Cross Country Series


RCGC Urban Cross Country Series

Race Description

The Runners’ Club of Greater Cincinnati along with the Norwood High School Cross Country Team brings free cross country runs to Lower Millcrest Park in Norwood Ohio. Every Thursday beginning July 20, 2017 to August 10 2017 at 7:00 PM there will be a free Cross Country Race. No entry fees. A splendid time is guaranteed to all! For info call 513-351-6300 days.

Dates and Time

Every Thursday beginning July 20, 2017 to August 10 2017 at 7:00 PM

Race Distances and Course

2 Miles. There are two waterstops on the course – one at the start and one at the finish.


Lower Millcrest Park, Hopkins Avenue, Norwod OH


Top 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 moved to a new location at Summit View Park. Stacy Osborne returned 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.

In 2014, the series moved to Lower Millcrest Park in Norwood after the city of Blue Ash bulldozed the most iconic course ever run at Summit Park so nobody would run  it again.

2017 was the 50th Year of the Series.

Cross Country Series Records