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2013 Summer Cross Country Series

Race Description

The Runner's Club of Cincinnati brings back FREE summer cross country runs to Summit Park Blue Ash formerly known as the Blue Ash Airport at the corner of Glendale-Milford Road and Plainfield. 3.5 mile run on the grass/wood chip trail. Starting at 7:30pm Thursday July 11th, Thursday July 18th, Thursday July 25th, and Thursday August 1st! Dr. Stacy Osborne is back after a one year hiatus as race director with his partner in crime, the able Captain Mike Smith! For info call 351 6300 days. No entry fee, No awards just a damn fine hard workout on the new Iconic Race course designed by Mike Smith and Stacy Osborne. Wear short spikes, waffles, minimal shoes, trail shoes or racing flats! A splendid time is guaranteed to all!

Dates and Time

Every Thursday beginning July 11, 2013 – August 1, 2013, 7:30 PM

Race Distances and Course

3 loop 3.5 miles. There are two waterstops on the course – one at the start and one at the finish..


Summit Park
4335 Glendale-Milford Road
Blue Ash, Ohio 45242
(corner of Glendale-Milford and Plainfield Roads)


Top 10 Male and Female runners receive a finish card for their efforts and maybe recognition on the site for their efforts for that week.

Entry Fees

Free. You can use the cost savings to pay for the gas to get there.


For info call Stacy Osborne at 513-351-6300 days.

About the Series

Founded in 1968 by Don Wahle and Barry Binkley, the Summer Cross Country Series was a way to get the high school and college runners ready for the Fall Cross Country Season. It was held during the last 6 weeks of Summer.

In 1987, Stacy Osborne took over as race director of the series with support from the Clifton Track Club now known as the Runners’ Club of Greater Cincinnati.

In 2001, the series moved from its original location in French Park to the Princeton Community Middle School in Sharonville. Stacy increased the number of runs in the series and attendance rose.

In 2009 the series moved to Loveland High School with Mike Smith becoming the Head Cross Country Coach at Loveland High School.

In 2011 the Series moved to Valley View Nature Preserve by Pattison Elementary School for a more central location and to run the course used for the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Meet.

2011 was Stacy Osborne's 25th and final year as race director of the Series.

In 2013, the series moves to a new location and at Summit View Park. Stacy Osborne returns as race director in 2013 after a one year hiatus, no better paying offers and his failed attempt at making it in a Beatles Tribute Band.


French Park: 3 loop, 3 1/2 mile course
Records Set(1968 - 2000)
Male: Mark Helgeson   17:46   1984
Female: Karen Rayle   21:28   1987

Princeton: 2 loop 3 mile course
Top 5 Performances (2001-2008)
1. Chris Reis 15:42 08/16/07
2. Paul Staudigel 15:43 08/12/04
3. Brian Godsey 15:46 07/12/02
4. Tony Matheus 15:57 08/12/04
5. Taylor Williams   15:58   07/20/06

1. Jamie Roflow 18:12   07/27/06
2. Brooklyne Ridder 18:25 08/16/07
3. Jamie Roflow 18:27 06/22/06
4. Amy Sanders 18:29 08/12/04
5. Christina Schneider   18:29 08/10/06

Loveland: 2 loop 3 mile course
Records Set(2009-2010)
1. Jordan Parayil   16:19
2. Corey Spriggs   16:25
3. Ricky King   16:35

1. Samantha Siler   19:27
1. Michelle Thomas   19:27
3. Samantha Siler   19:37

Milford: 2 loop 3.1 mile course
Records Set(2011-2012)
Men: JJ Weber   16:02 06/14/2012
Women:   Rachel Bea   19:09   06/16/2011

Summit View Park: 3 loop 3.5 mile course
Records Set(2013-)
Men: David Bea   20:13 07/11/2013
Women:   Anna Stearns   25:06   07/11/2013

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