Friday, June 26, 2015

Help Fund the Documentary BOSTON

BOSTON is the first-ever documentary film about the Boston Marathon. Directed by award-winning marathoner/filmmaker Jon Dunham,  BOSTON tells the rich history of America's premiere race - the oldest annually run marathon in the world. The film features interviews with Champions from across the globe, rare archival material from the vaults of the Boston Athletic Association and captures the Boston Marathon's impact and legacy on the sport.
Whether you have run Boston, or you know someone who has, or you are just a fan, you can become an important part of the storied history of the Boston Marathon by bringing it to the big screen. You can even earn amazing incentives! They have a page at to help fund the making of BOSTON.  You can also donate at who will match up to $100,000 of the donations.
 To learn more, visit

Thursday, June 25, 2015

2015 Grand Prix Update - June Standings

Scores have been updated for the 2015 RCGC Grand Prix through Memorial Day Race 39(View Standings). 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 Hyde Park Blast which is this Saturday June 27, followed by the Madeira Mile on Thursday July 2.
Below is a list of the top 10 male and top 10 female club members for scoring through Memorial Day Race 39.  Currently scoring is based on all the races that you have done for 2015. Official scoring will be based on your best 7 races(either A, B, C), your best B race, and your best C Race so you still have time to catch up. Official scoring will not be calculated until after the Summer Cross Country Series when members have a chance to get a C Race.(For a complete listing of standings, go to
RCGC Grand Prix Standings
through Memorial Day Race 39

Top 10 FemalesTop 10 Males
Nurys Diaz565Lowell Clark872
Barbara Ellwein554James Welland572
Kila Hanrahan527Robert Platt529
Caroline Siderits442Ryan Woolley493
Kaitlin Ryckman432John Garrity441
Jenny Garrity421Paul Seibert416
Rebekah Wortman395Curt Whitacre378
Stacey Herdering390Richard Gabbour367
Gina Meyers345Jerry Patton366
Jennifer Black337Martin Hovey362

If you ran one of the recent races and did not get credit for it, let us know.  View Standings

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

2015 RCGC Urban Cross Country Series Begins July 16

The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati along with the Norwood High School Cross Country Team brings free cross country runs to Lower Millcrest Park in Norwood Ohio. Every Thursday starting July 16 through August 6 , there will be a free 3 mile race at 7:30 pm.  A splendid time is guaranteed to all! For info call 513-351-6300 days. Part of the RCGC Grand Prix.
  • DATE: begins Thursday July 16, 2015 and continues to Thursday August 6
  • TIME: 7:30 PM
  • PLACE: Lower Millcrest Park, Norwood OH
  • INFORMATION: 3 mile cross country race every Thursday beginning on July 10 and ending on August 21. No entry fees unless you want your time recorded for posterity, concessions or a shirt remembering the wonderful time that you had.  For info, call 513-351-6300 days or visit the RCGC Cross Country Series Page.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

2015 Fourth of July Races In Cincinnati

In 2015, Fourth of July falls on a Saturday which means there are quite a few races on the Fourth of July in the Greater Cincinnati Area.  It is highly likely that there will be one near where you live. Here are a few of them.  Visit the RCGC Calendar for a few more races on the Fourth of July.
Thursday July 2
  • Madeira Mile, 6:30 pm, Madeira Presbyterian Church, 8000 Miami Ave,Madeira OH, Race Information.
Saturday July 4
  • Rocket Man 5k/10k/15K, 7:30 am, Miami Riverview Park, Loveland OH,
  • City of Edgewood Independence Day 5k Run/Walk, 7:30 am, Presidents Park, Edgewood KY, Steve Prescott,
  • Conquer the Hill 10k, 8:00 am, Evendale Recreation Complex, Evendale OH, Kim Pielage,
  • Greendale 4th of July 5k Run/Walk, 8:00 am, Greendale Park, Greendale IN,
  • Run For Liberty 5k, 8:00 am, Lakota East High School, West Chester OH,
  • Campbell County YMCA Firecracker 5000, 8:15 am, Tower Park, Ft. Thomas KY, Campbell County YMCA.
  • Pray~Hope~Believe 5K Walk/Run, 8:30am, Colerain Municipal Complex, Colerain Township OH, Race Information.
  • Run 4 Home 5k, 8:30am, Armco Park, Lebanon OH

Monday, June 15, 2015

2015 Summer All Comers Track Meets Begininng Friday June 19

These meets were started by Don Wahle and friends in the early 1960s and continued uninterrupted until 1996. Now they are back.
This year, beginning Friday, June 19  and continuing each Friday for the next 5 weeks,  track and field will be hosted at the track and field stadium at Walnut Hills High School. Free events and open to everyone regardless of age or ability. Hosted by Bob Roncker's Running Spot.  For more information, visit their website.
  •  DATE: begins Friday June 19, 2015 continues for the next 5 Fridays.
  • TIME: 6:00 PM
  • PLACE: Marx Stadium, Walnut Hills High School
  • INFORMATION: 6 weeks of track events starting Friday June 19. More Information.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Cincinnati Nonprofit Oneball Run Virtual Relay Starts June 15

