Friday, August 01, 2014

Volunteers Needed For Mud Guts, and Glory

Mud, Guts and Glory in Lebanon Ohio is looking for over 100 full day (7 am-4:30 pm) and half day (7-12 or 11-4:30) volunteers for its race on August 16. They are providing lunch, a free t-shirt, free parking, and snacks and water throughout the day.
If you want to help with the race,  sign up at www.mudgutsandglory.com/#volunteers. Thank you for your help.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Upcoming Races For August 2014

Below is list of upcoming races for August.   Check the club calendar for a few more races in August.

    Saturday August 2
    Thursday August 7
    Saturday August 9
    Sunday August 10
    • CABVI's Know You Can 5K, 8:30 AM, Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati OH, www.sprunning.com.
    Tuesday August 12
    Thursday August 14
    Friday August 15
    • Run For Kids Superhero 5k, 7:00 PM, St. Xavier Church, Cincinnati OH, www.racedmc.com.
    Saturday August 16
    • A.J. Jolly Park 5K/10K Cup Park 'n Run/Walk, AJ Jolly Park, Campbell County KY,  Race Information.
    • Bohlke 5k Run, 8:00 AM, Summit Country Day, Cincinnati OH, www.sprunning.com
    • R3-Ministries 5K Walk/Run, 8:30 AM, England-Idlewild Park, Burlington KY, www.r3-ministries.org
    • Scott McDowell River Run, 9:00 AM, Boys and Girls Club of Clermont County, New Richmond OH www.runningtime.net
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters 5K presented by the Kroger Co., 9:00 AM, Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Covington, KY www.racedmc.com.    
    Sunday August 17
    Thursday August 21
    Saturday August 23
    Sunday August 24
    • Friendship City 5K, 8:00 AM, Kenton County Public Library - Erlanger Branch, Erlanger KY,  www.runningtime.net.
    Saturday August 30
    • Norwood's 5,000 Meter Indian Run, Noon, Lower Millcrest Park, Norwood OH, Race Information.
    Sunday August 31
    • The Cheetah Run, 8:00 AM, Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati OH, www.racedmc.com.   

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Celebration Fun Run For Harvey Lewis

    From Kara Garrod, a friend of Harvey Lewis. You can contact her at kgarrod@me.com for more info.
    Friends of Harvey Lewis and the Greater Cincinnati Running Community:
    Please join us as we surprise Harvey Lewis after he returns to Cincinnati as the 2014 Badwater 135 Champion. We will celebrate by running a one-mile loop starting and ending at the School for Creative and Performing Arts (108 W. Central Pkwy 45202) on Wednesday, July 30 at 7 p.m. Safe and easy parking is available in the garage under Washington Park. Participants will be expected to run on sidewalks along the route respecting all traffic rules, and will leave in waves every couple minutes so as not to disrupt traffic.
    Please plan on arriving by 6:45 p.m. so we can all don commemorative T-shirts celebrating this feat before Harvey arrives. The first 100 attendees will receive cotton RunQuest Travel T-shirts featuring a Harvey Lewis quote ($5 donations to cover printing costs appreciated).
    If you would prefer to purchase a guaranteed dri-fit technical RunQuest Travel shirt with Harvey Lewis quote, you may pre-order one for $12, to be picked up on-site. Please email kgarrod@me.com indicating your size preference by Sunday, July 27.
    Feel free to disperse this email to our running friends and running groups, but as this is intended to be a surprise for Harvey, please be sure to remove his email address -- sweetland3@yahoo.com -- from any forward before sending. For now, please avoid referring to this event on all social media and the local media in general. We don't want publicity to ruin the surprise for Harvey. The day of, I will notify the local media in case they would like to cover the event. Thank you for respecting our desire to keep this a surprise.
    Light refreshments will be provided after by our friends from RCGC. If there's enough interest, folks can head to the Rhinegeist Brewery (1910 Elm St 45202) for additional celebration after the event.

    RCGC Grand Prix Standings - July 2014

    The Runners’ Club of Greater Cincinnati is doing a Grand Prix Series in 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. So far, about 70 club members have participated in at least one Grand Prix Race.
     The next race in the Grand Prix will be four more races in the RCGC Urban Summer Cross Country Series, the Brian Rohne Race on August 9 and the RCGC Midsummer Trail Run on August 12.
    Below is a list of the top 5 male and female club members for scoring through Race #3 of the RCGC Urban Cross Country Series.  Scoring is based on your best 5 races(either A, B, C), your best B race, and your best C Race. (For a complete listing, go to www.cincinnatirunning.com.
    RCGC Grand Prix Standings
    through July 30
    Top 5 Females

