Thursday, October 01, 2015

2015 Halloween Races in Greater Cincinnati

As any kid knows, October 31 is Halloween which means food and dressing up in costume.  If you can not wait that long, there are few Halloween themed races throughout the month of October.    Here are a few of them: 
  • Zombie 5k Run / Walk, Saturday October 3, 4:00 PM, RiversEdge Park, 2nd Street and Buckeye Street, Hamilton OH - First Halloween Run of the year that I know of. You can be a runner a walker or a zombie(not sure what that entails). Race is part of the Hamilton's  Operation Pumpkin Art Festival. Visit for more information about the race.
  • Running Scared 5k, Saturday October 10, 6:00 PM, Veteran's Memorial Stadium, 1600 West Street, Reading OH - A flat 3.1 mile course through a “spooky” cemetery, ending at a fabulous Halloween Fest!  Participants are encouraged to run/walk in costumes. After the race, people are admitted to the post race party where they can listen to a hot band or have a cold beer. They can enjoy food and drinks from generous sponsors and listen to the live jammin’ band while they stay toasty warm inside or gather around the roaring fire outside.  Proceeds benefit Youth Education.  Visit for more information.
  • Harvest Hustle 5k Run / WalkSunday October 18 1:00 PM, NHR Penntown,13146 N. State Road 101, Sunman, IN 47041 - Does running (or walking) a 5k dressed in costume sound like a party (all while helping raise money and awareness for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD))? If you answered yes, you should sign up to participate in the Harvest Hustle 5k Run / Walk. Proceeds benefit New Horizons Rehabilitation and The Arc, two regional nonprofit organizations working to find solutions for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families. Visit for more information or to register.
  • 30th Annual Ghost N Goblin 5k Run/Walk, Tuesday October 20 6:30 PM, RiverScape MetroPark, 111 East Monument Avenue, (downtown) Dayton, OH  - The Ghost N Goblin 5k has been a Dayton Halloween tradition for 30 years! Presented by the Ohio River Road Runners Club, the 2015 Ghost N Goblin is expected to be the best and biggest ever! Post race party with refreshments and a D.J. Unique technical shirts for the first 3000 registered. Proceeds benefit The Children's Medical Center of Dayton. Visit for more information.  
  • Run Like Hell 5k, Friday October 23 7:30 PM, Dana and Woodburn Avenue, Cincinnati OH - Run a 5K in costume... Through a cemetery... To a party at the finish. Proceeds benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Visit for more information. 
  • Mud-o-Ween 5k, Saturday October 24, 10:00 AM, Countryside YMCA, Lebanon OH - Take on the muckiest challenge! Three miles on all terrain trail run. You won’t come out clean after you slide down the ravine and run the creek trail. Forget about tires or barrels as obstacles– worry about fallen trees to block your way. Think you can cross the pond and still be recognized by your friends? Come race dressed as your favorite super hero if you dare. See what you can accomplish at the Countryside YMCA Mud-O-Ween! Stay for the After-Mud-Celebation and Harvest Party to try a muddy dog or hot pig pork sandwich for lunch. Visit for more information.
  • Undead 5k, Saturday October 24, 4:00 PM, Corwin Nixon Park, Mason OH, The Zombie Apocalypse is here. Are you prepared? An obstacle filled 5K run/walk through Zombie infested territory. Can You Survive? Visit for more information.
  • Boo Run Run 5kSunday October 25, 6:00 PM, Wyoming Recreation Center, Wyoming OH - Course is fast and family-friendly through historic streets of Wyoming. Following race is afterparty with treats, awards for top male and female youth and adult finishers, and prizes for best costumes. Food and beverages available. Benefits Wyoming Youth Services. Visit for more information.
  • NAMI Trick or Trot 5k, Saturday October 31, 9:00 AM, Lindner Family Tennis Center, Mason OH -  Dust off your your silliest, spookiest costumes and join NAMI for the first annual NAMI Trick or Trot 5K run!  For more information, visit
  • Great Pumpkin Run, Saturday October 31 10:00 AM, Bonnybrook Farms, 3779 St. Rt. 132 Clarksville, OH - Get ready for the run of a lifetime! Traverse through challenging terrain, view scenic sights and beautiful views before maneuvering through a mile of one of Ohio's largest corn mazes! Find the way to the finish, and be welcomed by friends, family, and a huge farm festival! Visit for more information.
  • Goshen Firefighters Halloween 5k Run / Walk, Saturday October 31 2:00 PM, Kathryn Stagge-Marr Community Park, Goshen OH, The Goshen Professional Firefighters Association will host the first annual Halloween 5K Run/Walk to raise money for community outreach programs. The event will start and end at the Goshen Community Park off Goshen Road near the High School. The Run/Walk will transverse the park and school property following a marked trail used for HS cross country meets. Runners/Walkers are encouraged to show up in costume, awards will be given for best costume in 10 different age groups. Visit the online registration page for more information.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

