Monday, February 28, 2011

Membership Dues Increase Coming March 2
For 2011, the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati Board of Trustess decided to eliminate the volunteer requirement for dues and go to a simpler fee structure. The volunteer rate will remain in effect through March 1. After March 1, the fee structure goes to $20 for a Single and $25 for a Family Member via the club's website. If you plan to help out at one club event for 2011, you need to join by March 1 to get the discounted rate. You can renew online or get the form.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

One Month to Go Important Dates to Know
Received the following from the Heart Mini-Marathon in an email about important dates coming up:
There’s just one month to go before the Mercy Heart Mini Marathon & Walk on Sunday, March 20th and it’s time to make a big push to reach your team goal of participants and fundraising. It’s a great time to recruit a few more team members for your team. Can you think of anyone you’ve yet to ask who might enjoy being a part of your team? Or what about someone you have asked but couldn’t commit at the time? Unless you’ve heard a firm “no” a gentle reminder might just get you some more team members! Below are some important dates for you to know and share.

  • March 4th Deadline to nominate someone for the Tri Health Lifestyle Change Award (anyone is eligible)
  • March 5th Rate increases after this date by $5 per event
  • March 7th Last day to register on a team so all team member packets will be in one box (after this date team members will pick up packets at Expo on Saturday, March 19th 11am-4:30pm or Fountain Place Sunday, March 20th 6:30am-12pm)
  • March 11th Fifth Third Rewards from the Heart deadline- For every 4 online donations a participant receives they are entered in a drawing for a chance to win a $530 Fifth Third Gift Card (winner announced Sunday, March 20th)

We can’t thank you enough for helping our efforts to fight cardiovascular disease – you are truly making a difference for millions of Americans! Keep up the hard work and look for our next message with more information about the big weekend.

Heart Mini Team
Cinci Runner Updates - February 2011 Extra - Valentine's Race Results
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Monday, February 21, 2011

Club Group Run this Saturday February 26
The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati will meet this Saturday February 26 for a Cincinnati River Run on the final Saturday in February. Meet at 7:45am and run starts at 8:00 am. All paces are welcome.

  • Date: February 26, 2011
  • Time: Meet at 7:45 am. Run Starts at 8:00 AM.
  • Location: Meet at 2540 River Road, Cincinnati. Parking available on Galvin Lane and River Road.
  • Directions: Get to River Road / US 50. Stay on River Road. Turn right at second light at Mount Hope Rd. Turn left on Galvin to park.
  • Description: This run will be about a 5-10 mile run from the near Westside to the Cincinnati Riverfront crossing into Kentucky and back and coming back by Paul Brown Stadium. We may add Sawyer Point and Friendship Park if everyone feels up for to the distance.
  • Info: Contact Dave at 513-251-0051 or Terry at 859-371-6464.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

31st Annual Valentine's 2 Mile Labor of Love Recap
Over 370 runners, and walkers participated in the Valentine's 2 Mile Labor of Love. Congratulations to the overall men's winner Denny Kramer, the overall women's winner Becky Clark, the top overall couple Becky Clark and Matthew Frondorf, the top Married Couple Brian and Kristy Voorhees, and the top Ball & Chain - Keith and Julianne Knapp.
See you at next year's race - the 32nd Annual Valentine Race. Go to the club website for race results.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sprint for Special Olympics - March 6
Formerly known as Molly Malone's Gaelic Gallop, the race has a great party and benefits a great cause: the Hamilton County Special Olympics.
  • DATE: Sunday, March 6, 2011 - Open to All.
  • TIME: 10:00 AM.
  • PLACE: O'Bryon's Irish Pub, 1998 Madison Road, O'Bryonville.
  • INFO: 3 mile course beginning and finishing at O'Bryon's. After you finish the run, enjoy the post-race party. View the flier for more information.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Places to Run
If you are new to Cincinnati, just visiting, a local new to running or looking for a different place to run, our 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. Places to Run.

