Get Running with the Ohio River Road Runner’s Club
In the Dayton area lies an amazing running treasure: the Ohio River Road Runner’s Club, or ORRRC. The club, founded in 1966, has dedicated itself to promoting and supporting running in the local community.. The ORRRC provides 42 races and 3 running parties every year, all for free to its membership (available for a small $25 yearly membership fee), and for $2-$9 for non-members depending on their age. The races range from the challenging hills of Germantown Metropark in January and September and The Narrows (Beavercreek in November) to the flat and fast Vandalia 5k in May and Fall Festival 15k (Spring Valley in November) to the scenic Stillwater 7-miler (Covington in August). Several of the races even have themes or unique race formats, like the WingMan 10k (in Beavercreek every July) which honors fallen service members and employs a staggered/”handicapped” start based on age/sex to give everyone an equal chance of winning the race for their assigned team.
2016 RUNOHIO Grand Prix Winners and Interviews
The 2016 RUNOHIO Grand Prix was a series of races chosen by runners and the staff of RUNOHIO to be part of a statewide grand prix. Criteria used in determining the RUNOHIO Grand Prix races were: 1) Runners ranking from RUNOHIO, 2) Race Organization, 3) Quality of the race field, 4) Size of the race, 5) Geographical location, 6) Date of the race, 7) Distance of the race. RUNOHIO also tired to have only one race on a given weekend and not pick holiday races. Up to seven races for individual scoring.
Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon – 40th Anniversary
As one of the oldest marathons in the country, the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon is proud of the traditions it has built since the first races were held in 1978. From empowering runners to achieve their goals to sharing what makes Cleveland unique with people from all over the world to making a positive economic impact on the community, marathon organizers work hard to bring a meaningful, inspiring and fun event to the city streets each year.
2017 Spring Shoe Review
“The times they are a changin’,” wrote Bob Dylan more than 50 years ago, and that has certainly been the case in the running shoe industry over the past season. Emerging brands have seen some successes, there have been many new shoe launches (as with the most active past seasons, about 35% of this spring’s offerings are new), and changes in materials and construction methods have left their mark on the industry.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame half marathon highlights Cleveland’s revival
In the city where the term “rock and roll” was coined by disc jockey Alan Freed in the early 1950’s, it’s fitting that a race with the same name is in its third year and growing in popularity.
National Federation of State High School Associations 2015-2016 Athletics Participation Summary
At the high school level more athletes participate in Track & Field than any other sport.
Nationally Track & Field is the number one participatory sport for high school girls and number two for high school boys. Nationally Track & Field is the second most offered sport for both boys and girls at the high school level.
According to the National Governing Body for High School Sports (NFHS), participation in track and cross-country continues to show tremendous growth; ironically, less attention is given to them by the main stream media. Websites such as Flo-Track, Let’s Run, and MileSplit are outstanding, but they are largely unknown to the general public. If we want our sports to continue to grow and capture more attention in the sports world, we need to regain the press coverage that was the norm at one time.
Summit Athlete Running Club
The Summit Athlete Running Club, (“SARC”), was formed in 1968 under the leadership of legendary area runner from that era, Jim Klett. The club serves the Akron, Ohio and Summit County area. The current president is Steve Hailer, former Ohio Northern University cross country runner from the late 1960’s.
A More Positive Approach to Running
Positive Psychology is currently one of the hottest areas of study by psychologists. Why are some people positive thinkers and other more negative in their outlooks? None of us were born being positive or negative thinkers. We have all learned to think in a positive or negative manner through varied life and socialization experiences. The word “learn” is the key here! We can all learn to become more positive in how we approach our running and how we approach life in general.