2015 October Races in Greater Cincinnati

Below is list of upcoming races in October. Check the club calendar for a few more races in October and the fall running season.  
 Saturday October 3
Sunday October 4
  • Norse Dash 5k Run / Walk, 11:00 am, Campus Recreation Center, Northen Kentucky University, Highland Heights KY, Race Information.
  • Smiles and Miles For Maria Schaffenstein 5k, 4:00 pm, Saint Agnes Church, Ft. Wright KY,
 Saturday October 10
Sunday October 11
Saturday October 17
  • Hearts and Health Run, 9:00 am, Otto Armleder Park, Cincinnati OH, Race Information.
Sunday October 18
Friday October 23
    Saturday October 24
    Sunday October 25
    Saturday October 31
    • Kevin C. Barnhill Memorial Fund 5K Run and Walk, 9:00 am, Testerman Park, Maineville OH,
    • NAMI Trick or Trot 5k, 9:00 AM, Lindner Family Tennis Center, Mason OH,

    Tuesday, September 29, 2015

    Little Miami Triathlon Fall 2015 - this Sunday Oct 4th

    Got in an email:
     The Morgan Family will once again be hosting the Little Miami Triathlon in the beautiful, historically significant Little Miami River Valley on Sunday Oct. 4,2015. This unique event features the traditional type of triathlon but with the swimming leg being replaced by paddling in either a canoe (as a 2 person team) or in a kayak (as an individual participant). Online registration can be found at and closes Oct 1. Day of registration is also available at Morgan’s Canoe Livery, 5701 State Route 350, Oregonia OH 45054, before 9am.
     This event was created 36 years ago by Bob Roncker, of Running Spot fame, with Gary Morgan, one of the owners of Morgan’s Canoe and Outdoor Adventures. It was inspired by the Ironman Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii in 1979 and was the first triathlon of its kind produced in the U.S. The competition is comprised of a 6 mile canoe/kayak race, 5.5 mile run and 18 mile bike race in that order. Different divisions include Male/Male, Male/Female, Female/Female, Parent/Child and Masters. There even have been grandparents teamed up with grandkids! Participants enter for a variety of reasons…whether it be to win, to just have fun, to set a goal like weight loss, or to bond with their partner(whether it is a friend, co-­‐worker, child, spouse or significant other) in a fun way.
    “ I have done triathlons and endurance events from Berlin to Bangkok. I can say without a doubt that the LMT is my favorite race anywhere. I have done this race more times over the last 15 years than any other race” says Bernie Casey, Race Participant.
     The triathlon benefits the Cincinnati Association for the Blind as well as many Warren County Boy Scout groups. Gary Morgan continues to produce and direct this event.
     The Morgan Family pioneered the canoeing and paddlesport industry in the Southwestern Ohio and Southeastern Indiana regions over 50 years ago. For more info go to or

    2015 Cliftonfest 5k Run / Walk Recap

    About 111 runners and walkers flocked to Burnett Woods for the 2015 Cliftonfest 5k Run / Walk. Conditions were sunny. A  few fast times were run on the rolling course in around and through Burnett Woods. TJ Lentz successfully defended his title as top overall male with a time of 18:41 and was followed by Garrett Speight who ran a 19:50.  Overall women's winner was Melissa Sliney who ran a 23:22 followed by Kate Gormley who ran a 24:30. Go to for a complete list of results.
     Thank you to sponsors TriHealth, Skyline Chili who helped feed many of our runners, LaPoste for donating $50 gift cards to the fastest male and female runners and Hansa Guild, Clifton Natural Foods, Graeters, Los Potrillos, Kilimanjaro , Biaggios, Adrian-Durban Florist, J Gumbos, Esquire Theatre, and Ludlow Wines who all donated awards. View Results

    Sunday, September 27, 2015

    2015 Cliftonfest 5k Run / Walk Results

    Here are the Overall Results and Awards List to the  Cliftonfest 5k Run / Walk  held on Sunday September 27. Full Results will be posted on  on Monday.   If there is a concern or question,  do not hesitate to contact us. If you won an award and were not present to receive it, contact us and we will forward the info to Cliftonfest so you can get your award.

