Monday, February 08, 2016

36th Annual Labor of Love Run Recap and Results

About 180 runners and walkers participated in the 36th Annual Valentine's Labor of Love 2 Mile Run this past Sunday February 7th in cold sunny conditions.   Zac Holtkamp of Lexington KY was the top overall finisher with a time of 10:12 followed by Chris Herren of Cincinnati OH who ran a 10:33 followed by Joseph Teter who ran a 10:40. Sara Marshall of Cincinnati OH was the top female with a time of 12:46 followed by Kelsey Gaffney of Goshen OH who ran a 13:02 and Roberta Meyer of Shepherdsville KY who ran a 13:11. The top overall mixed couple were the Married Couple of Zac Holtkamp and  Bella Kidney with 13 points followed by the Almost Whitacres duo of Rebekah Wortman and Curtis Whitacre  who had 16 points and then the Married Couple of Chris and Amy Herren were third with 20 points. The top single male runner was Joseph Teter who ran a 10:40 and the top single female runner was Roberta Meyer who ran a 13:11. (Race Results ).
Thank you to our sponsors Waltz Business SolutionsTri-State Running CompanyPanera Bread, and RoadId,
Thank you to our race day volunteers Starter and timer extraordinarre  Stacy Osborne, Marty Hovey, NKU Cross Country and Track Coach Steve Kruse and the NKU Track Team for putting on a successful race.
See you at next year's race - the 37th Annual Valentine Race. Go to the club website to view race results.
If you won an award and had to split before the awards ceremony, you can go to the Northern Kentucky University Athletic Office to pick up your awards, For questions, feedback or issues,    contact  cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.

Sunday, February 07, 2016

36th Annual Labor of Love Run Race Results

Here are some race results from the 36th Annual Labor of Love Run held on Sunday February 7. Full results should be posted on our website www.cincinnatirunning.com later this week. If you won an award but had to leave early, contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com to arrange pickup.
If you have a question or concern, do not hesitate to contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.

Friday, February 05, 2016

36th Annual Labor of Love Run this Sunday February 7

This Sunday February 7 is the 36th Annual Valentine's Labor of Love 2 Mile Run. Please join us whether you have a valentine or not (If you don't have a valentine, we can help find you one in the Blind Date Category). This will be a lot of fun.
 Plenty of awards, and food. Race starts at 10:30 am at NKU. Race Day Registration opens at 9:00 AM in the Albright Health Center. Cost is $25.00(Includes Long Sleeve T-shirt while supplies last- we are out of the Youth Large and XXL). You can also sign-up at Packet Pick Up on Saturday February 6 from Tri-State Running Company in Edgewood KY from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM for $25.00. For more information, visit the race information page.

Race Details
  • DATE: Sunday, February 7, 2016 - Open to All.
  • TIME: 10:30 AM. 
  • PLACE: Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY.
  • PACKET PICK-UP: Tri-State Running Company, Edgewood KY, Saturday, February 6, 2016 1 - 3 PM or at NKU day of race beginning at 9:00 AM. 
  • RACE DAY REGISTRATION: Opens 9:00 AM at Albright Health Center at Northern Kentucky University.  Cost is $25.00. No discounts 
  • DIRECTIONS:  From downtown Cincinnati, Take I-471. 471 ends at 27, go straight through light. Turn right at next light at the NKU sign. Take a right on University, then first left to Kenton. Park in the garage off Kenton. View Campus Map
  • COURSE: 2 mile course beginning at Albright Health Center.
  • INFORMATION: Join the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati this winter in one of the more fun and different races that you'll find in Cincinnati.    Visit the club website for more information about the race.
    Race Information

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Volunteer Opportunities - February 2016

