Good Day my running friends. The winter cold days are here (see my time-line for post regarding low 20″s running) and it’s really tough to get motivated to get out there at 5:30AM on those days BUT it is very necessary and important to continue a solid running or exercise routine. So if anyone wants to join me in this excruciating effort please let me know. I’m willing to meet you on your side of town in the early AM mornings. just looking for some motivation. Good luck in your winter routine. Go ahead and chime in on this topic on our Facebook group page.
The Straight Street Hill Climb™, the most grueling sub-mile race on the planet, is scheduled for Sunday Nov. 18. Begun some 36 years ago by the Clifton Track Club, the oxygen-depleting sprints up the city’s steepest inclines is back and so is the bike challenge.
The races are a fundraising event for the Cincinnati Soap Box Derby, which usually directs its efforts at going fast downhill.
“It’s two minutes of self-inflicted torture!” said Doug Newberry, president of the Cincinnati Soap Box Derby, referring to the average winning time for the running event.
The Soap Box Derby will award the prestigious King of the Hill trophy to the fastest runner and cyclist for the day.
Registration fee for the event is $10, or $20 with a race T-shirt. The single entry fee allows you to run or pedal up the hill — or both — if you want to do “The Double”
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The Big Day
Thanksgiving Day Morning
Thursday, November 22, 2012
The Big Place
Start and Finish at Paul Brown Stadium
Unlike that horrible high school history, the Thanksgiving Day Race history is outrageously fun. We highly recommend that your training program include some reading!From the event’s first step in 1908 with a few men in skippy shorts, to the misstep in 1924 when the whole race came to a complete halt for a passing streetcar, to the first women’s step in 1970, to an Olympic step—four runners became Olympians, to a heroic step when a 16 year old saved a man’s life at mile 5.There are over 100 fast stories compiled by our race historian and turkey day runner himself, Jim Pleshinger.
Our sponsorship keeps this event healthy every Thanksgiving Day.
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Come run with us in 2012!
2011 was a great year with a record turn out of more than 20,000 participants. With international appeal you’ll run through both downtown Detroit and downtown Windsor. Experience the historic neighborhoods of Detroit and the only underwater mile. Come run the 35th Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon on October 21, 2012.
The Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon announced today that the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers (MDCD) will be the title sponsor of this year’s International and US-Only Half-Marathon races. Also announced today is that finishers in all events will receive a commemorative medal prominently featuring a 1953 classic Corvette ….READ
You must be able to complete the marathon in six and a half hours from the time the “Last Chance Pacer” crosses the start line. We will close the marathon course at 2:00 PM.
We consider our events “competitive”, and not simply as fun runs or walks. A “Last Chance Pacer” will be provided for your event. These pacers will travel at the average pace needed to cross the finish line at six and a half hours. Your progress will be monitored throughout the race. If you fall significantly behind the “Last Chance Pacer”, you will be given fair warning to pick up the pace. If you can’t keep pace, you will be required to board a bus following the pacers to be transported back to the start-finish area.
We are fortunate to offer two international border crossings during the course of our event. To continue providing the unique opportunity of crossing the border twice, we MUST re-open the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel to vehicular traffic at 10:00 AM. To ensure your safety and to meet all time limits, we have established the following milestones:
1.85 Mile Mark (Bridge Entrance)…………….7:57 AM
6.9 Mile Mark (Tunnel Entrance)……….…….9:07 AM
8.1 Mile Mark (Tunnel Exit)…………….………9:28 AM
12.8 Mile Mark (Campus Martius)…………..10:38 AM
13.1 Mile Mark………………………………..…..10:43 AM
16 Mile Mark…………………………………….…11:26 AM
18 Mile Mark…………………………………….…12:55 PM
23 Mile Mark…………………………………………1:10 PM
Finish Line…………………………………………….1:58 PM
NOTE: If at any time, you fall behind these milestone times, you may be required to board a bus to be transported back to the start-finish area.
A lovely run around and through Over the Rhine followed by a Street Fair with Live Music, Food, Beer, Art and Fine Craft!
The event on a whole is hands down one of Cinci’s best. Great running route, great music, great vendors and an atmosphere that is welcoming and joyful with the coming of summer.
Come down for the whole day or swing by for some music and shopping after the run.
For more info: www.goOTR.ORG
Race fee ($20 online pre-registration) includes official shirt, timing provided by GHG Timing, water, great route, prizes for top finishers, and qualification for the Cincinnati Triple Crown series!!
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Help us raise awareness about kidney disease and help support those whose lives have been affected by kidney disease. Approximately 1 in 6 Americans have kidney disease, but most people do not even know it! It could be you, a family member, or one of your friends…wouldn’t it be best to know if there is a problem before it is too late? There are often there are no symptoms of kidney disease until the late stages.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Kidney disease can be detected with simple blood and urine tests. If caught early, its progression to kidney failure may be delayed or prevented. The Kidney Trust will provide everyone who pre-registers through the event web site a kidney screening at NO CHARGE!
* Master of Ceremonies: Sarah Celi, WXIX TV (FOX)
* 5k Fun Run|Walk, free with advance online registration ($20 day-of
* Rapid kidney disease screening by The Kidney TRUST at no charge
* Kidney health expo
* Snacks and beverages
* Kid zone with games, face-painting and bounce house
* Fundraising opportunity with incentive prizes for participants achieving specified fundraising levels
* Cornhole and other entertainment
* Sunday, September 19th 2010. Lunken Airport Playfield.
Register for the Cincinnati event TODAY as a participant, volunteer, or financial donor:
Kidney Awareness Time
In 2008 I had the great privilege to run the 33rd Annual Marine Corps Marathon. That marathon was one of my all time favorites. For the most part it was a great run but it tested you at every mile marker and especially when you had a drill Sergeant yelling: “you will not walk across my mile marker!!! pick it up..pick it up” believe me it was great motivation. The finish line however was the toughest part, wow that last 2/10 of a mile was a killer and there was no way with that many people watching and cheering that you could walk…. you had to finish strong. It was well worth it. I didn’t think it was so cool at the time but now the pain is gone and I’m proud to have been part of such a great marathon. I guess now that they have been voted with the #1 medal of all US marathons I’m gonna have to go and earn that one as well. Here is the 2008 medal, Dave and I finishing up with a beer… Cheers!
Here is the article: Press Release