Sunday, December 30, 2012

December Poll Question Results

Here are the final results from the December poll question. The question was: What Running Gift Would You Like For Christmas? Running Shoes was the top vote getter with 4 votes followed by Local Running Store Gift Card, Running Apparel, and All expense paid trip to a Destination Race with 2 Votes each. Thank you to the 11 that voted. Results will be up for the next few days and the next poll question will be out next year. If you have an idea for a poll question, send it to us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

12 Days Of Christmas Run - January 6

January 6 is the considered the final Day of the Christmas season and to celebrate the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati is hosting a 12 Days of Christmas Run on January 6 at 9:00 AM. Meet at the Tower Park Track in Ft. Thomas KY. The run will be laps around a track combined with bodyweight exercise like pushups, jumping jacks etc following the song The Twelve Days of Christmas. The first day is a lap around the track, 2nd day is two reps of an exercise like pushups followed by a lap around the track, third day is 3 reps of a different exercise followed by the two reps of the 2nd day exercise, followed by a lap around the track until all 12 days are completed.
Actions for each day are below:
No monetary cost. For more information, contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.
Details
  • DATE: Sunday, January 6, 2013
  • TIME: 9:00 AM
  • PLACE: Tower Park, Ft. Thomas KY. Meet at the track.
  • INFO:January 6 is the considered the last day of Christmas and to celebrate the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati is hosting a 12 Days of Christmas Run on January 6 at 9:00 AM. Meet at the Tower Park Track in Ft. Thomas KY. The run will be laps around a track combined with bodyweight exercise like pushups, jumping jacks etc following the song The Twelve Days of Christmas. The first day is a lap around the track, 2nd day is two reps of an exercise like pushups followed by a lap around the track, third day is 3 reps of a different exercise followed by the two reps of the 2nd day exercise, followed by a lap around the track until all 12 days are completed. No monetary cost. For more information, contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Al Salvato Memorial Frostbite 5 Mile - January 1

The Al Salvato Frostbite 5 Mile Run / 5k Walk will be held at 10:30 AM on January 1 at the Campbell County YMCA. The race is named in memory of Al Salvato, 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 30 years ago to raise money for the YMCA's Strong Kids Campaign.
Race Details


  • DATE: Tuesday, January 1, 2013
  • TIME: 10:30 AM
  • PLACE: Campbell County YMCA, Ft. Thomas KY
  • COST: $30 preregistered(includes T-shirt)through December 28. Race Day registration is $35. Race Information

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Valentine's Two Mile Labor of Love Run - February 10

Join the Runners' Club this winter in one of the most fun and unusual races you'll find in Cincinnati. In 2009 we made it more unusual by adding a couple of new specialty categories like Ball & Chain(a male and female runner are tethered together so they run together) and Blind Date(you randomly get a partner). In 2010, we brought back the Costume division (need to run the race in costume). See what we do in 2013! The race is put on by the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati and proceeds go to support running in the Greater Cincinnati area and the NKU Cross Country and Track team.
RACE DETAILS
  • DATE: Sunday, February 10, 2013 - Open to All.
  • TIME: 12 Noon.
  • PLACE: Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY.
  • PRE-REGISTRATION: ends Monday, February 4th, 2013.
  • PACKET PICK-UP: The Running Spot, Newport, Saturday, February 9, 2013 1 - 3 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: Get the flier or register online.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Poll Question For December: What Running Gift Would You Like for Christmas

The poll question for December is out! We want to know: 
What running gift would you like for Christmas?
Christmas will be here soon so answer now.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

RCGC Winter Wonderland 5k Run / Walk - January 26

Join the Runner's Club of Greater Cincinnati at our annual 5k run/walk at England/Idlewild Park on Saturday, January 26th, 2013. The race starts at 10:00 AM, with race day registration beginning at 8:30 AM at shelter #1 inside the Park. Preregistration is only $10.00 for Club members and $15.00 for the general public, or register online at www.runsignup.com beginning December 15th! Race day registration will be $15.00 for Club members and $20.00 for general public. Awards will go to the top overall male and female runners, and top overall male and female walkers. *New for this year: The top 25 males and top 25 females to cross the finish line will receive a commemorative race pint glass! Door prizes, food and drinks will be provided to all participants after the race. For more information and to print a mail-in race entry form, please visit www.cincinnatirunning.com or email cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.
RACE DETAILS:

  • DATE: Saturday January 26, 2013
  • TIME: 10:00 AM
  • PLACE: England-Idlewild Park, Burlington KY. Meet at Shelter #1.
  • DISTANCE: 5K Run /Walk
  • INFORMATION: The Runners’ Club of Greater Cincinnati will be hosting an 5k run and walk on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at England/Idlewild Park in Burlington, KY (Boone County). Come have fun with other Club members and meet some new runners and walkers – bring a friend along! Wear your snow shoes if you wish for added fun!Get the flier, register online or visit www.cincinnatirunning.com for more information.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Course Volunteers Needed For Egg Nog Jog

The 21st Annual Egg Nog Jog in Mount Adams on Saturday December 15 at 10:00 AM is looking for a few course volunteers. If you are interested or need more information, contact Greg McCormick. For your efforts, you will receive the 2012 Egg Nog Jog T-Shirt.

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Cinci Runners' Updates - December 2012

Click here to access the Cinci Runners' Updates - December 2012. 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.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Upcoming December Races

Below is list of upcoming races in December. Check the club calendar for a few more races in December.
Saturday December 8
  • Reindeer Romp, 9:00 am, Crosby Township Senior Center, Crosby Township OH, www.crosbytwp.org.
  • Arctic Dash, 9:00 am,Camp Kern, 5291 State Route 350, Oregonia, OH, www.arcticdash.com
Saturday December 15
Saturday December 29

Friday, November 30, 2012

November Poll Question Results

Here are the final results from the November poll question. The question was: What Thanksgiving Day Race  Are You Running? 103rd Annual Thanksgiving Day Race  was the top vote getter with 8 votes followed by 10K on Turkey Day and 5k Walk and I will be traveling and doing an out-of-town Turkey Race with 6 Votes each. Thank you to the 28 that voted. Results will be up for the next few days and the next poll question will be out next week. If you have an idea for a poll question, send it to us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

RCGC Holiday in Lights Run - December 12, 2012

Join the Club for one of our longest running and favorite events... The Holiday in Lights Run. For 2012, we are back at the Central Parkway YMCA and we will be running on 12/12/12 which is almost 12 days from Christmas.
Run Details


When: Wednesday, December 12th,2012
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Central Parkway YMCA, 1105 Elm Street
What: Run a few miles to the Eden Park Lookout and back.
For: Enjoying the lights of the season.
Distance: Approximately 6.50 miles round trip which is almost a 12k. View Course.
Showers: Available at Central Parkway YMCA
Party: Follows the run at O'Bryons across from the Running Spot.
Cost: A small holiday donation to the YMCA Scholarship Fund.