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. Valentine's Labor of Love 2 Mile Run Packet Pickup  - The club needs about 5 volunteers to help with packet pickup for the Valentine's Labor of Love at Tri-State Running Company in Edgewood KY on Saturday February 6 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM.   The job is easy and it would take 2-3 hours of your time and allow you to run the race the next day. For volunteeting, you get the Valentine's Day Race Shirt.   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,  or sign up at the volunteer page
  2. Freeze Your Tail Off Mile  - The club needs about 5-10 volunteers to help with registration, post race,  finish line and timing at the Freeze Your Taill Off Mile at Summit Park in Blue Ash OH on Sunday February 21.  The jobs are easy and it would take 1-2 hours of your time.  For volunteering, you get the club's long sleeve technical shirt. 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 or sign up at the volunteer page.
  3. Leap Day Race  - The club needs about 10-15 volunteers to help with registration, post race,  finish line and timing at the Leap Day Race at Lunken Playfield in Cincinnati OH on Monday February 29.  The jobs are easy and it would take 2-3 hours of your time.  For volunteering, you get the Leap Day Race shirt. 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 or sign up at the volunteer page.
  4. Ongoing Openings - Currently we have few openings for keeping the club running on an ongoing basis:  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 on February 4.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

February 2016 Races

Below is a list of upcoming races in February 2016. Check the club calendar for a few more races in February.
Saturday February 6 
  • Topo Trail Running Series - Caesar Creek State Park, 10:00 am,Caesar Creek State Park, Waynesville OHwww.topoadventuresports.org
Sunday February 7 
  • 36th Annual Valentine’s Labor of Love 2 Mile Run, 10:30 am, Campus Recreation Center, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights KY, www.cincinnatirunning.com.
  • ORRRC 49th Annual Frostbite 5 Mile, 2:00 pm, Centerville High School, Centerville, OH, www.orrrc.org
    Saturday February 13 
    Sunday February 14 
    • Sweetheart Shuffle, noon, Atrium YMCA, 5750 Innovation Drive, Franklin, OH 45005, www.runwalkjog.com
    Saturday February 20
    •  Frosty 14 Trail Run, 9:00 am, Caesar Creek State Park, Waynesville, OH, www.orrrc.org.
    • Special Olympics Polar Climb 3K Walk/5K Run , 11:00 am, Versailles State Park - Versailles Lake Boat Ramp, Versailles, IN 47042, www.stuartroadracing.com.
    Sunday February 21
    Saturday February 27
    Monday February 29
    • RCGC Leap Day Race, 6:20 pm, Lunken Playfield, Cincinnati OH, Race Information.

    Monday, February 01, 2016

    Leap Day Race - February 29

    2016 is a Leap Year so another day in the year and another race in the year - the RCGC Leap Day Race. It will be a 4k Run on the Lunken Bike Trail.
    Cost is $8.00 for RCGC Members / 21 & Under ; $12.00 for the General Public through February 25,2016. Group Discount is available(Online Only). T shirts are available for $8.00. Visit  the registration page, get the race flier for more information.
    RACE DETAILS
    • DATE: Monday, February 29th, 2016 - Open to All.
    • TIME: 6:20 PM.
    • PLACE: Lunken Playfield, Cincinnati OH
    • PRE-REGISTRATION: $12.00 – General Public, $8.00 RCGC Members / 21 & Under. T-shirt: $8.00. Online registration available through Thursday February 25, 2016.  Group Pricing Available - Need to register online to qualify. 
    • RACE DAY REGISTRATION: $16.00 – General Public. $12.00 - RCGC Members / 21 & Under. T-shirt: $8.00. No group discounts on race day. Opens 5:15 PM at the Marian Ahlering Building at Lunken Playfield.
    • COURSE: 4k out and back course on the Lunken Bike Trail. View course map.
    • AWARDS: Overall awards given to the Top 4 Males and Top 4 Females. Awards given to the top male and female runner in the following age groups: 18 & under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60&over.
    • OTHER: Food and drink available after the race. Visit registration page for more information.

