Thursday, November 08, 2018

2018 Thanksgiving Day Races in Greater Cincinnati

It is about two weeks to go 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
  • ORRRC 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • Turkey Mosh 5K Fun Run , 9:00 AM, Mary Queen of Heaven School Erlanger, KY - Sign up and enjoy a 5K on Thanksgiving Day. Visit http://www.mqhschool.com or http://turkeymosh.webs.com for more information.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

November 2018 Races in Greater Cincinnati

Below is list of upcoming races in November. Check the club calendar for a few more races in November. NOTE: RCGC Grand Prix Races in bold.
Saturday November 3
  • Fighting Hunger 5k Run and Walk, 8:30 am, Matthew 25: Ministries, Blue Ash OHwww.m25m.org.
Sunday November 4
  •  Mason 5k and 10K, 8:00 am, Mason Community Center, Mason, OHRace Information.
Saturday November 10
  • Gem of the Highlands 5k, 8:30 am, Off-Pike Market, Norwood OH, norwoodrun.com.
  • LCPL Taylor B. Prazynski Memorial 5K Run, Walk and Roll, 9:00 am, Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields, Fairfield OHwww.runningtime.net
  • DAV 5k, 9:00 am, Yeatman's Cove, Cincinnati OH, Race Information
Sunday November 11
  •  Honor Run Half Marathon, 7:00 AM, Florence Y'All Tower, Florence Mall, Florence KY, www.honorrunhalf.com
Saturday November 17
  • Fairfield Family YMCA Turkey Trot 5K, 9:00 am, Waterworks Park, Fairfield, OH, www.speedy-feet.com.
  • Turkeyfoot Trot 5K Run/Walk, 9:00 am, Thomas More College, Crestview Hills KY www.runningtime.net
  • Girls On The Run Fall 5K, 10:00 am, Sawyer Point Park, downtown Cincinnati, OH, www.gotrcincinnati.org
Sunday November 18
Thursday November 22
Sunday November 25
  •  RCGC Turkey Burner Mile Run, 1:00 pm, Summit Park, Blue Ash OH,  Race Information. 

Monday, October 29, 2018

Straight Street Climb - November 18

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 late 1970's. The Climb features a bike challenge and duathlon 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.
For more information or to register, go to www.straightstreethillclimb.com.
RACE DETAILS
  • DATE: Sunday, November 18, 2018 
  • 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 and duathlon 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.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

RCGC Grand Prix Update - October 2018

The Runners’ Club of Greater Cincinnati is doing a Grand Prix Series in 2018. The Grand Prix includes many of the races that the club puts on or supports or races that support the club. Scores have been updated through the Cliftonfest 5k using official scoring.  Official Scoring is your best 7 races plus your next best B Race, and a C Race.  About 75 club members have participated in one Grand Prix Race.  Next races in the series is the Mason 5k Run/Walk and Mason 10k Run.   Visit the RCGC Grand Prix page for more information about the Grand Prix. View scores.

Top Scores Through the Cliftonfest 5k


NameTotalNameTotal
Melissa Farnsley780Fred Farnsley772
Megan Fryburger764Rich Webber730
Barbara Ellwein583Lowell Clark593
Caroline Siderits575Jerry Patton466
Jennifer Black569Robert Platt451
Jean Schmidt530Mike Neale446
Kila Hanrahan490Richard Gabbour413
Krista Moeller481Ryan Woolley370
Ann Anderson476Martin Hovey350
Cynthia Wallace373David Lasse329

Monday, October 15, 2018

RCGC Turkey Burner Mile - November 25

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 host a one mile race at Summit Park in Blue Ash OH on Sunday November 25th at 1:00 PM. Awards to the Top Male and Top  Female Runner and to the Top Male and Top Female in the following Age Groups: 12 & Under,13-18,  19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Over.
Cost is $10 - General Public and $5 for RCGC Members or 21 & under for early registration.
Online registration available at runsignup.com through November  23, 2018 until 11:59 AM.

RACE DETAILS:
  • DATE: Sunday November 25, 2018
  • TIME: 1:00 PM
  • PLACE: Summit Park, Blue Ash OH
  • COST: Pre-registration: General Public - $10 . RCGC Members / Age 21 & Under: $5. T-shirt is available for an additional $5.00. Race Day Registration is $15 for General Public and $10 RCGC Members / Age 21 & Under. Shirts may be available on race day for $5.00.
  • INFORMATION: Join the Runners' Club on Sunday November 25 for the Turkey Burner Mile. Visit the registration page or www.cincinnatirunning.com or get the flier for more information.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

RCGC Board Meeting - October 18

The next RCGC Board Meeting will be held on Thursday October 2 in Study Room 2 at the Kenton County Library at 502 Scott St in Covington KY at 7:00 PM. Note change in Time and Place. 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:  Thursday October 18, 2018
  • TIME: 7:00 PM
  • PLACE: Kenton County Library, 502 Scott St, Covington KY
  • 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.