Do not worry if you can not make the distance, there will be motorized sleds(aka cars) that can take you from the Eden Park Lookout back to the Central Parkway YMCA. Need more information. Check out our calendar.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Turkey Burner Race Recap

After a last minute cancellation of this race in 2011 due to weather, the Club decided to try once again for the post-Thanksgiving Day - Turkey Burner 5 Mile Trail Run, held this past Saturday, November 24th at England/Idlewild Park in Burlington, KY. Twelve runners braved the wind and cold to come out and run this inaugural race and set the first course records. Top male finisher was Bill Valenzano with a time of 39:17, and top female finisher was 8th grader Olivia Connaughton with a time of 39:40. Olivia was also our top overall female finisher at our Midsummer Night 5 Mile Trail Run this past August! The course followed the bike paths throughout the park and included rolling hills, winding turns, and a few creek crossings. Though it was quite chilly for most of the race, the sun finally popped out just as the last racers were finishing. Awards included RCGC gear bags, RoadID gift certificates, and Graeter’s gift cards for top finishers. Photos and results are now up on our Facebook group page and website: www.cincinnatirunning.com. The Club hopes to make this an annual event for the local running community, as trail races in our area are becoming more and more popular every year!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Run Across Ohio with Connie Gardner

Received the following in an email:
2012 Ultrarunner of the Year and American record holder Connie Gardner is going to Run Across Ohio this month to raise money for The Patriot Runners.  This will be her dry run for next summer when she attempts to set a world record by running across America in the fastest time yet. (Yes, there are records for this.  Who knew?)

She will leave Cleveland (Browns Stadium) on Thursday morning November 29 at 5:30am and cover roughly 60 miles each day.  She will arrive in Cincinnati (Paul Brown Stadium) on Sunday night.  She anticipates stopping overnight in Ashland, Delaware and Cedarville as she travels down US42.  She will be equipped with a tracking device so people will be able to see where she is and join in running with her. Follow her on Twitter  as she makes her way across Ohio. For more information, contact the event organizer, Charles Elkins at 330-441-1096.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

2012 Straight Street Climb Recap

The Straight Street Hill Climb is a .36 mile race up Straight Street in the CUF neighborhood. The race was started by the Clifton Track Club in 1976. In 2011, the race added a bike challenge in addition to the road race.  This was the second time that I did this special form of torture.  The last time was about 4 years ago when 20 of us decided to go up Straight Street.  I decided to do it this year since the memory of that race had faded. Also, for the first time in a long time,  I had that Sunday free.  They had a little over 60 people who decided to run up the hill and quite a few cyclists which was more than they expected as they ran out of race entry forms. The race started a few minutes later than expected due to a long line at registration. Conditions were cold and clear which really affected my run.  The most important rule about warming up is the shorter the race, the longer the warmup.  I did not get enough of a warmup in and I paid for it later.  I felt great at the start.  If you feel great at the start of this race, it means that you are going too fast and will probably not run the entire hill.  I did not and needed to walk about 15 seconds halfway up.  I eventually made it across the finish line in about 4 minutes.  Post race was pretty good with Wiedemann beer, bananas, bagels and cream cheese, water, and sports drink.  I did not feel like eating so I just had a water. Also,  I went looking for my lungs which I believe I lost somewhere around Luna. Results really took awhile to do. I left before results were announced as I needed to be somewhere by 11:00 AM. If I have the Sunday free next year, I might do it again.  

Friday, November 16, 2012

Cinci Runners' Updates - November 2012

Click here to access the Cinci Runners' Updates - November 2012. 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.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thanksgiving Day Race Course Preview Group Run - Change in Time

Due to work commitment on part of the group run leader and Girls on the Run 5k at Sawyer Point at 10:00 AM, the 103rd Annual Thanksgiving Day Race Course Group Run will meet at 7:00 AM. We will be running with the Echo Running Group. Meet at 2nd and Race Sts. in downtown Cincinnati by 7:00 AM. All are welcome.  For more information, contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.

Group Run Details:
Saturday November 17 - 7:00 AM - Downtown Cincinnati - Meet at Second and Elm - Note the Change in Time. We run the Thanksgiving Day Race Course.

Turkey Burner 5 Mile Trail Run - November 24

Looking for a way to work off those extra holiday calories? Join us at the Turkey Burner 5 Mile Trail Run! The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati will be hosting a 5 mile wooded trail run at England/Idlewild Park in Burlington, KY on Saturday, November 24th at 10:00 AM. The run will take place on the non-paved bike paths throughout the park. Race-day only registration beginning at 8:30 AM - $5.00 for Club Members/ High School & College Students. $10.00 for General Public. Note: To get the discount, please have either the club membership card or your student ID card when registering. Awards for the top three overall males and top three overall females. Questions? Visit http://www.rcgc.net/turkey_burner.shtml or The Turkey Burner Facebook Event Page or contact Gina Meyers at (513) 706-1454
RACE DETAILS:
  • DATE: Saturday November 24, 2012
  • TIME: 10:00 AM
  • PLACE: England/Idlewild Park, Burlington KY
  • DISTANCE: 5 mile trail run
  • INFORMATION: Join the Runners' Club on Saturday November 24 for the Turkey Burner 5 Mile Trail run. Race Day Registration Only beginning at 8:30 AM. $5 for RCGC Club Members / High School Students and College Students. $10 for everybody else. Questions? Visit the Turkey Burner Race Information Page or The Turkey Burner Facebook Event Page or contact Gina Meyers at (513) 706-1454

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thanksgiving Day Races In Greater Cincinnati

