Thursday, December 31, 2015

Turfway Tick Tock Trot Race Results

Semi-accurate Overall Race Results from the Turfway Tick Tock Trot held last year. More complete results should be posted on our  website  in the next few days. If you have a question or concern, do not hesitate to contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com. Thank you. Race Results.

Turfway Tick Tock Trot Race Is Tonight At 11:45 PM.

Tonight is the Turfway Tick Tock Trot. It will be a 2 Mile Run around the Turfway Track under the lights going off at 11:45 PM.
Race Day Registration and Number Pickup will open at 10:00 PM as the eighth horse race of the night is designated the Tick Tock Trot for the horses. Race participants can have their photo taken with the winning horse, jockey and trainer in the Winner's Circle. The eighth race goes off at about 10:07 with official results at 10:15(View racing schedule).
Registration will remain open until 11:40 PM.
To get to Race Registration, enter through Gate B of Turfway Park and go up the steps to the second floor. Registration area will be on your right.
 Race Day Cost is $30 which includes a long sleeve tshirt plus a few other goodies. Visit www.cincinnatirunning.com or the online registration page for more information. See you tonight.
RACE DETAILS
  • DATE: Thursday, December 31, 2015
  • TIME: 11:45 PM.
  • PLACE: Turfway Park, Florence, KY. 
  • RACE DAY REGISTRATION: $30 (No discounts). Includes a Long Sleeve T-shirt  plus entry into the Turfway Park New Year's Party after the race. Opens at 10:00 PM at Turfway Park and closes at 11:40 PM . Enter through Gate B and go to the Second Floor.  Show up at 10:00 PM to pick up your number and get your photo taken with the winning horse of the eighth race.
  • RACE PACKET PICKUP: Race Packets can be picked up on Race Day at Turfway Park beginning at 10:00 until 11:40 PM.  Enter through Gate B and go to the Second Floor.  Show up at 10:00 PM to pick up your number and get your photo taken with the winning horse of the eighth race
  • COURSE: Two laps around the Turfway Park Track for a total of two miles or 16 furlongs.  No dogs or strollers allowed on the track.
  • OTHER: Visit www.cincinnatirunning.com, the race flier  or the online registration page for more information. 

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Tick Tock Trot Race Day Registration Opens at 10:00 PM New Year's Eve

Tick Tock Trot Race Day Registration will open at 10:00 PM instead of 10:30 PM at Turfway Park. The reason for the change is that I just found out that the eighth horse race of the night is designated the Tick Tock Trot for the horses and race participants can have their photo taken with the winning horse, jockey and trainer in the Winner's Circle. The eighth race goes off at about 10:07 with official results at 10:15(View racing schedule). You will need your race number and race shirt to participate. Come early, enjoy some live racing and get your picture taken with a winning horse and trainer after the eighth race.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Registration Ends Today for Thursday's Tick Tock Trot

Less than 24 hours remain to preregister for the Turfway Tick Tock Trot for this Thursday December 31 at Turfway Park at 11:45 PM. 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.
RACE DETAILS
  • DATE: Thursday, December 31, 2015
  • TIME: 11:45 PM. 
  • PLACE: Turfway Park, Florence, KY. 
  • PRE-REGISTRATION: $25- General Public and $20- RCGC Members. Includes a commemorative Long Sleeve T-shirt plus entry into the Turfway Park New Year's Party after the race. Register online at www.cincinnatirunning.com. Ends Monday, December 28, 2015. 
  • RACE DAY REGISTRATION: $30 (No discounts). Includes a Long Sleeve T-shirts while supplies last plus entry into the Turfway Park New Year's Party after the race. Opens at 10:30 PM at Turfway Park and closes at 11:40 PM.  Enter through Gate B and go to the Second Floor.  Show up early to enjoy live horse racing before the humans race.
  • RACE PACKET PICKUP: Race Packets can be picked up on Race Day at Turfway Park beginning at 10:30 until 11:40 PM.  Enter through Gate B and go to the Second Floor.  Show up early to enjoy live horse racing.
  • COURSE: Two laps around the Turfway Park Track for a total of two miles or 16 furlongs.  No dogs or strollers allowed on the track.
  • OTHER: Visit www.cincinnatirunning.com or the online registration page for more information. 

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Early Registration Ends Soon For Turfway Tick Tock Trot

Early registration ends soon for the Turfway Tick Tock Trot. Online Registration is available through Monday December 20. Cost is $30- General Public and $25 - RCGC Members.  Register now before the price goes up. Visit the club website for more information about the race.
RACE DETAILS
  • DATE: Thursday, December 31, 2015
  • TIME: 11:45 PM. 
  • PLACE: Turfway Park, Florence, KY. 
  • PRE-REGISTRATION: $25- General Public and $20- RCGC Members. Includes a commemorative Long Sleeve T-shirt plus entry into the Turfway Park New Year's Party after the race. Register online at www.cincinnatirunning.com. Ends Monday, December 28, 2015 or until all slots are filled. 
  • RACE DAY REGISTRATION: $30 (No discounts). Includes a Long Sleeve T-shirts while supplies last plus entry into the Turfway Park New Year's Party after the race. Opens at 10:30 PM at Turfway Park and closes at 11:40 PM or until all slots are filled.  Enter through Gate B and go to the Second Floor.  Show up early to enjoy live horse racing before the humans race.
  • RACE PACKET PICKUP: Race Packets can be picked up on Race Day at Turfway Park beginning at 10:30 until 11:40 PM.  Enter through Gate B and go to the Second Floor.  Show up early to enjoy live horse racing.
  • COURSE: Two laps around the Turfway Park Track for a total of two miles or 16 furlongs.  No dogs or strollers allowed on the track.
  • OTHER: Visit www.cincinnatirunning.comthe race flier  or the online registration page for more information. 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Registration Open for the RCGC Winter Wonderland Run

Registration is open for the RCGC Winter Wonderland Run. Join the Runner's Club of Greater Cincinnati at our annual 5k run at Fernbank Park on Sunday, January 24th, 2016. Fernbank Park is located along the Ohio River off US Route 50 in the Cincinnati community of Sayler Park. The race starts at 1:00 PM, with race day registration beginning at noon at the Riverview Shelter  inside the Park. Preregistration is only $5.00 for RCGC members and $10.00 for the general public. Register online at www.runsignup.com. Race day registration will be $10.00 for Club members and $15.00 for general public. Awards will go to the top overall male and female runner, and top male and female runners in the following age groups: 18 & Under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ . Food and drinks will be provided to all participants after the race.
  RACE DETAILS:
  • DATE: Sunday January 24, 2016
  • TIME: 1:00 PM
  • PLACE: Fernbank Park, Cincinnati OH
  • DISTANCE: 5K All Terrain Run around the paths of Fernbank Park
  • INFORMATION: The Runners’ Club of Greater Cincinnati will be hosting a 5k run on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Fernbank Park on the West Side of Cincinnati. Come have fun with other Club members and meet some new runners – bring a friend along! Wear your snow shoes if you wish for added fun! Register Online.

