Thursday, December 31, 2009

Poll Results - What is your favorite regional(i.e outside of Hamilton County Park to run in or from?
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.
2009 in Review

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Cure2Endure begins in January
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

Al Salvato Memorial Frostbite 5 Mile - January 1
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.
Race Details

  • 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

Cincinnati Steps Information Wanted
Doug Beyerlein is collecting information on the major stairways (steps) throughout the United States for his web site 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 If you use these steps (or others in Cincinnati), he would appreciate a digital photo of each.

Monday, December 21, 2009

2009 Egg Nog Jog Recap
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

Xmas Hash Today at 4:00PM
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

Monday, December 14, 2009

RCGC Holiday Hangover Recovery Party - January 9, 2010
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 or let us know in our Facebook group by December 31 to attend.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Egg Nog Jog - December 19
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.

Race Details

  • 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

2009 Holiday in Lights Run Recap
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

54 Miles to Freedom Happy Hour - December 10, 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

No Group Run this Sunday December 6
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.
New Poll Question for December
The new poll question is out! We want to know: What is your favorite regional park(i.e outside of Hamilton County) to run in or from? Vote now!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Holiday in Lights Run - December 8, 2009
Join the Club for one of our longest running and favorite events... The Holiday in Lights Run:
Run Details

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

USATF National Club Cross Country Championships in Lexington on December 12
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