Monday, October 08, 2018

Mason 10k and 5k - November 4, 2018

Join the Epilepsy Alliance Ohio fka Epilepsy Foundation for the 2018 Mason 10k and 5k!
Come out on Sunday, November 4, 2018, for the Mason 10k Run, 5K run/walk to support those in our community who struggle from the effects of seizures. Runners follow a beautiful course through local parks and the streets of Mason. Chip timing is used and all finishers of the 5K run/walk and of the 10k receive a great event shirt. Visit www.epilepsy-ohio.org for more information.
RACE DETAILS:
  • DATE: Sunday November 4, 2018
  • TIME: 8:00 AM
  • PLACE: Mason Community Center, Mason OH
  • DISTANCE: 10k Run and 5k Run/Walk.
  • INFORMATION: Join the Epilepsy Alliance Ohio  for Mason 10k and 5k! Runners follow a beautiful course through local parks and the streets of Mason. Chip timing is used and all finishers of the 5K run/walk and the 10k will receive a great event shirt. Visit www.epilepsy-ohio.org for more information.

Thursday, October 04, 2018

2018 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 6
Sunday October 7
Saturday October 13
Sunday October 14
    Saturday October 20
    Sunday October 21
    •  Run For The Hills 5k, 9:30 am, St James Poclet Park, Cincinnati OH,  Race Information.
    Saturday October 27
    • Boos and Brews 5k,  6:00 pm, Land of Illusion, Middletown OH,  Race Information.
    Sunday October 28

    Thursday, September 20, 2018

    RCGC Grand Prix Update - September 2018

    The Runners’ Club of Greater Cincinnati is doing a Grand Prix Series in 2018. The Grand Prix includes many of the races that the club puts on or supports or races that support the club. Scores have been updated through the Cheetah Run using official scoring.  Official Scoring is your best 7 races plus your next best B Race, and a C Race.  About 75 club members have participated in one Grand Prix Race.  Next races in the series is the Brewery Run 14k and 7k this Saturday, the Bean Bash Dash 5k on Thursday September 27, and Cliftonfest on October 6.   Visit the RCGC Grand Prix page for more information about the Grand Prix. View scores.


    Top Scores Through the Cheetah Run


    NameTotalNameTotal
    Melissa Farnsley751Fred Farnsley698
    Megan Fryburger715Rich Webber532
    Barbara Ellwein582Lowell Clark493
    Caroline Siderits544Robert Platt451
    Kila Hanrahan490Richard Gabbour413
    Jean Schmidt482Ryan Woolley380
    Krista Moeller481Jerry Patton373
    Jennifer Black472Mike Neale351
    Ann Anderson386David Lasse329
    Cynthia Wallace278Bob Fritz294

    Wednesday, September 12, 2018

    Run Like Hell Retires After 26 Years

    Got in an email:
    After 26 years, Run Like Hell Retires.
     It is with great sadness that the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announces the retirement of Run Like Hell. For the past 26 years, this 5k race brought together the Cincinnati community to run, eat, drink, and fight cystic fibrosis.
    Since its inception in 1991, Run Like Hell has raised over $1.6 million to go towards the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives.
    However, as the race grew throughout the years, so did the costs of putting on a 5k. In the end, the chapter made the tough decision of putting the race into retirement due to the increasing expense ratio.
    While Run Like Hell has a longstanding tradition, the top priority for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is keeping sight of what really matters; and that is our families. The Greater Cincinnati Chapter will continue to focus on other special events to raise money to put back into advance research and high-quality CF care.
     We want to thank all of the dedicated volunteers, team leaders, runners, in-kind donors, and sponsors for their unwaivering support throughout the years.
    We hope that you will continue to stay on this journey to end cystic fibrosis with us through one of the events listed below or through different programs such as the ones listed here.

    Sincerely,
    Your Greater Cincinnati & Dayton Chapter

    Tuesday, September 04, 2018

    Bean Bash Dash - September 27

    Come to the Bean Bash Dash on Thursday Night on September 27 at 6:00 pm at Turfway Park. $20 per person. Registration includes admission to the Bean Bash Celebration on Saturday September 29 beginning at 12:00 PM at the Saint Elizabeth SETEC Center. The Race begins and ends ON the Turfway Park track with registration located in the paddock area. No pets or strollers please.  The Bean Bash Dash is part of the Bean Bash, a fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics of NKY, Redwood, BAWAC and New Perceptions.  Visit http://beanbash.org for more information.

    RACE DETAILS
    • DATE: Thursday September 27, 2018
    • TIME: 6:00 PM
    • PLACE: Turfway Park, Florence KY
    • DISTANCE: 5K Run on the Turfway Park Track
    • INFORMATION: $20 per person. Registration includes admission to the Bean Bash Celebration on Saturday September 29  beginning at 12:00 PM. The Race begins and ends ON the Turfway Park track with registration located in the paddock area. No pets or strollers please. C Race in the RCGC Grand Prix. Visit http://beanbash.org for more information. Online Registration.