Friday, December 18, 2015

December 2015 RCGC Grand Prix Update

Scores have been updated for the 2015 RCGC Grand Prix through the RCGC Turkey Burner Mile Run.(View Standings) using official scoring.  Official scoring is based on your best 7 races run(either A, B, C), your best B race, and a C race.  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 80 club members have participated in at least one Grand Prix Race.
 The next races in the RCGC Grand Prix will be the Egg Nog Jog  this Saturday  December 19 followed by the Turfway Tick Tock Trot on December 31.
Below is a list of the top 10 male and top 10 female club members for scoring through the Hearts and Health Run.  For more information about the Grand Prix, go to the RCGC Grand Prix Page at www.cincinnatirunning.com.
Note:If you did the Seven Hills Run, please send proof (either a picture or a race number) to cincinnatirunning@gmail.com. Also let us know about errors as they sometimes can be made.
RCGC Grand Prix Standings
through Turkey Burner Mile

Top 10 FemalesTop 10 Males
NameTotalNameTotal
Barbara Ellwein738Lowell Clark729
Kila Hanrahan721James Welland720
Nurys Diaz713Robert Platt633
Caroline Siderits630Curt Whitacre621
Jenny Garrity561John Garrity589
Rebekah Wortman545Paul Seibert555
Gina Meyers540Ryan Woolley518
Jennifer Black530Richard Gabbour510
Cindy Cranmer523Martin Hovey453
Stacey Herdering487Paul Long429

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

RCGC Holiday Hangover Recovery Party - January 9

RSVP NOW for the RCGC Holiday Hangover Recovery Party!! Definitely no later than January 6, 2016. Seats are limited and will be first come first served. Location will be the Terwilliger Lodge in Montgomery OH. RSVP ASAP or we may not have room for you!

  • What: RCGC Holiday Hangover Recovery Party 
  • When: Saturday, January 9, 2016
  • Time: 7:00pm-11:00pm 
  • Where: Terwilliger Lodge, 10530 Deerfield Road, Montgomery OH (inside Dulle Park) 
  • Who: RCGC members and guests (no pets please) 
  • Info: The Club will provide entree, beverages, condiments, and wares. Members are asked to bring the following:
    Last Names beginning with A-K: Appetizer, side or salad
    Last Names beginning with L-Z: Dessert 
  • OTHER:  We will have a White Elephant Gift Exchange. Bring a gift of at least $10 that you would prefer somebody else would have.
    Email cincinnatirunning@gmail.com or let us know in our Facebook group by January 6 to attend.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Volunteer Opportunities - December 2015

Here are some upcoming opportunities where you can help out the Runners' Club of Greater. If you can help out with any of these events, we would greatly appreciate it:
  1. Holiday In Lights Run  - The club needs about 3-5 volunteers to serve as a group run leaders for the Holiday in Lights Run on December 14 so people do not get lost or hurt.  If you can help out, send an email to cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.
  2. Turfway Tick Tock Trot  - The club needs about 10-15 volunteers to help with registration, post race,  finish line and timing at the Turfway Tick Tock Trot on December 31, 2015 at Turfway Park in Florence KY.  The job is easy and it would take 2-3 hours of your time.  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 cincinnatirunning@gmail.com or sign up at the online registration page
  3. Ongoing Openings - Currently we have few openings for keeping the club running on an ongoing basis:  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 cincinnatirunning@gmail.com or attend the next board meeting on January 6.

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Frosty 5k - December 19

The Franklin County High School Track and Field Team is hosting the 7th annual Frosty 5k and Merry Mile on December 19th, 2015. The event will run on the Franklin County Schools main campus and will include a Merry Mile for the kids before the 5k. Also, there will be a chili cook-off at the end of the race that will be FREE to all participants. The start time for the Merry Mile is at 10:00 a.m. and the Frosty 5k will start at 10:45. Bring the whole family for a great race day experience that will include Christmas themed costumes, Santa and his elves. For more information visit Stuartroadracing.com. To register go to https://www.racemenu.com/events/105151-Frosty-5K-Merry-Mile.
RACE DETAILS
  • DATE: Friday, December 19th, 2015
  • TIME: 10:45 AM.
  • PLACE: Franklin County High School, Brookville, IN
  • PRE-REGISTRATION: $20- Includes a Long Sleeve T-shirt, $15 without a Long Sleeve T-shirt. $15- Merry Mile with shirt and $10- without a shirt. All participants eat free at chili cook-off. Register at https://www.racemenu.com/events/105151-Frosty-5K-Merry-Mile. Ends Monday, December 14, 2015.
  • RACE DAY REGISTRATION: $25 -Includes a Long Sleeve T-shirts while supplies last. $20- without a Long Sleeve T-shirt. $15- Merry Mile with shirt and $10- without a shirt. All participants eat free at chili cook-off.
  • RACE PACKET PICKUP: Race Packets can be picked up on Race Day at Franklin County High School starting at 8:30 up until 9:45 for Merry Mile and 10:30 for Frosty 5k.
  • COURSE: Start in front of the FCHS Gym, Go around overflow parking lot, towards middle school, through path between soccer fields and tennis courts, back to Wildcat Ln, go through Hidden Valley, back to the track, do a lap around the track, and back to the Gym. 
  • OTHER: Visit Stuartroadracing.com for more information.

Monday, December 07, 2015

Run For Cathy - December 8

Cathy Chatfield was the runner killed during Sunday's Seven Hills Run when she was struck by a car. The Independent Running Group - Cincinnati will run in her honor from Smale Park downtown. Meet on the Ohio side of the Suspension Bridge on Tuesday December 8 at 6:30 pm. All are welcome! In the News.
Details


Date: Tuesday, December 8th,2015
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: Smale Park - meet on the Ohio side of the Suspension Bridge


Friday, December 04, 2015

2015 RCGC Holiday In Lights Run - December 14


Join the Club for one of our longest running and favorite events... The Holiday in Lights Run. For 2015, we will be meeting at Tin Roof on the Banks and run with the Tin  Roof Running Crew on Monday December 14 at 6:30 pm. Run is open to the public!  We will plan on taking a group photo before we run. After the run, we will be meeting at Tin Roof for drinks and appetizers. First round of drinks will be on the club.

