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Our 38th year as Dayton’s longest running Half Marathon!

September 23, 2014

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. The DRCC is a weekend event, however, with the Expo taking place on Saturday October 11th at noon at the Payne Recreation Center.  Additional information available at: www.rundayton.org

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).  A new website and brand mark were launched on March 15th 2014.  The Expo is expanding to host over 40 businesses and organizations.

Leading up to this year’s race we’ve partnered with 7 great local charities to help support and raise awareness for how they’re helping make Dayton a better place to live and play.

First round of polls are open from August 28th to September 30th. The 3 charities with the most votes will move on to the second round starting on October 1st until 8pm on October 11th. The contest will come down to 3 winners, dividing the funds as $2,500.00 for the winner, $1,500 for second place, and $1,000 for third. Charities included:

 

  • A Kid Again

  • Culture Works

  • Dayton International Peace Museum

  • The Hope Foundation of Greater Dayton

  • Hannah’s Treasure Chest

  • Safe Harbor House

  • UpDayton.

Voting and more information for the contest at: www.rundayton.org/vote/

This year we will again be offering a $10 discount for early half marathon registration. 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.

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 sponsors will have a table set up for the Expo.

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 Dayton River Corridor 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.

For more information contact: Ray Olfky at director@rundayton.org

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The Dayton River Corridor Classic is a Half Marathon and 5K that has been going annually since 1977. This year's race will be Sunday October 13th. Learn More

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