Thursday, April 23, 2015

2014 Memorial Day Race Shirt Available For Purchase

We had a few shirts left over from the 2014 Memorial Day Race.  They are white and technical with a one color pocket logo on the  front and a two color design on the back listing the race sponsors.(View design) We have Small, Medium, Large, XL and even Youth Large. If you would like a shirt from the 2014 race, you can get them over at the  Memorial Day Race Online Registration(Click on the store tab) for the low price of 7.95.  That includes shipping. They will be available for purchase through May 25. Order soon before the deadline ends or we run out of the size that you want.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Memorial Day Race 39 - May 25

Cincinnati's second oldest race behind the Thanksgiving Day Race is back in 2015. The Memorial Day Race is at Armleder Park at 9:00 AM on May 25, 2015. Since most runners are swimming in T-shirts and technical shirts, the club made the Memorial Day Race shirt for 2015 an optional purchase. It will be a race singlet for the preregistration price of $12. Also, in 2015, the race will be the 5K RRCA State Championship for Ohio.   Get the flier or register online.

  • DATE: Monday, May 25, 2015 
  • TIME: 9:00 AM 
  • PLACE: Otto Armleder  Memorial Park, 5059 Wooster Road, Cincinnati OH 
  • PREREGISTRATION: $15.00 General Public and $10 Runners' Club Members /Age 21 and Under. Race Singlet available for $12. Preregistration ends Monday May 18. 
  • INFORMATION: Spectator friendly flat 5K (3.1 Mile) Course. Real bathrooms. Food, awards, and doorprizes follow the race.  Get the flier or register online.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

RCGC Split the Pot Prediction Run Shirts Available For Purchase

The RCGC Split the Pot Prediction Run has a  few shirts left over from Sunday's race.  They are white and short sleeve with a one color front and a one color back. On the front is the club logo and on the back is the design. We have sizes for Small, Medium Large, and  XL. Cost is 5.95 + shipping and handling. If you would like a shirt from the 2015 race, you can get them over at the RCGC Store .  They will be available for purchase through May 15. Order soon before the deadline ends.

50% Promo Code - The Joseph House of Cincinnati 5K

Got in an email:
Coupon code half_off will drop registration to $10.00 for The Joseph House of Cincinnati 5K at Joyce Park. Anthony Munoz and The Cincinnati Roller Girls will still be there as our sponsors have been generous so we can be generous to the participants. To sign up for the race go to

Monday, April 20, 2015

RCGC Split the Pot Prediction Run Recap

About 5 runners showed up this past Sunday April 19 at Fernbank Park for the RCGC Split the Pot Prediction Run.  The course was wet and so were the runners due to the persistent rain that fell throughout the 3.7 mile run.   Bob Obermeyer was the slowest runner with a time of 40:07 but the closest to his predicted time of 41:00 so he was the top finisher with a time of 53 seconds.   When  Bob found out, he was shocked as he never won a race before. Top female finisher was Sarah Arthur.  (Race Results ).
Thank you to our race day volunteers Tom Glasscock, Kila Hanrahan, Stacy Osborne, and Todd Hofacre for putting on the race.
Go to the club website to view race results.

Friday, April 17, 2015

RCGC Split the Pot Prediction Run - This Sunday April 19

This Sunday April 19 is the RCGC Split The Pot Prediction Run.  It is not how fast you run - it is how fast you think you will run!    Race Day Registration opens at 10:15 AM at the Riverview Shelter inside Fernbank Park.  Cost is $36.00 - General Public and $30.00 for RCGC Members. For more information, go to

Race Details
  • DATE: Sunday, April 19, 2015 - Open to All.
  • TIME: 11:00 AM.
  • PLACE: Fernbank Park, Cincinnati OH.
  • RACE DAY REGISTRATION: Opens 10:15 AM at the Riverview Shelter inside Fernbank Park.  Cost is $36.00 - General Public and 30.00 RCGC Members.
  • DIRECTIONS: From downtown Cincinnati take US 50 West to the community of Sayler Park; Turn Left at the Cabana on the River Sign. Fernbank Park is located on the left along the Ohio River.
  • COURSE: 3.7 Mile Run around the paths and trails of Fernbank Park.
  • INFORMATION: Go to for any other information.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

2015 RCGC Board Selected

At the Annual Meeting on April 13, the membership of the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati in attendance approved the following members to serve on the club's board for 2015:
  • President: Todd Hofacre
  • Vice President: Stacy Osborne
  • Treasurer: Ryan Woolley
  • Secretary:Yanina Bigas
  • Trustees-At-Large:
    • Tom Glasscock
    • Michael Guest
    • Gina Meyers