Run Details


When: Monday, December 14th,2015
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Tin Roof, 160 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH
What: Run a few miles around downtown.
For: Enjoying the lights of the season.
Distance: Approximately 4-5 miles round trip. View Route.
Party: Follows the run at Tin Roof at about 8:00 PM.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

December 2015 Road Races In Greater Cincinnati

Below is list of upcoming races in Greater Cincinnati in December. Check the club calendar for a few more races in December.
Saturday December 5
  • Arctic Dash, 9:00 am,Camp Kern, 5291 State Route 350, Oregonia, OH, www.kerndash.org
  • Dayton Jingle Bell Run/Walk, 9:00 am, Bellbrook MS, Bellbrook, OH, Race Information.
  • Voices of Indiana Jingle Bell 5K/10K, 9:30 am, Greendale Cabin, Greendale Park, Greendale IN, www.stuartroadracing.com
  • Santa's 5k Fun Run, 1:00 pm, Independence Fire Station 1, 1980 Delaware Crossing Independence KY, Race Information.
Sunday December 6 
  • Topo Trail Marathon East Fork State Park, 9:00 am, East Fork State Park, Bethel OH, www.topoadventuresports.org.
  • Seven Hills Run, 9:00 am, Lincoln Center 1027 Linn St. Cincinnati OH, 10:00 AM. Run Information.
Saturday December 12
  • Reindeer Romp 5k and 10k, 9:00 am, Crosby Township Senior Center, Crosby Township OHwww.crosbytwp.org.
  • Women's Recovery Center Santa Run 5K, 9:30 am, Women's Recovery Center, 515 Martin Drive, Xenia OH, www.recoverycentersinc.org
  • Jingle Bell Run/Walk, 10:00 am, Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Covington, KY, www.racedmc.com.
  • Topo Trail Running Series - East Fork State Park, 10:00 am, East Fork State Park, Bethel OH,  www.topoadventuresports.org.
Saturday December 19
Saturday December 26
Thursday December 31

Monday, November 30, 2015

2015 Turkey Burner Recap and Results

About 30 runners decided to burn a few  extra calories and figure out how fast that they could run a mile this past Sunday afternoon November 29, 2015  at the  RCGC Turkey Burner Mile Run at Summit Park in Blue Ash OH.  Conditions for the race were cold, wet, overcast and slightly windy.  The wind would effect the runners on the out and back relatively flat mile course on the former taxi runway of Blue Ash Airport.
Top finisher was James Mount with a time of 5:25 and was closely followed by Ben Hammond who ran a 5:26 and Alex Osborne who ran a 5:30. Top female was Madeline Baker who ran a 6:23. She was followed by Maliyah Mabry who ran a 6:33 and Yanina Rowley who ran a 7:03.   (View results).
 Thank you to our volunteers Barb Ellwein, Tom Glasscock, Julia Glasscock, Michael Guest, Marty Hovey,  Stacy Osborne, Bob Platt, Paul Seibert and Carol Siderits.  Without their help, the race could not have happened.  A special thank to the City of Blue Ash for allowing us to use Summit Park and the taxi runway for the race.  See you in 2016. VIEW COMPLETE RESULTS.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

2015 Turkey Burner Mile Results

And they're off
Race Results from the 2015 RCGC Turkey Burner Mile held this afternoon. Full results should be posted on our  website  eitherMonday or Tuesday of this week. If you have a question or concern, do not hesitate to contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com. Thank you.


Saturday, November 28, 2015

RCGC Board Meeting - December 2

The next RCGC Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday December 2 at the Foot Doctor at 5521 Montgomery Road in Norwood OH at 7:30 PM. The meeting is open to all current RCGC members.
We will discuss updates on upcoming races and social events.
Hope you can join us!
DETAILS
  • DATE:  Wednesday December 2, 2015
  • TIME: 7:30 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, November 27, 2015

RCGC Turkey Burner Mile - this Sunday November 29

This Sunday November 29 is the RCGC Turkey Burner Mile at Summit Park in Blue Ash OH. Race Day Registration opens at noon on the taxi runway of the former Blue Ash Airport. Race Day Cost is $10.00 General Public, $5 Age 21 and Under / RCGC Members. Race starts at 1:00 PM. For more information, visit the race information page. See you there!
RACE DETAILS:
  • DATE: Sunday November 29, 2015
  • TIME: 1:00 PM
  • PLACE: Summit Park, Blue Ash OH
  • RACE DAY REGISTRATION: Opens at noon at the taxi runway in Summit Park. Cost is $10.00 - General Public, $5 - Age 21 and Under / RCGC Members.
  • INFORMATION: Join the Runners' Club on Sunday November 29 for the Turkey Burner Mile. Race Day Registration Only beginning at noon. $5 for RCGC Club Members / 21 & Under. $10 for everybody else. Questions? Visit the race information page or contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Online Registration Is Open for 2016 Valentine's Labor of Love Run

Online registration is now open for one of the most fun and unusual races you'll find in Cincinnati - the 2016  Valentine's Labor of Love 2 Mile Run(Check out last year's video). In 2009 we added new team 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 2011, we added the family teams i.e Father - Daughter, Mother-Son.  See what we do in 2016! 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. Register now.
RACE DETAILS
  • DATE: Sunday, February 7, 2016 - Open to All.
  • TIME: 10:30 AM.
    Note New Time
  • PLACE: Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY.
  • PRE-REGISTRATION: ends Monday, February 1st, 2016.
  • PACKET PICK-UP: Tri-State Running Company, Edgewood, Saturday, February 15, 2014 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: Register online.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Running Movie Coming to Cincinnati Next Tuesday

