Friday, February 27, 2015

Winter Wonderland Run - This Sunday March 1

This Sunday March 1 is the Winter Wonderland Run. For 2015, the Winter Wonderland Run is going off road at Lower Millcrest Park and another chance to run in or on the snow.  Race Day Registration opens at noon by the Sherman Avenue Ballfields. Recommended parking is also off Sherman Avenue by the ballfields. Cost is $15.00 - General Public and $10.00 for RCGC Members / Age 23 and under.  For more information, view the race flier.
Note: It is recommended that you wear spikes, snow shoes or screw shoes as some parts of the course can be slippery.

Race Details
  • DATE: Sunday, March 1, 2015 - Open to All.
  • TIME: 1:00 PM.
  • PLACE: Lower Millcrest Park, Norwood OH.
  • RACE DAY REGISTRATION: Opens 12:00 PM by the ballfields on Sherman Avenue.  Cost is $15.00 - General Public and 10.00 RCGC Members / 23 & Under . No discounts 
  • COURSE: 3 Mile Run - Three laps around a one mile off road course in Lower Millcrest Park.   Note: It is recommended that you wear spikes, snow shoes or screw shoes as some parts of the course can be slippery.
  • INFORMATION: View the race flier for any other information.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

March 2015 Races in Greater Cincinnati

Below is list of upcoming races in Greater Cincinnati for March 2015. Check the club calendar for a few more races in March.
Saturday March 1
Saturday March 7
Sunday March 8
Saturday March 14
Sunday March 15
  • 38th Annual Mercy Health Heart Mini and Half Marathon, 7:30 am, Fountain Square, Cincinnati OH, www.heartmini.org.
Saturday March 21
Sunday March 22
  •  Run For the Lions 5k, 8:30 am, Ursuline Academy, Blue Ash OH, Kelly Weissmannwww.racedmc.com.
  • RCGC Split the Pot Prediction Run, 11:00 am, Fernbank Park, Cincinnati OH, www.cincinnatirunning.com.
Saturday March 28
Sunday March 29

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Emerald Miles 5k Run / Walk - March 21

Join the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati and Columbus on Saturday, March 21, 2015 for their Annual Emerald Mile 5k Run/Walk at Newport on the Levee! This is a great way to gather your friends and family for a great morning off exercise along a beautiful scenic route. Participants can choose to walk or run on the beautiful course that crosses over the Ohio River, through nearby parks and back to Newport on the Levee. Visit www.epilepsy-ohio.org for race information.
Race Details

  • DATE: Saturday, March 21, 2015 
  • TIME: 9:00 AM
  • PLACE: Newport On the Levee, Newport KY
  • COURSE: Starts at Newport on the Levee, crosses over the Ohio River, loops through Sawyer Point and into Cincinnati then ends back at Newport on the Levee. View route.
  • AWARDS:Trophies to the first male and female runner and walker.
    Individual medals to the first and second place finisher in the following age divisions
    Run Divisions: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, 70 and over.
    Walk Divisions: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over.
  • REGISTRATION: Preregistration Available through Wednesday March 18 ending at Noon. Fee is $30 and $15 for Children 12 & Under. 
    Raceday Registration opens at 7:30 AM and ends at 8:30 AM at Newport On The Levee.
  • RACE INFORMATION:  Visit www.epilepsy-ohio.org for race information.   

Still Time To Sign Up For the 2015 Winter Wonderland Run

Due to a communication snafu with dates, You still have time to get in on early registration for the Winter Wonderland Run and save a few $$$.  It was supposed to end on Tuesday, but you have until Wednesday February 25.  The deadline for mail entries  was Monday. Online Registration is available through 11:59 PM tonight. Cost is $10- General Public and $5 - 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,March 1, 2015 - Open to All.
  • TIME: 1:00 PM.
  • PLACE: Lower Millcrest Park, Norwood OH. 
  • COURSE: 3 laps around a 1 mile offroad course in Lower Millcrest Park. 
  • INFORMATION:  Visit the club website for more information about the race. 
    Register online.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

RCGC Split The Pot Prediction Run - March 22

The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati will be hosting a Split the Pot Prediction Run on March 22, 2015 at Fernbank Park. Run distance will be 3.7 miles over an all terrain course around 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 pay for race expenses. The other half will be split between the top male closest to his predicted finish time, top female closest to her predicted finish time and some random fellow will get the rest.
Limited to 200 participants. Visit www.cincinnatirunning.com for more information.
Race Details

