Friday, June 18, 2010

Upcoming Races
Below is list of upcoming races for the next couple of weeks. Check the club calendar for a few more races in the summer.
Saturday June 19

Saturday June 26

Saturday July 3

  • Greenhills 5k Pioneer Run, 8:00 am, Greenhills Commons Cincinnati OH,
  • Insight Edgewood Independence 5k Run/Walk, 8:00 am, Presidents Park, Edgewood KY, Steve Prescott,
  • Campbell County YMCA Firecracker 5000, 8:15 am, Tower Park, Ft. Thomas KY, Campbell County YMCA

Sunday July 4

  • Conquer the Hill 10k, 8:00 am, Evendale Recreation Complex, Evendale OH, Kim Pielage,
  • Greendale 4th of July 5k Run/Walk, 8:00 am, Greendale Park, Greendale IN, Don Connolly,
  • 4th of July Spectacular 5k Run/Walk, 8:00am, Colerain Municipal Complex, Colerain Township
Club Group Run Update - Weekend Run Moves to Sunday
Starting this weekend, the weekend run on Saturday moves to Sunday for the summer. We will meet at Mount Storm Park and run a few miles. Sunday's Route will be posted to the club's twitter and facebook group.
Wednesday's run will continue to meet at Hyde Park Square.
Weekly Group Run Details:

  • Sunday - 8:30AM - Mount Storm Park - meet by the Temple of Love - note change in location and day
  • Wednesday - 6:30 PM Run - Hyde Park Square - meet by the fountain.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Go Vibrant Opening Ceremonies - June 21
Go Vibrant Cincinnati’s Opening Ceremony and Health Check will be on Monday, June 21st from 11am-2pm on Fountain Square in Downtown Cincinnati. It will be a celebration of healthy living, organizations and events that Cincinnati has to offer. The Go Vibrant kickoff will have everything from live entertainment and health information to giveaways and free health checks. A special celebrity guest will help unveil a gift to the city from Go Vibrant. For more information, go to their blog at

Friday, June 11, 2010

Openings in the Chicago Marathon
The American Liver Foundation has a team for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2010, and they still have spots open on their team to run the Chicago Marathon. If you are interested in running in the Chicago Marathon for an amazing charity follow the link to their page which has information for those interested in signing up. Page Link.
Running Group in Fairfield
There is a new running group based out of Fairfield Ohio that meets at Harbin Park on Wednesdays at 6:00 P.M. Its called the Fairfield Flyers. For more information, contact Dan Toberman at

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Poll Results for May
Here are the final results from the May poll. The question was: What kind of t-shirt would you like from a race? Techncal shirt was the top choice with 9 votes followed by Short Sleeve and No shirt option with 3 votes each. Thank you to the 18 that voted. The full results will be left up for the next couple of days or so. The next poll question will be out soon.
The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati Presents the Weight Watchers® Walk-It Day 5K Recap
The Weight Watchers® Walk-It Challenge is held every first Sunday in June to get their members moving through walking. In 2010, they teamed up with the Road Runners’ Club of America(RRCA) in an effort to get more of its members moving by walking. The RRCA asked its member clubs this past Spring to see if they could do this event. Despite the Memorial Day Race 6 days before, the Runners’ Club of Greater Cincinati took up the challenge to host a Weight Watchers® Walk-It Challenge in Cincinnati, one of 16 cities to do so.

About 130 walkers came out to participate for the walk held at Armleder Park, same site as the club holds the Memorial Day Race. About 110 signed up early but it rained heavily earlier that morning which dampened Walk Day turnout. Also volunteers had to dry off Picnic Tables in the shelter before registration opened which delayed the opening of registration and the start of the walk. When the walk started, the rain had gone away and walkers enjoyed a flat scenic walk of 3.1 miles. After participants finished the walk, they had some healthy refreshments which included granola bars, bananas, strawberries and string cheese.

Overall, the walk was a success. The complaints that I heard were the late start of the walk due to the rain, some walkers not getting the shirt size of their choice so the club pacified them by offering them the club technical shirt in their right size. Thank you to our sponsors Bob Ronckers Running Spot for providing Bob Bucks, and Waltz Business Solutions for last minute printing of the fliers. A big thank you goes to our volunteers Tom Glasscock, Liz Hofacre, Sara Macintosh, Patti Prince, Ken Schaible, Lynn Warner, Carly Schaible , Mike Donawerth, Laura Wagner, and especially Pamela Schaible. Pamela is a local leader for a local Weight Watchers® group. Her assistance and her promotion to the local Weight Watchers® groups contributed greatly to the success of the Walk. Photos

Friday, June 04, 2010

Group Run at French Park this Saturday
The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati has 2 group runs for the summer season On
Wednesdays; the club meets in Hyde Park Square at 6:30 PM. On Saturdays in June, we
will be running at various locations throughout the Greater Cincinnati. Check the club calendar for upcoming locations. Later in the month of June, the Saturday Group Run will become a Sunday Group run so members can run some of the Saturday races.
This Saturday, the Group Run will be at French Park to celebrate National Trails Day and run a few trails.
Weekly Group Run/Walk Details:

For more information contact us.
Memorial Day Race 34 Results
Results are now posted on our website for Memorial Day Race 34. Over 160 runners raced through the flat course at Armleder Park. Nathan Hauke was the top male with a winning time of 16:55 and Mary Jablonski was the top female with a time of 21:25. Thank you to the the volunteers who made the race safe, enjoyable and successful. See you at next year's Memorial Day Race known as Memorial Day Race 35. Memorial Day Race Results.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

2010 National Running Day Recap
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. About 30 people showed up at the Oval for the run as both groups met at the Oval at Mount Airy Forest. Runners could do either the trail or run the open road as there were courses for both. Everybody opted to do the trail. A few people took wrong turns on the trail but everybody got back to the shelter before the rains came. The UC Running Club had a grill out to celebrate the end of the school year and the RCGC brought water, pop and fruit. The trails were in pretty good condition and most of the runners found the steps this year.
The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati Presents the Weight Watchers® Walk-It Day 5K - this Sunday June 6
This Sunday June 6, The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati Presents the Weight Watchers® Walk-It Day 5K. The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati, Road Runners Club of America and Weight Watchers®, have teamed up to highlight walking as a great way to get moving, burn calories, and tone muscle at Otto Armleder Park at 10:00am. T-shirt to the first 150 participants and a shoe coupon to the first 100 registered. Late registration opens at 9:00 AM on Sunday.
Walk begins at 10:00 AM. Late Registration is open through Friday June 4 or sign up on the day of the event. Check the Facebook Page for more information.

  • DATE: Sunday, June 6, 2010
  • TIME: 10:00 AM
  • PLACE: Otto Armleder Memorial Park, 5059 Wooster Road, Cincinnati OH
  • Registration: $18.00 if you sign up online by Friday June 4. $20 on Walk Day. Registration opens at 9:00 AM.
  • INFORMATION: Join the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati and take the Weight Watchers Walk-It Challenge 2010 with us. The Weight Watchers Walk-It Day 5K is open to the public. Free T-shirt to first 150 participants plus a shoe coupon to the first 100 registered courtesy of Bob Roncker's Running Spot.