    Thursday, August 30, 2018

    RRCA Run@Work Day and Run@School Day - September 21

    The 13th Annual RRCA Run@Work Day and 7th Run@School Day presented by the RRCA is Friday September 21. 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 21.

    Wednesday, August 29, 2018

    September 2018 Races In Greater Cincinnati

    Below is list of upcoming races in Greater Cincinnati in September 2018. Check the club calendar for more races.
    Saturday September 1
    • Hamilton Nightglow Marathon and Half Marathon, 6:00 pm, Fitton Center For the  Arts, Hamilton OH, www.hamiltonnightglow.com.
    Sunday September 2
    • Terrace Park 5k Bulldog Run, 9:00 am, Gazebo on Elm Avenue, Terrace Park OH, Race Information
    Monday September 3
    Thursday September 5
    Saturday September 8
    Sunday September 9
    Saturday September 15
    Sunday September 16
    • Smiles and Miles 5k In Honor of Maria Schaffenstein, 4:00 pm, St. Agnes Church, Ft. Wright KY, www.runningtime.net. 
    Friday September 21
    • MSJ 5K, 6:45 pm, Mount Saint Joseph's University, 5701 Delhi Road Cincinnati, OH, www.runningtime.net
    Saturday September 22
    • Hudepohl 14k Brewery Run, 8:00 am, Smale Riverfront Park, Cincinnati OH, http://runbeerseries.com
    • Gentelmen Stakes 5k for Prostate Cancer, Belterra Park, Cincinnati OH, Race Information.
    • Run For the Hills 5k Run/Walk, 9:00 am, St. James Pocket Park, Cincinnati OH, Race Information.
    • Glenwood Gardens Night Light Run, 9:00 pm, Glenwood Gardens Park, Woodlawn OH, www.runningtime.net.
    Thursday September 27
    • Bean Bash Dash, 6:00 pm, Turfway Park, Florence KY, beanbash.org.
    Saturday September 29
    • Applefest 5k/10k/15k, 8:30 am, Countryside YMCA, Lebanon OH, Race Information.
    • Loop For Lana 5k, 9:00 am, Columbia Sussex Building, Crestview Hills KY, www.runningtime.net.
    Sunday September 30

    Monday, August 27, 2018

    Northwestern University Runner Survey

    Got in an email:
    MBA Students at Northwestern University are conducting a survey on runners to understand their pain points, needs and demands. The results will be used to make future races as stress free as possible for runners. They have a team of students in the Marketing Research Class who are working on this research.
     We have compiled a survey that takes less than 6 minutes to complete. Your response is anonymous. We don't capture any data other than your responses.
     Northwestern University Kellogg Runner Survey
    If you need any further information on this project or the survey, please feel free to contact us at the address below. Thank you so much for your invaluable support. Ameya.Bhosle@Kellogg.Northwestern.edu

    Friday, August 24, 2018

    2018 Queen City Invitational - September 1

    The Queen City Invitational is an opportunity to see the local college cross country teams like University of Cincinnati, Xavier University and Northern Kentucky University race without a drive out of town. Come out and see the top upcoming young local distance runners compete against each other. 2018 marks the 37th year that the meet has been held. The meet is Saturday September 1 at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights KY. The racing begins at 9:00 AM. Visit nkunorse.com for more information.

    Wednesday, August 22, 2018

    Grand Prix Update - August 2018

    The Runners’ Club of Greater Cincinnati is doing a Grand Prix Series in 2018. The Grand Prix includes many of the races that the club puts on or supports or races that support the club. Scores have been updated through the Brian Rohne Race using official scoring.  Official Scoring is your best 7 races plus your next best B Race, and a C Race.  About 67 club members have participated in one Grand Prix Race.  Next race in the series is the Cheetah Run.   Visit the RCGC Grand Prix page for more information about the Grand Prix. View scores.

    Top Scores Through the Brian Rohne Race

    NameTotalName Total
    Megan Fryburger715Fred Farnsley644
    Melissa Farnsley701Rich Webber532
    Barbara Ellwein527Lowell Clark493
    Kila Hanrahan490Jerry Patton373
    Jean Schmidt482Ryan Woolley370
    Krista Moeller481Robert Platt354
    Jennifer Black472Mike Neale351
    Caroline Siderits447David Lasse329
    Ann Anderson386Richard Gabbour318
    Cynthia Wallace278Bob Fritz294

    Thursday, August 02, 2018

    August 2018 Races In Greater Cincinnati

    Below is list of upcoming races for August 2018.   Check the club calendar for a few more races in August. 

    Saturday August 4
    Sunday August 5
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters Splash and Dash 5K , 9:00 AM, Sawyer Point Park, Cincinnati OH,  www.racedmc.com.
    Tuesday August 7
    • Brian Rohne Cross Country Championship, 7:00 PM, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights KY, Race Information.
    Saturday August 11
    Sunday August 12
    Saturday August 18
    • Scott McDowell River Run, 9:00 AM, Boys and Girls Club of Clermont County, New Richmond OH www.runningtime.net 
    • Neil Bradford 5k, 8:00 PM, VOA Park, West Chester OH, Race Information.
    Saturday August 25
    Sunday August 26
    • The Cheetah Run, 8:00 AM, Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati OH, www.racedmc.com.   