Got in an email:
I want to thank you for your efforts so far in helping to get the word out about the premiere of the award-winning film Run Free: The True Story of Caballo Blanco at the Esquire Theatre in Cincinnati next Tuesday night. We are really excited to be coming to Cincinnati and we hope you are too. The event is sponsored by Bob Ronckers Running Spot. If you are unfamiliar with this film, which is about ultra-running legend Micah True -- made famous by the book Born to Run -- then please check out our trailer at www.runfreemovie.com under the Media Gallery tab. Our audiences are loving this film as evidenced by the new record of 410 people who turned out at our show in Minneapolis two weeks ago, and another sold-out audience of 300 that we had at Indianapolis last night! This film has captured the hearts of everyone who has seen it.
 Tickets for the show are available for $12 in advance at www.imathlete.com/events/runfree. The day of the show they will be $15 at the door. Know that part of the proceeds go directly back to Copper Canyon to support the Tarahumara. Thank you for that!
Due to a miscommunication with the theatre, the screening of Run Free: The True Story of Caballo Blanco will start at 7:30 p.m. and not 7 p.m. as previously reported next Tuesday night December 1 at the Esquire Theatre.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Turfway Tick Tock Trot - December 31

The inaugeral Turfway Tick Tock Trot is a new way to "run" into the New Year in Greater Cincinnati! Open to men, women and children, this event will be under the lights at Turfway Park in Florence Kentucky on Thursday December 31 at 11:45 PM. Runners do two laps around the Turfway Park race track for two miles or 16 furlongs. Top 25 Males and Top 25 Females will receive awards. No dogs or strollers are allowed on the track. Early registration is $25.00 and includes a long sleeve T-shirt and $30 on race day. Part of the 2015 RCGC Grand Prix and your last chance for a C Race. Visit www.cincinnatirunning.com or the online registration page for more information.
RACE DETAILS
  • DATE: Thursday, December 31, 2015
  • TIME: 11:45 PM.
  • PLACE: Turfway Park, Florence, KY. 
  • PRE-REGISTRATION: $25- General Public and $20- RCGC Members. Includes a commemorative Long Sleeve T-shirt plus entry into the Turfway Park New Year's Party after the race. Register online at www.cincinnatirunning.com. Ends Monday, December 28, 2015 or until all slots are filled. 
  • RACE DAY REGISTRATION: $30 (No discounts). Includes a Long Sleeve T-shirts while supplies last plus entry into the Turfway Park New Year's Party after the race. Opens at 10:30 PM at Turfway Park and closes at 11:40 PM or until all slots are filled.  Enter through Gate B and go to the Second Floor.  Show up before 10:30 PM to enjoy live horse racing before the humans race.
  • RACE PACKET PICKUP: Race Packets can be picked up on Race Day at Turfway Park beginning at 10:30 until 11:40 PM.  Enter through Gate B and go to the Second Floor.  Show up before 10:30 PM to enjoy live horse racing.
  • COURSE: Two laps around the Turfway Park Track for a total of two miles or 16 furlongs.  No dogs or strollers allowed on the track.
  • OTHER: Visit www.cincinnatirunning.com, the race flier  or the online registration page for more information. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Volunteer Opportunities - November 2015

Here are some upcoming opportunities where you can help out the Runners' Club of Greater. If you can help out with any of these events, we would greatly appreciate it:
  1. RCGC Turkey Burner Mile Run  - The club needs about 5-10 volunteers to help with registration, finish line and timing at the RCGC Turkey Burner Mile Run at Summit Park in Blue Ash OH.  The job is easy and it would take 1-2 hours of your time.  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 cincinnatirunning@gmail.com or sign up at the Volunteer Page.
  2. Turfway Tick Tock Trot  - The club needs about 10-15 volunteers to help with registration, post race,  finish line and timing at the Turfway Tick Tock Trot on December 31, 2015 at Turfway Park in Florence KY.  The job is easy and it would take 2-3 hours of your time.  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 cincinnatirunning@gmail.com or sign up at the online registration page
  3. Ongoing Openings - Currently we have few openings for keeping the club running on an ongoing basis:  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 cincinnatirunning@gmail.com or attend the next board meeting on December 2.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

November 2015 RCGC Grand Prix Update

Scores have been updated for the 2015 RCGC Grand Prix through the Hearts and Health Run.(View Standings) using official scoring.  Official scoring is based on your best 7 races run(either A, B, C), your best B race, and a C race.  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 80 club members have participated in at least one Grand Prix Race.
 The next races in the RCGC Grand Prix will be the Straight Street Climb on Sunday November 22 followed by the Turkey Burner Mile on Sunday November 29.
Below is a list of the top 10 male and top 10 female club members for scoring through the Hearts and Health Run.  For more information about the Grand Prix, go to the RCGC Grand Prix Page at www.cincinnatirunning.com.
RCGC Grand Prix Standings
through Hearts and Health Run

Top 10 FemalesTop 10 Males
NameTotalNameTotal
Barbara Ellwein739Lowell Clark729
Kila Hanrahan721James Welland720
Nurys Diaz713Robert Platt625
Caroline Siderits628Curt Whitacre573
Jennifer Black530John Garrity539
Cindy Cranmer523Ryan Woolley518
Jenny Garrity513Paul Seibert508
Rebekah Wortman495Richard Gabbour465
Gina Meyers493Martin Hovey453
Stacey Herdering    439Jerry Patton413

Friday, November 06, 2015

38th Annual Seven Hills Run - December 6

The Seven Hills Run is a 13.2 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 38th Annual Seven Hills Run takes place on Sunday December 6, 2015 and will start near downtown at the Lincoln Community Center on Linn Street 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 $35.00 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 $15.00 the day of the event if they are available.
For more information, visit the Seven Hills Run Information Page 
RACE DETAILS
  • DATE: Sunday, December 6, 2015 
  • TIME: 9:00 am
  • PLACE: Lincoln Community Center, 1027 Linn St., Cincinnati OH
  • INFO: 13.2 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, visit the Seven Hills Run Information Page

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

2015 Thanksgiving Day Races In Greater Cincinnati

It is about three weeks until Thanksgiving and before you sit down and eat, you can do a run or walk.  There are quite a few races on Thanksgiving Day 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.

  • 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.  They start early so you can get the race in and get on with your day. Race Information
  • 37th Annual Turkey Trot, 8:30 AM, Riverfront Park, Miamisburg OH - The Turkey Trot has been a Dayton Area Thanksgiving tradition for over 35 years! Presented by the Ohio River Road Runners Club and the City of Miamisburg, visit www.orrrc.org for more information.
  • 106th Annual Thanksgiving Day Race9:00 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.
  • 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 www.runningtime.net.
  • 5th Annual Turkey Mosh 5K Fun Run , 10:00 AM, Mary Queen of Heaven School Erlanger, KY - New start time for 2015! Sign up and enjoy a 5K on Thanksgiving Day.  Visit http://www.mqhschool.com or http://turkeymosh.webs.com for more information.

