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: 

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

The club on Facebook and Twitter

 The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati has a group on Facebook. If you have signed up for Facebook, go ahead and join the club group

Recently, we joined Twitter so now you can follow us on Twitter

Upcoming Cincinnati Races

Below is list of upcoming races for the next few weeks: 

Friday June 19 
  • Run for Kids 5k, 7:00 pm, St. Mary School, Hyde Park, Don Connolly, www.racedmc.com.
Saturday June 20 
  • 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 

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Running Spot All Comers Track and Field Meet
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

RCGC National Trail Day Recap in Greater Cincinnati
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

Poll for June
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.
National Running Day Recap in Cincinnati
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

Group Run Update
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:

For more information contact us.
May Poll Results
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.
Memorial Day Race XXXIII Results
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.