Thursday, May 30, 2013

Upcoming Races Early June 2013

Below is list of upcoming races for the first three weeks in June. Check the club calendar for a few more races in June.
Saturday June 1
Friday June 7
  • City of Ludlow 5K Run/Walk "Running for the Spirit of Recovery 5k Run / Walk, 7:00PM,  Ludlow Bromley Yacht Club, Ludlow KY,
  • Berry Blaze 5k, 7:30 PM, Testerman Park, Hamilton Township OH,
Saturday June 8
  • Piggy Went To Market 5k/10k, 7:30 am, Kingswood Park, Deerfield Township OH,
  • Daniel Boone Run for Statehood 1/2 Marathon and 5k, 8:00 am, Shelby and Main Street, Falmouth KY,
  • Price Hill Pacer 5k, 9:00 am, Elder High School, Cincinnati OH,
  • Racing to Read 5K Run and Walk, 9:00 am, Mary Ann Mongan Library, Covington KY,
  • Run For the Poor 5k Run / Walk, 9:00 AM, St. ELizabeth Ann Seton Church, Mount Repose OH,
Sunday June 9
Saturday June 15
  • Lungs On the Run, 8:30 am,West Chester Hospital, West Chester OH, Cincinnati OH,
  • Deerfield Honors Veterans 5K, 9:00 am, Cottell Park, Deerfield Township OH,
Sunday June 16

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Memorial Day Race 37 Recap

205 runners and walkers came out to Armleder Park for Cincinnati's second oldest race. They enjoyed a flat fast 5k course in ideal conditions as a few people set a 5k pr. Harvey Lewis successfully defended his title with time of 16:58 followed by Garrett Burnett who ran a 17:29 and in third place was Ryan Woolley with a time of 17:32. The top female finisher was thirteen year old Olivia Connaughton who ran a blazing 18:51 followed by 2012 top female finisher Christine Wampach with a time of 19:43 and Rachele Nolan with a time of 19:54. View Race Results.
Thank you to our sponsors RoadId, Waltz Business Solutions for printing of the fliers, TriState Running Company for providing gift cards to the top male and female finishers and Kroger's for the generous gift card donation that offset some food costs.
A big thank you goes to our volunteers and former club president Gina Meyers for directing the race. Their initiative and flexibility enabled the club to handle the race. Join us next year for Memorial Day Race 38. Race results.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Memorial Day Race 37 Results

We are having some technical difficulty posting the results to our website. Rather than keeping you in suspense, we will post the overall results on the blog until it is resolved. Click on this link which should take you to the overall results. If there is a concern or question, do not hesitate to contact us

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Cinci Runner Updates - May 2013 Extra

Click here to access the Cinci Runners' Updates - May 2013 Extra. 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 or at the newsletter itself.

Friday, May 24, 2013

RCGC Summer Cross Country Series Begins July 11

The Runner's Club of Cincinnati brings back FREE summer cross country runs to Summit Park Blue Ash formerly known as the Blue Ash Airport at the corner of Glendale-Milford Road and Plainfield. 3.5 mile cross country run on the grass/wood chip trail starting at 7:30pm on Thursday July 11th, Thursday July 18th, Thursday July 25th, and Thursday August 1st! Dr. Stacy Osborne is back after a one year hiatus as race director with his partner in crime, the able and dread Captain Mike Smith! No entry fee, No awards just a damn fine hard workout on the new Iconic Race course designed by Mike Smith and Stacy Osborne. Wear short spikes, waffles, minimal shoes, trail shoes or racing flats! A splendid time is guaranteed to all! For info call 513-351-6300 days.
  • DATE: begins Thursday July 11, 2013 and continues to Thursday August 1
  • TIME: 7:30 PM
  • PLACE: Summit Park, 4335 Glendale-Milford Road, Blue Ash, Ohio 45242
    (corner of Glendale-Milford and Plainfield Roads)
  • INFORMATION: 3.5 mile cross country race every Thursday beginning on July 11 and ending on August 1. No entry fees! No awards! Just the satisfaction of a hard workout with your friends. For info, call 513-351-6300 days or visit the Cross Country Series Page.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Memorial Day Race 37 - This Monday May 27