    Tuesday, July 31, 2018

    2018 Heat Blister Mile Recap and Results

    About 20 runners decided to figure out how fast that they could run a mile this past Sunday July 29, 2017  at the  RCGC Heat Blister Mile at Summit Park in Blue Ash OH(View Photos).  Conditions for the race were sunny, about 74 degrees  and somewhat humid to complement the race theme. 
    Top finisher was Seth Streitmatter of Cincinnati OH with a time of 5:17.6. He was followed by Chayce Helms of Harrison OH  who ran a 5:33.7 and Jeremy Weaver who ran a 5:38. Top female was Krista Moeller of Liberty Twp OH who ran a 6:34.1 She was followed by Cindy Moore of Montgomery OH who ran a 7:28.4 and Charlotte Gould who ran a 7:46.2.   (View results).
     Thank you to our volunteers Todd Hofacre, Marty Hovey,  Stacy Osborne, and Jim Welland.  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.
    If you won an award and you had to leave early, you can contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com to arrange a pickup.  See you next year. View Results.

    Friday, July 27, 2018

    2018 RCGC Heat Blister Mile this Sunday July 29

    This Sunday July 29 is the RCGC Heat Blister Mile. Please join us at Summit Park in Blue Ash OH to see how fast you can run a mile in the heat. Race Day Registration and Race Number Pickup opens at 9:00 AM at the park near the dog park. Race Day Cost  is $15.00 General Public,  $10 Age 21 and Under / RCGC Members.   Awards for the top overall male and top overall female plus age group awards. Race starts at 10:00 AM. See you there!

    RACE INFORMATION
    • DATE: Sunday, July 29,2018
    • TIME: 10:00 AM
    • PLACE: Summit Park, Blue Ash OH
    • AWARDS: Top Overall Male and Top  Overall Female Runner. Top Runner in  each Male and Female Divisions: Runners: 12/under, 13-18, 19-29,30-39,40-49,50-59,60+. 
    • RACE DAY REGISTRATION/RACENUMBER PICKUP: Opens at 9:00 AM on the former taxi runway near the dog park. Race Day Cost: $15.00 - General Public,  $10 - Age 21 and Under / RCGC Members.   Note: To get the discount, please have proof of membership

    Thursday, July 26, 2018

    2018 RCGC Summer Cross Country Series Race 3 Recap

    The 51st Annual Summer RCGC Cross Country Series held its third and final race of 2018 at Valley View Nature Preserve, near Pattison Elementary in Milford this past Thursday July 26. 10 runners and one dog showed up to race in perfect conditions for a Summer Thursday Night. The course was softened a bit from last weekend's rain.
    Top male was the barefooted  Seth Streitmatter of Cincinnati OH. Seth covered the 2 loop 3.1 mile brass knuckle course in 18:01. He was followed by Ryan Woolley who ventured from Delhi to run a 21:54. In third was 6th Grader Landon Fernandez who ran a 22:08.   Top female was Eileen Hogan who ran a 29:35. Top dog was Lucy of Milford OH who ran a 24:52.
    Thank you to Tom Glasscock, Todd Hofacre and Seth Streitmmater for timing, course set-up and course teardown. Thank you to all who came out and see you in 2019.

    Final Race of the 2018 RCGC Cross Country Series tonight at 7:00 pm

    The last race of the 2018 RCGC Summer Cross Country Series is tonight  at Valley View Nature Preserve in Milford OH
    Valley View Nature Preserve is located behind Pattison Elementary School in Milford and parking is available at Pattison Elementary School.
    No entry fees! Just the satisfaction of a hard workout with your friends. Visit the Summer Cross Country Series Page for more information.
    CROSS COUNTRY SERIES INFORMATION

    Wednesday, July 25, 2018

    RCGC Grand Prix Update - July 2018

    The Runners’ Club of Greater Cincinnati is doing a Grand Prix Series in 2018. The Grand Prix includes many of the races that the club puts on or supports or races that support the club. Scores have been updated through the second race of the RCGC Cross Country Series using official scoring.  Official Scoring is your best 7 races plus your next best B Race, and a C Race.  About 60 club members have participated in one Grand Prix Race.  Next races in the series are the final race of the RCGC Cross Country Series, RCGC Heat Blister Mile and Brian Rohne Race on August 7.   Visit the RCGC Grand Prix page for more information about the Grand Prix. View scores.

