Other running resources

The area offers many opportunities surrounding running activities.  Here are just a few that you can take advantage of.  Please note that the items on this page are not ORRRC affiliated.

Other Local Running Events

For Key Sports events, please click HERE
For Speedy Feet events, please click HERE
For Can’t Stop Running events, please click HERE
For Running Time Race Timing events, please click HERE
For Zoom Multisport Racing events, please click HERE

Local Running Groups

The Miami Valley has many local running groups for training and camaraderie purposes. Below is a list of the running groups we are aware of and any information we have on that group so that you may join up with them. Inclusion on this list is not, nor should not imply, endorsement of the group or any affiliates with those groups. Please get in touch with us to have your group added to this list.

Tuesday Night Turtles

Schedule: Tuesdays, 6:30 pm at the parking lot east of Patterson Blvd. Marriott Hotel (near Carillon Park)
Course: 3, 4.5, ~6, ~6.8, and 9-mile courses available. The 3-mile course is somewhat hilly; however, the 4.5-mile and higher courses contain several tough grades that make the courses challenging. Most of the courses are paved, though some parallel trails may be run for 1-2 miles of the 6-mile courses if desired.
About: All are welcome. The group has fast and slower runners, ranging from folks doing 7-minute miles to sustaining 11-minute miles through the course. There is an occasional walking group as well. We often eat dinner (and undo those calories burned) right after in one of the restaurants downtown.
Website / Contact: None available. Please contact Eddie Weaver for more information.

Team (G)race

About: Team G(race) meets Saturday mornings for group training runs/walks, usually at Up and Running in Troy (12 S. Market St.), but people meet at other places, like Brukner Nature Center or Taylorsville MetroPark. During certain times of the year, the group trains for a specific race; therefore, the distance is based on our training program. Everybody is welcome at our group training events regardless of what race or distance a person is training for. During the week, many team members participate in the Wednesday night group run at Up and Running. Occasionally we will meet other evenings during the week for a group run or early morning during the warmer months. The best way to stay informed about our group runs is to join our Facebook group.

5 Rivers Running Team

Schedule: Workouts on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Website: http://www.5riversrunningteam.com


Dayton Wolverines Track Club

About: The Dayton Wolverines Track Club (DWTC) was formed in 2009 by Head Coach Keith Ways, with the initial purpose of providing an avenue for youth to learn the fundamentals of running track and staying healthy. Since then, DWTC has evolved into a non-profit, faith-based organization with a rich tradition of developing well-rounded youth destined for success, and our motto is “we turn no child away”. —– Coach Keith considers himself a public servant who pledges to utilize his talents and skills to teach youth the fundamentals of track and field, cross country, and indoor track. His philosophy is to instill a winning but humble attitude in every youth he coaches. As a strong Christian believer, Coach Keith understands the impact of teaching and reinforcing biblical principles in the youth. He will tell you that faith and obedience, more than anything else, have contributed to the team’s continued success. Additionally, DWTC uses various opportunities to show youth how to partner with and value their community by volunteering and participating in local events. —– DWTC has a committed volunteer coaching staff that helps Coach Keith to fulfill the vision, mission, and goals.
Coaches Freeman Foster, Larry Manley, James Crutcher, DeJuan Lamb, Rod Moore, and Doug Picard strive to improve the physical fitness, mental stamina, and teamwork skills of the DWTC youth through weekly practice schedules and organized competitions.
Website / Contact: Coach Keith Ways, http://daytonwolverines.com/index.html

Hermes Running Club

About: The Hermes Running Club began in the spring of 2014. The brainchild of Tipp XC parent Melissa Sinning, this youth running club focuses on kids ages 12 and under. The club meets once weekly beginning in June and culminates with a mock cross-country meet at Kyle Park. The club is free and sponsored by Alliance Running, Tipp XC, and the Ohio River Road Runners Club.
Website / Contact: Melissa Sinning, http://www.tippxc.com/hermes.html

Team Series

Please note that the Team Series uses club races but is not a club series.

General Information

Established racing teams are set to compete in a series of 9 designed races this year. ORRRC sponsors all races. Events are from 1 mile to 10 miles long and are scheduled from February to November.


All runners will be ‘age graded’ after each race and the results will be resorted to reflect the age grading. Age grading puts all race participants on a level playing field, regardless of age or gender. Age-graded scores let you compare your race times to those of different runners and the standard for age and gender.

The FIVE runners who compute the lowest score complete a team. Teams also receive a minus 2 points for each team runner who completes the race or volunteers at the race, up to 15 runners/volunteers (total -30 points).  These participation points are subtracted from the team’s score to calculate the final score. If a team does not have five scoring runners, the missing runners will be scored equal to the last-place finisher in the event and totaled accordingly.

Team Races:

1.     Sunday, January 28 –Frostbite 5 – 2PM Centerville
2.     Sunday, February 18 – Sweetheart Shuffle 5k – 2PM. [NEW] Eaton
3.     Saturday, March 23 – Spring Scamper 4 Mile – 9AM Springboro – this was St. Patrick’s 5k
4.     Saturday, April 20 – Sugar Maple Festival 5k – 9AM Bellbrook
5.     Wednesday, May 15 – Vandalia 5k – 6:30PM. Vandalia
6.     Thursday, Jun 27 – Dash for Cash 1 Mile –  7:00PM Dayton
7.     Wednesday, Jul 17 – Englewood 5k – 7:00PM Englewood
8.     Saturday, Aug 3 – Tadmor 10k – 8:00AM Tipp City
9.     Thursday, Sep 5 – Lou Cox 5k at DeWeese Park – 6:30PM Dayton
10.   Saturday, Nov 9 – Veterans 10 Miler – 10:00AM Spring Valley


The Athlete with Disability (AWD) Event List

The Ohio River Road Runner Club has many events that could be used by an athlete with a disability.

We have put together the list below to help those considering participating.

Each race is listed as suitable regarding Wheelchairs, Hearing Impaired (D/HI), and/or Visually Impaired (B/VI).

The List


Guides must sign the race waiver but will not need to pay an entry fee.

A guide may accompany the AWD but not push, pull, or carry a push-rim wheelchair, handcycle, or ambulatory athlete through the course.

For more information about participating in an ORRRC event as an athlete with a disability, please get in touch with that race’s director.