Friday, May 30, 2014

National Running Day - June 4

Every day is Running Day in the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati, but Wednesday June 4 is National Running Day. National Running Day is the opportunity to promote running as a healthy, easy, and accessible form of exercise.
The Flying Pig Marathon is working to encourage Cincinnati's running community to celebrate National Running Day by meeting for a 4 mile run/walk(View route) beginning and ending in Washington Park. Look for Flying Pig branded tents near the main stage.  The run begins at 6:30 PM. Visit the meetup page for more information.
National Running Day
  • DATE: Wednesday June 4, 2014
  • TIME: 6:30 PM. 
  • PLACE: Washington Park, 1230 Elm Street Cincinnati OH. Meet near the main stage.
  • INFORMATION: Celebrate National Running Day on Wednesday June 4 at 6:30 PM at  Washington Park in Cincinnati Ohio. All are invited. All paces welcome. Visit the meetup page for more information.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

June 2014 Races In Greater Cincinnati

Below is list of upcoming races for the month of June. Check the club calendar for a few more races in June.
Sunday June 1
Saturday June7
Sunday June 8
  • Run For the Nets 5k, 6:00 PM, Devou Park, Covington KY,
Saturday June 14
  • Daniel Boone Run for Statehood 1/2 Marathon and 5k, 8:00 am, Shelby and Main Street, Falmouth KY,
  • Lungs On the Run, 8:30 am,West Chester Hospital, West Chester OH, Cincinnati OH,
  • Tina's Angels Dairy Dash 5k Trail Run / Walk, 8:30 am, The Niederman Family Farm, Liberty Twp., OH,  
  • Deerfield Honors Veterans Flag Day 5K, 9:00 am, Cottell Park, Deerfield Township OH,
Sunday June 15
Saturday June 21
Saturday June 28
  • Cincinnati Half Marathon, 7:00 AM, 720 Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati OH,
  • Hyde Park Blast presented by Richards Industries, 7:30 am, Hyde Park Square, Cincinnati OH, Website.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Memorial Day Race 38 Shirt Available For Purchase

Memorial Day Race 38 has a  few shirts left over from Monday's race.  They are white and technical with a one color pocket logo on the  front and a two color design on the back listing the race sponsors.(View design) We have Small, Medium, Large, XL and even Youth Large. If you would like a shirt from the 2014 race, you can get them over at the  Memorial Day Race Online Registration(Click on the store tab) for the low price of 9.95.  That includes shipping. They will be available for purchase through June. Order soon before June ends or we run out of the size that you want.

Memorial Day Race 38 Recap And Results

About 145 runners and walkers came out to Armleder Park for Cincinnati's second oldest race. They enjoyed a flat fast 5k course in slightly warm conditions as a few more people set a 5k pr on the course. Marc Teismann was the top male with a time of 16:34 followed by last year's champion Harvey Lewis who ran a time of 16:48 followed by Garrett Burnett in third place with a time of 17:36.  The top female finisher was last year's champ Olivia Connaughton who ran a 19:37 followed by Annette Molina with a time of 20:37 and Sara Marshall with a time of 20:50. View Race Results.
Thank you to our sponsors RoadId, Waltz Business Solutions for printing the fliers, and  TriState Running Company for providing gift cards to the top male and female finishers.
A big thank you goes to our volunteers Peri Bigelow, Yanina Bigas, Amanda Booher, Nurys Diaz, Tom and Julia Glasscock, Sydney Gloster, Bill Hardy, Mike Harvey, Mia Heaton, Samara Heaton, Harvey Lewis, Gina Meyers, Stacy Osborne, Dale Pepper, Mike Smith,  and Nancy Zadek. Their initiative and flexibility enabled the club to handle the race for 2014. Join us next year for Memorial Day Race 39. Race results.
 If you won an award(View Award Winners) and were unable to pick it up, send us an email at and we can mail it to you.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day Race 38 Race Results

Race Results from Memorial Day Race 38. Full results should be posted on our website later this week. If you have a question or concern, do not hesitate to contact us at

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Memorial Day Race Update - Race Day Discount For Club Members

The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati has been pregnant with growth over the last four months so the board wondered if the race could include a race day discount for current and future club members.  After one-two hours of discussion and possible torture in between, Memorial Day Race 38 will offer a discount for club members on race day.  To get the discount, you need to provide proof of current membership.  Proof of Current Membership includes one of the following:
  1. A current membership card that you received when you renewed or joined the club in 2014.
  2. If you do not have your card but your smartphone, you can use your smartphone to verify that your membership is current if you can get an internet connection on race day.
  3. If you recently joined online and do not yet have a card, a copy of your  membership receipt.
  4. A credible current member can vouch for you(Good luck with that). 
  5. Fill out a membership form on race day and pay for both the membership and the race.