Got in an email:
The Testicular Cancer Society is having an 8,500 mile 30-day virtual relay challenge called the Oneball Run to help support testicular cancer. The interactive event allows participants to receive street views along the route as they accumulate miles and they can monitor the leader board and activity stream. The website link to join is and you can also see the recent Facebook post about the event at
The virtual event starts on June 15 and they are in great need of some actual runners  to help them reach the goal of covering a mile for each guy diagnosed with testicular cancer in the U.S. this year.
For more information, visit

Thursday, June 11, 2015

8th Annual Panerathon to Fight Hunger - September 20

Registration is live for the 8th annual Cincinnati Panerathon to Fight Hunger on Sunday, September 21st. All proceeds benefit local hunger outreach through Shared Harvest Foodbank and Mason Food Pantry.
Adults, kids, runners, walkers, well-behaved leashed dogs, and strollers are welcome! Everyone celebrates at the finish line with fresh bagels, pastries, and sandwiches from Panera Bread, entertainment with Q102, and fun for the whole family! Help fight hunger in the community and participate in a fun event. Visit to register or for more information. Note:Registration is ONLY $20 (and includes a dri-fit race shirt) if you register before July 31st!


  • DATE: Sunday September 20, 2015
  • TIME:
    • 5K/10K Run – 9:00 a.m.
    • 5K Walk - 9:05 a.m.
    • Kids Fun Run – Approximately 10:15 a.m.
  • PLACE: Panera Bread at Deerfield Towne Center - 5095 Deerfield Boulevard, Mason, OH.
  • INFO: Adults, kids, runners, walkers, well-behaved leashed dogs, and strollers are welcome! Everyone celebrates at the finish line with fresh bagels, pastries, and sandwiches from Panera Bread.  Part of the 2015 RCGC Grand Prix. Proceeds benefit  local hunger outreach through Shared Harvest Foodbank and Mason Food Pantry. Visit to register or for more information.

Monday, June 08, 2015

RCGC Board Meeting - Thursday June 11

The next RCGC Board Meeting will be held on Thursday June 11 at the Foot Doctor at 5521 Montgomery Road in Norwood OH at 7:15 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!
  • DATE:  Thursday June 11, 2015
  • 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

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Volunteers Needed For The Cheddar Challenge

Riff Raff Productions is hosting a 5k Run called The Cheddar Challenge in Yellow Springs on June 13, and they are currently looking for a pacer. The pacer will be running with a group of people completing their first ever 5k, and needs to run a 12-minute mile throughout the entire race. If interested, contact Morgan Gibson at  Please mention that you heard this opportunity via the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati as the club will get a small donation.
If you can not pace, they can use additional volunteers.  You just need to be 16 years or older and be free on Saturday June 13. If you can help, volunteer on The Cheddar Challenge Registration Page.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Celebrate National Running Day in Cincinnati this Wednesday June 3

Every day is Running Day in the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati, but Wednesday June 3 is National Running Day. National Running Day is the opportunity to promote running as a healthy, easy, and accessible form of exercise.
I heard through the grapevine that a couple of local organizations are sponsoring runs this Wednesday June 3 to celebrate.
  • The Flying Pig is organizing a group run out of Washington Park on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. for a fun, non-competitive jog around downtown and Over-the-Rhine. They will provide bibs, water and Gatorade, and a turn-by-turn course sheet for a 4.1 mile run, or you can shorten the course to your liking. Visit The Flying Pig Facebook Page for more information.
  • Bob Roncker's Running Spot will be celebrating National Running Day with a group run from all four of their stores(Newport, O'Bryonville, Loveland, and Glendale) beginning at 6:30 pm.  Visit for more information. 

June 2015 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.
Saturday June 6
Sunday June 7
Saturday June 13
  • Daniel Boone Run for Statehood 1/2 Marathon and 5k, 8:00 am, Shelby and Main Street, Falmouth KY,
  • Price Hill Pacer 5k / 10k, 8:30 am, Elder High School, Cincinnati OH,
  • Run For the Poor 5k Run / Walk, 9:00 AM, St. ELizabeth Ann Seton Church, Mount Repose OH, 
  • Deerfield Honors Veterans Flag Day 5K, 9:00 am, Cottell Park, Deerfield Township OH,
Sunday June 14
Saturday June 20
  • Chatfield College 5K Run/Walk, Chatfield College, St. Martin, OH, 
Sunday June 21
Saturday June 27
  • Hyde Park Blast presented by Richards Industries, 7:30 am, Hyde Park Square, Cincinnati OH, Website.
  • Tina's Angels Dairy Dash 5k Trail Run / Walk, 8:30 am, The Niederman Family Farm, Liberty Twp., OH,