Friday, November 14, 2014

Registration is open, thanks to new sponsor

Registration is open for the 2014 Straight Street Hill Climb, scheduled for Sunday morning, Nov 23 at 9 a.m.  Race Day registration opens at 8 a.m. that morning.

The race almost didn't happen this year because of the Cincinnati Police Special Events Units' exorbitant fees but the Buckeye Running Company came through to help offset the costs. Thank you Steve and Brett! Of course, Wiedemann Beer will return as our hydration sponsor. Thanks George!

The format will be similar to previous years. Running race will start at 9 a.m. with the Bike race afterwards. The 1.08-mile Biathlon returns this year and is open to anyone who entered either the run or the bike event. No extra fee for this masochistic attempt.

Biathlon format will flip from last year. Last year, competitors started by running up then down the hill and finished by pedaling up to the top. THIS year, we will start with the bikes, then run down and back up on foot -- or hands and knees, if required.

Purchasing .036 stickers and pre-ordering shirts can also be done on the website in addition to registration. We've already ordered the shirts so when we're out of your size, we're out. Sorry. Order NOW to guarantee yours will be waiting.  I'm sending the sizes and quantities to the printer this afternoon.