It is almost one week until Thanksgiving and before you sit down and eat, you can do a run or walk.  There are quite a few races on Thanksgiving in the Greater Cincinnati Area and most likely one near where you live. Here are a few of them.  Visit the RCGC Calendar for a few more races. (Updated Info for Thanksgiving Day Races in Cincinnati)
  • 34th Annual Turkey Trot, 8:00 AM, Baum Opera House, Miamisburg OH - The Turkey Trot has been a Dayton Area Thanksgiving tradition for 34 years! Presented by the Ohio River Road Runners Club and the City of Miamisburg, visit www.orrrc.org for more information.
  • Deerfield Township and Lifetime Fitness 10K on Turkey Day and 5K Walk, 8:00 AM, Lifetime Fitness Deerfield Twp OH - Run the Deerfield Township and Lifetime Fitness "10K on Turkey Day"! The 10K race and 5K walk will begin and end at Lifetime Fitness. If you are looking for low-cost, low key Thanksgiving Day alternative, this is it. They start early so you can get the race in and get on with your day. Visit www.runningtime.net for more information.
  • Turkey Mosh 5K Fun Run / 1 Mile Poult Run, 8:00 AM, Mary Queen of Heaven School Erlanger, KY - Sign up and enjoy a 5K on Thanksgiving Day. New for 2012 is 1 Mile Poult Kids Run! Visit http://www.mqhschool.com or http://turkeymosh.webs.com for more information.
  • 103rd Annual Thanksgiving Day Race, 9:00 AM, Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH - 10k Run/Walk. One of the oldest races in the nation and an annual tradition for more than a hundred years. For more information, visit www.thanksgivingdayrace.com.
  • Younglife Gobble Gobble 5K Run/Walk, 9:00 AM, Swaim Park, Montgomery OH - Start your Thanksgiving off right at the Younglife Gobble Gobble 5K Run/Walk. Visit www.easterncincinnati.younglife.org for more information or to register.
  • BBC Run Turkey Run 5K, 9:00 AM, England-Idlewild Park, Burlington KY - If you don't want to deal with the crowds, come out to Burlington Baptist Church's Run Turkey Run 5K on Thanksgiving morning. This family 5K and fun walk is a great community event that allows you to burn some extra calories before the big feast that is Thanksgiving dinner! Learn more or register online at http://bbcrunturkeyrun.org.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Turkeyfoot Trot Race Recap

Turkeyfoot Trot is a race that raises funds for the St. Barbara Church Building Fund.  The Building Fund helps with upkeep and new construction at St. Barabara Chruch.  It is (surprise) held at St. Barbara Church on Turkeyfoot Road in Independence Kentucky.
2012 was the 5th year for the race.  I decided to do this race since it was a short drive from home and for 2012 the smaller races have more appeal to me than the larger ones.  They had about 200 runners and walkers for the race which was a record number. Race Day Registration was $25 which included a long sleeve t-shirt if you got there before they ran out. The race also had chip timing with the Ipico Chip placed on the shoe. The course was an out and back course on Turkeyfoot Road.  The downhill going out and the nice tailwind made for an unusually fast first mile. I paid for my fast first mile coming back on the third mile which was uphill with a headwind.  Conditions for the race were great with Sunny and almost 50.   Post race was outstanding as they featured turkey sandwiches, pizza, cookies, various types of fruit and vegetables, small bags of potato chips and water.  Results took sometime to do but I really had no place to go so I stayed for the awards. Awards were gift cards courtesy of the Tri-State Running Company and went to the top two males and top females in 5 year age groups. After the awards they had door prizes which included a free turkey to some lucky winner.  I may do it again due to the nice postrace, somewhat challenging course and decent price for a 5k run with a shirt. Turkeyfoot Trot Results

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Club Group Run To Get Ready for the Thanksgiving Day Race - Saturday November 17


On Saturday November 17,  the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati will have a group run to get ready for the 103rd Annual Thanksgiving Day Race by running the 103rd Annual Thanksgiving Day Race Course. Meet at 2nd and Elm Sts. in downtown Cincinnati by 9:00 AM. All are welcome.  For more information, contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.

Group Run Details:
Saturday November 17 - 9:00 AM - Downtown Cincinnati - Meet at Second and Elm - We run the Thanksgiving Day Race Course.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

35th Annual Seven Hills Run - Sunday December 2

The Seven Hills Run is a 12.4 mile run intended to challenge runners over extremely hilly terrain through the streets of Cincinnati. It is not a race nor is it intended to be. The goal is is to finish the run. 
 The 35th Annual Seven Hills Run takes place on Sunday December 2, 2012 and will start near downtown at the Lincoln Community Center and wind through Mt. Adams by way of Monastery St. It will then continue to Mt. Auburn, Bellevue Hills, Fairview Heights, Harrison Avenue Hill, up Lehman St. and end in Price Hill.
Preregistration fee is $20.00 or $30.00 if a Seven Hills Run t-shirt is ordered.
Registration is $25.00 on the day of the run. T-shirts may be purchased for $10.00 the day of the event if they are available.
For more information, contact Marketia Hoff at 513-352-1622 or marketia.hoff@cincinnati-oh.gov or visit the Seven Hills Run Information Page.  
RACE DETAILS
  • DATE: Sunday, December 2, 2012
  • TIME:10:00 am
  • PLACE: Lincoln Community Center, 1027 Linn St., Cincinnati OH
  • INFO: 12.4 mile run intended to challenge runners over extremely hilly terrain through the streets of Cincinnati. It is not a race nor is it intended to be. The goal is is to finish the run. For more information, contact Marketia Hoff at 513-352-1622 or marketia.hoff@cincinnati-oh.gov or visit the Seven Hills Run Information Page

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Run For Recovery 5k Recap

Run for Recovery 5K was a first year race that raises funds for the Grateful Life Foundation which assists active alcoholics and addicts and their families to achieve a healthy lifestyle and become independent, productive, contributing members of the community.  It was held at Blessed Sacrament Church in Ft. Mitchell Kentucky.  They had about 200 runners and walkers for the race. Race Day Registration was $35 which included a long sleeve t-shirt. The race also had chip timing with the Ipico Chip on the shoe. I forgot to grab a stay so I had to tie it through my shoelaces. The course was a mostly out and back course that went through a residential area into the Highland Cemetery. The cemetery was quite hilly and led to slower than expected race times. Conditions for the race were cold but clear. They were definitely better than the last race that I did  which featured a Superstorm and the race before which featured remnants of a Hurricane.  Post race featured hot dogs, bananas, granola bars, and water.  Results took sometime to do due to the slower than expected times and I needed to be somewhere by 10:30 so I left before the awards were handed out. I heard that they were gift cards courtesy of the Tri-State Running Company. Overall, it was a nice race with a few friends.  I may do it again just to see if I can run a better time on a challenging course. Run For Recovery Results