    Top Scores Through the RCGC XC Series Race #2

    Top Ten FemalesTop Ten Males
    NameScoreNameScore
    Megan Fryburger715Fred Farnsley640
    Melissa Farnsley701Rich Webber532
    Kila Hanrahan490Lowell Clark493
    Jean Schmidt482Jerry Patton373
    Barbara Ellwein479Robert Platt354
    Jennifer Black472Mike Neale351
    Krista Moeller431Ryan Woolley345
    Caroline Siderits400Bob Fritz294
    Ann Anderson386David Lasse283
    Mary Alice Gruden272Richard Gabbour274

    Monday, July 23, 2018

    Early Registration Ends Soon For 2018 RCGC Heat Blister Mile

    Early registration ends soon for the RCGC Heat Blister Mile - the mile race where we would like to see it hot but not Death Valley hot.
    The deadline for Mail entries is Tuesday July 24.  Online Registration is available through Thursday July 26.  Cost is $10- General Public and $5 - RCGC Members / 21 & Under. Register now before the price goes up. Visit the club website for more information about the race.

    RACE DETAILS
    • DATE: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - Open to All.
    • TIME: 10:00 AM. 
    • PLACE: Summit Park, Blue Ash OH. 
    • PRE-REGISTRATION: Early Registration ends Thursday July 26, 2018. Cost is $10 for General Public and $5 - RCGC Members / 21 & Under. 
    • RACE DAY REGISTRATION:$15 – General Public. $10 – RCGC Members/Age 21 & Under. Opens at 9:00 am at Summit Park near the dog park in Blue Ash.
    • COURSE: Mile run on the old taxi runway of the former Blue Ash Airport.
    • AWARDS:Top Overall Male and Top Overall Female Runners and Top Male and Female Runner in each division. 12/under, 13-18, 19-29,30-39,40-49,50-59,60+
    • INFORMATION: Join the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati in the RCGC Heat Blister Mile - the mile race where we like it hot but not Death Valley Hot.  Online Registration is available through Thursday July 26. Mail in entries need to be postmarked by Tuesday July 24.   Visit the club website for more information about the race.
      Register online.

    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    2018 RCGC Summer Cross Country Series Race #2 Recap

    The 51st Annual Summer RCGC Cross Country Series held its second race at Valley View Nature Preserve, near Pattison Elementary in Milford this past Thursday July 19. 12 runners showed up to race in sunny and warm conditions. The course was still hard from the lack of rain from the past week.
    Top male was the barefooted  Seth Streitmatter. Seth covered the 2 loop 3.1 mile brass knuckle course in 18:26. He was followed by Cy Young who ran a 19:09.   Top female was Lorelai Young who ran a 29:35.
    Thank you to Tom Glasscock, and Todd Hofacre for timing and course set-up. Join us next Thursday July 19 at Pattison Elementary at 7:00 pm for the third and final race of the 2018 Series.

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    2018 NKU Cross Country Series Starts July 24

    For those who love cross country, live in Kentucky, but are afraid to venture across the Ohio River, Northern Kentucky University has a Cross Country series on their training course on the NKU Campus beginning July 24. They will have three 2 mile races on Tuesday nights at 7:00pm beginning Tuesday July 24 and ending August 7th with the Brian Rohne Championship Race. This event is open to all ages and experience levels and a great way to introduce the sport to middle school/high school or just plain old school runners. The course is adjacent to the main Highland Heights campus. View the race flier for more information.
    NKU SUMMER CROSS COUNTRY SERIES INFORMATION
    • DATE: begins Tuesday July 24, 2018 and continues to Tuesday August 7
    • TIME: 7:00 PM
    • PLACE: Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights KY
    • INFORMATION: 3 races every Tuesday beginning July 25 and ending on August 8th. Test your summer training and sharpen your race skills (& your spikes) on NKU’s Cross Country training course on campus in Highland Heights, KY! The rolling terrain and trails offers challenges to runners of all ages.View the race flier for more information.

    Friday, July 13, 2018

    2018 RCGC Summer Cross Country Series Race #1 Recap

    The 51st Annual Summer RCGC Cross Country Series held its 1st race at the Valley View Nature Preserve, near Pattison Elementary in Milford this past Thursday July 12. About 18 runners showed up to race in humid conditions. The course was pretty hard from the lack of rain from the past week. A couple of ankles were almost broken figuratively. The race started about 20 minutes late due to a couple of accidents in the area.
    Top male was Hunter Morgan. Hunter covered the 2 loop 3.1 mile brass knuckle course in 18:04. He was followed by Bennett Hodson in 18:10 and Cohen Frost in 18:35.  The top female was Jess Kurti who was visitng friends in Cincinnati. She ran a time of 32:58.
    Thank you to Tom Glasscock, Jim Welland and Todd Hofacre for timing and course set-up. Join us next Thursday July 19 at Pattison Elementary at 7:00 pm for the second race of the Series.

    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    2018 RCGC Summer Cross Country Series Begins Tonight at 7:00 PM

    The first race of the 2018 RCGC Summer Cross Country Series is tonight  at Valley View Nature Preserve in Milford OH
    Valley View Nature Preserve is located behind Pattison Elementary School in Milford and parking is available at Pattinson Elementary.
    No entry fees! Just the satisfaction of a hard workout with your friends. Visit the Summer Cross Country Series Page for more information.
    CROSS COUNTRY SERIES INFORMATION

    • DATE: begins Thursday July 12, 2018 and continues to Thursday July 26
    • TIME: 7:00 PM
    • PLACE: Valley View Nature Preserve, Milford OH next to Pattison Elementary
    • COURSE: 2 laps on the 1.5 Mile Course for a total of 3.1 miles. View the loop. 
    • INFORMATION: 3 - 3.1 mile races every Thursday beginning on July 12 and ending on July 26. No entry fees! No awards! Just the satisfaction of a hard workout with your friends. Contact Todd Hofacre at 513-594-8203(days) or cincinnatirunning@gmail.com. Visit the Summer Cross Country Series Page for more information.