Monday, November 02, 2015

2015 Norwood Striders and Adversaries Reunion - November 13

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 13. Come and mourn for your lost youth with a bunch of people that were there with you. Everyone is welcome.
Details
  • DATE: Friday November 13, 2015 
  • 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 30, 2015

Daylight Savings Time Ends This Weekend

Daylight Saving Time ends on the first Sunday in November which is this Sunday November12. 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, October 29, 2015

November 2015 Races

Below is list of upcoming races in November. Check the club calendar for a few more races in November.
Sunday November 1
Saturday November 7
  • Fighting Hunger 5k Run and Walk, 8:30 am, Matthew 25: Ministries, Blue Ash OHwww.m25m.org.
  • Cincinnati Right to Life Pro-Life Saver 5K Run/Walk, 10:30 am, Lunken Playfield, Cincinnati, OH, http://cincyrace.com 
Saturday November 14
  • LCPL Taylor B. Prazynski Memorial 5K Run, Walk and Roll, 9:00 am, Waterworks Park, Fairfield OHwww.runningtime.net.
  • Turkeyfoot Trot 5K Run/Walk, 9:00 am, St. Barbara Church, Independence KY,  www.turkeyfoottrot.com
Sunday November 15
  •  Honor Run Half Marathon, 7:00 AM, Florence Y'All Tower, Florence Mall, Florence KY, www.honorrunhalf.com
  • Yellow Jacket 5k Run and Walk and 10K Run, 9:00 AM, Three Rivers Educational Campus, Cleves OH, www.stuartroadracing.com.
Saturday November 21
  • Fairfield Family YMCA Turkey Trot 5K, 9:00 am, Waterworks Park, Fairfield, OH, www.speedy-feet.com.
  • Girls On The Run Fall 5K, 10:00 am, Sawyer Point Park, downtown Cincinnati, OH, www.gotrcincinnati.org
Sunday November 22
Thursday November 26
Sunday November 29

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

RCGC Turkey Burner Mile - November 29

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 race at Summit Park in Blue Ash OH on Sunday November 29th at 1:00 PM. Race-day only registration beginning at Noon - $5.00 for Club Members/ 21 & Under. $10.00 for General Public. Note: To get the discount, please have the club membership card. Awards for the top overall male and top overall female plus age group awards. Questions? Visit the race information page or contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.
RACE DETAILS:
  • DATE: Sunday November 29, 2015
  • TIME: 1:00 PM
  • PLACE: Summit Park, Blue Ash OH
  • INFORMATION: Join the Runners' Club on Sunday November 29 for the Turkey Burner Mile. Race Day Registration Only beginning at noon. $5 for RCGC Club Members / 21 & Under. $10 for everybody else. Questions? Visit the race information page or contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.

Friday, October 23, 2015

RCGC Board Meeting - October 28

The next RCGC Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday October 28 at the Foot Doctor at 5521 Montgomery Road in Norwood OH at 7:30 PM. The meeting is open to all current RCGC members.
We will discuss updates on upcoming races and social events.
Hope you can join us!
DETAILS
  • DATE:  Wednesday October 28, 2015
  • TIME: 7:30 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

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Straight Street Climb - November 22

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 the late1970's. 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.
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 22, 2015 
  • 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.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A Brave 5k - November 7

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A Brave 5K will be held on Saturday, November 7 at Oxford Community Park. This run/walk is sponsored by the Talawanda Track and Cross Country teams. The run/walk will start at 9:00 a.m. Awards will be given to the top Talawanda employee and graduate, overall winners, and age-group winners. Pre-registration at the lowest price and to guarantee a t-shirt ends on Saturday, October 24.
 Register this week to save money and guarantee a t-shirt. The attached registration form may be used to register. Or, you may go to www.ABrave5k.com to register on-line or get more information.

Monday, October 19, 2015

RCGC Fall Member Meeting Tonight at Terwilliger Lodge

All members of the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati and their guests are welcome to attend the 2015 RCGC Fall Member Meeting. The meeting will take place tonight starting at 6:30 PM at the Terwilliger Lodge, located on Deerfield Road in Montgomery OH. On hand will be guest speaker Connie Kolita from Bob Roncker's Running Spot. Connie is an avid runner and likes to hash on occasion. She will talk about apparel for the fall running season.  The meeting will cover the following:
  1. Food and drink provided courtesy of the club
  2. Announcements to Upcoming Events
  3. Quarterly Club Updates
  4. Featured Speaker Connie Kolita
  5. Member Forum
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the RCGC Fall Member Meeting Meeting.

DETAILS
  • DATE:  Monday October 19, 2015
  • TIME: 6:30 PM
  • PLACE: Terwilliger Lodge, Deerfield Road, Montgomery OH
  • INFORMATION: Fall Member Meeting of the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati.    On hand will be guest speaker Connie Kolita from Bob Roncker's Running Spot plus updates on the current status of the club.  Food and Drink begins at 6:30 pm followed by the meeting at 7:00 PM.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

2015 Hearts and Health Run 4 Mile Run / Walk Results

Here are the Overall Results and Awards List to the  Hearts and Health 4 Mile Run / Walk  held on Saturday October 17. Full Results will be posted on www.cincinnatirunning.com  on Monday.   If there is a concern or question,  do not hesitate to contact us. If you won an award and were not present to receive it, contact us and we will forward the info to the appropriated person so you can get your award.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

2015 RCGC Grand Prix Update - October

Scores have been updated for the 2015 RCGC Grand Prix through the Cliftonfest 5k Run / Walk.(View Standings) using official scoring.  Official scoring is based on your best 7 races run(either A, B, C), your best B race, and a C race.  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 80 club members have participated in at least one Grand Prix Race.
 The next race in the RCGC Grand Prix will be the Hearts and  Health Run / Walk on Saturday October 17.
Below is a list of the top 10 male and top 10 female club members for scoring through the Cliftonfest 5k.  For more information about the Grand Prix, go to the RCGC Grand Prix Page at www.cincinnatirunning.com.
RCGC Grand Prix Standings
through Cliftonfest 5k

Top 10 FemalesTop 10 Males
NameTotalNameTotal
Barbara Ellwein739Lowell Clark729
Kila Hanrahan721James Welland720
Nurys Diaz713Robert Platt625
Caroline Siderits628Curt Whitacre573
Jennifer Black530John Garrity539
Cindy Cranmer523Ryan Woolley518
Jenny Garrity513Paul Seibert508
Rebekah Wortman495Richard Gabbour465
Gina Meyers493Martin Hovey453
Stacey Herdering439Jerl Patton413

Monday, October 12, 2015

RCGC Fall Member Meeting - October 19

All members of the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati and their guests are welcome to attend the 2015 RCGC Fall Member Meeting. The meeting will take place on Monday October 19, 2015 starting at 6:30 PM  at the Terwilliger Lodge, located on Deerfield Road in Montgomery OH. On hand will be guest speaker Connie Kolita from Bob Roncker's Running Spot. Connie is an avid runner and likes to hash on occasion. She will talk about apparel for the fall running season.  The meeting will cover the following:
  1. Dinner and drinks provided courtesy of the club
  2. Announcements to Upcoming Events
  3. Quarterly Club Updates
  4. Featured Speaker Connie Kolita
  5. Member Forum
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the RCGC Fall Member Meeting Meeting on Monday October 19.