Friday, November 02, 2012

Daylight Saving Time Ends This Weekend

Daylight Saving Time ends on the first Sunday in November which is this Sunday November 4. Be sure to set your clocks back 1 hour this weekend so you do not show up too early at the the club's Group Run at Miami Whitewater Forest on Sunday and wonder where everybody is. Have a good weekend!
About Daylight Saving Time

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Upcoming Races in November

Below is list of upcoming races in November. Check the club calendar for a few more races in November.
Saturday November 3
  • Fighting Hunger 5k Run and Walk, 8:30 am, Matthew 25: Ministries, Blue Ash OH, www.m25m.org.
  • iSPACE 5K Run/Walk into Space, 9:00 am, Scarlet Oaks Campus, 3254 E. Kemper Rd., Sharonville, OH 45241, www.runningtime.net.
Sunday November 4
  •  Fear the Cliff 5k Run/Walk and 10k Run, 9:00 am, Taylor High School, North Bend OH, www.racedmc.com.
Saturday November 10
Sunday November 11
  •  Mason Half Marathon and 5K, 8:00 am, Mason High School, Mason, OH, www.cincinnatiepilepsy.org
  • Woodland Lakes Christian Camp Campfire 8K Trail Run & 5K Trail Walk, 3:00 pm, Woodland Lakes Christian Camp and Retreat Center, Amelia OH, www.woodlandlakes.com.
Saturday November 17
Sunday November 18
Thursday November 22

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October Poll Results

Here are the final results from the October poll question. The question was: What Evening Race in October Are You Running? I Am Not Doing Any Night Race(Party Poopers) with 7 votes barely beat out the Reggae Run which had 6 votes. Run Like Hell 5k was third with 4 votes.  Thank you to the 23 that voted. Results will be up for the next few days and the next poll question will be out next week. If you have an idea for a poll question, send it to us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A Brave Halloween 5k Race Recap

A Brave Halloween 5k was a first year race that raises funds for the Talawanda High School Track and Field Team. It was held on a Tuesday Evening at Oxford Community Park in Oxford OH. I was in Oxford during the day so I decided to spend extra time in Oxford and do this race. The race started near the football field at the Oxford Community Park. They had about 90 runners and walkers for the race. Race Day Registration was $20 and included a t-shirt if you got there early enough. The course went through a residential area across from the park and then on the paths of the Park. It was mostly flat with a few barely noticeable uphills and downhills. They had one waterstop and the miles were marked with timers. Conditions for the race were cold, windy with a light rain due to the remnants of Sandy. Post race featured Cheese Pizza and bread sticks from Larosa's, bananas, apples, water and chocolate chip cookies. The Pizza was nice on a cold and windy evening. Results did take awhile to do so I left before the awards were handed out as I dreaded the 1 hour drive from Oxford to Cincinnati at night in the cold rain. Overall, it was a nice fun race with a flat course and plenty of cheerful volunteers on a dreary night. I do not know if I will do it next year as I may not be in Oxford on the same day the race is held next year. Go to www.abravehalloween5k.com for race results and photos.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Straight Street Hill Climb - Sunday November 18

The Straight Street Hill Climb is a .36 mile race up Straight Street in the CUF neighborhood. The race was started by the Clifton Track Club in 1976. The Climb features a bike challenge in addition to the road race. The race will begin at 9 a.m followed by the bike challenge at 9:30 AM.
Early bird registration is $10 and $15 on race day.Proceeds benefit the Cincinnati Soap Box Derby.
Awards for top three finishers in 5 running divisions: Youth (ages 12 and under); Teen (ages 13 thru 17); Men's Open; Women's Open; and Masters (ages 50+). For more information or to register, go to www.straightstreethillclimb.com.
RACE DETAILS
  • DATE: Sunday, November 18th, 2012
  • TIME: Road race at 9:00 AM followed by cycling challenge at 9:30 AM.
  • PLACE: Straight Street, Cincinnati OH.
  • INFO: .36 mile Race up Straight Street in the CUF neighborhood. The Climb features a bike challenge in addition to the road race. Early bird registration is $10 and $15 on race day.Proceeds benefit the Cincinnati Soap Box Derby. For more information or to register, visit www.straightstreethillclimb.com or the Facebook Page.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Mason Half Marathon - November 11

Join the Epilepsy Foundation for the 3rd Annual Mason Half Marathon!
Come out on Sunday, November 11, 2012 for the Mason Half Marathon, 5K run or 5K walk to support those in our community who struggle from the effects of seizures.For information, call the Cincinnati Epilepsy Foundation at (513) 721-2905.
RACE DETAILS:
  • DATE: Sunday November 11, 2012
  • TIME: 8:00 AM
  • PLACE: Mason High School, Mason OH
  • DISTANCE: Half Marathon and 5k.
  • INFORMATION: Join the Epilepsy Foundation for the 2nd Annual Mason Half Marathon! Come out on Sunday, November 11, 2012 for the Mason Half Marathon, 5K run or 5K walk to support those in our community who struggle from the effects of seizures.
    For more information, call the Cincinnati Epilepsy Foundation at (513) 721-2905.
    Race Information.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

9th Annual Norwood Striders Friends and Worthy Adversaries Reunion - November 9

Before the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati, there was the Norwood Striders, a group of Norwood alumni that ran in races around the Cincinnati in the mid 70's. They are having their 9th annual reunion on Friday November 9. Every year, it keeps getting bigger and better. Come and mourn for your lost youth with a bunch of people that were there with you. Everyone is welcome.
Details
  • DATE: Friday November 9, 2012
  • TIME: 7:30 PM until it's done
  • PLACE: Indian Mound Cafe, corner of Indian Mound and Montgomery, Norwood OH
  • INFORMATION: Splendid Time is guaranteed for all so come and spend an evening with the people you squandered your youth with.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Cinci Runners' Updates - Fall 2012

