The Dayton River Corridor Classic (DRCC) began in 1977 and has been drawing runners both near and far to the Miami Valley. Runners are attracted to the race because of the DRCC’s intimate feel, friendly competition, business Expo, beautiful course with autumnal weather, and the good times had year after year. There will be one race with two distances, a half marathon and a 5K run or walk. The race will be held Sunday, October 12th, 2014 and starts and finishes at the Payne Recreation Center (3800 Main St. Moraine, Ohio 45439) at 9:00am.
To kick off the weekend a business expo featuring over 40 businesses and organizations takes place on Saturday October 11th at noon at the Payne Recreation Center. Looking for a chance to interact with 1000 people in a short time? Our Expo is the perfect opportunity whether you are a business, club, academic group, or any other type of organization. If you have something you think would be of interest to runners and their families contact them about reserving a table. The race is attracting a number of sponsors. Already signed up are Kettering Sports Medicine, LaRosa’s Pizza, Runners Plus, EarthFare, Key Sports, Nox Gear, among others. Many of these sponsors will have a table set up for the Expo.
There are a number of changes in store for the race this year. Registration has been increased to 2,000 total participants (1,500 for the half marathon and 500 for the 5K).
This year we will again be offering a $10 discount for early half marathon registration. You can register online at rundayton.org.
This discount will be available to all participants who register between April 1st and April 3rd. Ohio River Road Runners Club (ORRRC) members will still be eligible to receive a $10 discount for the half marathon until September 28th 2014.
Classic is a great race for both the experienced runner and someone just getting into running. Our two distances make this an event the whole family can enjoy. The goal is friendly competition and a lot of fun.
Participants will once again receive a half marathon medal and a t-shirt this year. The “Pancake Guy” will be returning, flipping pancakes at participants and spectators from up to 30 feet away. This is a family oriented event with music and entertainment for kids and parents while the runners continue on with the race.
The DRCC will also be launching a social media contest where followers and participants will vote to choose local Dayton charities to donate a total of $5,000. The contest starts with ten charities which will be voted on by participants in a social media campaign, down to 3 winners, dividing the funds as $2,500.00 for the winner, $1,500 for second place, and $1,000 for third. Look for more info soon.
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