Wednesday, April 23, 2014

2014 RCGC Grand Prix

After the success of the 2013 Grand Prix, the members at the 2014 Annual Meeting were wondering if there will be one for 2014. After an intervention, waterboarding and other torture techniques banned by the Geneva Convention, the Runners’ Club of Greater Cincinnati will do a Grand Prix Series for 2014.  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. It includes several popular and unique races in Cincinnati that the club has supported over the years.  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.  New for 2014 will be the 500 Club – Any member who scores over 500 points in the 2014 Grand Prix will receive a commemorative award.   
 All Club Members who meet the eligibility requirements will receive an award. The first race in the series will be the Little Kings Mile on Friday May 2 at 8:00 PM in downtown Cincinnati.  View the RCGC Grand Prix page for details. About the RCGC Grand Prix.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

2014 Flying Pig Updates

Here are a couple of updates about the club'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 2013. 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, 2012 and 2013 were relatively uneventful -. see what 2014 brings.   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 2014 we are looking for a theme! In 2012 it was: What High School Did You Go To? 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 2013.  Adopt a pig for $5 for a chance to to win a 2014 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,  

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Online Registration Open for Memorial Day Race 38

Online registration is now open for Memorial Day Race 38 - 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. Register now.
  • DATE: Monday, May 26, 2014 - Open to All.
  • TIME: 9:00 AM.
  • PLACE: Otto Armleder Park, Cincinnati OH.
  • PRE-REGISTRATION: ends Monday, May 19th, 2014.
  • COST:  $15 General Public and $10 RCGC Members in good standing / 21 and Under 
  • COURSE: Certified 3.1 mile course 
  • OTHER: Register online.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

2013 Grand Prix Series Award Winners

The Runners’ Club of Greater Cincinnati did a Grand Prix Series in 2013. 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 have participated in at least one Grand Prix Race for 2013.
  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 2013 Grand Prix.   They will be recognized on Monday April 14 at the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati Annual Meeting.
Award Winners
Overall: Melanie Miles
Submasters(40& under): Lisa Roa
Masters(40-49): Carol Siderits 
Legends: Karen Wilson

Overall: Jeffrey Schwab
Submasters(40& under): Greg Roa
Masters(40-49): Thom Meyer 
Legends: David Nelson

Friday, April 04, 2014

Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati Annual Meeting - April 14

All members of the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati in good standing as of Thursday, April 10, 2014 are welcome to attend the 2014 Annual Meeting. The meeting will take place on Monday April 14, 2014(04/14/14) 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 Kristine Kolzing McGilvray. Kristine is a current club member, and owner instructor of Pilates for Runners.  She will talk about how Pilates can help you with running and general fitness.  Her presentation will be interactive so please wear comfortable clothing if you wish to participate.  The meeting will cover the following:
  1. Dinner and drinks
  2. Verification of Quorum
  3. Announcements to Upcoming Events
  4. 2013 Grand Prix Series Awards Presentation
  5. Featured Speaker Kristine Kolzing McGilvray
  6. 2013 Financial Report and 2014 Budget
  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 14.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Group Run Update - Miami Whitewater Group Running Downtown this Weekend

The Miami Whitewater Group Run is meeting downtown on Sunday April 6 to run part of the Flying Pig course. All paces welcome. Meet at the grassy area by Christian Moerlein Lager House @ 7am. 

