Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Runners' Club Member Completes Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run
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.
100th Thanksgiving Day Race Commemorative Poster Unveiling Tonight
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

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Club Race Calendar
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

Cincinnati Bell Run like Hell Kickoff - October 1
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.
Places to Run in Cincinnati
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

Wednesday Group Run Moves Back to Hyde Park beginning September 23

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

RCGC Run@Work Day Recap
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

Great Bearcat Run - October 18
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

New Poll Question for September
The new poll question is out! We want to know Are you running a marathon in the fall? Vote now!
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Dressed to the Nines Race Recap
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

Poll Results - What is the furthest distance that you have run?

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.
Queen City Invitational - this Saturday September 12
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.
Sin City Hashers Anniversary Hash - September 12
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

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Run@Work Day
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

Meters & Miles to Become a Running Spot
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.