    Friday, September 25, 2015

    RCGC Board Meeting - September 30

    The next RCGC Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday September 30 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!
    • DATE:  Wednesday September 30, 2015
    • 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

    Wednesday, September 23, 2015

    Volunteer Opportunities - Fall 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. Cliftonfest 5k Finish Line  - The club needs about 5 volunteers to help with finish line and timing at the Cliftonfest 5k on September 27, 2015 at Burnett Woods Park.  The job is easy and it would take 1-2 hours of your time.  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
    2. Hearts and Health Run Timing  - The club needs about 5 volunteers to help with finish line set up and timing at the Hearts and Health Run  on Saturday October 17, 2015 at Otto Armleder Park.  The job is easy and it would take 1-2 hours of your time.  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
    3. 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 or attend the next board meeting on September 30.

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

    RCGC Members That Did The 2015 Hudepohl Brewery Run

    Since the Hudy 14k had a significant part in the club's history, I compiled a list of those members that did the 2015 Hudy 14k run this past Saturday. If your name is not listed, send us an email and we will verify your data:
    Club Members Who Ran the Hudy 14k
    Jennifer Black5051:17:55
    Lowell Clark4311:16:17
    Cindy Cranmer11081:31:01
    Nurys Diaz10461:29:26
    Barbara Ellwein19202:13:38
    Jenny Garrity13471:37:47
    John Garrity1171:05:07
    Kila Hanrahan7701:23:43
    Martin Hovey16461:48:18
    Jerry Muskal12111:33:33
    Gary Payne10821:30:18
    Greg Roa651:01:34
    Andrew Rohne6901:22:03
    Paul Seibert12611:35:04
    Caroline Siderits18572:04:46
    Curt Whitacre3951:15:19
    Rebekah Wortman3401:14:09

    Club Members Who Ran The 7k
    Jeff Allen2732:32
    Todd Hofacre9151:03:08
    Erin Martell71453:09
    Amy McManus61250:35
    Bob Obermeyer49047:33
    Jerry Patton44346:34
    Lisa Roa61150:34
    John Roach8437:39

    Thursday, September 17, 2015

    2015 Grand Prix Update - September

    Scores have been updated for the 2015 RCGC Grand Prix through A Midsummer Night's Run.(View Standings). Since there were no RCGC Grand Prix Races between the Midsummer Run and now, we were able to update results based on official scoring. Official scoring is based on your best 7 races run(either A, B, C), your best B race, and a C race.  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 80 club members have participated in at least one Grand Prix Race.
     The next race in the RCGC Grand Prix will be the Brewery Run 14k and 7k which is this Saturday September 19 in downtown Cincinnati and the Panerathon 10k and 5k which is this Sunday September 20 at the Deerfield Town Center in Mason.
    Below is a list of the top 11 male and top 11 female club members for scoring through A Midsummer Night's Run.  For more information about the Grand Prix, go to the RCGC Grand Prix Page at
    RCGC Grand Prix Standings
    through A Midsummer Night's Run

    Top FemalesTop Males
    Barbara Ellwein680Lowell Clark726
    Kila Hanrahan625James Welland672
    Nurys Diaz564Robert Platt625
    Caroline Siderits536Ryan Woolley518
    Stacey Herdering439Curt Whitacre476
    Jennifer Black433John Garrity441
    Kaitlin Ryckman432Paul Seibert416
    Cindy Cranmer429Paul Long383
    Jenny Garrity420Richard Gabbour367
    Gina Meyers395Jerry Patton366
    Rebekah Wortman395Martin Hovey362

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015

    2015 Run@Work Day and Run@School Day - September 18

    The 10th Annual RRCA Run@Work Day and 4th Run@School Day presented by the RRCA is this Friday September 18. Companies,businesses, running clubs, fitness centers, schools and other groups across the country are participating with planned fun runs and walks to get people moving.
    The Run@Work Day and Run@School Day goal is to encourage adults and children to get 30-minutes of exercise each day, in accordance with the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.
    Create an event at your work place with your co-workers or find an event to get moving. Get a planning kit, fact sheet, and posters on the RRCA website to help get you started! Post your event on the RRCA Run@Work Day Fan Page to let others know what you are doing on September 18.