If you have any ideas or something that you would like the new board to accomplish for the coming year, send an email to or attend the next board meeting which is Wednesday May 6 at 7:30 pm at TBD location in Norwood OH. Special Thank you to our featured speaker Stacy Osborne for his to the point presentation about running biomechanics and author Robert Kroeger for his entertaining presentation on his travels to Islay.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

RCGC Split The Pot Prediction Run Registration Ends Today

Early registration ends today Wednesday April 15 for the 2015 RCGC Split the Pot Prediction Run.  The race was rescheduled to Sunday April 19 from March 22 due to flooding at Fernbank Park.  Online Registration is available through 11:59 PM Wednesday April 15. Cost is $30- General Public and $24 RCGC Members.  Register now before the price goes up. Visit the club website for more information about the race.
Race Details
  • DATE: Sunday, April 19, 2015 - Open to All.
  • TIME: 11:00 AM. 
  • PLACE: Fernbank Park, Cincinnati OH. 
  • PRE-REGISTRATION: Early Registration ends Wednesday April 15, 2015(04/15/15).
  • COURSE: 3 .7 Mile Course around the paths and trails of Fernbank Park.
  • INFORMATION: It is not how fast you run - it is how fast you think you will run! The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati is hosting a Split the Pot Prediction Run at Fernbank Park. Run distance will be 3.7 miles on the paths and trails of Fernbank Park. The way that the Split the Pot Prediction Run works is as follows: The club will keep half the money from registration fees to cover race expenses. The other half will be split between the top male that runs closest to his predicted finish time, the top female that runs closest to her predicted finish time and some random fellow will get the rest(must be present to win).  Online Registration is available through 11:59 PM Wednesday April 15. Register now before the price goes up.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Join the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati

Joining the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati is a great way to share your fitness interests and connect with other local runners and walkers. Members pay $25 per year for an individual or $45 per year for the whole family. In return, you will receive the following :
  • Store discounts like 20% off at Buckeye Running Company
  • Race discounts and chances to win prizes in the RCGC Grand Prix
  • Automatic membership in the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), including subscription to quarterly Club Running magazine
  • Running-related volunteer opportunities
  • Social events like the Heart Mini Suite, Annual Meeting and Holiday in Lights Run
  • Quarterly printed club newsletter loaded with member news, training tips plus much more
Joining is easy. Fill out the online form. If you are afraid that machines will take over the earth by joining our club online, you can also use the mail form.
Join Today

Monday, April 13, 2015

Chicago Booth Marathon Study

The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business is conducting a study on the relationship between marathon performance and satisfaction and would like to invite you to participate. They are seeking individuals who plan to run in any of the following 2015 marathons: BostonCincinnati Flying PigGrandma'sLos AngelesPittsburgh, and Rock 'n' Roll Washington.
 The study involves completing 2 online surveys. Each survey should take 10 minutes or less to complete. The surveys will include a variety of questions pertaining to the marathon itself, your marathon training, and your general running experience. The first survey will take place prior to the marathon, with the final survey taking place after the marathon.
 Participants will be entered into a lottery offering prizes including an Amazon Kindle Voyage, Bose SoundDock, iPod Shuffle, Garmin Forerunner GPS watch, and a Nike running jacket.
 More information about the study (including a full listing of prizes), contact information and an online registration form can be found at

Friday, April 10, 2015

2015 Grand Prix Update - April

After overcoming some technological issues, the Grand Prix Standings is updated through the Heart Mini Marathon.  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. About  65 club members have participated in at least one Grand Prix Race.(View Current Standings)
 Below is a list of the races in April where you can earn points. To be eligible, you need to be a member in good standing(unsure if you are current, check here).  Also, you need to volunteer for one club event during the year. Visit the RCGC Grand Prix Page for more information.