    Top 5 Males
    NameTotal
    NameTotal
    Lisa Roa 375
    Harvey Lewis350
    Barbara Ellwein375
    Jerry Patton346
    Cindy Cranmer286
    Ryan Woolley272
    Stacey Herdering196
    Marty Hovey267
    Nurys Diaz189
    Greg Roa241

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Wanted: A Few Good Men and Women for Midsummer Trail Run 2014

    The club needs about 15 volunteers to help with registration, fluid station and finish line on Tuesday August 12 for the club's Midsummer Night's Trail Run at Mt. Airy Forest at 6:30 PM.  The jobs are easy and last about 1-2 hours. For your efforts, you get the commemorative Midsummer Trail Run pint glass plus a shirt in addition to a pat on the back. If you can help out, contact us at rcgcmidsummertrailrun@gmail.com or sign up at runsignup.com.

    Monday, July 28, 2014

    Last Call For NKU Summer Cross Country Series - This Tuesday July 29

    The final opportunity to test your summer training and sharpen your race skills (& your spikes) on NKU’s Cross Country training course on campus in Highland Heights, KY! will be this Tuesday, July 29 at 7:00 PM. The rolling terrain and newly carved trails offers challenges to runners of all ages. Visit NKU’s Athletic web page at nkunorse.com or call NKU athletics at 859-572-5193 for more information.
    NKU SUMMER CROSS COUNTRY SERIES RACE INFORMATION
    • DATE: Tuesday July 29
    • TIME: 7:00 PM
    • PLACE: Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights KY
    • INFORMATION: Series Championship and last race of the NKU Summer Cross Country Series. Test your summer training and sharpen your race skills on NKU’s Cross Country training course on campus in Highland Heights, KY! The rolling terrain and newly carved trails offers challenges to runners of all ages.Visit www.nkunorse.com for more information. Race Day Registration opens at 6:00 PM near the NKU Baseball Fields. View campus map.

    RCGC Urban Race Series Recap #3

    The 2014 Urban Cross Country Series Race #3 was this past Thursday July 17 at Lower Millcrest Park located across from Xavier University in Norwood. About 35-40 runners showed up to race on the 3.1 mile course in sunny and cool conditions. Despite the rain from the previous day, the course was dry at race time. Scott Woodnorth was the top male finisher with a time of 19:45 followed by Spike Knickel who ran a 19:46 and Ryan Woolley who who ran a 20:06. Taryn Surtees repeated as the top female finisher with a time of 20:15 followed by Kamaria Walton with 22:18 and Meredith Elstun who ran a 23:52(View results).  Join us next Thursday July 31 at Lower Millcrest Park in Norwood for Race #4 in the RCGC Urban Cross Country Series.

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

    4th Annual Greater Cincinnati Running Hall of Fame Induction Banquet - August 3

    The 4th Annual Greater Cincinnati Running Hall of Fame Induction Banquet will take place on Sunday, August 3rd (4:30 p.m.) at the Original Montgomery Inn in Montgomery.  The 2014 five person induction class includes Tom Jones, Lewis Johnson, Coach Larry Merkel, Steve Padgett and Mary Wineberg. In addition, there will be two Lifetime Achievement Award Winners. Reverend Robert Denny and Coach Toby Dirr are this year's deserving honorees. The Keynote Speaker will be Olympic Gold Medalist, Bob Schul, who won Gold in the 5000 at the 1964 Tokyo games. He is the only American to win this event in the Olympics.
    The cost of the event is $ 44.00 each for individuals and corporate sponsors are available. It includes the Montgomery Inn dinner and dessert. More importantly, the banquet celebrates the rich running tradition of Greater Cincinnati. If you would like to order tickets, please call Steve Nester at (513) 236-6893. No tickets are sold at the door and this event will sell out.

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Reggae Run On Hiatus for 2014

    I went to the Reggae Run Website and saw this post:
    • The Reggae Run in memory of Maria Olberding is taking a break in 2014. As you know or as you can imagine, the Olberding family and this event has gone through significant changes over the past two decades, including a completely new venue in 2013.  We want to take some time for thoughtful reflection and assessment.  In advance, thank you for your understanding and support as we move forward.

