Friday, November 27, 2020

RCGC Membership Update

 Due to COVID-19 for 2020, the RCGC Board of Directors has approved an additional year of membership for RCGC members in good standing as of August 31, 2020. If your membership lapsed, or you are prospective member, join by December 31,2020 and you will also be granted an additional year of membership. Register online or use the mail form.  Hopefully, the virus will end soon and the club can get back to running.  Check Membership.

Monday, October 05, 2020

Final Week For 2020 Piggest Raffle Ever

 This week is the final week for the Piggest Raffle for 2020. Online sales end on Saturday, October 10 and the drawing will be held on Sunday, October 11 for a chance to win $5000 cash, $2500 cash or a $1500 Cincinnati experience.  Please adopt a pig for $5 on  behalf of the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati and help us raise funds to promote running and walking in the Greater Cincinnati area. You can adopt a Pig(s) on behalf of the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati at Select Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati as the charity. Buy a Pig! Win A Prize! Support the Club! Thank you. Adopt A Pig.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

ORRRC Ghost and Goblins 5K Virtual For 2020

Got in an email: 
The 35th annual Ghost 'n Goblin 5k is virtual this year! The race supports the non-profit Ohio River Road Runners Club, as well as school running programs in and around Dayton, OH through the Youth Running Challenge. It will include a Facebook costume contest and lots of fun giveaways for the 200+ door prizes that were generously donated. 
 If you're willing and able to pass the information along to your members, the race would love the extra exposure and chance to reach runners and walkers that they wouldn't normally see at a live event. 
Race website is: 

Thank you and  hope to "see" you there!

Saturday, September 12, 2020

2020 Piggest Raffle Ever Update

Even though Flying Pig Weekend is the not happening, the 2020 Piggest Raffle Ever, sponsored by Stock Yards Bank & Trust is! The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati is part of the Piggest Raffle Ever. Adopt a pig for $5 for a chance to to win $5000 cash, $2500 cash or a $1500 Cincinnati experience.  Also, it helps the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati raise funds. If you wish to adopt a Pig(s) on behalf of the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati, you can do so online at through October 10. Just select Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati as the charity. The official "Pig Drop" to determine the contest winners will take place on October 11,2020(Details TBD). Buy a Pig! Win A Prize! Support the Club
Adopt A Pig.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

RCGC Grand Prix Cancelled For 2020

Due to Covid-19 forcing the cancellation of many of the races that make up the RCGC Grand Prix, the Grand Prix is cancelled for 2020. The club will look forward to resuming the Grand Prix in 2021.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

New RRCA Ohio State Rep

Received in an email from the RRCA:
 Dear Ohio club leaders and event members,
 I'm pleased to introduce your new Ohio State Rep, Peter Qumsiyeh A Dayton resident and ORRC club member, you can find Peter's full bio at
 Peter can be reached at
He will be following up in the next few days to introduce himself further.
If you need anything related to the RRCA, don't hesitate to reach out. We thank Samantha Collmar for her four years of service in the role, and are excited to have her as a new member of the RRCA Board of Directors.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

2020 Memorial Day Race Shirt Available For Purchase

The 2020 Memorial Day Race  has a  few shirts left over from our virtual race.  They are white technical shirts with the club logo on front and a design on the back. We have Small, Medium, Large, XL and a couple 2XL. If you would like a shirt from our our virtual race, you can get them over at the  Memorial Day Race Online Registration for the price of 10.95.   They will be available for purchase through July 15. Order soon before the deadline  or we run out of the size that you want.

Sunday, June 07, 2020

2020 Memorial Day Race Results

Race Results from the 2020 Memorial Day Race. Due to the Corona Virus, the race was virtual for 2020.  Participants could submit their times to the online registration website to see how they did against others. If you have a question, do not hesitate to contact us at
could submit the results to
View Results.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Great American 5000 Virtual Race

Got in an email:
I hope you are doing well and staying healthy! I thought you might be interested in Sports Backers newest event, the Great American 5000. This is a virtual team race across the United States, starting in San Francisco and ending in New York City. Teams can be made up of up to 24 people although awards will be given out for 12-person and 24-person teams. Since this is a virtual race, your team members can be from across the country (or the world). It is $50 per person and includes a medal, shirt, and more. Feeding America is the event charity.
The rules are simple – each team can only run/walk 24 hours in a day. Those miles can be done at any time (meaning two team members can be running at the same time) but the total hours in one day can only add up to 24. Each team member can enter their daily mileage in the tracker and watch your team dot move across the country with the other team dots. The race starts on June 14th.