    Sunday, July 08, 2018

    RCGC Board Meeting - July 12

    The next RCGC Board Meeting will be held on Thursday June 12 at Valley View Nature Preserve in Milford Ohio at about 8:00 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:  Thursday July 12, 2018
    • TIME: 8:00 PM
    • PLACE: The Foot Doctor, Valley View Nature Preserve, Milford 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, July 07, 2018

    2018 Festival of the Bells 5k Run/Walk Results

    Race Results from the Festival of the Bells 5k Run/Walk held on Saturday morning July 7  at Southern State Community College in Hillsboro OH.  If you have a question about results, contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com. If you won an award but had to leave early, contact Nylah Carey at nyhlagus@yahoo.com.

    Thursday, July 05, 2018

    2018 July Races In Greater Cincinnati

    Even though Fourth of July had several races, there are still quite a few races left in the month of July most likely one near where you live. Below is list of upcoming races in July.   Check the club calendar for a few more races in July. 
    Saturday July 7
    • Festival Of The Bells 5k Run/Walk, 8:00 am, Southern State Community College, Hillsboro OH, Race Information.
    Thursday July 12
    Saturday July 14
    Sunday July 15
    • CABVI's Yes You Can 5k, 8:30 am, Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati OH, cincyblind.org.
    Thursday July 19
    Saturday July 21
    • Lakeside 5K, 8:30 AM, Brookville High School, Brookville IN, www.stuartroadracing.com.
    • Chatfield College Hustle For Hope 5k Run / Walk, 9:00 am, Chatfield College - St. Martin Campus, Fayetteville OH, www.chatfield.edu.
    • Racin' in Mason - Summer Classic, 9:00 AM, Corwin Nixon Park, Mason OH, Race Information.
    Sunday July 22
    • East Fork Backpack Trail Run, 9:00 am, East Fork Lake State Park, Bethel OHwww.runningtime.net.
    Thursday July 26
    Saturday July 28
    Sunday July 29

    Monday, July 02, 2018

    2018 RCGC Summer Cross Country Series Starts July 12

    The second longest running contribution to the Cincinnati Area running scene! The 51st Annual Summer Cross Country Series heads to Valley View Nature Preserve by Pattison Elementary School in Milford. There will be 3 - 3.1 mile races over a 1.5 mile loop starting at 7:00 pm on Thursday, July 12, 19, and ending on July 26.
    No entry fees! Just the satisfaction of a hard workout with your friends. Visit the Summer Cross Country Series Page for more information.
    CROSS COUNTRY SERIES INFORMATION

    • DATE: begins Thursday July 12, 2018 and continues to Thursday July 26
    • TIME: 7:00 PM
    • PLACE: Valley View Nature Preserve, Milford OH next to Pattison Elementary
    • COURSE: 2 laps on the 1.5 Mile shaped course for a total of 3.1 miles. 
    • INFORMATION: 3 - 3.1 mile races every Thursday beginning on July 12 and ending on July 26. No entry fees! No awards! Just the satisfaction of a hard workout with your friends. Contact Todd Hofacre at 513-594-8203(days) or cincinnatirunning@gmail.com. Visit the Summer Cross Country Series Page for more information.

    Friday, June 29, 2018

    RCGC Heat Blister Mile - July 29

    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 29 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 near the dog park. 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 pageget the flier or contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.
    RACE DETAILS:
    • DATE: Sunday July 29 2018
    • 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 26, 2018.
    • 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 29 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 28, 2018

    Grand Prix Update - June 2018

    The Runners’ Club of Greater Cincinnati is doing a Grand Prix Series in 2018. The Grand Prix includes many of the races that the club puts on or supports or races that support the club. Scores have been updated through the RCGC Track Mile. About 60 club members have participated in one Grand Prix Race.  Next races in the series are the Maderia Mile on July 3, Festival of the Bells on July 7 and the RCGC Cross Country Series beginning July 12.  Visit the RCGC Grand Prix page for more information about the Grand Prix. View scores.