This Monday May 27 is the Memorial Day Race, Cincinnati's second oldest race. Please join us on a fast spectator friendly course. Race Day Registration opens at 8:00 AM at the shelter. Race starts at 9:00 AM at Otto Armleder Park. See you there!
  • DATE: Monday, May 27, 2013
  • TIME: 9:00 AM
  • PLACE: Otto Armleder Memorial Park, 5059 Wooster Road, Cincinnati OH
  • INFORMATION: Spectator friendly flat 5K (3.1 Mile) Course(View Course Map) - Have your friends and family see you run an entire 5k from start to finish with no looping. Food, awards and doorprizes follow the race. New for 2013! Kids fun run at 10:00 AM. Race Day Registration begins at 8:00 AM. Race Day Cost: $15.00 . A limited supply of technical shirts also available for $15.For more information, visit

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Register Early, Save Big for Charleston Distance Run

Received in an email:
Register by Aug. 1 for the 15-miler in the Charleston Distance Run and save $10 to $20. The registration fee is $35 by that date and climbs to $45 by Aug. 21 and $55 by 9 p.m. Aug. 30.
John Palmer, race director of the CDR, said participants will get a lot of value for their money when they sign up for the 41st annual event, scheduled 7:30 a.m. Aug. 31.
“We really believe the Distance Run is one of the best bargains in American road racing,” Palmer said. “You get to participate in a historic event on a beautiful, challenging course, plus you receive lots of perks at a very affordable price.”
All entrants gain free admission to the pre-race pasta dinner Aug. 30 at the Charleston Civic Center, where they can load up on carbohydrates the evening before the CDR. Volunteers at this festive event will be distributing goodie bags, each loaded with a long-sleeve technical shirt and race number.
Entrants also will be eligible to compete for trophies and for a share of thousands of dollars in cash prizes that include money for age group winners. After crossing the line on the track at University of Charleston Stadium at Laidley Field, each finisher will receive a special medal. They also will be served refreshments, including pizza, fruit and drinks, and can attend a ceremony for the results and awards.
With all of these features, runners get a lot of mileage out their entry fee. But the CDR truly offers something for the whole family and every fitness level. Participants also can choose between a 5K race, three-person 15-mile relay and 5K and 10K walks. This year the Distance Run is proud to be a supporter of Wounded Warrior, with $1 of every entry fee going to this special military program.
For more details and to register, visit

Memorial Day Race 37 Online Registration Extended Until Noon Thursday

Due to technical issues on Tuesday night where many runners and walkers were unable to register online for Memorial Day Race 37, we have extended online registration through Thursday May 23 until noon. Register now before the price goes up or something else happens. Visit the club website for more information about the race.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Memorial Day Race 37 Preregistration Ends Today

Today is the last day to to register for Memorial Day Race 37, Cincinnati's second oldest race behind the Thanksgiving Day race. The deadline for Mail entries ended yesterday. Online Registration is available through midnight tonight. Register now before the price goes up. Visit the club website for more information about the race.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Spirit of the Marathon II in Theaters June 12

Spirit of A Marathon II will be showing in over 600 theaters nationwide through for one night only on Wednesday June 12th at 7pm (local time).
In this highly anticipated sequel (Click here to view trailer) to the 2008 award winning documentary, “Spirit of the Marathon II” focuses on seven inspiring individuals whose lives will forever be transformed by the experience of running 26.2 miles through the historic streets of Rome, Italy.  The audience will get an “up close and personal” look into the runners’ lives and the challenges they face - both physical and emotional - on an epic journey where finishing the Rome Marathon is anything but certain.
For more information, go to to learn more and find the theater nearest you. Tickets are going fast so purchase your ticket in the next few days as many theaters are close to selling out.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