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

April 2014 Races in Greater Cincinnati

Below is list of upcoming races in Greater Cincinnati for April 2014. Check the club calendar for a few more races in April.
Saturday April 5
  • Finneytown Wildcat 5k, 9:00 am, Finneytown HS, Cincinnati OH, Greg McCormick
  • Soaring Eagle 5k, 9:00 am,  Camp Friedlander, 581 Ibold Road, Loveland OH,  
  • St. Rita CCR 5K Run/Walk, 9:00 am, Kestral Point, Winton Woods Park,  Cincinnati OH, Greg McCormick 
Sunday April 6
  • Live Like You Mean It 5k, 9:00 am,  Spring Grove Cemetery Cioncinnati OH,  
Saturday April 12
Sunday April 13
  • Teddy Bear 5k Run/ Walk, 9:00 am,Cincinnati Masonic Center, Cincinnati OH,
Saturday April 19
  • Norse V.E.T.S. 5K Run/Walk, 8:30 am, NKU Student Union, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights KY, Race Information.
Saturday April 26
Sunday April 27
  • Miami Red Brick Run/Walk 5K, 10:30 am, Millett Hall, Miami University, Oxford  OH,

Monday, March 31, 2014

Runners' Club Part of the Piggest Raffle Ever

The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati is part of the Piggest Raffle ever with the Flying Pig Marathon for 2014. Adopt a pig for $5 for a chance to to win a two year lease on a Toyota Prius and help 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 Just select Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati as the charity. The official "Pig Drop" to determine the contest winners will take place on Flying Pig Marathon weekend downtown.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Flying Pig Marathon Fluid Station Volunteers Wanted

The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati will have a fluid station at mile 22 for the 16th Annual Flying Pig Marathon. Mile 22 is where the marathon really begins for the runners and your support and encouragement means plenty to them. If you are running the marathon, please encourage your friends and family to help out. If you're not running, join us for a little fun and help us help the runners at mile 22. To volunteer at our waterstop:
  1. Go to the Flying Pig Volunteer Registration Page.
  2. Click the Sign-up with registered group.
  3. Find and select Runners' Club of Cincinnati from the group list.
  4. Complete volunteer information.
  5. Use Runnerclub as the group password when asked near the end of the form.
If you have any questions or problems, let us knowSign Up for the Waterstop

Sunday, March 16, 2014

RCGC Club Members That Did The 2014 Heart Mini-Marathon

The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati had a significant turnout for the Heart Mini Marathon. We had almost  50 people run the Half, the 15k or the 5k. Here is a list of those members that did the 2014 Heart Mini Marathon. If your name is not listed, send us an email and we will verify your data:
Heart Half
Name Time
Jeff  Allen  1:40:16 
Tammy  Alverson  2:36:23 
Donna  Anderson  2:03:00 
Mohamed  Banoun  2:10:40 
Daniel  Bebo  1:49:46 
Joan  Brady  1:54:00 
Shawn  Fleming  2:24:09 
Seamus  Gordon  2:37:41 
Mary Alice  Gruden  2:59:51 
Erica  Heskamp  2:21:40 
Wayne  Hinaman  3:05:28 
Martin  Hovey  2:38:09 
David  Lasse  2:02:42 
Patrick  McGilvray  2:03:09 
Tricia  Meyer  2:24:59 
Melanie  Miles  1:50:15 
Cherie  Norman  2:59:51 
Gary  Payne  2:05:54 
Robert  Platt  2:30:16 
Don  Raake  2:44:38 
Jeffrey  Schwab  1:51:52 
Robert  Siegel  1:59:30 
Michael  Viox  1:48:59 
Russell  Brown  1:19:14 
Cindy  Cranmer  1:26:10 
Timothy  Kling  1:23:53 
Paul  Long  1:35:46 
Erin  Martell  1:52:08 
Brian  Nash  1:50:34 
David  Nelson  1:36:28 
Kimberly  Ogle  1:22:47 
Erin  Parton  1:38:59 
Jerry Patton 1:42:33
Greg  Roa  1:06:25 
Lisa  Roa  1:39:51 
Jeff  Schrock  52:57 
Scott  Spicher  1:20:29 
Jennifer  Stark  1:39:35 
Melissa  Stokley  1:13:30 
Elizabeth  Tiffany  1:25:58 
Joni  Torsella  1:17:02 
Barbara  Wells  2:01:40 
Ryan  Woolley  58:01 
Eric  Yeiser  1:19:51 

