Thursday, August 29, 2013

Upcoming Races September 2013

Below is list of upcoming races in September. Check the club calendar for more races.
Sunday September 1
  • The Cheetah Run, 8:00 am, Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati, OH,
Monday September 2
  • Mercy Metric 10k Run and 5k Run/Walk, 8:30 am, Lunken Playfield, Cincinnati, OH,
Thursday September 5
Saturday September 7 
  • ZERO Prostate Cancer 5K/10K Run/Walk, 9:00 am, The Urology Group, 2000 Joseph E. Sanker Blvd., Norwood OH,
  • Coming Out of the Storm 10K Run & 2K Walk, 9:00 am, Lunken Playfield, Cincinnati OH,
  • Run to Remember, 6:00 pm, Beech Acres Park, Anderson Township, OH,
Sunday September 8
Saturday September 14
  • Susan G Komen Race for the Cure, 8:00 am, Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati OH,
  • Ellie & Tyler's Run, 9:00 am, Miami Whitewater Forest, Harrison OH,  
  • Glenwood Gardens 5k Night Run, 9:00 pm, Glenwood Gardens Park, Woodlawn OH,
Sunday September 15
Saturday September 21
Sunday September 22
Saturday September 28
Sunday September 29

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

19th Annual Brian Rohne Memorial Run Recap

About 80 runners and walkers flocked to Northern Kentucky University for the 19th Annual Brian Rohne Memorial 5K Run / Walk(View Video)
Conditions were ideal for some fast times to be run on a rolling course. Congratulations to the overall men's winner John Michael Griffith and overall women's winner Allisha Hansman. Kevin ran a time of 16:51, closely followed by Ethan Shuley in 16:56 and Greaham Niemer in 17:16. Allisha ran a time of 19:13 followed by Chloe Gastright in  20:16 and Jennah Flairy in 20:18. Go to for a complete list of results.
The Brian Rohne Memorial 5K is held each year in honor of former NKU cross country runner Brian Rohne, who was killed by an automobile in January of 1993 while on a training run on the AA Highway in Cold Spring, Ky. During the 1992 fall season, Rohne had earned most valuable runner honors for NKU after being named All-Great Lakes Valley Conference.
2013 Brian Rohne Race Results

Monday, August 26, 2013

19th Annual Brian Rohne Memorial Run Results

Here are the Overall Results to the Brian Rohne Race held on Saturday night. Full Results will be posted on or later today.   If there is a concern or question, do not hesitate to contact us.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Friendship City 5k Race Recap

The Friendship City 5k Run / Walk raises funds for the City of Erlanger Step Forward program to make Erlanger a more walkable community and connecting people through physical activity. This was the 10th year for the race, and the second time that I ran it(I ran it in 2012). I decided to do this race again at the last minute since Erlanger Ky is about 15 minutes from my home, having not done a race in sometime and the price was good as far as races go in Cincinnati.
 The race started at the Erlanger Branch of the Kenton County Library. They had over 100 runners and walkers. Race Day Registration was $15. If you wanted a shirt, it was an extra 5 dollars. I decided against the shirt.  Course went through the residential areas of Erlanger and was pretty flat. They had one waterstop on the course and the miles were marked but no mile timers. Post race featured bagels from Panera, bananas, water and chocolate milk.  It also featured door prizes during the awards ceremony. Overall, it was a nice casual relaxed race with a flat course. If I need a last minute fix for a race, I may do it again next year.  For race results, visit

Thursday, August 22, 2013

2013 RCGC Grand Prix Update

The latest standings are posted for the RCGC Grand Prix through the Midsummer Night's Trail Run. A couple of reminders:
  1. You need to be a member in good standing with the RCGC
  2.  You need at least one C Race, and One B Race to be eligible. Here are the current club members who have done at least one B race:
    Women: Holly Carey, Olivia Connaughton, Nurys Diaz, Janis Hoover, Jennifer Hughes,Marilyn Hunter,Lisa Kirk, Melanie Miles, Betty Moscove, Cherie Norman, Becky Parr, Donna Payne, Lisa Roa, Susan Russell and Carol Siderits.
    Men: Jeff Allen, Seamus Gordon, Michael Haller, Nick Haverkos, Martin Hovey, Ed Hunter, Harvey Lewis, Thom Meyer, Tim Molony, Jeff Oates, Jerry Patton, Gary Payne, Robert Platt Jason Reed, Greg Roa, Jeffrey Schwab, Scott Spicher and William Stolz.
    Club members who have done a C race: Gina Meyers, David Nelson. 
  3. Next races in the Series are the Brian Rohne Race which is this Saturday,  the Brewery Run 14k(A Race) and 7k(B Race) on Saturday September 21, and the CliftonFest 5k on Sunday September 29. Visit the RCGC Grand Prix Page for the complete list of races.  
  4. If you have any questions or issues, do not hesitate to contact us at
View Standings

