Friday, October 31, 2014

Daylight Savings Time Ends This Weekend

Daylight Saving Time ends on the first Sunday in November which is this Sunday November 2. 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!
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Lauren Fights For A Cure - Please Help

Got an email from Mark Knigga who is running the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon(IMM) this Saturday November 1 in Honor of Lauren Hill. Please help Mark raise $22,000 for Lady Tiger 22 and show your support at mile 22 at the IMM! Here is main part of the email:
Lauren and I live in the same town (Lawrenceburg, IN). She is 19 years old and was diagnosed last year with DIPG. DIPG is a cancer of the brain with a 0% survival rate that afflicts predominantly young children. Lauren is not expected to survive until the end of the year. Lauren is a student and basketball player at the College of Mount St. Joe in Cincinnati, Ohio. She will be participating in her first and only college game on Sunday November 2nd. On Saturday, I will be running the IMM (Indianapolis Monumental Marathon) in Lauren’s Honor. My goal is to raise $22,000. I chose this amount because it was Lauren's uniform number in high school. I have included the link below for the web site with additional information.
Laurens Fight for Cure:

Thursday, October 30, 2014

November 2014 Races

Below is list of upcoming races in November. Check the club calendar for a few more races in November.
Saturday November1
  • Run For the Troops, 10:00 am, Otto Armleder Park, Cincinnati, OH,
  • Reading,Writing, and Running 5k Run/Walk, 10:00 AM, Colerain Park, Colerain Twp., OH,
  • Run for Kids 5k Halloween Spooktacular, 6:00 pm, Wyoming Recreation Center, Wyoming OH, 
Sunday November 2
Saturday November 8
  • Fighting Hunger 5k Run and Walk, 8:30 am, Matthew 25: Ministries, Blue Ash OH,
  • LCPL Taylor B. Prazynski Memorial 5K Run, Walk and Roll, 9:00 am, Waterworks Park, Fairfield OH,
  • Turkeyfoot Trot 5K Run/Walk, 9:00 am, St. Barbara Church, Independence KY,
  • Run the Park 5k, 10:00 AM, Versailles State Park, Versailles IN,
  • Cincinnati Right to Life Pro-Life Saver 5K Run/Walk, 10:30 am, Lunken Playfield, Cincinnati, OH, 
Sunday November 9
Saturday November 15
Saturday November 22
Sunday November 23
Thursday November 27
Sunday November 30

Monday, October 27, 2014

2015 Labor of Love Run Looking for Sponsors

The Valentine's 2 Mile Labor of Love Run is one of the most unusual races you'll find in Cincinnati. Over the last couple of years, we have spiced it up 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) plus a few other new ones. The race is put on by the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati and NKU Cross Country and Track team.  Proceeds go to support running in the Greater Cincinnati area and the NKU Cross Country and Track team. The 2013 race had over 300 runners and for 2015 we are looking at getting 400 runners.
The 2015 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 more information about other club events, contact us at

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

2014 Norwood Striders and Friendly Adversaries Reunion - November 14

Before the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati, there was the Norwood Striders, a group of Norwood alumni that ran in races around Cincinnati in the mid 70's. They are having their annual reunion on Friday November 14. Come and mourn for your lost youth with a bunch of people that were there with you. Everyone is welcome.
  • DATE: Friday November 14, 2014
  • 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.

Monday, October 20, 2014

RCGC Board Meeting - October 23

The next RCGC Board Meeting will be held on Thursday  October 23 at The Foot Doctor at 5521 Montgomery Road at 7:15 PM. The meeting is open to all current RCGC members.
We will discuss updates on upcoming races and social events plus much more.
Hope you can join us!
  • DATE:  Thursday October 23, 2014
  • TIME: 7:15 PM
  • PLACE: The Foot Doctor, 5521 Montgomery Road, Norwood OH
  • INFORMATION: Board Meeting of the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati. Open to all current members. We will discuss updates on upcoming races and social events. View agenda.  