Heart 5k Run
Kent  Friel  38:04 
Michael  Haller  39:45 
Nick  Haverkos  29:22 
Ed  Hunter  28:38 
Marilyn  Hunter  51:13 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Club Update on HeartMiniMarathon Weekend

Here is what the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati has going on for the Heart Mini Marathon this weekend:
  • For those that joined The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati Heart Mini Team, you can pick up your stuff at the Heart Mini Expo this Saturday March 15. The expo opens at 9:00 AM. In years past, they had a pick-up for groups.  If they have a pick up for groups, go there, tell them your name and team(Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati) and there should not be a problem.  
  • Every year, the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati gets a hospitality suite in the Westin  for members. We provide food, drinks, a place to stash your gear, and a view of Fountain Square - where all the action is on race day! It will be available around 7:00 AM on raceday. We generally find out the room number on late Saturday afternoon at check-in so check your email for the room number Saturday evening or contact us at
    Note:Only current paid RCGC members plus one guest,  and nonmembers who signed up for the Runners' Club Heart Mini-Team have access to the rooms.

Monday, March 10, 2014

RCGC Members That Did Races This Weekend

While looking at few results this past weekend, I noticed a few familiar names of club members that did a road race.  Here is a list of members that ran a race this past weekend:
Bockfest 5k
Name Time
Jeff  Allen  21:24 
Daniel  Bebo  33:25 
Cindy  Cranmer  26:39 
Martin  Hovey  34:31 
Marcela  Oates  34:54 
Kimberly  Ogle  24:46 
Erin  Owen  35:44 
Donna  Payne  51:06 
Gary  Payne  26:45
Robert  Platt  46:19 
Greg  Roa  20:47 
Lisa  Roa  33:12 
Jeffrey  Schwab  22:03 
Debra  Wilson  42:25 
Denise  Witzgall  52:22 

Cavalier 5k
Regina Jacobs 41:55
John Zerhusen 23:45
Quo Vadis 5k
William Stolz 17:42
Quo Vadis 10k 
Paul Long 58:18
Cynthia Lough 1:24:44
Shamrock Shuffle 10k
Erin Martell 1:20:26
Thom Meyer 1:10:54

Race Results From The Weekend Of March 8

This weekend was a busy race weekend in Greater Cincinnati with about 2500 runners and walkers at  the Shamrock Shuffle up in West Chester, and about 1500 at the Bockfest 5k in Over-the-Rhine  plus a few races in between. Here are the race results for some of the races the weekend of March 8:

Friday, March 07, 2014

Daylight Saving Time Begins this Weekend

As you probably know, Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday March 9. Be sure to set your clocks ahead one hour this weekend so you do not miss either the club's group run on Sunday at 8:15 AM or the RCGC Board Meeting at Graeter's in Ft. Thomas at 10:00AM. About Daylight Saving Time.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

2014 St. Patrick's Races in Greater Cincinnati

It is about two weeks to go until St. Patrick's Day! For the next three weekends, there are races to help you celebrate. Race Listings are below:

  • Saturday March 8, Shamrock Shuffle 5k & 10K, 8:30 AM, The Square at Union Center, West Chester OH. Race information available at and
  • Saturday March 15, Shamrock Shuffle 3k, 8:00 AM, Lexington Center, Lexington KY. Visit for more information.
  • Saturday March 15, Run for the Green 5K Trail Run, 9:00 AM, Landon Deerfield Park, Maineville OH. Contact Greg McCormick at 513-793-0508 or visit for more information.
  • Saturday March 15, ORRRC St. Patrick's 5k, 10:00 AM, Middletown High School, Middletown OH. Visit for more information.
  • Saturday March 22, Emerald Miles 5k Run/Walk, 9:00 AM, Newport on the Levee, Race Information available at
  • Saturday March 22, Harrigan's 5k, 9:30 AM, Harrigan's Tavern, Kettering OH, Visit for more information.
For more races in Cincinnati and the area, do not forget to check out our race calendar.