    Thursday, September 10, 2015

    Running Movie This Saturday At The Cincinnati Film Festival

    Got in an email:
     I’m a producer (and one of the runners) of an inspirational documentary film called “From Fat To Finish Line.”  The film tells the tale of 12 people from across the country (one of the runners, Carly York, is a local from right outside Cincinnati!) who have lost 100 pounds or more through healthier eating and running. The 12 runners became friends through Facebook and teamed up to run the 200 mile, Ragnar Relay Race, from Miami to Key West Florida. The film follows their journey to the finish line while discussing their weight loss journeys. It’s a film for anyone who has ever dreamed big and dared to put one foot in front of another to reach the finish line.
     The film will screen this Saturday September 12th at 3PM at Showboat Majestic on 435 E. Mehring Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202.
    Tickets can be purchased in advance here: or purchased the day of at the box office.
     I would love for you and your running club to come to the screening. Myself, along with Carly and the Director of the film will be around for a question and answer session after the screening.
     If you would  like to learn a little bit more about the film and runners, check out the Facebook page:
    There is also have a Facebook event page where you can learn more about the screening:
     The team has been featured on Today Show, Runner’s World Magazine, Health Magazine and NPR radio. I hope you’ll consider joining us and please spread the word! We would love the support of the running community. :) Please feel free to contact me with any questions!!
     Here’s a link to the movie trailer:
    Jen Roe
    Producer From Fat To Finish Line
    Runner #7

    Tuesday, September 08, 2015

    September Poll Question: What Local September Race(s) Are You Doing?

    The poll question for September  is out! We want to know: What Local September Race(s) Are You Doing?
    Voting ends September 18 so answer now!

    Thursday, September 03, 2015

    Harvest Home Fair Mile Run Cancelled for 2015

    When putting together the blog post for September 2015 Races, I reviewed last year's September Calendar.  To my surprise, I noticed the Harvest Home Fair Mile was cancelled for 2015.The race organizer had a few family issues and the work and challenge of putting together a race was too much. There are so few mile races(about 5) in Greater Cincinnati so hopefully it will return in 2016.

    Sin City Hashers 20th Anniversary Hash - September 5th

    For 19 years, the Sin City Hashers have been "a drinking club with a running problem”. This Saturday, September 5th, they will begin their 20th year as a drinking club with a running problem. They will meet this Saturday September 5 about 4:00PM in McFarlan Woods Park in Westwood for their 20th Anniversary Hash. Details are on their website
    • DATE: Saturday, September 5 - 2015.
    • TIME: 4:00 PM.
    • PLACE: McFarlan Woods Park, 2800 Westwood Northern Boulevard, Cincinnati OH
    • OTHER: Visit for more information.

    Wednesday, September 02, 2015

    September 2015 Races in Greater Cincinnati

    Below is list of upcoming races in September 2015. Check the club calendar for more races. Note: RCGC Grand Prix Races are in bold
    Saturday September 5
    • Sickle Cell Anemia Run with Hope 5k, 9:00 am, Glenwood Gardens, Woodlawn OH, Race Information.
    Sunday September 6
    • Terrace Park 5k Bulldog Run, 9:00 am, Gazebo on Elm Avenue, Terrace Park OH, Race Information.
    Monday September 7
    Saturday September 12
    • ZERO Prostate Cancer 5K/10K Run/Walk, 9:00 am, The Urology Group, 2000 Joseph E. Sanker Blvd., Norwood OH,
    • Ellie & Tyler's Run, 9:00 am, Miami Whitewater Forest, Harrison OH,  
    • Glenwood Gardens 5k Night Run, 9:00 pm, Glenwood Gardens Park, Woodlawn OH,
    Sunday September 13
    Saturday September 19
    • Run With The Knights 5k, 9:00 am, Mt. Washington School Cincinnati OH, Race Information.
    Sunday September 20
    Friday September 25
    • MSJ 5K, 6:45 pm, Mount Saint Joseph's University, 5701 Delhi Road Cincinnati, OH,
    Saturday September 26
    Sunday September 27