Reminder: Race Day Registration begins at 8:00 AM. Race Day Cost: $20.00 General Public,  $15: Age 21 and Under / RCGC Members over 21.  A limited supply of technical shirts are also available for $10. If you have any questions, contact us at

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Memorial Day Race 38 - This Monday May 26

This Monday May 26 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 26, 2014
  • 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. Race Day Registration begins at 8:00 AM. Race Day Cost: $20.00 General Public,  $15 Age 21 and Under / RCGC Members.  A limited supply of technical shirts also available for $10. For more information, visit

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

2014 RCGC Grand Prix Update - May

The Runners’ Club of Greater Cincinnati is doing a Grand Prix Series in 2014. The goal of the Grand Prix is to include and recognize members that do many of the races that the club puts on or supports. So far, about 50 club members have participated in at least one Grand Prix Race.
 The next race in the Grand Prix will be the  Memorial Day Race which is this Monday May 26.
Below is a list of the top 5 male and female club members for scoring through the Flying {Pig Marathon.  Scoring is based on your best 5 races(either A, B, C), your best B race, and your best C Race. (For a complete listing, go to
RCGC Grand Prix Standings
through Flying Pig Marathon
Top 5 FemalesTop 5 Males
Lisa Roa289Jerry Patton273
Barbara Ellwein235Martin Hovey267
Lisa Kirk182Harvey Lewis250
Erin Owen147Daniel Bebo187
Cindy Cranmer141William Stolz148

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Memorial Day Race 38 Early Registration Ends Today

Today is the last day to to register for Memorial Day Race 38, 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.
  • DATE: Monday, May 26, 2014
  • TIME: 9:00 AM
  • PLACE: Otto Armleder  Memorial Park, 5059 Wooster Road, Cincinnati OH
  • PREREGISTRATION: $15.00 General Public and $10 Runners' Club Members /Age 21 and Under. Technical Shirt available for $8. Online Registration ends Tuesday May 20.
  • INFORMATION: Spectator friendly flat 5K (3.1 Mile) Course. Real bathrooms. Food, awards, and doorprizes follow the race.  Register Online.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Volunteer Opportunities - May 2014

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 38 - The Memorial Day Race needs 20-25 volunteers to help with registration, course sentries, timing, post race, and cleanup. It would take 2-3 hours of your time. The jobs are easy and you will get the Memorial Day Race 38 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 at the Memorial Day Race at and select Race Volunteer.
  2. Midsummer Trail Run Race Committee - Have you ever wondered what it takes to put together a race and use the club's chip timing system to time it? Get in on the action! The club is forming a Race Committee for the club's Midsummer Trail Run  to be held in August in Mount Airy Forest. We need assistance with pre-race and race-day organization, promotion, and volunteer coordination. Benefits include learning how to setup and use the chip timing system. We plan to have three meetings - one in May, June, and July. Please email us at
  3. Ongoing Openings - Currently we have few openings for keeping the club running on an ongoing basis:  Social Chair,  Program Chair, and Newsletter Editor. Most positions take 2-3 hours a month 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 on May 22.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

RCGC Members in Pig Events

In addition to the fluid station, the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati had a high turnout for running events during the Flying Pig Weekend. We had almost  50 people run the Full, the Half, the Toyota 10k or the Tristate Running Company5k. Here is a list of those members that participated. If your name is not listed, send us an email as errors are known to be made like they are known to the club as Mike and sign up for the races as Michael or decide to just go with M as a first name:

Flying Pig Marathon
Jeff Allen3:37:00 Robert Obermeyer 5:54:48
Tammy Alverson 6:05:26 Jerry Patton 5:27:40
Mohamed Banoun 4:30:59 Gary Payne 4:44:27
Daniel Bebo 4:30:42 Robert Platt 7:14:56
Russell Brown 4:36:54 Greg Roa 3:56:13
Nurys Diaz 5:27:49 Arleene Salyer-Oliver 6:17:03
Mary Alice Gruden 5:55:49 Mike Smith 4:16:37
Wayne Hinaman 6:21:30 Melissa Stokley 4:18:30
Martin Hovey 5:30:54 James Welland 3:59:52
David Lasse 5:37:51 Nancy Zadek 6:55:35
Harvey Lewis 3:04:32
Flying Pig Half Marathon
Donna Anderson2:00:06David Nelson2:32:14
Laura Booke2:29:51Kimberly Ogle2:03:01
Lisa Clements2:06:55Erin Owen1:56:16
Barbara Ellwein2:47:44Lisa Roa2:19:51
Cindy Cranmer2:14:39Llee Sivitz3:08:30
Kelly Hemmerle2:00:13Jennifer Stark2:49:27
Stacey Herdering1:59:44Jill Stelter2:21:49
Lisa Kirk3:15:58Ryan Woolley1:24:57
Erin Martell2:51:11
Toyota 10k
Barbara Ellwein 1:10:09 Harvey Lewis 35:32
John Garrity 44:42 Jerry Patton 1:00:47
Martin Hovey 1:11:09 Lisa Roa 1:05:02
Lisa Kirk 1:20:12 William Stolz 36:56
Tri-State Running Company 5k
Daniel Bebo24:09Harvey Lewis17:27
Barbara Ellwein34:32 Jerry Patton33:17
Jenny Garrity29:13Lisa Roa39:32
Michael Haller31:45Jeffrey Schwab32:08
Martin Hovey36:21Elizabeth Tiffany41:13
Ed Hunter26:04
Flying Pig Four WayFlying Pig Three Way
Martin HoveyBarbara Ellwein
Harvey LewisLisa Roa
Jerry Patton

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Thank You Fluid Station Volunteers

The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati would like to thank the volunteers that helped out at the Club's Flying Pig Fluid Station at Mile 22.2. Their contribution of  handing out water and Gatorade,  cheering, and picking up trash  made the fluid station another rousing success . Their dedication and enthusiasm made a great impression on the participants.
A special thank you to Tom and Julia Glasscock for coordinating the fluid station for 2014 and Stacy Osborne for providing the music and willing to take requests like the Sex Pistols and The Clash from runners.
Join us at mile 22.2 for the 17th Annual Flying Pig Marathon in 2015.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

2014 May Races

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.
May Races
  • Saturday May 10, Forest Hills 5k, 8:30 AM, Nagel Middle School, Anderson Township OH. Visit for more information.  
  • Saturday May 10, Girls on The Run 5k, 10:00 AM, Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati OH. Race information available at
  • Saturday May 10, Block The Sun Run 5k, 5:30 PM, Glendale Square, Glendale OH. Race information available at
  • Sunday May 11, Mother's Day 5k Run & Walk, 8:30 AM, Woodside Cemetery and Arboretum, Middletown OH. Visit for more information.
  • Saturday May 17, Paige's Princess Run, 9:00 AM, Wyandot Elementary School, Liberty Township OH. Race information available at
  • Saturday May 17, Branching Out 5k, 9:00 AM, Devou Park, Covington KY. Race information available at
  • Saturday May 17, GoOTR 5k, 10:00 AM, Washington Park, Cincinnati OH. Race information available at
  • Sunday May 18, Mt. Airy Ridge Run, 9:00 AM, Mt. Airy Forest, Cincinnati OH. Visit for more information. 
  • Sunday May 18,GCPHS Police Museum's "Walk The Beat" 5K, 9:00 AM, Greater Cincinnati Police Museum, 959 West Eighth Street, Cincinnati OH. Visit for more information. 
  • Saturday May 24, RGI River Run & Walk 5k benefiting Kicks for Kids, 9:30 AM, Newport on the Levee, Newport KY. Visit for more information. 
  • Sunday May 25, Mariemont 5k, 9:00 AM, Mariemont High School, Mariemont OH. Visit for more information. 
  • Monday May 26, Memorial Day Race 38, 9:00 AM, Otto Armleder Park, Cincinnati OH, Cincinnati OH. Race information available at
  • Friday May 30,  Ludlow Beer Run 5k Walk and Run, 7:00 PM, Ludlow Vets, 830 Elm St, Ludlow, KY 41016, Race Information at
  • Saturday May 31, Redlegs Run for Home 10K & 5K, 8:00 AM, Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati OH  
  • Saturday May 31, Blue Ribbon 5k, 10:00 AM, General Cable, 4 Tesseneer Drive, Highland Heights KY,
For more races in Cincinnati and the surrounding area, do not forget to check out our race calendar.