DETAILS
  • DATE:  Monday October 19, 2015
  • TIME: 6:30 PM
  • PLACE: Terwilliger Lodge, Deerfield Road, Montgomery OH
  • INFORMATION: Fall Member Meeting of the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati.   On hand will be guest speaker Connie Kolita from Bob Roncker's Running Spot plus updates on the current status of the club.

Friday, October 09, 2015

2016 Labor of Love Run Looking For a Few More 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 2015 had about 200 runners.
The 2016 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 cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Run Free: The True Story of Caballo Blanco To Premiere In Cincinnati On December 1

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 “Run Free: The True Story of Caballo Blanco,” a feature-length documentary about ultra-running legend Micah True, will screen at the Esquire Theatre in Cincinnati on Tuesday, December 1 at 7 p.m 7:30 pm. The one-night-only event is hosted by Bob Roncker’s Running Spot.
   Micah True, better known as Caballo Blanco – the White Horse – was the focal character of Christopher McDougall’s 2009 best-selling book “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen” about the Tarahumara Indians of northern Mexico. Also known as the Rarámuri, or Running People, they are some of the best long-distance runners in the world.
  Caballo Blanco was an enigmatic visionary who lived and ran with the Tarahumara after moving to remote Copper Canyon in the 1990s, and who created the fifty-mile Copper Canyon Ultra-Marathon to honor their running traditions and aid in their sustainability. Now in its thirteenth year, the race attracts hundreds of local Tarahumara to the village of Urique to compete alongside some of the best runners in the world. All race finishers receive five hundred pounds of corn, which the international runners traditionally donate to the local Tarahumara, commemorating the spirit of sharing, or “kórima,” which is a way of life among the natives of Copper Canyon.
The documentary is directed by Sterling Noren, a filmmaker from Seattle who met Micah True in 2009. Most of the material for the film was recorded in the weeks leading up to the 2012 race. Shortly after that race, Micah True disappeared in the Gila Wilderness of New Mexico during his daily run, prompting ultra-runners from all over the country to drop everything and join in the search. His body was recovered several days later, found on a trail in a deserted canyon by some of his friends.
   “We wanted to tell the story of Micah True in a way that was exciting and authentic, so that viewers could get a sense of what an amazing and inspiring person he was,” said Noren. “Micah’s vision lives on and his legacy is honored in this film. The film shares Micah’s compelling message of love, hope and kórima with the world while helping sustain the people and culture that meant so much to him. We’re honored to be part of this project and are committed to keeping Micah’s mission alive.”
  Micah’s genuine passion for honoring the sacred running traditions of the Tarahumara people was the essence of his being,” said Maria Walton, executive producer of the film and Micah True’s girlfriend at the time of his death. “We made this film to share Micah’s vision of hope for the Tarahumara culture and empower people everywhere with his joy of running.”
  The 90-minute film recently won the 2015 Bud Greenspan Memorial Film and Video Award, presented by the Track & Field Writers of America. In addition, the film also was named winner of the prestigious Award of Excellence from the IndieFEST Film Awards, which recognizes film, television and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, contributing to profound social change. The IndieFEST Film Awards said of its latest winners, “The IndieFEST is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent. The judges were pleased with the exceptional high quality of entries,” of which Run Free was singled out for its creative excellence.
  Most recently, the film was named the Best Documentary at the 2015 Arizona International Film Festival.
  A percentage of the film’s profits, including DVD sales, will go to benefit Norawas de Rarámuri (Friends of the Running People), the non-profit agency founded by Micah True to preserve traditional Tarahumara culture. Norawas de Rarámuri works to provide maize, non-GMO seed corn, and cash awards for participating Tarahumara runners, both men and women alike. On this way, the organization offers Tarahumara families nutrition during drought and support for a tradition of small farms necessary to both physical and cultural survival.
  Tickets for the event are $12 in advance at www.imathlete.com/events/runfree or $15 at the door the night of the show. The Esquire Theatre is located at 320 Ludlow Ave. in Cincinnati.
  From its existence in 1981, Bob Roncker’s Running Spot has been recognized as a pioneer and leader in the run specialty industry. With stores in O’Bryonville, Loveland, Glendale and Newport, the Running Spot is built on the foundations of expertise, service and community involvement. For more information about BRRS, go to www.runningspot.com. For more information about the film, go to www.runfreemovie.com.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Smiles and Miles In Honor of Marie Schaffstein 5k Race Recap

 The Smiles and Miles 5k In Honor of Marie Schaffstein is done in the memory of Marie Schaffstein and raises funds for St Agnes School. Marie Schaffstein was a 17 year old student at Notre Dame Academy and was killed in an automobile accident in 2010. This was the 5th year for the race, and the first time that I ran it.  I decided to do this race since Ft. Wright Kentucky is about 15 minutes from my home, it was in the afternoon at 4:00 PM so there was no need to get up early, and it had been about 5-6 years since I ran in the Devou Park and Park Hills area.
 The race started and finished at St. Agnes Church in Ft. Wright Kentucky.  I arrived early enough to get a parking spot at the church. Parking was cramped at the church due to their Oktoberfest on Friday and Saturday and the race on Sunday.  If I needed to, I could have parked at either Covington Catholic or across the street. They had about 300 runners and walkers. Race Day Registration was $30 which did not include a shirt but they gave you two food and drink tickets. Course went through the residential areas of  Ft. Wright, Park Hills and parts of Covington as it went through part of Devou Park. It was a hilly course but there are far worse hills to run in the area than what was on the course(I ran cross country at Covington Catholic a long time ago so I am quite familiar with the area's hills). They had one waterstop on the course and the miles were marked with volunteers reading off the times.
Post race like most races featured bananas and water.  The food and drink tickets entitled you to hamburgers, hot dogs, sub sandwiches from Sub Station II, Skyline Chili, sweet treats like cookies and cupcakes, and chicken fried rice from Oriental Wok.  I used the tickets for the sub sandwiches and the chicken fried rice.  Overall, it was a nice race with a course different from the ones that you get today. I may do it again next year depending on my schedule.  For race results, visit www.sprunning.com. View Results.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