GoOTR 5k Race Recap

The GoOtr 5k is one of the races that I like to do year after year due to running on the streets in Over-the-Rhine which I like doing, the late start compared to other races in the spring, touring through the summer celebration festival held in conjunction with the race, and the low race day registration price that includes a shirt which is much lower than many other races done in downtown Cincinnati. I have run every one of the previous 6 races except for 2011 when I was hurt so I volunteered. The first six started near 13th and Vine in Over-the-Rhine. With the completed renovation of Washington Park, they moved it to Washington Park for 2013 which meant a new course and new issues and logistics to consider.

Since I am a night owl, I have a tendency to be late for the start of many races which is why I like the late start. I got there about 15 minutes (rather than the usual 5 minutes) before they were closing registration. Race Day Registration was $25 which included a shirt. They were out of this year's shirt so they gave me last year's shirt. I should have asked for the volunteer shirt since I thought that they were much nicer than the shirt that runners got but I did not see them until after I ran. They were burnt red and people tell me that I look good in burnt red. I have so many shirts so it was not a big deal to me. Conditions were warm and overcast with temperatures in the mid 60's for the 1000 runners and walkers who decided to do the race.

The course started near 14th and Elm. There was nothing noting a start like balloons or a banner saying start just runners and walkers mulling about which gave me no idea whether I was running up or down Elm Street. We ran down Elm Street by Washington Park and took a left on 12th Street and the course afterward seemed to follow the old course. The mile markers were posted but nobody was reading times. Usually not a big deal except when the battery in your watch dies the day before and you have no idea how fast you are running. The waterstop was a little farther than expected as it was close to the two mile marker. It caused a bottleneck as it was undermanned and runners had to stop if they wanted water. I skipped it, hoping for another table slightly further down. The race finished near 12th and Race. I ran it in about 28.5 minutes but I have to check the results to be sure. Post race was water, and bananas which was all that I saw. The awards at this race are unique in that you get a medal from Rookwood Pottery for being one the top runners overall or in your age group. They only go one deep in the age groups which may disappoint some of the faster runners.

This is still one of my favorite races due to the start time and the course through Over-the-Rhine. I will probably be back in 2014 for the 8th Annual GoOtr5k. Race Results.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Cinci Runners' Updates - May 2013

Click here to access the Cinci Runners' Updates - May 2013. 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 or at the newsletter itself.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Daniel Boone's Run For Statehood - June 8

Daniel Boone's Run For Statehood is a fast flat half marathon and 5k in Falmouth KY. $500 Cash Purse if 100 pre-register by May 26 and 200 for race day. Cost is $25 for those who sign up by May 26 and $35 after. Visit, get the race flier or contact Craig Chaplin at 859-781-9101 for more information.
Race Details

  • DATE: Saturday, June 8, 2013
  • TIME: 8:00 AM
  • PLACE: Shelby and Main Street, Falmouth KY
  • COURSE: Fast, flat course around the city of Falmouth Kentucky
  • AWARDS: TROPHIES 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall male and female in 5K and Half-marathon
    CERTIFICATES TO ALL FINISHERS (Above design imprinted on certificates)
    1st PLACE PLAQUES To First Male and Female PENDLETON COUNTY RESIDENTS (in both races)
    $500.00 CASH PURSE (If 100 pre-registered or 200 by race day) 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall male and female in Half-Marathon
  • RACE INFORMATION: Visit or contact Craig Chaplin at 859-781-9101 for more information.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Upcoming Club Volunteer Opportunities May 2013