Friday, October 17, 2014

Turkey Burner Mile - November 30

Looking for a way to work off those extra holiday calories? Join us at the Turkey Burner Mile! The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati will be hosting a low key one mile run at Summit View Park in Blue Ash OH on Sunday November 30th at 10:00 AM. Race-day only registration beginning at 9:00 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 plus ten year age group awards. Questions? Visit the race information page or contact us at
  • DATE: Sunday November 30, 2013
  • TIME: 10:00 AM
  • PLACE: Summit View Park, Blue Ash OH
  • INFORMATION: Join the Runners' Club on Sunday November 30 for the Turkey Burner Mile. Race Day Registration Only beginning at 9:00 AM. $5 for RCGC Club Members / High School Students and College Students. $10 for everybody else. Questions? Visit the race information page or contact us at

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Online Registration Open for 2015 Labor of Love Run

Online registration is now open for one of the most fun and unusual races you'll find in Cincinnati - the 2015  Valentine's Labor of Love 2 Mile Run. In 2009 we added new team categories like the Ball & Chain(a male and female runner are tethered together so they run together) and Blind Date(you randomly get a partner). In 2011, we added the family teams like Father - Daughter, Mother-Son.  See what we do in 2015! 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. Cost is $15 General Public through November 30 and then increases to $20 on December 1. RCGC Members get a $5 discount. Register now before the price goes up.
  • DATE: Sunday, February 8, 2015 - Open to All.
  • TIME: 12 Noon.
  • PLACE: Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY.
  • COST: Cost is $15 General Public through November 30 and then increases to $20 on December 1. RCGC Members get a $5 discount.
  • DIRECTIONS: 471 ends at 27, go straight through light. Turn right at next light (NKU). Take first left, then first right. Parking available in the garage.
  • COURSE: 2 mile course beginning at Albright Health Center.
  • OTHER: Register online.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New Group Run Begins at Sharon Woods Park

The Runners Club of Greater Cincinnati will a have NEW Sunday Group Run beginning Sunday, October 19 at 8 AM at Sharon Woods Park. Meet at the Harbor. Contact Yanina Rowley for more information
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).

 Weekly Group Run Details:
  • Sunday Run at Sharon Woods at 8:00 AM - Begins this Sunday October 19. Meet at the Harbor.  Contact Yanina Rowley for more information.
    Note:All vehicles entering Hamilton County District Parks must have a valid Motor Vehicle Park Permit($10 annual; $3 daily).
  • 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. Please Note: All vehicles entering Hamilton County District Parks must have a valid Motor Vehicle Park Permit($10 annual; $3 daily). 

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

RCGC Grand Prix Update through the Panerathon

I have been lax with the Grand Prix Update over the past few weeks with catching up at work from vacation among other things. Here is an update of the 2014 RCGC Grand Prix through the September 21 weekend where there were 4 races that members could have run in.   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 70 club members have participated in at least one Grand Prix Race.
Below is a list of the top 5 male and female club members for scoring through the Panerathon.  Current scoring is based on all the races that you have competed in so far.  I will tally the official scoring at the end of October(Official scoring is based on your best 5 races, best B race and best C race) as there should be enough races by then. Next race in the series is the Hike For Hospice 5k(I decided to add it to the series in memory of Nick Greco) as an A Race followed by  Run Like Hell 5k which is a C race.
If you ran the Glow Run 5k at Kings Island, let me know at

Barbara EllweinYes712Jerry PattonYes537
Cindy CranmerNo481Harvey LewisYes450
Lisa RoaYes471Greg RoaYes438
Nurys DiazYes434Martin HoveyYes359
Jenny GarrityYes243Ryan WoolleyYes357