2015 Halloween Races 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.    Here are a few of them: 
  • Zombie 5k Run / Walk, Saturday October 3, 4:00 PM, RiversEdge Park, 2nd Street and Buckeye Street, 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 www.bc-unitedway.org for more information about the race.
  • Running Scared 5k, Saturday October 10, 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 www.runningscared5k.org for more information.
  • Harvest Hustle 5k Run / WalkSunday October 18 1:00 PM, NHR Penntown,13146 N. State Road 101, Sunman, IN 47041 - 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 www.stuartroadracing.com for more information or to register.
  • 30th Annual Ghost N Goblin 5k Run/Walk, Tuesday October 20 6:30 PM, RiverScape MetroPark, 111 East Monument Avenue, (downtown) Dayton, OH  - The Ghost N Goblin 5k has been a Dayton Halloween tradition for 30 years! Presented by the Ohio River Road Runners Club, the 2015 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 www.orrrc.org for more information.  
  • Run Like Hell 5k, Friday October 23 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. 
  • Mud-o-Ween 5k, Saturday October 24, 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 www.countrysideymca.org for more information.
  • Undead 5k, Saturday October 24, 4:00 PM, Corwin Nixon Park, Mason OH, The Zombie Apocalypse is here. Are you prepared? An obstacle filled 5K run/walk through Zombie infested territory. Can You Survive? Visit www.undead5k.com for more information.
  • Boo Run Run 5kSunday October 25, 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 www.wyomingyouthservices.com for more information.
  • NAMI Trick or Trot 5k, Saturday October 31, 9:00 AM, Lindner Family Tennis Center, Mason OH -  Dust off your your silliest, spookiest costumes and join NAMI for the first annual NAMI Trick or Trot 5K run!  For more information, visit www.nami-cc.org.
  • Great Pumpkin Run, Saturday October 31 10:00 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.
  • Goshen Firefighters Halloween 5k Run / Walk, Saturday October 31 2:00 PM, Kathryn Stagge-Marr Community Park, Goshen OH, The Goshen Professional Firefighters Association will host the first annual Halloween 5K Run/Walk to raise money for community outreach programs. The event will start and end at the Goshen Community Park off Goshen Road near the High School. The Run/Walk will transverse the park and school property following a marked trail used for HS cross country meets. Runners/Walkers are encouraged to show up in costume, awards will be given for best costume in 10 different age groups. Visit the online registration page for more information.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

2015 October Races in Greater Cincinnati

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 3
Sunday October 4
  • Norse Dash 5k Run / Walk, 11:00 am, Campus Recreation Center, Northen Kentucky University, Highland Heights KY, Race Information.
  • Smiles and Miles For Maria Schaffenstein 5k, 4:00 pm, Saint Agnes Church, Ft. Wright KY, www.sprunning.com.
 Saturday October 10
Sunday October 11
Saturday October 17
  • Hearts and Health Run, 9:00 am, Otto Armleder Park, Cincinnati OH, Race Information.
Sunday October 18
Friday October 23
    Saturday October 24
    Sunday October 25
    Saturday October 31
    • Kevin C. Barnhill Memorial Fund 5K Run and Walk, 9:00 am, Testerman Park, Maineville OH, www.runningtime.net.
    • NAMI Trick or Trot 5k, 9:00 AM, Lindner Family Tennis Center, Mason OH, www.nami-cc.org

    Tuesday, September 29, 2015

    Little Miami Triathlon Fall 2015 - this Sunday Oct 4th

    Got in an email:
     The Morgan Family will once again be hosting the Little Miami Triathlon in the beautiful, historically significant Little Miami River Valley on Sunday Oct. 4,2015. This unique event features the traditional type of triathlon but with the swimming leg being replaced by paddling in either a canoe (as a 2 person team) or in a kayak (as an individual participant). Online registration can be found at https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=121923 and closes Oct 1. Day of registration is also available at Morgan’s Canoe Livery, 5701 State Route 350, Oregonia OH 45054, before 9am.
     This event was created 36 years ago by Bob Roncker, of Running Spot fame, with Gary Morgan, one of the owners of Morgan’s Canoe and Outdoor Adventures. It was inspired by the Ironman Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii in 1979 and was the first triathlon of its kind produced in the U.S. The competition is comprised of a 6 mile canoe/kayak race, 5.5 mile run and 18 mile bike race in that order. Different divisions include Male/Male, Male/Female, Female/Female, Parent/Child and Masters. There even have been grandparents teamed up with grandkids! Participants enter for a variety of reasons…whether it be to win, to just have fun, to set a goal like weight loss, or to bond with their partner(whether it is a friend, co-­‐worker, child, spouse or significant other) in a fun way.
    “ I have done triathlons and endurance events from Berlin to Bangkok. I can say without a doubt that the LMT is my favorite race anywhere. I have done this race more times over the last 15 years than any other race” says Bernie Casey, Race Participant.
     The triathlon benefits the Cincinnati Association for the Blind as well as many Warren County Boy Scout groups. Gary Morgan continues to produce and direct this event.
     The Morgan Family pioneered the canoeing and paddlesport industry in the Southwestern Ohio and Southeastern Indiana regions over 50 years ago. For more info go to www.littlemiamitriathlon.com or www.morganscanoe.com.

    2015 Cliftonfest 5k Run / Walk Recap

    About 111 runners and walkers flocked to Burnett Woods for the 2015 Cliftonfest 5k Run / Walk. Conditions were sunny. A  few fast times were run on the rolling course in around and through Burnett Woods. TJ Lentz successfully defended his title as top overall male with a time of 18:41 and was followed by Garrett Speight who ran a 19:50.  Overall women's winner was Melissa Sliney who ran a 23:22 followed by Kate Gormley who ran a 24:30. Go to www.cincinnatirunning.com for a complete list of results.
     Thank you to sponsors TriHealth, Skyline Chili who helped feed many of our runners, LaPoste for donating $50 gift cards to the fastest male and female runners and Hansa Guild, Clifton Natural Foods, Graeters, Los Potrillos, Kilimanjaro , Biaggios, Adrian-Durban Florist, J Gumbos, Esquire Theatre, and Ludlow Wines who all donated awards. View Results

    Sunday, September 27, 2015

    2015 Cliftonfest 5k Run / Walk Results

    Here are the Overall Results and Awards List to the  Cliftonfest 5k Run / Walk  held on Sunday September 27. Full Results will be posted on www.cincinnatirunning.com  on Monday.   If there is a concern or question,  do not hesitate to contact us. If you won an award and were not present to receive it, contact us and we will forward the info to Cliftonfest so you can get your award.