    Top 10 Male and Females in the RCGC Grand Prix
    Through the RCGC Track Mile

    Top Ten FemalesTop Ten Males
    NameTotalNameTotal
    Melissa Farnsley689Fred Farnsley581
    Megan Fryburger591Lowell Clark445
    Kila Hanrahan490Jerl Patton373
    Jean Schmidt482Rich Webber357
    Jennifer Black472Robert Platt354
    Krista Moeller431Mike Neale326
    Barbara Ellwein410Ryan Woolley320
    Caroline Siderits354Bob Fritz294
    Ann Anderson302David Lasse283
    Mary Alice Gruden272Richard Gabbour274

    Monday, June 25, 2018

    Festival of The Bells 5k - July 7

    Part of the Festival of the Bells, an annual festival over the first weekend in July in Hillsboro OH for the community to enjoy. 2018 features a Kids Dash. 5k starts at 8:00 am. Kids dash at 10:30 am.
    Visit the Facebook Page or  www.festivalofthebells.com  for more information. Online registration available.
    Race Details

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    2018 RCGC Track Mile Recap and Results

    8 runners participated in the RCGC Track Mile this Past Tuesday June 19 at Marx Stadium on the Walnut Hills School Campus in Cincinnati Ohio in warm conditions for a June evening.  It would have been warmer except for the cloud cover at the start of the race. The course was  4 laps around the Track. With 8 runners, there was one heat and all runners received a finisher medal.
    The top male was Rich Webber of Cincinnati OH who ran the 1600 meters in 6:21.0 and followed by Lowell Clark of Cincinnati OH who ran a 6:28.8. Top female was Mel Farnsley of Cincinnati OH who ran a 9:02.8 followed by Kristina Kew who ran a 9:29.6.
    Thank you to our race day volunteers Fred Farnsley, Mel Farnsley,  Todd Hofacre, and Rich Webber. Thank you to Cincinnati Public School District and Walnut Hills Schools for allowing the club to use the track for 2018. See you in 2019.
    View Race Results.

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    2018 4th of July Races In Greater Cincinnati

    In 2018, Fourth of July falls on a Wednesday and there are quite a few chances to race 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.

    Tuesday July 3
    • Madeira Mile, 6:30 pm, Madeira Presbyterian Church, 8000 Miami Ave,Madeira OH, Race Information.
    Monday July 4
    • City of Edgewood Independence Day 5k Run/Walk, 7:30 am, Presidents Park, Edgewood KY, http://edgewood5k.com.
    • Conquer the Hill 10k, 8:00 am, Evendale Recreation Complex, Evendale OH, Kim Pielage, www.evendaleohio.org.
    • Greendale 4th of July 5k Run/Walk, 8:00 am, Greendale Park, Greendale IN, www.stuartroadracing.com
    • 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, www.runningtime.net.
    • Run 4 Home 5k, 8:30am, Armco Park, Lebanon OH www.ihnwc.org.

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    2018 RCGC Track Mile Results

    Race Results from the RCGC Track Mile  held on Tuesday Evening June 19 at Marx Stadium in Walnut Hills.  If you have a question about the results, do not hesitate to contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.

    2018 RCGC Track Mile Tonight at 7:00 PM

    Tonight is the RCGC Track Mile.  Race Day Registration opens at 6:00 PM at Marx Stadium on the Walnut Hills Campus in Cincinnati 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.
    RACE DETAILS

    • DATE: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - Open to All.
    • TIME: 7:00 PM.
    • PLACE: Marx Stadium, 3300 Sulsar Road, Cincinnati OH 45207.
    • 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 Marx 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.

    Saturday, June 16, 2018

    2018 RCGC Track Mile This Tuesday - June 19

    This Tuesday June 19 is the RCGC Track Mile. Please join us at Marx Stadium on the Walnut Hills Campus in Cincinnati 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!
    Visit the race information page or contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.

    RACE DETAILS:
    • DATE: Tuesday June 19, 2018
    • TIME: 7:00 PM
    • PLACE:  Marx Stadium, 3300 Sulsar Rd, Cincinnati OH 45207
    • INFORMATION: Join the Runners' Club on Tuesday June 19 for the RCGC Track Mile at Marx Stadium on the Walnut Hills campus. Race Day Registration Only beginning at 6 PM. $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, June 13, 2018

    Volunteer Opportunities - Summer 2018

    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,  and post race on Tuesday June 19. 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 cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.  
    2. RCGC Summer Cross Country Series - The Summer Cross County Series needs 2-3 volunteers per week to help with timing and making sure the runners do not get lost on the course.  Dates for the  Series are July 12, July 19 and July 26 at Valley View Nature Preserve in Milford OH. It would take about 1  hour  of your time.  Let us know whether and what date you can help by emailing us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.
    3. RCGC Heat Blister Mile - The RCGC Heat Blister Mile needs 5-10 volunteers to help with registration, and timing on Sunday July 29. 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 cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.
    4. 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 cincinnatirunning@gmail.com or attend the next board meeting.