Here are some upcoming opportunities where you can help out the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati. If you can help out with any of these events, we would greatly appreciate it:
  1. Memorial Day Race 37 - The Memorial Day Race needs 5-6 more volunteers to help out with registration, course sentries,and post race. It would take 2-3 hours of your time. The jobs are easy and you will get the Memorial Day Race 37 technical shirt for your efforts. Volunteering is one of the easiest ways to get to know other club members. Let us know whether you can help by emailing us at or sign-up using the club's online volunteer form and checking Memorial Day Race 37.
  2. Midsummer Trail Run Race Committee - Have you ever wondered what it takes to put together a race? Get in on the action! The club is forming a Race Committee for the club's Midsummer Trail Run  to be held on August 8th in Mount Airy Forest. We need assistance with pre-race and race-day organization, promotion, sponsorship, and volunteer coordination. We will have at least three meetings - one in June, July, and August. Please email us at
  3. Ongoing Openings - Currently we have few openings for keeping the club running on an ongoing basis:  Social Chair, Membership Chair, Program Chair, Newsletter Editor and Database Manager. Most positions take 1-2 hours a week of your time. If you can or would like to fulfill one of these positions, please send an email to or attend the next board meeting.

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Poll Question For May: What Races Are You Doing This Weekend?

Since there are so many races in the month of May(including ones not listed on our calendar), we have decided to make it a weekly poll question for the month of May with the races for that particular week.  This week are the May 12-13 Races. Voting ends Monday May 13.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Races in May 2013

There are more races in May than just the Flying Pig Marathon including the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati Memorial Day Race.  We listed a few below but there are several more on the club calendar.
Some May Races
  • Saturday May 11, Branching Out 5k, 9:00 AM, Blessed Sacrament Church, Ft. Mitchell KY. Race information available at
  • Saturday May 11, Girls on The Run 5k, 10:00 AM, Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati OH. Race information available at
  • Saturday May 11, Block The Sun Run 5k, 5:30 PM, Glendale Square, Glendale OH. Race information available at
  • Sunday May 12, Mother's Day 5k Run & Walk, 8:30 AM, Woodside Cemetery and Arboretum, Middletown OH. Visit for more information.
  • Saturday May 18, Paige's Princess Run, 9:00 AM, Wyandot Elementary School, Liberty Township OH. Race information available at
  • Saturday May 18, Haiti to Home 5k, 9:30 AM, England-Idlewild Park, Burlington, KY. Race information available at
  • Saturday May 18, GoOTR 5k, 10:00 AM, Washington Park, Cincinnati OH. Race information available at
  • Sunday May 19, Mt. Airy Ridge Run, 9:00 AM, Mt. Airy Forest, Cincinnati OH. Visit for more information.
  • Saturday May 25, TRI for JOE Triathlon/Duathlon and 5k Run / Walk, 7:30 AM, Coney Island, Cincinnati OH. Information available at
  • Saturday May 25, RGI River Run & Walk 5k benefiting Kicks for Kids, 9:30 AM, Newport on the Levee, Newport KY. Visit for more information. 
  • Sunday May 26, Mariemont 5k, 9:00 AM, Mariemont High School, Mariemont OH. Visit for more information. 
  • Monday May 27, Memorial Day Race 37, 9:00 AM, Otto Armleder Park, Cincinnati OH, Cincinnati OH. Race information available at
For more races in Cincinnati and the surrounding area, do not forget to check out our race calendar.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

No Club Group Runs this Weekend

There will be no club Weekend Group Runs from either Lunken on Saturday or Miami Whitewater Forest on Sunday as everyone is either running or volunteering for the Flying Pig Marathon. If we are able to move our legs by Friday evening, the runs will return next weekend.
Check the club website or the blog for the latest information.
Weekly Group Run Details:
  • Saturday Run at Lunken at 8:15 AM - Begins this Saturday March 2. Meet on the trail next to the farmer's market behind the UDF. For more information, call or text Gina Meyers at 513-706-1454.  No run this weekend. See you on May 11.
  • 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 for more information.
    No run this weekend. See you on May 12.