  • DATE: Sunday, March 22, 2015 
  • TIME: 11:00 AM 
  • PLACE: Fernbank Park, Cincinnati OH 
  • COURSE: 3.7 mile all terrain course starts by the Riverview Shelter in Fernbank Park. Course goes on the trails and paths of Fernbank Park.
  • REGISTRATION: Preregistration Available through Wednesday March 18 or until all slots are filled. Fee is $30. RCGC Members get a 20% discount. 
    Online registration available at www.runsignup.com.
  • RACE INFORMATION:  Visit www.cincinnatirunning.com for more information. Limited to 200 participants. Race Information

Monday, February 23, 2015

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities - March 2015

Here are some upcoming opportunities where you can help out the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati. If you can help out with any of these events, we would greatly appreciate it:
  1. Winter Wonderland Run  - The Winter Wonderland Run needs 5-10 volunteers to help with registration and post race on Sunday March 1. Volunteers get all sorts of free goodies plus the pleasure of watching people suffer. If you you can help, you can sign up at the www.runsignup.com or let us know at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com
  2. RCGC Split the Pot Prediction Run - The RCGC Split the Pot Prediction Run needs 10-15 volunteers to help with registration, timing, course marshals and post race on Sunday March 22. It would take 2-3 hours of your time. The jobs are easy and you will get the commemorative Split the Pot Shirt, registered for the open raffle plus watching confused runners figure out whether they are on pace for your efforts. 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 www.runsignup.com
  3. Ongoing Openings - Currently we have few openings for keeping the club running on an ongoing basis:  Social Chair,  Program Chair, and Newsletter Editor. Most positions take 2-3 hours a month of your time. If you can or would like to fulfill one of these positions, please send an email to cincinnatirunning@gmail.com or attend the next board meeting on March 12.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Winter Wonderland Run Preview 2 Cancelled

 The Winter Wonderland Run Preview 2 Scheduled for this Sunday February 22 at Lower Millcrest Park in Norwood is cancelled. Join us on March 1 for the Winter Wonderland Run at 1:00 PM.  Registration opens at 12:00 PM.

Early Registration Ends Soon For 2015 Winter Wonderland Run



Early registration ends soon for the RCGC Winter Wonderland Run. The deadline for Mail entries is Monday February 23. Online Registration is available through Tuesday February 24. Cost is $10- General Public and $5 - 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, March 1, 2015 - Open to All.
  • TIME: 1:00 PM.
  • PLACE: Lower Millcrest Park, Norwood OH.
  • PRE-REGISTRATION: Early Registration ends Tuesday February 24 ,2015 
  • COURSE: 3 laps around a one mile course at Lower Millcrest Park. 
  • INFORMATION: Yes Virgina, there will be a Winter Wonderland Run in 2015 and it is going off road at Lower Millcrest Park in Norwood, OH. Lower Millcrest Park is located on Hopkins Avenue across from Xavier University. Registration opens at Noon and race is at 1:00 PM.  Online Registration is available through Tuesday February 24. Mail in entries need to be postmarked by February 23.   Visit the club website for more information about the race. 
    Register online.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Winter Wonderland Run Preview 2 - this Sunday February 22

This Sunday February 22 at 1:00 pm will be the Winter Wonderland Run Preview 2.  The Winter Wonderland Run Preview 2 is a free no frills off road 3 mile run to get you ready for the RCGC Winter Wonderland Run on March 1.  Awards to the top male and top female.  No entry fees.  For more information, visit the race calendar.

Race Details
  • DATE: Sunday, February 22, 2015 - Open to All.
  • TIME: 1:00 PM.
  • PLACE: Lower Millcrest Park, 1700 Hopkins Ave, Norwood OH.
  • COURSE: 3 Mile Run - Three laps around a one mile off road course in Lower Millcrest Park.
  • INFORMATION:  The Winter Wonderland Run Preview 2 is a free no frills off road 3 mile run to get you ready for the RCGC Winter Wonderland Run on March 1.  Great speedwork to get you ready for the Flying Pig Marathon. Awards to the top male and top female.  No entry fees. Part of the RCGC Grand Prix.
    Race Information

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

RCGC Membership Dues Due March 1

RCGC Member dues are due March 1, 2015.  Register online or use the mail in form before you miss out on these great benefits. If you are unsure on whether you are paid for 2015, you can check your status online.
RENEW NOW