Click here to access the Cinci Runners' Updates - Fall 2012. 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.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sponsors Wanted For 2013 Valentine's 2 Mile Labor of Love

The Valentine's 2 Mile Labor of Love is one of the most fun and unusual races you'll find in Cincinnati. Over the last couple of years, we made it more unusual by adding a couple of new specialty categories like Ball & Chain(a male and female runner are tethered together so they run together), Blind Date(you randomly get a partner) and the Costume division (need to run the race in costume) plus a few other new ones. The race is put on by the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati and proceeds go to support running in the Greater Cincinnati area and the NKU Cross Country and Track team. Last year's race had about 300 runners and this year we are looking at about 400 runners.
The 2013 race is looking for a few more sponsors. If you are interested in getting involved with one of Cincinnati's most unusual running events as a sponsor or want more information about other club events, contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Halloween Runs In the Cincinnati Area

This past weekend was the first Halloween-themed Run /Walk in Cincinnati with the Running Scared 5k.  (Note: Here is the updated list of Halloween Runs in Greater Cincinnati.) If you missed it, no worries. There are quite a few coming up in the next two weeks. Here are a few of them:
  • 27th Annual Ghost N Goblin 5k Run/Walk, Tuesday October 23 6:30 PM, RiverScape MetroPark, 111 East Monument Avenue, (downtown) Dayton, OH  - The Ghost N Goblin 5k has been a Dayton Halloween tradition for 27 years! Presented by the Ohio River Road Runners Club, the Ghost N Goblin is expected to be the best and biggest ever! Post race party with Domino’s pizza, refreshments and a D.J. Unique technical long sleeve-shirts with pockets for the first 3000 registered. Proceeds benefit The Children's Medical Center of Dayton. Visit www.orrrc.org for more information.
  • Run Like Hell 5k, Friday October 26 7:30 PM, Dana and Woodburn Avenue, Cincinnati OH - Run a 5K in costume... Through a cemetery... To a party at the finish. Proceeds benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Visit http://cincyrunlikehell.com for more information.
  • Great Pumpkin Run, Saturday October 27 8:00 AM, Bonnybrook Farms, 3779 St. Rt. 132 Clarksville, OH - Get ready for the run of a lifetime! Traverse through challenging terrain, view scenic sights and beautiful views before maneuvering through a mile of one of Ohio's largest corn mazes! Find the way to the finish, and be welcomed by friends, family, and a huge farm festival! Visit www.pumpkin5k.com for more information.
  • Trick or Trot 5K/10K and Kid's Spooky Sprint, Saturday October 27 9:00 AM, Corwin Nixon Park, Mason, OH - Fast Halloween run and walk that starts and finishes at the boo-tiful Corwin Nixon Park, just behind the Mason Community Center and Mason High School, in northern Cincinnati. Come have fun with the whole family at this spooktacular race. Tackle the boo-rific 5K or challenge yourself in the double-loop 10K. Then celebrate your monster of a victory with food, drinks, and music. Stick around for the costume contest, the free Kids Spooky Sprint, and trick or treating. Race benefits the Fetal Hope Foundation whose mission is to provide support, provide information, fund research, increase awareness and be an outlet for leading medical information pertaining to fetal syndromes. Visit http://ohiorunning.com for more information.
  • A Brave Halloween 5K, Tuesday October 30  6:30 PM, Oxford Community Park, 4601 Fairfield Rd., Oxford, OH 4505 - Come dressed as a runner or dressed up for Halloween! Post race party with Domino’s pizza. Proceeds benefit the Talawanda Track and Field Program.Visit http://abravehalloween5k.com for more information.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Group Run Update - Lunch Time Group Run On Fridays

The Runners Club of Greater Cincinnati  will be meeting every Friday in downtown Cincinnati for a lunch run throughout the fall.  If you happen to work downtown, join us for a short run on Fridays at 12:15 PM.  Meet by Paul  Brown Stadium at the intersection of Mehring Way and Elm Street.  Distance is 3-5 miles. For more information, , call or text Gina Meyers at 513-706-1454.
Do not forget about the club's other runs!
There is a Sunday run that meets at Miami Whitewater Forest. Meet at the Visitor Center at 8:15am and run starts at 8:30 am. Please join us. All paces are welcome.Note:All vehicles entering Hamilton County District Parks must have a valid Motor Vehicle Park Permit($10 annual; $3 daily).
On Wednesdays, Rebecca Homan leads a group at Hyde Park Square to get ready for the Fall Racing Season.  It meets at 6:30 PM near the Fountain at Hyde Park Square.  The Hyde Park Run is a great run for beginners. Contact Rebecca for details.
 Weekly Group Run Details:
  • Downtown Cincinnati Lunch Run on Fridays at 12:15 PM -  Meet by Paul  Brown Stadium at the intersection of Mehring Way and Elm Street.  Distance is 3-5 miles. For more information, , call or text Gina Meyers at 513-706-1454.
  • Miami Whitewater Group Run on Sundays at 8:30 am - Club runs from Miami Whitewater Forest. Check-in is at 8:15 AM at the Visitor Center. Runs start at 8:30 AM. Contact Gina Meyers at 513-706-1454 or email her at meyersgm@rprunning.com for more information. Please Note: All vehicles entering Hamilton County District Parks must have a valid Motor Vehicle Park Permit($10 annual; $3 daily). 
  • Hyde Park Square Run on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM -  Meet at Hyde Park Square at 6:30 PM. Contact Rebecca Homan for details. Great run for beginners.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Upcoming Races in October

Below is list of upcoming races in October. Check the club calendar for a few more races in October and the fall running season.
Saturday October 13
Sunday October 14
  •  Bloc Aid 5k Walk / Run, 9:00 am, Dennis George Funeral Home, Cleves OH, www.blochead.org.
  • Divine Dash , 1:30 pm, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Cincinnati OH, www.runningtime.net.
Friday October 19
  • Aruna 5k Run for their Freedom, 7:00 pm, University of Cincinnati - Main Campus - Sigma Sigma Commons, Cincinnati OH, www.aruna5k.com.
Saturday October 20
Sunday October 21
Friday October 26
Saturday October 27
Sunday October 28
Tuesday October 30

Friday, October 05, 2012

Poll Question For October: What Evening Race in October Are You Running?