    Monday, June 11, 2018

    Online Registration Open for the 2018 RCGC Heat Blister Mile

    Online Registration is now open for the RCGC Heat Blister Mile  - the race where we like it hot but not Death Valley hot.  The race is put on by the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati and proceeds raised go to support running in the Greater Cincinnati area.  Register now.
    RACE DETAILS:
    • DATE: Sunday July 29, 2018
    • 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 26, 2018.
    • RACE DAY REGISTRATION: $15 – General Public. $10 – RCGC Members/Age 21 & Under. Opens at 9:00 am at Summit Park in Blue Ash near the Dog Park.
    • 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 29 for the RCGC Heat Blister Mile.  For more information or to register, visit the online registration page, or  club website

    Saturday, June 09, 2018

    RCGC Board Meeting - June 14

    The next RCGC Board Meeting will be held on Thursday 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!
    DETAILS
    • DATE:  Thursday June 14, 2018
    • 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, June 07, 2018

    Self-Defense Workshop For Runners - June 23

    Got in an email:

    Cincinnati Quest Martial Arts  is hosting a self-defense workshop for runners on June 23rd in  Springdale school Cincinnati.
     As a hub for runners in the Cincy area, you might know some folks who could really use this potentially life saving info!
    The workshop is only $25, and half is being donated to Women Helping Women, a local non-profit that helps protect women from violence. Space is limited to only 20 participants.
     Here is the link to the facebook event page, if you would like to let your folks know through social media, and here is a link to the eventbrite web registration page if you wanted to send out an email blast.
     If you have any questions, please contact me at johanna@cincinnatiquestcenter.com.

    Thank you

    Monday, June 04, 2018

    2018 RCGC Track Mile - June 19

    The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati will be hosting a one mile race on the track at Marx Stadium located on the campus of Walnut Hills High School on Tuesday June 19 at 7:00 PM. Race-day only registration beginning at 6:00 PM - $5.00 for RCGC Members or those 21 & Under. $10.00 for General Public. Note: To get the discount, please have proof of membership. 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: Tuesday June 19, 2018
    • TIME: 7:00 PM
    • PLACE:  Marx Stadium, 3300 Sulsar Rd, Cincinnati OH 45207
    • INFORMATION: Join the Runners' Club on Tuesday June 19 for the RCGC Track Mile. Race Day Registration Only beginning at 6 PM. $5 for RCGC Club Members / 21 & Under. $10 for everybody else. Questions? Visit the race information page or contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.

    Thursday, May 31, 2018

    Memorial Day Race 42 Shirts Available For Purchase

    Memorial Day Race 42 has a  few shirts left over from Monday's race.  They are navy blue t-shirts with the design of the Utah Memorial on front and the back lists the race sponsors. We have Small, Medium, Large, and XL. If you would like a shirt from the 2018 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.
    ORDER NOW!

    Wednesday, May 30, 2018

    June 2018 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 2
    Saturday June 9
    • Daniel Boone's Run for Statehood 1/2 Marathon and 5k, 8:00 am, Shelby and Main Street, Falmouth KY, www.danielboonerun.com
    • Run For the Poor 5k Run / Walk, 9:00 AM, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Mount Repose OH, www.racedmc.com. 
    Sunday June 10
    • Run For Children, 6:00 pm, Lunken Playfield, Cincinnati OH,  Race Information.
    Friday June 15
    • Superhero Run For Kids 5k Run, 7:00 pm, St. Xavier Church, Cincinnati OH,  www.prokids.org.
    Saturday June 16
    Sunday June 17.
    Tuesday June 19
    • RCGC Track Mile, 7:00 pm, Walnut Hills High School Cincinnati OH, Race Information 
    Saturday June 23
    Friday June 29
    Saturday June 30
    • Hyde Park Blast, 7:30 am, Hyde Park Square, Cincinnati OH, Website.
    • Run For the Bottoms, 8:00 am, Valley View Nature Preserve, Milford OH,  www.topoadventuresports.org.
    • Doughnut Dash 5k Run and Walk, 9:00 am, Pioneer Park, Covington KY, Race Information.

    Tuesday, May 29, 2018

    Memorial Day Race 42 Recap and Results

    About 130 runners and walkers came out on Monday May 28 to Otto Armleder Park for Cincinnati's second oldest race (View photos). They enjoyed a flat fast 5k course in partly sunny but hot and humid conditions.
    Joe Doogan of Cincinnati was the top male with a time of 16:33 followed by Harris Haycraft of Milford with a time of 16:52 and Joshua Myers of  Greensburg IN who ran an 18:22.  The top female finisher was Kimberley Renie of Terrace Park who ran a 21:51 followed by Trish Hiler of Georgetown OH who ran a  time of 22:47 and Krista Moeller of Liberty Township with a time of 23:40.  Jerry Muskal was the top male walker with a time of 30:59 and Brandy Menetrey was the top female walker with a time of 41:17(View Race Results)
       Thank you to our sponsors RoadId, Waltz Business Solutions for printing the fliers, and  TriState Running Company for providing gift cards to the top male and female finishers.
    A big thank you goes to our volunteers Walter Blair, Fred Farnsley, Melissa Farnsley, Megan Fryburger, Tom Glasscock, Mary Alice Gruden, Liz Hofacre, Marty Hovey, Stacy Osborne, Dale Pepper, Leah Weitzmann,  Jim Welland, and Ryan Woolley. Their initiative and flexibility enabled the club to handle the race for 2017. Race results.
     If you won an award(View Award Winners) and were unable to pick it up, contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com to arrange a pick up.