    Saturday, January 30, 2016

    RCGC Board Meeting - February 4

    The next RCGC Board Meeting will be held on Thursday February 4 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:  Wednesday February 4, 2016
    • 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

    Friday, January 29, 2016

    Early Registration Ends Soon for 36th Annual Valentine's Two Mile Labor of Love Run

    Early registration ends soon for the 36th Annual Valentine's Two Mile Labor of Love Run, one of Greater Cincinnati's more beloved races. The deadline for Mail entries is Monday February 1. Online Registration is extended through Tuesday February 2. Cost is $18- General Public and $15 - RCGC Members / 23 & Under.  Register now before the price goes up. Visit the club website for more information about the race.
    Race Details
    • DATE: Sunday, February 7, 2016 - Open to All.
    • TIME: 10:30 AM. 
    • PLACE: Campus Recreation Center, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY. 
    • PRE-REGISTRATION: The deadline for Mail entries is Monday February 1. Online Registration is extended through Tuesday February 2.
    • PACKET PICK-UP: Tri-State Running Company, Edgewood, Saturday, February 6, 2016 1 - 3 PM or at NKU day of race beginning at 9:00 AM. 
    • DIRECTIONS:  From downtown Cincinnati, Take I-471. 471 ends at 27, go straight through light. Turn right at next light at the NKU sign. Take a right on University, then first left to Kenton. Park in the garage off Kenton. View Campus Map
    • COURSE: 2 mile course beginning at Albright Health Center.
    • INFORMATION: Join the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati this winter in one of the more fun and different races that you'll find in Cincinnati. Online Registration is available through Tuesday February 2. Mail in entries need to be postmarked by February 1.   Visit the club website for more information about the race.
      Register online.

    Thursday, January 28, 2016

    Freeze Your Tail Off Mile - February 21

    Looking for a way to beat the winter blues? Join us at the Freeze Your Tail Off Mile where we hope the temperature is below freezing but not below zero! The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati will be hosting a low key one mile race at Summit Park in Blue Ash OH on Sunday February 21 at 1:00 PM. Race-day only registration beginning at Noon - $5.00 for Club Members/ 21 & Under. $10.00 for General Public. Note: To get the discount, please have the club membership card. 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: Sunday February 21, 2016
    • TIME: 1:00 PM
    • PLACE: Summit Park, Blue Ash OH
    • INFORMATION: Join the Runners' Club on Sunday February 21 for the RCGC Freeze Your Tail Off. Race Day Registration Only beginning at noon. $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, January 27, 2016

    2016 RCGC Mile Series

    The Runners’ Club of Greater Cincinnati will be doing a RCGC Mile Series in 2016 as part of being around for 40 years. It will include at least 10 mile races throughout the year and the top 7 of them will be scored.   Awards will be given to the top overall Male and Female, and Top Male and Female in the Following Age Groups based on their top seven mile races:
    29 & Under, 30-39, Masters(40-49), Grand Masters(50-59) and Legends(60 & over)
      All Club Members who meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to get  an award. The first race in the series will be the Freeze Your Tail Off Mile on Sunday February 21, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Summit Park in Blue Ash.  View the RCGC Mile Series Page for more details. About the RCGC Mile Series.

    Monday, January 25, 2016

    2016 Winter Wonderland Run Recap and Results

    About 40 runners competed in the 2016 Winter Wonderland Run this past Sunday January 24 in cold, slightly windy but sunny conditions at Fernbank Park on the (Far) West Side of Cincinnati. Runners travailed a 5k course that included wood, concrete, asphalt plus snow and ice due to the previous week's snowfall.    Harrison Ballard was the top overall finisher with a time of 21:10 followed by Cy Young who ran a 22:11. Peg Doerger  of Cincinnati OH was the top female with a time of 22:14 followed by Lindsey Jaeger who ran a 29:11.  (Race Results ).
    Thank you to our sponsors Waltz Business Solutions RoadId, and Tri-State Running Company.
    Thank you to our race day volunteers Tom Glasscock, Julia Glasscock, Stacy Osborne, Caroline Siderits, Paul Seibert, Jim Welland and Todd Hofacre for helping put on
    the race.
    Go to the club website to view race results.