The poll question for October is out! We want to know: 
What Evening Race in October Are You Running?
There is good new and bad news. The good news is that you can answer more than one,but the bad news is that voting ends soon so answer now.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Cincinnati Races In The Evening

It's October and that means fun road races in the evening! If you are not an early bird, or one race in the day is just not enough for you, the Greater Cincinnati area has a few races in the evening throughout the month of October to satisfy your needs.   Here are a few of them:
  • Reggae Run, Saturday October 6 6:00 PM, Ault Park, Cincinnati OH - Cincinnati's largest 5k and party. Run in Memory of Maria Olberding and raises funds for the Make-A-Wish foundation. This is the last year that the race will be at Ault Park as they move to Eden Park in 2013. Visit www.reggaerun.com for more information.
  • Cincinnati Cyclones Power Play 5K Run/Walk, Saturday October 13 5:30 PM, US Bank Arena, Cincinnati OH - Kicks off Opening Night for the Cincinnati Cyclones. It is a unique 5K run/walk as you run alongside a Zamboni through the streets of downtown Cincinnati to U.S. Bank Arena where a party and a puck drop awaits you! Visit www.cycloneshockey.com for more information.
  • Warrior Run, Saturday October 13 5:30 PM, Bell Tower Park, Mariemont OH - This family-oriented Race benefits Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s (CCHMC) Surviving the Teens® program. Make it a night—enjoy a beautiful setting, a scenic run/walk through Mariemont, great food, music, carnival-style kids games and a movie at dark. Visit http://cincywarriorrun.org for more information.
  • Running Scared 5k, Saturday October 13 6:00 PM, Reading Veteran's Memorial Stadium, Reading OH - A flat 3.1 mile Run / Walk through a “spooky” cemetery, ending at a fabulous Halloween Fest! Participants are encouraged to run/walk in costumes. After the race, people are admitted to the post race party where they can listen to a hot band or have a cold beer. They can enjoy food and drinks and listen to the live jammin’ band while they stay toasty warm inside or gather around the roaring fire outside. Visit www.runningscared5k.org for more information.
  • Aruna Run For Freedom 5k, Friday October 19 7:00 PM, UC Main Campus - Sigma Commons, Cincinnati OH - 5k Run/Walk dedicated to fighting human trafficking in one of the largest red light areas in Asia. Help bring hope one life at a time. Visit http://aruna5k.com for more information.
  • Run Like Hell 5k, Friday October 26 7:30 PM, Dana and Woodburn Avenue, Cincinnati OH - Run a 5K in costume... Through a cemetery... To a party at the finish. Proceeds benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Visit http://cincyrunlikehell.com for more information.
  • Glow In The Night 5k, Saturday October 27, 2012 7:30 PM, Mount Airy Forest, Cincinnati OH - New race in Cincinnati for 2012. Run in the night. Be colorful. Be glowy. Be Awesome!. Visit www.glowinthenight5k.com for more information.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

September Poll Question Results

Here are the final results from the September poll question. The question was: What is your favorite type of running workout? Long Run was the top vote getter with 11 votes followed by Easy Solo Run with  8 votes and Trail Run with 7 votes.  Thank you to the 31 that voted. The next poll question will be out later next week. If you have an idea for a poll question, send it to us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.

Monday, October 01, 2012

Group Run Update - Club Group Runs This Week

The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati has a few group runs this week to get you ready for the upcoming fall running season. If one is near where you live or work, come out and join us.
DETAILS
  • Wednesday evening (10/3) - Hyde Park Square 6:30 PM; contact Rebecca Homan for details
  • Wednesday evening (10/3) - for the Northern Kentucky folk - Central Park, Burlington 6:00 PM; contact Kay Keiper Hester or Gina Meyers for details
  • Friday lunch run (10/5) - Paul Brown Stadium 12:30 PM; contact Gina Meyers for details
  • Sunday morning (10/7) - Miami Whitewater Run - Harrison, OH  8:30 AM; contact Gary Payne or Jerry L Patton for details  

Friday, September 28, 2012

Aruna 5K Run for Their Freedom - October 19

Join in the Aruna 5K Run for Their Freedom. Run or walk for those enslaved in one of the largest red light areas in Asia. Help bring hope one life at a time. Visit http://aruna5k.com for more information.
DETAILS
  • DATE: Friday, October 19th, 2012.
  • TIME: 7:00PM. Registration opens at 5:30PM
  • PLACE: University of Cincinnati - Main Campus - Sigma Sigma Commons.
  • DESCRIPTION:Join in the Aruna 5K Run for Their Freedom. Run or walk for those enslaved in one of the largest red light areas in Asia. Help bring hope one life at a time. Visit http://aruna5k.com for more information.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Volunteers Needed For Color Run on October 6

Received the following in an email from the local Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. If you can help, contact Molly by email at Molly.Rebholz@lls.org:
The annual Color Run is going down in the heart of Cincinnati on October 6, 2012 and Team In Training is the official Charity of Choice for this year's run! We have several great and unique volunteer opportunities to help out at this year's Color run!
Email Molly at Molly.Rebholz@lls.org if you want to help out at this year's Color Run.
We are in need of a large number of volunteers to help with BOTH packet pick ups and event day, so PLEASE forward this on to anyone you may know!
  • Thursday, October 4th: Packet Pick Up (Location TBD) 11AM-3:30PM OR 3:30PM-8PM 
  • Friday, October 5th: Packet Pick Up (Location TBD) 11AM-3:30PM OR 3:30PM-8PM 
  • Saturday, October 6th: RACE DAY! 7AM-12PM. We NEED close to 30 volunteers to help out with event day jobs, including registration, water stop and COLOR THROWING STOPS!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Club Members That Did the 2012 Hudy 14k


Since the Hudy 14k had a significant history in the club's history, we compiled a list of those members that did the 2012 Hudy 14k run. If your name is not listed, send us an email and we will verify your data:
Club Members who ran the Hudy 14k

