Friday, June 30, 2017

RCGC Grand Prix Update - Summer 2017

Scores have been updated for the 2017 RCGC Grand Prix through the RCGC Track Mile.(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 75 club members have participated in at least one Grand Prix Race.
 The next races in the RCGC Grand Prix are the  Madeira Mile on July 3 followed by the Festival of the Bells on July 8 and the RCGC Heat Blister Mile on July 16.
Below is a list of the top 10 male and top 10 female club members for scoring through the RCGC Track Mile.  For more information about the Grand Prix, go to the RCGC Grand Prix Page.

Scores Through the RCGC Track Mile

Top Ten FemalesTop Ten Males
Barbara Ellwein690Rich Webber759
Ann Marr551Martin Hovey492
Dianne Webber533Ryan Woolley424
Kila Hanrahan505Richard Gabbour414
Elisa Wright472Lap Tran383
Jean Schmidt471John Garrity337
Sharon Niehaus446Lowell Clark287
Gina Meyers445Jerry Patton281
Caroline Siderits428James Welland263
Jenny Garrity419John Larkins193

Thursday, June 29, 2017

2017 RCGC Summer Cross Country Series begins July 20th

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 20 through August 10, there will be a free 2 mile race at 7:00 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 20, 2017 and continues to Thursday August 10
  • TIME: 7:00 PM
  • PLACE: Lower Millcrest Park, Norwood OH
  • INFORMATION: 2 mile cross country race every Thursday beginning on July 20 and ending on August 10. No entry fees and awards to the top overall male and top overall female. For info, call 513-351-6300 days or visit the RCGC Cross Country Series Page.

Monday, June 26, 2017

RCGC Heat Blister Mile - July 16

Looking for a way to beat the summer heat? Join the Runners Club of Greater Cincinnati at the Heat Blister Mile where we hope the temperature is hot but not Death Valley Hot! One mile race at Summit Park in Blue Ash OH on Sunday July 16 at 10:00 AM. Preregistration is $5.00 for club members /21 & Under and $10.00 for General Public.
Race-day Registration opens at 9:00 AM. - $10.00 for Club Members/ 21 & Under. $15.00 for General Public. Note: To get the race day discount, please have proof of membership. Awards for the top overall male and top overall female plus age group awards. Questions? Visit the online registration page, get the flier or contact us at
  • DATE: Sunday July 16 2017
  • TIME: 10:00 AM
  • PLACE: Summit Park, Blue Ash OH
  • PRE-REGISTRATION: $10- General Public, $5 - Runners’ Club of Greater Cincinnati (RCGC) Members/Age 21 & Under.  Ends Thursday, July 13, 2017.
  • RACE DAY REGISTRATION: $15 – General Public. $10 – RCGC Members/Age 21 & Under. Opens at 9:00 am at Summit Park in Blue Ash.
  • AWARDS: Top Male Overall and Female runners. Top Male and Female  in the following  Age Groups Runners: 12/under, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over.
  • INFORMATION: Join the Runners' Club on Sunday July 16 for the RCGC Heat Blister Mile.  For more information or to register, visit the online registration page., club website or get the flier

Thursday, June 22, 2017

2017 RCGC Track Mile Recap

14 runners participated in the RCGC Track Mile this Past Tuesday June 20 at Shea Stadium in Norwood Ohio in pleasant and but partially cloudy and slightly windy conditions for a June evening.  The course was  4 laps around the Track at historic Shea Stadium in Norwood OH.  With 14 runners, there was one heat and all runners received a finisher medal.
The top male was William Foster of Dayton OH who ran the 1600 meters in 4:50.19 and followed by Logan Singleton of Goshen OH who ran a 4:58.57 and William Rover of Lexington KY who ran a 4:59.97. Top female was 15 year old Maddie Baker of Norwood OH who ran a 5:46.87.
Thank you to our race day volunteers Nancy Barbian, Mike Guest, Todd Hofacre, and Stacy Osborne.Thank you to Norwood City School District and their athletic department for allowing the club to use the track for 2017. See you in 2018.
View Race Results.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

2017 RCGC Track Mile Results

Race Results from the RCGC Track Mile  held on Tuesday Evening June 20 at Shea Stadium in Norwood OH.  If you have a question about the results, do not hesitate to contact us at

2017 RCGC Track Mile Tonight at 7:00 pm

Tonight is the RCGC Track Mile.  Race Day Registration opens at 6:00 PM AT Shea Stadium in Norwood OH and race start is at 7:00 PM.
Cost is $5.00 for RCGC Members / 21& Under ; $10.00 for the General Public. Visit the race information page or contact the club hotline at 513-594-8203 for more details.