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati Heart Mini Team
The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati has a team participating at the Heart Mini-Marathon. You can sign up to be part of the team at this year's (March 20th) run/walk events by identifying yourself as part of the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati Team while registering. You can join from our team page. If filling out a paper form indicate Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati as your team. If we have at least 15 members by Monday February 14, the Runners' Club logo can appear on the back of the t-shirts. Also by joining the Runners' Club's Mini Team enables you access to the Club's Heart Mini Suite on Race Day. Cost of the Heart Mini Marathon is $40 and $55 for the Heart Half Marathon. The 15k and Half Marathon begins at 8:00 AM this year and the 5k begins at a later time. For further information, you can check out the club website's Heart Mini Page.
Cinci Runner Updates - February 2011
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New Poll Question for February
There is a new poll question out for February! We want to know: When will your first race be this year? Answer now!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentine's 2 Mile Labor of Love this Sunday February 13
This Sunday is the Valentine's Labor of Love 2 Mile Run. Please join us whether you have a valentine or not. This will be a lot of fun.
Plenty of awards, music, and pizza. One of Cincinnati's best races. Race starts at noon at NKU, please arrive early. Registration is in Regents Hall and costs $20.00(Includes T-shirt while supplies last)

  • DATE: Sunday, February 13th, 2011 - Open to All.
  • TIME: 12 Noon.
  • PLACE: Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY.
  • PACKET PICK-UP: The Running Spot, Newport, Saturday, February 12, Noon - 2 PM or at NKU day of race.
  • DIRECTIONS: 471 ends at 27, go straight through light. Turn right at next light (NKU). Take first left, then first right.
  • COURSE: 2 mile course beginning at Albright Health Center.
  • OTHER: Race Day Registration begins at 10:30 AM inside Regents Hall. You can also register for the race during Packet Pickup at Bob Roncker's Running Spot. Cost is $20(Includes T-shirt while supplies last).

Monday, February 07, 2011

31st Annual Valentine's 2 Mile Labor of Love Update
Early registration for the club's Valentine's Day Race on Sunday February 13 ends Monday February 7. Mail in entries must be postmarked by Monday February 7. Late Online Registration is open until Wednesday February 9 but cost increases to 18.00 after midnight Monday February 7. Over 200 people have currently signed up for one of the most unusual races in Greater Cincinnati. Get the flier or register online now before you forget and the price goes up!

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Hood to Coast Encore Presentation - February 10
Hood To Coast, the acclaimed documentary, is having an encore presentation in select theaters nationwide on February 10th, 2011. Hood To Coast is a feature length documentary about the world’s largest relay race. It is a love-story to the American runner, capturing the story of everyday people dedicated to accomplishing an incredible task. It follows four teams over a roller-coaster of terrain and emotion, and as Bart Yasso of Runner’s World magazine puts it, “If one movie captures the Runner’s High- Hood To Coast is it!”
Tickets are on sale at select movie theaters across the country including Deerfield Regal in the Greater Cincinnati area. You can also search for the nearest theater by zip code at the website, and click through to ticketing.
To see the trailer, learn more about the film, and buy tickets in theaters nationwide, visit their website:

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Group Run Updates
The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati currently has three group runs. There is a Saturday run that meets from the near Westside. Meet at 7:45am and run starts at 8:00 am. Please join us. All paces are welcome.
Do not forget about the club's other runs on Wednesday and Sunday!
The Sunday Run starts from the Courtyard Marriott in Florence KY. Pace Group sign-up at 7:45 AM in hotel lobby, runs start at 8:00 AM sharp. Route maps available in distances from 1 mile to 13.1 miles. Meet and warm up in hotel lobby. Free parking at the hotel, free water fill-up, use of bathrooms, and free coffee!
Join us on Wednesdays at Hyde Park Square for 3-5 mile runs. Meet by the fountain at 6:30 PM.
Weekly Group Run Details:
For more information check out our calendar or email us.