Name
Time
Place
TJ Lentz
48:16
5
Chris Higginbotham
58:04
54
Robert Florez
58:09
55
Renee Lentz
1:11:07
369
Kristen Snyder
1:11:18
375
Melanie Miles
1:11:50
390
Patrick McGilvray
1:12:23
408
Erin Parton
1:19:47
828
Jim McHugh
1:21:27
907
Eileen Hogan
1:22:21
954
Lisa Roa
1:22:29
967
Kimberly Ogle
1:22:36
977
Larry Wical
1:23:42
1039
David Nelson
1:24:22
1074
Kristine McGilvray
1:25:09
1117
Nurys Diaz
1:28:29
1252
Thom Meyer
1:30:53
1343
Laura Booke
1:34:30
1488
Mary Alice Gruden
1:47:04
1723
Rebecca Homan
1:54:13
1781
Cherie Norman
2:09:19
1840

Saturday, September 22, 2012

2012 Hudy 14k Recap

After a 14 year layoff, the Hudy 14k came back in 2011.  The Hudy 14k was a race that the Clifton Track Club and the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati did in the late 80's up until the late 90's.  I did the race once in 1996 when it was held at the Schoenling Brewery at the corner of Liberty and Central Parkway which is now the Sam Adams Brewery.  Chad Sims, founder of the Hyde Park Blast, revived the race and brought it back in 2011. In 2011, the race started and finished on Moore Street near the Christian Moerlein Event Center which was the old Husmans potato chip plant. Christian Moerlein is in the process of converting the Event center into a local brewery, so a new location was needed for 2012. For 2012, the event was moved from Moore Street to the brand new Smale Riverfront Park next to the Christian Moerlein Lager House. Surprisingly, the 14k Course changed very little except that you started and finished in a different location. The 7k was a whole new course but still an out and back and I heard that they did mark the turnaround this year.
I was coming off an injury and could not train for the race so I volunteered to help at this race through Give Back Cincinnati. I was a course marshal to make sure runners did not get lost and to make sure that cars did not hit the runners.
In 2012, they got the course marshals and fluid station personnel out on the course in ample time and the race was able to start on time. They split us into two separate buses as one bus covered the first part of the course and another covered the second part. Both left well before race start. The signs marking the breweries were back for 2012. I got to my spot which was near the last fluid station on the course up near McMicken and Walnut. One of the interesting things about Over-the-Rhine is how one street can fork into two or three separate streets at one intersection, a common occurence on McMicken as all roads seem to end at McMicken. At my spot, I set-up the cones for the turn as the street was pretty active until about 10 minutes before the first runner. Once the cones marked the course, I cheered the runners as they came and some simple traffic direction. I saw quite a few people from the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati running the 14k.  I  was surprised how long that they allowed the course to be open compared to 2011. After I finished with my volunteer duties, I walked with the other volunteers back to Smale Park via Vine Street. For volunteering, you get a free beer ticket, free doughnuts when you sign up and free food. However, the lines were too long to wait for beer food etc and I had to be somewhere by noon.  It was a good experience to help with a race. Hopefully, in 2013, I will be healthy enough to run either the 14k or at least the 7k. Race Results.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Upcoming Races - End of September

Below is list of upcoming races in September for the next couple of weeks. Check the club calendar for a few more races in September and the fall running season.
Saturday September 22
Sunday September 23
Friday September 28
Saturday September 29
Sunday September 30

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

RRCA National Run@Work Day This Friday September 21

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 minutes on September 21, 2012 in support of RRCA National Run@Work Day. Get your coworkers, friends and others to join you for a 30 minute run before work, during lunch or after work.
If you do not have a run to attend and work downtown, we will celebrate Run@Work Day by inviting all Cincinnati area runners to a run during lunch at 11:30 AM. Meet at the National Underground Freedom Center for a 3-6 mile run. For details, visit our Facebook event page.
  • Run@Work Day Details
  • DATE: Friday, September 21, 2012
  • TIME: 11:30 AM.
  • PLACE: National Underground Freedom Center, downtown Cincinnati OH.
  • INFORMATION: Celebrate RRCA's Run@Work Day with us on Friday September 21st at 11:30 am in a casually-paced 3-6 mile run. All are invited. All paces welcome. For details, visit our Facebook event page. About Run@Work Day

Friday, September 14, 2012

RCGC Family Walk/Hike this Sunday September 16

The next RCGC Family Walk/Hike will be this Sunday, September 16, 2012 at Idlewild Park in Burlington KY from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM. Meet at the Trail Head parking lot between baseball fields #6 and #7. We will be hiking the “Technical” and “Runaround” wooded trails – total of 3.0 miles(View trail map). All families, adults and children of all ages are welcome to come. You do not need to be a Club member to join us – bring along some friends! For questions, call Gina Meyers at (513)706-1454 or email her at meyersgm@rprunning.com or visit our website.
DETAILS
  • DATE: Sunday, September 16th, 2012 - Open to All.
  • TIME: 8:30 - 10:00AM.
  • PLACE: Idlewild Park - Burlington KY - Meet at the Trail Head parking lot between baseball fields #6 and #7.
  • DESCRIPTION: The RCGC will be hosting the next RCGC Family Walk/Hike on Sunday, September 16, 2012 at Idlewild Park in Burlington KY from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM. Meet at the Trail Head parking lot between baseball fields #6 and #7. We will be hiking the “Technical” and “Runaround” wooded trails – total of 3.0 miles. For questions, call Gina Meyers at (513)706-1454 or by email at meyersgm@rprunning.com or visit our website.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Runs with Beer

For the next couple of weeks, the Greater Cincinnati area has a few races that prominently feature beer.  Here are a few of them over the next couple of weeks:
  • St. Timothy Oktoberfest 5k Twilight Run, Saturday September 15 6:15 PM, St. Timothy Church, Union KY - Part of the Church's Oktoberfest celebration. It's got Oktoberfest in the title which might be German for beer. Visit www.runningtime.net for more information.
  • Hudepohl 14k Brewery Run, Saturday September 22 8:00 AM, Schmale Riverfront Park, Cincinnati OH - The race that thinks it is a party. A serious distance with a not so serious attitude. Visit http://hudepohl14kbreweryrun.com/ for more information.
  • Cincinnati Beer Run, Friday September 28 7:00 PM, Newport on the Levee, Newport KY - Part of the Newport Oktoberfest, the Cincinnati Beer Run celebrates a renaissance of the rich brewing history that once defined the Queen City area. Visit http://americanbeerrun for more information
  • Lite Lope 5k Run / Walk, Saturday September 29, 2012 9:00 AM, MillerCoors Brewery, Trenton OH - Held at a brewery between Middletown and Hamilton, they give you a free case of beer if you are over 21 and you win your age group(They did when I ran it about 5 years ago). Visit www.runningtime.net for more information.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