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wanted: A Couple Good Men and Women To Help at the Brian Rohne Run

The club needs about 3 more  volunteers to help with the finish line this Saturday August 24 for the 19th Annual Brian Rohne Memorial Run at Northern Kentucky University at 7:00 PM.  The job is easy, fun and last will about 1-2 hours. For your efforts, you can have Jersey Mike's Subs, a race tshirt in addition to a pat on the back. If you can help out, contact us at

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

RRCA Run@Work Day and Run@School Day - September 20

The 8th Annual RRCA Run@Work Day and 2nd Run@School Day presented by the RRCA is about a month away! Companies,businesses, running clubs, fitness centers, schools and other groups across the country are participating with planned fun runs and walks to get people moving.
The Run@Work Day and RUN@School Day goal is to encourage adults and children to get 30-minutes of exercise each day, in accordance with the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.
Create an event at your work place with your co-workers or find an event to get moving. Get a planning kit, fact sheet, and posters on the RRCA website to help get you started! Post your event on the RRCA Run@Work Day Fan Page to let others know what you are doing on September 20.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Brian Rohne Race Early Registration Ends Today

Today is the last day to to register for the 19th Annual Brian Rohne Memorial Run this Saturday August 24 at Northern Kentucky University at 7:00 PM.  Mail entries must be postmarked today. Online Registration is available through midnight tonight. Mail in the flier or register online now before the price goes up. Visit or for more information.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

CliftonFest 5k - Sunday September 29

CliftonFest 2013 is a neighborhood art and music celebration held on Ludlow Avenue on September 27 - 29, 2013. New for 2013 is a 5k Run / Walk to be held on Sunday September 29 at 9:00 AM.
Join the neighborhood of Clifton and the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati at this inaugeral 5k Run / Walk featuring music, arts and much more.  For more information, go to or email for more information. For information about CliftonFest, visit the CliftonFest Facebook Page.
  • DATE: Sunday, September 29, 2013.
  • TIME: 9:00 AM.
  • PLACE: Clifton Business District, Ludlow Avenue
  • PRE-REGISTRATION: ends Monday September 23, 2013. Cost: $15 General Public, $10 RCGC Members, $40 - Family of Four. Get the flier or register online.
  • RACE DAY REGISTRATION: Opens 8:00 AM at Cliftonfest. Cost: $20(No discounts)
  • PACKET PICK-UP: Saturday September 28 at CliftonFest from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM or day of the race beginning at 8:00 AM 
  • COURSE: 3.1 mile rolling course through the streets of Clifton gaslights and all.
  • OTHER: Get the flier or register online. For more information, go to or email for more information. For information about CliftonFest, visit the CliftonFest Facebook Page.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Midsummer Night's Trail Run Shirts Still Available

Thank you to everyone that ran and volunteered in our Midsummer Trail Run Race this past Thursday evening. We hope everyone had a great time and will join us again next year!  If you would like a shirt from this year's race, you can get one from our store at The good news is that since the race director has the same fashion taste as Anne Hathaway from The Devil Wears Prada, you can change the style and color to something that you like.  The bad news is that shirt availability will not last long so order yours today.  

Friday, August 09, 2013

2013 Midsummer Trail Run Race Results

We are having difficulty posting the Midsummer Race results to our website. Rather than keeping you in suspense, we will post the results on the blog until it is resolved.  If there is a concern or question, do not hesitate to contact us.