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

RCGC Board Meeting - February 19

The next RCGC Board Meeting will be held on Thursday  February 19 at The Foot Doctor at 5521 Montgomery Road at 7:15 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 February 19, 2015
  • TIME: 7:15 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, February 13, 2015

2015 Valentine Shirts Available for Purchase

The 35th Annual Valentine’s 2 Mile Labor of Love Run has a  few shirts left over from Sunday's race.  They are white and long sleeve with a two color front and a one color back listing the race sponsors. We have sizes for Youth Large, Large, XL and XXL. Cost is 7.95 + 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 March 14. Order soon before the deadline ends or we run out of the size that you want.
Order Now



Thursday, February 12, 2015

Winter Wonderland Run Preview - This Sunday February 15

This Sunday February 15 at 1:00 pm will be the first Winter Wonderland Run Preview.  The Winter Wonderland Run Preview is a free no frills off road 3 mile run to get you ready for the RCGC Winter Wonderland Run on March 1.  Awards to the top male and top female.  No entry fees.  For more information, visit the race calendar.

Race Details
  • DATE: Sunday, February 15, 2015 - Open to All.
  • TIME: 1:00 PM.
  • PLACE: Lower Millcrest Park, 1700 Hopkins Ave, Norwood OH.
  • COURSE: 3 Mile Run - Three laps around a one mile off road course in Lower Millcrest Park.
  • INFORMATION:  The Winter Wonderland Run Preview is a free no frills off road 3 mile run to get you ready for the RCGC Winter Wonderland Run on March 1.  Great speedwork to get you ready for the Flying Pig Marathon. Awards to the top male and top female.  No entry fees. Part of the RCGC Grand Prix.
    Race Information

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

35th Annual Labor of Love Run Recap And Results

About 165 runners and walkers participated in the 35th Annual Valentine's Labor of Love 2 Mile Run this past Sunday February 8th in cloudy, windy but warm conditions(View slideshow). The course had a nice tailwind going out but a tough wind coming back towards the finish.  Ryan Burrows of Liberty Township OH was the top overall finisher with a time of 10:34 followed by Michael Caldwell of Alexandria Kentucky who ran a 10:56. Alison Rush of Bentonville AR was the top female with a time of 12:17 followed by Meredith Hiles who ran a 13:20. The top overall mixed couple were the Father Daughter duo of Brad and Ruby Dunleavy with 25 points followed by the Ball and Chain duo of Bridget Williams and Patrick Wissing  who had 29 points. The top single male runner was Michael Caldwell who ran a 10:56 and the top single female runner was Meredith Hiles who ran a 13:20. (Race Results ).
Thank you to our sponsors Waltz Business Solutions, Bob Roncker's Running Spot, Panera Bread, RoadId, and Joseph L. Pahls, CPA.
Thank you to our race day volunteers Tom Glasscock, Stacy Osborne, Mike Smith, 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 36th Annual Valentine Race. Go to the club website to view race results and the Awards.
If you won an award and had to split before the awards ceremony, contact cincinnatirunning@gmail.com to arrange a pick up.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

2014 Grand Prix Series Award Winners

The Runners’ Club of Greater Cincinnati did a Grand Prix Series in 2014 after a successful 2013 Grand Prix. The goal of the Grand Prix was to include and recognize members that do many of the races that the club puts on or supports. About 85 club members participated in at least one Grand Prix Race for 2014.
  Awards will be given to the top overall Male and Female, Top Male and Female in the Submasters Category(40 & Under), Masters(40-49) and Legends(50 & over) Categories. Scoring was based on any best 5 races(either A, B, C), one best B race, and one best C Race. Below is a list of the award winners for the 2014 Grand Prix.   They will be recognized on Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati Annual Meeting in April. Congratulations everyone.
2014 Award Winners
Females
Overall: Barbara Ellwein
Submasters(40& under): Lisa Roa
Masters(40-49): Eileen Hogan
Legends(50 & over): Nurys Diaz

Males
Overall: Paul Seibert
Submasters(40& under):Greg Roa
Masters(40-49):John Garrity
Legends(50 & over): Jerry Patton

500 Club: Barbara Ellwein, Nurys Diaz, Lisa Roa, Paul Seibert, John Garrity, Jerry Patton, Greg Roa, James Welland, Harvey Lewis