Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cinci Runner Updates - March 2011
Click the title to access the March 2011 Cinci Runners' Updates. Cinci Runners' Updates is a periodic e-newsletter sent by the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati. You can sign up for it to the right on the blog or at the newsletter itself.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Poll Results for March
Here are the final results from the March poll. The question was: What Heart Mini Event will you be doing? The old beat the new by two votes as the Heart Mini 15k with 8 votes edged out Heart Half Marathon which had 6 votes followed by a gaggle of other choices. Thank you to the 18 that voted. The full results will be left up for the next couple of days. The next poll question will be out early next week.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Memorial Day Race 35
Cincinnati's second oldest race is back this year at Armleder Park at 9:00 AM on May 30, 2011. Since most runners are swimming in T-shirts, the club has decided to make the Memorial Day Race T-shirt an optional purchase for 2011. In order to entice you to purchase one, the race will feature technical shirts for the preregistration price of $10. 
  • DATE: Monday, May 30, 2011 
  • TIME: 9:00 AM 
  • PLACE: Otto Armleder Memorial Park, 5059 Wooster Road, Cincinnati OH 
  • PREREGISTRATION: $11.00 General Public and $7 Runners' Club Members / Age 21 and Under. Technical Shirt available for $10. Preregistration ends Monday May 24. 
  • INFORMATION: Spectator friendly flat 5K (3.1 Mile) Course. Real bathrooms. Food, awards and doorprizes follow the race.  Get the flier or register online.
    Race Information.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Cycle/Run/Walk Across America
Berkeley Lab has designed a transcontinental virtual trip across the United States. Each time you enter your mileage of either running, walking or cycling, they add it to your total and show you exactly what you would see if you had been traveling on the TransAmerica Trail from Yorktown, Virginia to Florence, Oregon. They also provide maps that show your progress and the progress of your friends if they have an account. If you wish, you can form teams to race across the United States. You can check it out at

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Flying Pig Marathon Mile 22 Waterstop
Water Stop Volunteers Wanted!
Once again the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati will have a waterstop at mile 22. Mile 22 is where the marathon really begins for the marathoners and your support and encouragement means plenty to them. If you are running the marathon, please encourage your friends and family to help out. If you're not running, join us for a little fun and help us help the runners at mile 22.
To volunteer at our waterstop:
  1. Go to the Flying Pig Website Volunteer Page
  2. Click the Sign-up with registered group
  3. Select the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati, use the password RCGC (case sensitive).
  4. Fill out the information
If you have any questions or problems, let us know.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Daylight Saving Time Begins this Weekend
Daylight saving time begins this Sunday March 13. Be sure to set your clocks ahead one hour this weekend so you do not miss the club's Sunday Group Run. About Daylight Savings Time.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

New Poll Question for March
There is a new poll question out for March! We want to know: What Heart Mini Event will you be doing? Voting ends March 19. Answer now!

Monday, March 07, 2011

MY RUN Coming To Theaters March 31
The award-winning and critically acclaimed documentary MY RUN is coming to movie theaters nationwide for an exclusive one night premiere event on Thursday, March 31st at 7:00pm (Local Time). Narrated by Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton, MY RUN is the inspirational story of Terry Hitchcock, the 57 year old man who ran 75 consecutive marathons in 75 consecutive days. This documentary exemplifies a commitment to something greater than yourself and achieving something deemed impossible. Following the feature, audiences will take a deeper look into the story through interviews with Terry Hitchcock and his son, support team member Chris Hitchcock. A portion of proceeds from the MY RUN Premiere event will benefit the Livestrong Foundation.
Tickets are now on sale at over several movie theaters across the country including Springdale Cinemas, Deerfield, and Florence 14 in the Greater Cincinnati area. You can also find tickets by zip code at the website.
To see the trailer, learn more about the film, and buy tickets in theaters nationwide, visit their website:

Thursday, March 03, 2011

2011 Run Ohio Grand Prix Schedule
Received the following in an email from RUNOHIO:
The 2011 RUNOHIO Grand Prix is a series of races chosen by runners and the staff of RUNOHIO to be part of the statewide grand prix. Criteria used in determining the RUNOHIO Grand Prix races were; 1) Runner rankings from RUNOHIO, 2) Race Organization, 3) Quality of the race field, 4) Size of the race, 5) Date of the race, 6) Geographical location of the race. RUNOHIO also tried to have only one race on any given weekend and not pick holiday races. However, due to a few races changing their dates, the RUNOHIO Grand Prix does have a few dates with multiple races. Check out the 2011 schedule.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Poll Results for February
Here are the final results from the February poll. The question was: When will you run your first race this year? Next Month aka March with 9 votes narrowly edged out Ran One Already which had 8 votes followed by This Month aka February with 6 votes. Thank you to the 28 that voted. The full results will be left up for the next couple of days. The poll question for March will be out early next week.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Club Group Run Update-No Run this Sunday March 6
There is no Sunday Run from Florence this Sunday March 6, 2011 as the group will be doing the Sprint for Special Olympics in O'Bryonville. You can join the group for a cooldown run after the race.
  Since there is no Sunday Run, we will meet this Saturday March 5 on River Road for another Saturday Cincinnati River Run. Meet at 7:45am and run starts at 8:00 am. Distance will be about 5-10 miles.
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.