Thursday, October 02, 2014

2014 Halloween Runs in Greater Cincinnati

As any kid knows, October 31 is Halloween which means food and dressing up in costume.  If you can not wait that long, there are few Halloween themed races throughout the month of October and some in November.   Here are a few of them: 
  • Zombie 5k Run / Walk, Saturday October 4, 4:00 PM, Fitton Center For Creative Arts, Hamilton OH - First Halloween Run of the year that I know of. You can be a runner a walker or a zombie(not sure what that entails). Race is part of the Hamilton's  Operation Pumpkin Art Festival. Visit for more information about the race.
  •  Trick or Trail 2014, Sunday October 5, 4:00 PM, Oxford Community Park, Oxford OH -
    A 1K or 5K-ish Run/Walk in Costume along the Trails of the Oxford Community Park.
    A Great Evening of FUN for the Whole Family to Enjoy! Proceeds will support The Luna Cares Fund which was created to help local women battling cancer with the financial burdens caused from medical costs incurred during treatments. Visit for more information.
  • Mud-o-Ween 5k, Saturday October 11, 10:00 AM, Countryside YMCA, Lebanon OH - Take on the muckiest challenge! Three miles on all terrain trail run. You won’t come out clean after you slide down the ravine and run the creek trail. Forget about tires or barrels as obstacles– worry about fallen trees to block your way. Think you can cross the pond and still be recognized by your friends? Come race dressed as your favorite super hero if you dare. See what you can accomplish at the Countryside YMCA Mud-O-Ween! Stay for the After-Mud-Celebation and Harvest Party to try a muddy dog or hot pig pork sandwich for lunch. Visit for more information.
  • Running Scared 5k, Saturday October 11, 6:00 PM, Veteran's Memorial Stadium, 1600 West Street, Reading OH - A flat 3.1 mile course 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 from generous sponsors and listen to the live jammin’ band while they stay toasty warm inside or gather around the roaring fire outside.  Proceeds benefit Youth Education.  Visit for more information.
  • 29th Annual Ghost N Goblin 5k Run/Walk, Tuesday October 21 6:30 PM, RiverScape MetroPark, 111 East Monument Avenue, (downtown) Dayton, OH  - The Ghost N Goblin 5k has been a Dayton Halloween tradition for 28 years! Presented by the Ohio River Road Runners Club, the 2014 Ghost N Goblin is expected to be the best and biggest ever! Post race party with refreshments and a D.J. Unique technical shirts for the first 3000 registered. Proceeds benefit The Children's Medical Center of Dayton. Visit for more information.  
  • Run Like Hell 5k, Friday October 24 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 for more information. 
  • Great Pumpkin Run, Saturday October 25 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 for more information.
  • Harvest Hustle 5k Run / Walk, Saturday November 1 9:00 AM, St. Leon Community Park, West Harrison, IN - Does running (or walking) a 5k dressed in costume sound like a party (all while helping raise money and awareness for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD))? If you answered yes, you should sign up to participate in the Harvest Hustle 5k Run / Walk. Proceeds benefit New Horizons Rehabilitation and The Arc, two regional nonprofit organizations working to find solutions for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families. Visit for more information or to register.
  • Run For Kids 5k Halloween Spooktacular, Saturday November 1 6:00 PM, Wyoming Recreation Center, Wyoming OH - Course is fast and family-friendly through historic streets of Wyoming. Following race is afterparty with treats, awards for top male and female youth and adult finishers, and prizes for best costumes. Food and beverages available. Benefits Wyoming Youth Services. Visit for more information.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

2014 October Races

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 4
  • Loop For Lana 5k, 9:00 am, Columbia Sussex Building, Crestview Hills KY,
  • Run With the Knights 5k, 9:00 am, Mt. Washington School, 1730 Mears, Cincinnati OH, Race Information.
  •  McCormickfest 5k Run / Walk, 4:00 pm, Camp Friedlander, Loveland OH, Race Information.
Sunday October 5
 Saturday October 11
Saturday October 18
Sunday October 19
Friday October 24
    Saturday October 25
    Sunday October 26