH
INFORMATION: 6 3 mile races every Thursday beginning on July 9 and ending on August 13. No entry fees! No awards! Just the satisfaction of a hard workout with your friends.Call Dr. Stacy Osborne race director since 1987 513-351-6300(days) or 513-563-7155(nights) or Mike Smith, meet manager at 513-531- 8008(days) for more information. You can also visit the club's web page.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Less than 5 days remain to register for Cincinnati's second oldest race behind the
Thanksgiving Day race. Mail entries must be postmarked by Monday, May 18. Online
Registration is available through midnight Tuesday May 19. 2008 Top male Runner Ryan Woolley is registered and will be back to defend his crown.
DATE: Monday, May 25, 2009
TIME: 9:00 AM
PLACE: Otto Armleder Memorial Park, 5059 Wooster Road, Cincinnati OH
PREREGISTRATION: $10.00 General Public and $7 Runners' Club Members / Age 21 and Under. Technical Shirt available for $10. Preregistration ends Monday May 18.
INFORMATION: Spectator friendly flat 5K (3.1 Mile) Course. Real bathrooms. Food, awards and doorprizes follow the race. Get the flier or register online.
Monday, May 11, 2009
The club would like to thank the volunteers for doing a terrific job at the Mile 22 Waterstop aka the Crest Smile Mile. Because of them, the Marathon was another success. Many long time volunteers commented that it was the most successful mile 22 waterstop in some time. There were numerous compliments about the job that they did. The best one that I heard was can they come back next year as they all were terrific whether they were handing out water, cheering or inspiring runners to keep running.
If you have any comments, suggestions, and thoughts about how we can do better next year, please let me know whether for the waterstop or the Flying Pig in general.
Again, great job.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Recently, I saw articles in Run Ohio and the Cincinnati Enquirer about the University of Cincinnati eliminating scholarships for Men's Track & Field, and Men's Cross Country. To find out how you can help, visit saveuctrack.ning.com.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
- Go to the Flying Pig Website Volunteer Page
- Click Sign-up with registered group
- Find the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati on the Pulldown Menu and type the password PCC (all capital letters).
- Fill out the information