    Harvey Lewis Wins Badwater 135

    Harvey Lewis, local cincinnati runner, SCPA teacher, featured runner in the RCGC 2010 Summer Newsletter and vice president of the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati, won the 2014 edition of the Badwater 135 on Tuesday.  Harvey finished in less than 24 hours with a time of 23 hours 52 minutes 55 seconds(View results). He led from start to finish. He is the second local to win the Badwater 135. You can read more about Harvey's Win here, and here and here

    Monday, July 21, 2014

    RCGC Urban Cross Country Series Race #2 Recap

    The 2014 Urban Cross Country Series Race #2  was this past Thursday July 17 at Lower Millcrest Park in Norwood. About 45 runners plus showed up to race on the 3.1 mile course in sunny and relatively cool  conditions due to the Polar Vortex. After the first week, RCGC Urban Race Director Michael Guest made a few improvements and updates to the course by eliminating the wasp nests and mowing the path  so runners would stay on the course and run faster times. NKU Runner Brady Holmer  was the top male finisher with a new course record of 16:59 followed by John Murdock who ran a 17:42 followed by Mason Moore who ran a 17:44.  Taryn Surtees showed up a few minutes before the start and was the top female finisher with a course record of 20:11 followed by Karen Berndt with a 21:22 and Kamaria Walton who ran a 22:31(View results).  Join us next Thursday July 24 at Lower Millcrest Park in Norwood for the third race in the RCGC Urban Cross Country Series.

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    A Midsummer Night's Trail Run - August 12


    A Midsummer Night's Trail Run - August 12

    The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati will host its annual 5 Mile trail run at Mt. Airy Forest on Tuesday evening, August 12th at 6:30 PM. Join the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati to go "Over Hill, Over Dale, Through Brush, Through Briar" in A Midsummer Night's Trail Run in Mount Airy Forest at 6:30 PM! Awards to the Top 3 Males and Top 3 Females Runners and to the Top Male and Top Female in the following Age Groups: 18 & Under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Over.  Goody bags to the first 75 registered.  Pint glasses to the first 75 finishers plus refreshments and door prizes after the race.
    Online registration available at runsignup.com through August 8, 2014. Visit www.cincinnatirunning.com to get a flier or for more information.

     RACE DETAILS:

    • DATE: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
    • TIME: 6:30 PM
    • PLACE: Oval, Mount Airy Forest
    • DISTANCE: 5 Mile Trail Run. View the course map.
    • COST: Pre-registration: General Public - $15 . RCGC Members / Age 18 & Under: $10.
      Race Day Registration is $20 for General Public and $15 RCGC Members / Age 18 & Under. 
    • INFO: Visit www.cincinnatirunning.com to get a flier or for more information.

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    RCGC Volunteer Opportunities

    Here are some upcoming opportunities where you can help out the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati. If you can help with any of these events, we would appreciate it:
    1. A Midsummer Night's Trail Run - A Midsummer Night's Trail Run on Tuesday August 12 needs 10-15 volunteers to help with registration, fluid station, timing, post race, and cleanup. It would take 2-3 hours of your time. The jobs are fun, easy and entertaining and you will get some nice goodies 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 the A Midsummer Night's Trail Run at runsignup.com and select Race Volunteer.
    2. Finish Line Crew - The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati has quite a few races coming up where volunteers are needed to work the finish line. The jobs are easy and you get to the learn how to use the club's new chip timing system. If interested send us an email at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com or attend the RCGC Urban Cross Country Series for training on Thursdays in July and August.
    3. Ongoing Openings - Currently we have a 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 July 17.

    Monday, July 14, 2014

    RCGC Urban Cross Country Series Race #1 Recap

    The 2014 Urban Cross Country Series  kicked off at Lower Millcrest Park in Norwood this past Thursday July 10. The series was moved to Lower Millcrest Park in Norwood after Summitview Park turned the iconic course designed by Stacy Osborne into an unintended Steeplechase with a .25 mile trench. About 45 runners plus showed up to race on the 3.1 mile course in sunny conditions. It also may have been the hardest cross country courses since the race was held at French Park made even harder by a few wasps who harrassed a few runners near the ballfields. Also, a few runners zigged when they should have zagged and finished a little earlier than expected. David Bea was the top male finisher with a new course record of 19:16 followed by Spike Knickel who ran a 19:56 followed by Kenji Heilman who ran a 20:30. There were a few females on the course but they got lost and finished early and the few that did not get lost were so slow that their times were not recorded as a means to motivate them to run faster in week 2.   Join us next Thursday July 17 at Lower Millcrest Park in Norwood for the second race in the RCGC Urban Cross Country Series.

    RCGC Board Meeting - July 17

    The next RCGC Board Meeting will be held on Thursday  July 17 at Lower Millcrest Park after the RCGC Urban Cross Country Series. The meeting is open to all current RCGC members.
    We will discuss updates on the Summer Trail Run, plans for a possible Fall Mile Series, and  a New Year's Eve Run and much more.
    Hope you can join us!
    DETAILS
    • DATE:  Thursday June 19, 2014
    • TIME: Approximate8:30 PM
    • PLACE: Lower Millcrest Park, Norwood OH
    • INFORMATION: Board Meeting of the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati. Open to all current members. We will discuss  the Summer Trail Run, plans for a possible Fall Mile Series, a New Year's Eve Run and much more. View agenda.