    Friday, September 25, 2015

    RCGC Board Meeting - September 30

    The next RCGC Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday September 30 at the Foot Doctor at 5521 Montgomery Road in Norwood OH at 7:30 PM. The meeting is open to all current RCGC members.
    We will discuss updates on upcoming races and social events.
    Hope you can join us!
    DETAILS
    • DATE:  Wednesday September 30, 2015
    • TIME: 7:30 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

    Wednesday, September 23, 2015

    Volunteer Opportunities - Fall 2015

    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. Cliftonfest 5k Finish Line  - The club needs about 5 volunteers to help with finish line and timing at the Cliftonfest 5k on September 27, 2015 at Burnett Woods Park.  The job is easy and it would take 1-2 hours of your time.  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 cincinnatirunning@gmail.com
    2. Hearts and Health Run Timing  - The club needs about 5 volunteers to help with finish line set up and timing at the Hearts and Health Run  on Saturday October 17, 2015 at Otto Armleder Park.  The job is easy and it would take 1-2 hours of your time.  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 cincinnatirunning@gmail.com
    3. Ongoing Openings - Currently we have few openings for keeping the club running on an ongoing basis:  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 cincinnatirunning@gmail.com or attend the next board meeting on September 30.

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

    RCGC Members That Did The 2015 Hudepohl Brewery Run

    Since the Hudy 14k had a significant part in the club's history, I compiled a list of those members that did the 2015 Hudy 14k run this past Saturday. If your name is not listed, send us an email and we will verify your data:
    Club Members Who Ran the Hudy 14k
    NamePlaceTime
    Jennifer Black5051:17:55
    Lowell Clark4311:16:17
    Cindy Cranmer11081:31:01
    Nurys Diaz10461:29:26
    Barbara Ellwein19202:13:38
    Jenny Garrity13471:37:47
    John Garrity1171:05:07
    Kila Hanrahan7701:23:43
    Martin Hovey16461:48:18
    Jerry Muskal12111:33:33
    Gary Payne10821:30:18
    Greg Roa651:01:34
    Andrew Rohne6901:22:03
    Paul Seibert12611:35:04
    Caroline Siderits18572:04:46
    Curt Whitacre3951:15:19
    Rebekah Wortman3401:14:09

    Club Members Who Ran The 7k
    NamePlaceTime
    Jeff Allen2732:32
    Todd Hofacre9151:03:08
    Erin Martell71453:09
    Amy McManus61250:35
    Bob Obermeyer49047:33
    Jerry Patton44346:34
    Lisa Roa61150:34
    John Roach8437:39

    Thursday, September 17, 2015

    2015 Grand Prix Update - September

    Scores have been updated for the 2015 RCGC Grand Prix through A Midsummer Night's Run.(View Standings). Since there were no RCGC Grand Prix Races between the Midsummer Run and now, we were able to update results based on official scoring. Official scoring is based on your best 7 races run(either A, B, C), your best B race, and a C race.  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 80 club members have participated in at least one Grand Prix Race.
     The next race in the RCGC Grand Prix will be the Brewery Run 14k and 7k which is this Saturday September 19 in downtown Cincinnati and the Panerathon 10k and 5k which is this Sunday September 20 at the Deerfield Town Center in Mason.
    Below is a list of the top 11 male and top 11 female club members for scoring through A Midsummer Night's Run.  For more information about the Grand Prix, go to the RCGC Grand Prix Page at www.cincinnatirunning.com.
    RCGC Grand Prix Standings
    through A Midsummer Night's Run

    Top FemalesTop Males
    NameTotalNameTotal
    Barbara Ellwein680Lowell Clark726
    Kila Hanrahan625James Welland672
    Nurys Diaz564Robert Platt625
    Caroline Siderits536Ryan Woolley518
    Stacey Herdering439Curt Whitacre476
    Jennifer Black433John Garrity441
    Kaitlin Ryckman432Paul Seibert416
    Cindy Cranmer429Paul Long383
    Jenny Garrity420Richard Gabbour367
    Gina Meyers395Jerry Patton366
    Rebekah Wortman395Martin Hovey362

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015

    2015 Run@Work Day and Run@School Day - September 18

    The 10th Annual RRCA Run@Work Day and 4th Run@School Day presented by the RRCA is this Friday September 18. 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 18.

    Thursday, September 10, 2015

    Running Movie This Saturday At The Cincinnati Film Festival

    Got in an email:
    Greetings!
     I’m a producer (and one of the runners) of an inspirational documentary film called “From Fat To Finish Line.”  The film tells the tale of 12 people from across the country (one of the runners, Carly York, is a local from right outside Cincinnati!) who have lost 100 pounds or more through healthier eating and running. The 12 runners became friends through Facebook and teamed up to run the 200 mile, Ragnar Relay Race, from Miami to Key West Florida. The film follows their journey to the finish line while discussing their weight loss journeys. It’s a film for anyone who has ever dreamed big and dared to put one foot in front of another to reach the finish line.
     The film will screen this Saturday September 12th at 3PM at Showboat Majestic on 435 E. Mehring Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202.
    Tickets can be purchased in advance here: http://www.cincyticket.com or purchased the day of at the box office.
     I would love for you and your running club to come to the screening. Myself, along with Carly and the Director of the film will be around for a question and answer session after the screening.
     If you would  like to learn a little bit more about the film and runners, check out the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FatToFinish.
    There is also have a Facebook event page where you can learn more about the screening: https://www.facebook.com/events/912632318824689/
     The team has been featured on Today Show, Runner’s World Magazine, Health Magazine and NPR radio. I hope you’ll consider joining us and please spread the word! We would love the support of the running community. :) Please feel free to contact me with any questions!!
     Here’s a link to the movie trailer: http://www.runnersworld.com/newswire/from-fat-to-finish-line-documentary-premieres
    Warmly,
    Jen Roe
    Producer From Fat To Finish Line
    Runner #7