Thursday, May 07, 2020

RCGC Memorial Day Race Virtual For 2020

Due to the coronavirus, the 2020 RCGC Memorial Day Race is a virtual run / walk. For participating in the 2020 Memorial Day Race, the registration fee will cover a virtual bib, a technical shirt and with the theme of the race, a commemorative dog tag. The virtual race begins on May 16,2020 - Armed Forces Day and will end the last day in May. Visit the  online registration page  for more information.The race is put on by the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati and proceeds go to support running in the Greater Cincinnati area.  Register now.

  • DATE: May 16, 2020 - May 31, 2020. 
  • COST:  $25 General Public and $20.00 for RCGC Members in good standing. Covers a technical shirt, a virtual bib that you can download, and with the theme of the race, a commemorative dog tag. 
  • COURSE: Virtual Run. 
  • OTHER: Register online.

Saturday, May 02, 2020

SJO-NO Virtual Run

To abide by the social distancing rules set in place to keep us safe, St. Joseph Orphanage has created the SJO-NO RUN! Please join them for their first ever virtual fundraiser! From April 20th to May 22nd, donors, volunteers, staff and friends of SJO will band together to raise funds and healthy steps for the children that they serve. Each dollar raised brings them a step closer to the finish line of $30,000! So far about 5,000 has been raised. The virtual run has the following features:

  •  Each participant can create their own fundraising page to share with family, friends and on social media! 
  • The page will track both miles run (or walked, or biked etc.) as well as funds raised. 
  • When you hit the $100 fundraising mark, Saint Joseph Orphanage will send you a SJO-NO RUN t-shirts. 
  • There will be a winner in miles completed and funds raised. 
This is a great way to get the entire family involved. Raise funds for kids in crisis while staying healthy with your loved ones. Each Participant will be asked to contribute a minimum $25 sign-up donation that will count towards your fundraising total. Visit for more information.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

RRCA Survey Regarding Runners' Attitudes on the COVID-19

Got in an email:

RRCA has launched a nationwide survey to learn how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected participation in running events as well as locally organized group runs and training programs. Please share the survey with your members or event participants.
 Copy and paste this URL for sharing (url must end with "start" for sharing purposes) :
 The goal of the survey is to gather data from runners to better understand what changes they expect to see within the running community and event industry, post-pandemic. Some preliminary data is already noted in the Looking Forward: Guide for Races.
 Runners and race directors, like the population at large, hope to return to "normal" at some point in the coming months. Runner feedback will be helpful as the RRCA works with the consortium of race directors, club leaders, health experts, industry leaders, and more in partnership to update guidelines and recommendations to assist the running community in formulating best practice plans for post-pandemic running in the coming months. Results will be shared in a few weeks following data review and analysis. Take the Survey.

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

2020 RCGC Annual Meeting Postponed

Typically, the 2020 RCGC Annual Meeting is held the 2nd Monday in April.  Due to the Corona Virus Outbreak and State Quarantine, the 2020 RCGC Annual Meeting is postponed. The club is looking to reschedule it sometime in June 2020. Check for the latest information regarding the RCGC Annual Meeting.

Friday, April 03, 2020

OTR 5k Update - Postponed to Fall

Got in an email:
OTR 5K 2020 Update
 To those of you who have reached out, we thank you for your patience as we work to ensure the safety of our community.
 After careful consideration and planning, we announce that the OTR 5K is officially scheduled to October 17th, 2020. We cannot to wait to gather together this fall to celebrate the joy of human connection (and fresh air!).
 Our decision follows the CDC's guidance and Governor DeWine's order to cancel mass gatherings and stay at home order, as we all need to work together to combat the spread of COVID-19.
 For those who have already signed-up for the May 16th date:

  • First, we thank you for being a part of this event! 
  • Secondly, if you are able to join us for our October 17th event, your current registration will have you all set to join us, no changes needed on your end. 
  •  If you are unable to participate due to the date change, we encourage you to have your registration fee become a donation towards supporting OTR's small businesses district during this uncertain time. 
  • If you would like to request a refund, please visit the registration page here and submit a message under "Race Contact Info". Stay tuned for more exciting details soon!

Friday, March 20, 2020

Places To Run

If you are new to Cincinnati, just visiting, a local new to running or looking for a different place to run due to the Corona virus, our website has a consolidated list of local places to run. If you have more places that you would like to include that are not currently listed, please email usPlaces to Run
Also, the club has a list of Running Routes at that we have created through the past couple of years from our group runs. Check them out! Club Running Routes.