2013 Midsummer Night's Trail Run Recap

About 50 runners braved the hills, the fallen trees, the mud, the rocks, the slipping and sliding  this past Thursday August 8, 2013 for A Midsummer Night's Trail Run in Mount Airy Forest. Weather for the Thursday night trail run was overcast with rain and some thunder but the thunder went away at race start and the rain went away midway through the race. There was a new male champion as Matthieu Gancedo ran the course with a a 33:27, and Olivia Connaughton repeated as the top female with a time of 39:25 and was 4th Overall. Our Top Male Master runner was Bob Jasinski who ran a time of 40:09 and the top master female was Linda Daigle with a time of 48:14.
Thank you to our sponsors - Waltz Business Solutions for printing the fliers, RoadId for the bibs, and Tri-State Running Company for the awards. Thank you to the volunteers Beth Connaughton, Steve Hamilton, Sara MaCintosh, Gina Meyers,  Stacy Osborne, Janet Pettit, Mike Smith, and Laura Wagner. A special Thank You to Race Director Todd Hoface aka Peter Quince for putting together the race. Results for the race should be posted on our website soon.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Directions To Mount Airy Forest for the Midsummer Trail Run

As someone reminded me in an email, the Colerain Avenue exit  off I-74 is closed due to construction.  If you are unfamiliar with the area, take the next exit which is the Montana Avenue Exit, take a right and Montana becomes West Fork.  Stay on West Fork until you come to Colerain Avenue.  Take a left on Colerain and proceed to Mount Airy Forest which will be up the hill and on the left.  Registration will be at the Oval or Area 13 beginning at 5:30 PM See you then.
Attached is a link with directions from the South:,-84.5519045+to:mt.+airy+forest&hl=en&ll=39.148966,-84.54443&spn=0.070556,0.110378&sll=39.148501,-84.553099&sspn=0.035278,0.055189&geocode=FR8JUwIdoFn0-iG_MBJXF0F3aymT-md8U8ZBiDG_MBJXF0F3aw%3BFS2LVQIdINf1-im_0htQ8LRBiDH2D2PF6-y89g%3BFeTWVQId8Zj1-iGgywlzka0LGClV0xM4J7VBiDGgywlzka0LGA&gl=us&mra=dpe&mrsp=1&sz=14&via=1&t=m&z=13

Wanted: A Few Good Men and Women To Help with a Midsummer Night's Trail Run

The club needs about 5 more  volunteers to help with registration, fluid station and finish line this Thursday August 8 for the club's Midsummer Night's Trail Run at Mt. Airy Forest at 6:30 PM.  The jobs are easy and last about 1-2 hours. For your efforts, you get something special in addition to a pat on the back. If you can help out, contact us at

Monday, August 05, 2013

Early Registration Ends Today For A Midsummer Night's Trail Run

Less than 24 hours remain to preregister for A Midsummer's Night Trail Run this Thursday August 8 at Mt. Airy Forest at 6:30 PM. The deadline for Mail entries ended Saturday August 3. Online Registration is available through 11:59 PM tonight. Register now before the price goes up. Visit the club website for more information about the race. Register Now.

Friday, August 02, 2013

RCGC Summer Cross Country Series Race # 4 Recap

The 2013 RCGC Summer Cross Country Series held its fourth and final race at Summit View Park in Blue Ash this past Thursday August 1. About 100 runners showed up to race in weather that was in the low 80's with a wind from the west.  The course was in great shape as the last muddy part dried out. For the first time, participants were able to run on the same course as the week before. Lamuel Bean was the top finisher this week with a time of 20:41. Race Director Stacy Osborne decided to not get a top female as he believes that it will motivate them to run faster next year. Thank you to Stacy Osborne for serving as race director and his able and dread Captain Mike Smith for helping with timing, clean-up and all things cross country.   See you next year in 2014! 

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Upcoming Races For August 2013

Below is list of upcoming races for August.   Check the club calendar for a few more races in August.
Thursday August 1
Saturday August 3
Thursday August 8
Saturday August 10
Sunday August 11
  • CABVI's Know You Can 5K, 8:30 AM, Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati OH,
Thursday August 15
Friday August 16
  • Run For Kids 5k, 7:00 PM, St. Xavier Church, Cincinnati OH,
Saturday August 17
  • Bohlke 5k Run, 8:00 AM, Summit Country Day, Cincinnati OH,
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters 5K presented by the Kroger Co., 9:00 AM, Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Covington, KY
  • Scott McDowell River Run, 9:00 AM, Boys and Girls Club of Clermont County, New Richmond OH
Sunday August 18
Saturday August 24
  • Silverlake and Better Bodies for Breast Cancer 5K, 8:00 AM, Silverlake Recreation Center, Erlanger KY,
  • Powder Keg 5k, 9:00 AM, Kings Mansion, Kings Mills OH,
  • 19th Annual Brian Rohne Memorial Run, 7:00 pm, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY
Sunday August 25
  • Friendship City 5K, 8:00 AM, Kenton County Public Library - Erlanger Branch, Erlanger KY,