  • Aloha Spring 5k, Saturday April 11, 9:00 am, Student Union, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights KY, Race Information.
  •  RCGC Split the Pot Prediction Run, Sunday April 19, 11:00 am, Fernbank Park, Cincinnati OH,
  • Lebanon AFJROTC 5k Run / Walk, Saturday April 25, 9:00 am, Lebanon Junior High School,  Lebanon OH,  Race Information
  • Joseph House 5k, Sunday April 26, 10:00 am, Joyce Park, Hamilton OH,  Race Information.
  • Little Kings Mile, Friday May 1, 8:00 pm, downtown Cincinnati OH,

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Lebanon AFJROTC 5k Run / Walk - April 25

Lebanon's Air Force Junior ROTC corps is hosting their first annual 5k run / walk fundraiser. This event will be held on April 25th, 2015 at the Lebanon Junior High School located at 160 Miller Rd, Lebanon OH. There will be just the one run / walk starting at 0900. The money raised will go to the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children. Registration will be $20 until April 10th, at which time the price will increase to $25 through race day. Same day registration will be available. Please come support a good cause and have fun doing it! For more information, visit the Online Registration Page.
Race Details

  • DATE: Saturday, April 25, 2015 
  • TIME: 9:00 AM
  • PLACE: Lebanon Junior High School, Lebanon OH
  • REGISTRATION: Preregistration  is $20 through April 10 and goes to $25 through race day.
  • RACE INFORMATION:  Visit the Online Registration Page for more information  

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Online Registration Open For Memorial Day Race 39

Online registration is now open for Memorial Day Race 39 - Cincinnati's second oldest race behind the Thanksgiving Day Race.  The race is put on by the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati and proceeds go to support running in the Greater Cincinnati area. For 2015, the race is the RRCA State Championship.  Register now.

  • DATE: Monday, May 25, 2015 - Open to All.
  • TIME: 9:00 AM.
  • PLACE: Otto Armleder Park, Cincinnati OH.
  • PRE-REGISTRATION: ends Tuesday, May 19th, 2015.
  • COST:  $15 General Public and $10 RCGC Members in good standing / 21 and Under 
  • COURSE: Certified 5k course around the paths of Otto Armleder Park
  • OTHER: Register online.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

2015 RCGC Flying Pig Updates

Here are a couple of updates about the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati's involvement in the Flying Pig Marathon. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
  • Club Fluid Station - The Club has a Flying Pig Fluid Station at mile 22. This is one of our largest volunteer opportunities of the year. We need about 40 volunteers; so please volunteer today. Volunteers receive a free t-shirt courtesy of the pig, free food and drink at the waterstop, the chance to socialize with other members in a relaxed informal setting, and the free entertainment value of watching the Mile 22 Fluid Station Captain freak out over what could happen in 2015. The 2008 waterstop dealt with fire, 2009 dealt with no uplifting music(Social Distortion is the last thing you want to hear at mile 22) until the marathon unexpectedly came through with the DJ, 2010 dealt with rain and flooding, 2011 dealt with being struck by lightning. Based on recent club events in 2015, the fluid station could be interesting.   If you're running the full marathon, ask family, friends and coworkers to catch you at "Your water stop - Mile 22" or if you enjoy to watch people suffer, mile 22 is definitely the place to be. You can sign up to volunteer at our website. Sign Up Now.
    For 2015 we are looking for a theme! If you have an idea contact us at
  • Piggest Raffle Ever -  The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati is also part of the Piggest Raffle Ever with the Flying Pig Marathon for 2015.  Adopt a pig for $5 for a chance to to win a 2 year lease on a Toyota Prius, $10,000 Cash ($5,000 to the winning ticket holder and $5,000 to the charity who sold the ticket) or  a $1500 Cincinnati experience.   To help out, select Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati as the charity at  when you adopt a pig and the club gets a portion of the proceeds.  For more information, view The Piggest Raffle Page at the the Flying Pig Marathon website,   

Monday, April 06, 2015

2015 RCGC Annual Meeting - April 13

All members of the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati in good standing as of Friday, April 10, 2015 are welcome to attend the 2015 Annual Meeting. The meeting will take place on Monday April 13, 2015 starting at 6:30 PM Eastern at the Swaim Park Lodge, located at the corner of Cooper and Zig Zag Road in Montgomery OH. On hand will be guest speaker Dr. Stacy Osborne. Stacy is a current club member, and a podiatrist for over 30 years.  He will talk about running bio mechanics and injury prevention.  The meeting will cover the following:
  1. Dinner and drinks
  2. Announcements to Upcoming Events
  3. 2014 Grand Prix Series Awards Presentation
  4. Featured Speaker Stacy Osborne
  5. 2014 Financial Report and 2015 Budget
  6. Verification of Quorum
  7. Nominations and Election of the RCGC Board of Trustees and Officers
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the RCGC Annual Meeting on Monday April 13.