  • DATE: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - Open to All.
  • TIME: 7:00 PM.
  • PLACE: Shea Stadium, 2603 Harris Ave, Norwood OH.
  • RACE DAY REGISTRATION:  Opens 6:00 PM at Shea Stadium.
  • COST: $10.00 – General Public. $5.00 - RCGC Members / 21 & Under.  Opens 6:00 PM.
  • COURSE: 4 laps around the Track at Shea Stadium
  • AWARDS: Overall awards given to the Top Male and Top Female. Awards given to the top male and female runner in the following age groups: 12 & under, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60&over.
  • OTHER: Food and drink available after the race. No dogs or strollers allowed. Visit the race page for information.

Monday, June 19, 2017

2017 4th of July Races in Greater Cincinnati

In 2017, Fourth of July falls on a Tuesday but a couple of communities are holding the 4th of July events on a Saturday July 1 which means there are quite a few chances to race over the Fourth of July weekend 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.
Saturday July 1
  • St Bernard Firecracker Run, 9:30 AM, St. Bernard Aquatic Center, St. Bernard OH, Race Information
Tuesday July 3
  • Madeira Mile, 6:30 pm, Madeira Presbyterian Church, 8000 Miami Ave,Madeira OH, Race Information.
Monday 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, Race Information.
  • Campbell County YMCA Firecracker 5000, 8:15 am, Tower Park, Ft. Thomas KY, Race Information.
  • Pray~Hope~Believe 5K Walk/Run, 8:30am, Colerain Municipal Complex, Colerain Township OH,
  • Run 4 Home 5k, 8:30am, Armco Park, Lebanon OH

Friday, June 16, 2017

RCGC Track Mile - this Tuesday June 20

This Tuesday June 20 is the RCGC Track Mile. Please join us at Shea Stadium in Norwood OH. Race Day Registration opens at 6:00 PM at the track. Race Day Cost  is $10.00 - General Public, and  $5 for  Age 21 and Under or  RCGC Members.   First Race starts at 7:00 PM. See you there!

  • DATE: Tuesday, June 20, 2017
  • TIME: 7:00 PM
  • PLACE: Shea Stadium, Norwood OH
  • AWARDS: Top Overall Male and Top  Overall Female Runner. Top Runner in  each Male and Female Divisions: Runners: 14/under, 15-18, 19-29,30-39,40-49,50-59,60+. 
  • RACE DAY REGISTRATION: Opens at 6:00 PM. Race Day Cost: $10.00 General Public,  $5 - Age 21 and Under / RCGC Members.   

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Volunteer Opportunities - June 2017

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 Track Mile - The RCGC Track Mile needs 5-10 volunteers to help with registration, timing, course marshals and post race on Tuesday June 20. It would take 1-2 hours  of your time. The jobs is easy and you will get  a few goodies. 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  
  2. RCGC Heat Blister Mile - The RCGC Heat Blister Mile needs 5-10 volunteers to help with registration, and timing on Sunday July 16. It would take 1-2 hours  of your time. The jobs are easy and you will get the RCGC Technical Shirt plus a few other goodies. 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
  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.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

RCGC Board Meeting - June 14

The next RCGC Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday June 14 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!
  • DATE:  Wednesday June 14, 2017
  • 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.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Memorial Day Race 41 Shirts Available For Purchase

Memorial Day Race 41 has a  few shirts left over from Monday's race.  They are green t-shirts with the design on front and the back lists the race sponsors. We have Small, Medium, Large, and XL. If you would like a shirt from the 2017 race, you can get them over at the  Memorial Day Race Online Registration(Click on the store tab) for the price of 8.95.   They will be available for purchase through June 30. Order soon before June ends or we run out of the size that you want.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

June 2017 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 3
Friday June 9
  • Superhero Run For Kids 5k Run, 7:00 PM, St. Xavier Church, Cincinnati OH,
Saturday June 10
  • Daniel Boone's Run for Statehood 1/2 Marathon and 5k, 8:00 am, Shelby and Main Street, Falmouth KY,
  • Heel To Heal 5k/10k, Voice Of America park, West Chester OH,
  • Run For the Poor 5k Run / Walk, 9:00 AM, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Mount Repose OH, 
Saturday June 17
Sunday June 18
Tuesday June 20
Saturday June 24
  • Hyde Park Blast, 7:30 am, Hyde Park Square, Cincinnati OH, Website.
  • Greenhills 5k Pioneer Run/Walk, 8:00 AM, Greenhill Commons, Greenhills OH,
Friday June 30