RCGC Group Run - Magic Mile


The Magic Mile Global Team Challenge: This is a worldwide event running from September 3- 16, 2012! Bring Back the Mile (BBTM) has accepted the Magic Mile Global Team Challenge that was recently announced by the MarathonTALK crew in Great Britain. The main objectives of the Magic Mile competition are to see how fast you can run a Mile and to promote fun and fitness via the most iconic distance in sport. In the Challenge, BBTM will be leading the Team USA effort, while MarathonTALK will represent Team UK, and The Naked Runners from Australia, Team Rest of the World. To participate, the Runners' Club will have a Group Run on Sunday at 6:30 PM to see how fast you can run a mile. Meet at Otto Armleder Park near the start of the new trail connector. There will be a brief warm-up followed by a mile run. For more information, contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook. More information about the mile challenge can be found at: http://www.rrca.org/services/news-entry/bring-back-the-mile-accepts-magic-mile-global-team-challenge/ 
DETAILS
  • DATE: Sunday, September 16, 2012 - Open to All.
  • TIME: 6:30PM.
  • PLACE: Otto Armleder Park - meet by the Lunken Armleder connector
  • DESCRIPTION: The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati will have a Group Run on Sunday at 6:30 PM to see how fast you can run a mile. There will be a brief warm-up followed by a mile run. For more information, contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook

Monday, September 10, 2012

31st Annual Queen City Invitational Recap

Brief recap of this past weekend's Queen City Invitational from NKU Cross Country Coach Steve Kruse. 
The 31st Annual Queen City Invitational was at its original course in Mount Airy Forest this past Friday. Despite the previous weeks rains and the threat of severe thunderstorms in the area on the day of the race, it was a beautiful late summer evening to have a cross country meet. With competing teams very similar to recent years past, it is apparent that some smaller programs are catching up with some of the larger ones making a somewhat familiar field become a much more competitive one. 1st year DII team Cedarville had a convincing win in the overall men’s race making it the first year since 2000 that neither Xavier or Cincinnati won the men’s race. For the women, Xavier had no problem repeating as team champions this year, followed once again by the Bearcats. Comparatively the course ran slow for both men’s & women’s races based on previous races at Mt. Airy. Perhaps the most noteworthy item of the afternoon was the fans. There were so many people crammed in at Mount Airy to watch a Friday night meet that it was actually hard to get around the course if you were not actually racing. This created a very exciting atmosphere and I am thrilled that we had so many Norse supporters to cheer us on.
Queen City Race Results

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

RCGC Group Run - Brewery Course Preview

The Brewery Run is Saturday, September 22 in downtown Cincinnati. To get ready for this race, the club is doing a training run on Sunday, September 9 at 8am. Meet by the Christian Moerlein Lager House and Smale Park. We will run the 7K and 14k Brewery Run Courses so you are ready on race day. No preregistration required, just show up and run. For more information, visit the Facebook Page,  or contact  cincinnatirunning@gmail.com or Laura Wagner.
DETAILS
  • DATE: Sunday, September 9, 2012 - Open to All.
  • TIME: 8:00AM.
  • PLACE: Christian Moerlein Lager House  - corner of Main Street and Mehring Way, downtown Cincinnati.
  • DESCRIPTION: The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati will run the 7K and 14k Brewery Run Courses so you are ready on race day. No preregistration required, just show up and run. For more information, visit the Facebook Page,  or contact  cincinnatirunning@gmail.com or Laura Wagner.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Queen City Invitational - this Friday September 7

The Queen City Invitational is an opportunity to see the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University and Northern Kentucky University cross country runners race without a long drive out of town. Come out and see some of the top young local distance runners compete against other. 2012 marks the 31st year that the meet has been held. The meet is this Friday September 7 at Mt Airy Forest in Cincinnati. The men's race is at 5:00 PM followed by the women's race at 5:45PM.

Monday, September 03, 2012

Mercy Metric Recap

The Mercy Metric is one of Greater Cincinnati's longest running races.  2012 was the 34th Running of the race which puts it behind the Thanksgiving Day Race, the Summer Cross Country Series, the Memorial Day Race and the Heart Mini Marathon in terms of running longevity.   It is held  on Labor Day at Lunken Playfield and features a  5k Run / Walk or 10k Run.  The 5k starts 5 minutes earlier than the 10k.
I decided to do the 10k since both races were the same price and I wanted my money's worth of running.  The T-shirt was an optional purchase for $5 more. Since I have plenty of shirts, I decided to pass on the shirt. Both races start near the parking lot by the tennis courts at Lunken.  They had about 90 runners for the 5k and 45 runners for the 10k. Unfortunately, the remnants of Hurricane Issac wreaked havoc with the turnout and the course for both races at Lunken Playfield. There were large puddles of water  in plenty of areas near the beginning and end of the race. The road into Lunken Playfield had a puddle forming into a lake. When the 10k started, the rain died down and after the first mile into the 10k race so did the puddles.    Both courses run on the Lunken Playfield loop.  The 5k is an out and back course  on the Lunken bikepath loop along Wilmer Avenue while the 10k goes around the entire loop with one hill climb and one hill descent.  Post race featured bananas, oranges, water and cake.  Awards were medals and it seemed that almost everyone there got a medal. I have done this race a couple of times before and may do it next year when it turns 35th next year. Hopefully, the weather will be better.  Mercy Metric Results.

Poll Question For September

The poll question for September is out! We want to know: 
What is your favorite type of running workout?
Voting ends September 30 so answer now!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Upcoming Races - Early September

Below is list of upcoming races in September for the next couple of weeks. Check the club calendar for a few more races later in September and the fall.
Saturday September 1
Sunday September 2
  • The Cheetah Run, 8:00 am, Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati, OH, www.racedmc.com.
Monday September 3
  • Mercy Metric 10k Run and 5k Run/Walk, 8:30 am, Lunken Playfield, Cincinnati, OH, www.racedmc.com.
Thursday September 6
Saturday September 8 
Sunday September 9
Saturday September 15