    Sunday, January 24, 2016

    2016 Winter Wonderland Run Results

    Here are race results from the 2016 Winter Wonderland Run on Sunday January 24 at Fernbank Park. Full results should be posted on our website www.cincinnatirunning.com later this week.  If you have a question or concern, do not hesitate to contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.

    Friday, January 22, 2016

    RCGC Winter Wonderland Run This Sunday January 24

    This Sunday January 24 is the RCGC Winter Wonderland Run. It will be a 5k Run/Walk around the paths and trails of Fernbank Park.
    Race Day Registration and Number Pickup will open at noon at the Riverview Shelter just inside the park.
    Race Day Cost is $15 - General Public and $10 - RCGC Members / 23 & Under. Visit www.cincinnatirunning.com for more information. See you this Sunday.
    RACE DETAILS
    • DATE: Sunday, January 24,2016
    • TIME: 1:00 PM. 
    • PLACE: Fernbank Park, Cincinnati OH. 
    • RACE DAY REGISTRATION: $15- General Public and $10 - RCGC Members / 23 & Under. Opens at noon at the Riverview Shelter inside the park. 
    • RACE PACKET PICKUP: Race Packets can be picked up on Race Day at the Riverview Shelter inside Fernbank Park beginning at noon. 
    • COURSE: 5k Course along the paths and trails of Fernbank Park. Be prepared to run on concrete, wood, asphalt, cobblestone, grass, dirt, gravel and possibly mud, and snow.  No strollers allowed on the course due to terrain.
    • AWARDS: Top overall male runner and top overall female runner. Top overall male walker and top overall female walker. Top male and female runner in each of the following age groups: 18 & under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over
    • OTHER: Visit www.cincinnatirunning.com or the online registration page for more information. 

    Thursday, January 21, 2016

    RCGC Grand Prix Back For 2016

    The Runners’ Club of Greater Cincinnati will be doing a Grand Prix Series in 2016. The RCGC Grand Prix includes and recognizes many of the races that the club runs, supports, started or helped start. It includes several popular and unique races in Cincinnati that the club has supported over the years.
    Like 2015, 9 races will be scored which includes at least one B Race and one C race plus 7 other races. Awards will be given to the top overall Male and Female, and Top Male and Female in the Following Age Groups -  Youngsters(29&Under), Submasters (30-39), Masters(40-49), GrandMasters(50-59) and Legends(60 & over).  Also back for 2016 will be the 700 Club – Any member who scores over 700 points in the 2016 Grand Prix receives a commemorative award.
     The first race in the series will be the RCGC Winter Wonderland Run on Sunday January 24 at 1:00 PM at Fernbank Park.  View the RCGC Grand Prix page for more details. About the RCGC Grand Prix.

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016

    Registration Ends Today for 2016 Winter Wonderland Run

    Less than 24 hours remain to preregister for the RCGC Winter Wonderland Run for this Sunday January 24 at Fernbank Park at 1:00 PM. Online Registration is available through 11:59 PM tonight. Register now before the price goes up. Visit the club website for more information about the race. Register Now.
    RACE DETAILS
    • DATE: Sunday, January 24,2016
    • TIME: 1:00 PM. 
    • PLACE: Fernbank Park, Cincinnati OH. 
    • PRE-REGISTRATION: $10- General Public and $5 - RCGC Members / 23 & Under. Register online at www.cincinnatirunning.com. Ends Wednesday, January 20, 2016. 
    • RACE DAY REGISTRATION: $15- General Public and $10 - RCGC Members / 23 & Under. Opens at noon at the Riverview Shelter inside the park. 
    • RACE PACKET PICKUP: Race Packets can be picked up on Race Day at the Riverview Shelter inside Fernbank Park beginning at noon. 
    • COURSE: 5k Course along the paths and trails of Fernbank Park. Be prepared to run on concrete, wood, asphalt, cobblestone, grass, dirt, gravel and possibly mud, and snow.  No strollers allowed on the course due to terrain.
    • OTHER: Visit www.cincinnatirunning.com or the online registration page for more information.