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Kids 12 and under can suffer for only $10. Discount will be taken at checkout.
After an official year off, the Straight Street Hill Climb is scheduled to return to its rightful spot on the calendar.....The Sunday before Thanksgiving!
The events will follow the same format from recent years.
We will have our traditional Run/Walk/Ruck climb followed by the Bike Climb and then the Duathlon.
UPDATE FOR 2021: All registration will be online this year. This includes race day.
A: A .36 mile assault on one of Cincinnati's steepest inclines. The Straight Street Hill Climb is two minutes of self-inflicted torture.
A: 2021 will be the 45th anniversary of the run started by the Clifton Track Club back in 1976.
A: For 2021, all donations go directly to our charity partner, the Cincinnati Soap Box Derby to help with their events throughout the year.
A: There are Three events: Run, Bike and Duathlon.
The First event is the Classic Run event. Get yourself from the bottom of the hill to the top. That is all there is to it. But, experienced climbers will tell you that there is more to it than that.
The Rucking category was added in 2018 for those who need "extra punishment". This is for the Run event only. See below for the definition of a Glutton!
The Second event is the came course but this time, it is on a bicycle. Some folks say the bike portion is harder than the run. Judge for yourself.
The Third event is a Duathlon. Run it then Bike it. This event will take place after the separate Run and Bike events. The Straight Street Duathlon is the Worlds Shortest Duathlon (as far as we know)!
A: The Rucking category was added in 2018 for those who need "extra punishment". Rucking involves walking while carrying a weighted rucksack/backpack.
a glutton for punishment
phrase of glutton
noun: glutton for punishment
1.a person who is always eager to undertake hard or unpleasant tasks.
A: Yes, you can Pick One event, two events or if you are really a "glutton for punishment", do all three events.
A: The .36 Mile Course is Straight. There is one hill that lasts for the whole course. All races begin at the bottom of the hill, at McMicken. See course map below.
Check in at the top of the hill, at the corner of University Court and Straight Street. You will need to walk/ride down the hill to the Start.
A: The best Strategy for completing the Hill Climb: Keep breathing and don't pass out.
Previous competitors have recommended drinking cold adult beverages after the event to revive yourself after the climb.
A: Yes, there will be race shirts for purchase. Due the pandemic, there are shortages and extra lead time. If you want to be guaranteed to get a shirt in your size, you must order by October 28, 2021
Classy Technical Long-sleeved Race shirts are available for purchase for $17 for a limited time. Limited quantities.
A: You can purchase at the time of signup for $5.00
A: Yes, there are numerous awards for each event including Age Divisions and Clydesdale Divisions.
Male and Female age divisions: 12 and Under, 13-19, 20-34, 35-50, 50 and over (Masters)
Clydesdale Divisions: An alternative to age divisions. Based on weight, not age: Half-Barrel division for Males 200+ lbs; Pony-barrel division for females 160+ lbs. Clydesdale participants will be excluded from age-based awards.
A: Here are the prices
$17.50 for one event. $20 for two events and $22.50 for three events.
$20 for one event. $22.50 for two and $25 for three events.
Kids 12 and under can suffer for only $10.
A: Race day check in pick up will take place from 7:30 - 8:45 at the top of the hill at the corner of University Court and Straight Street.
A: The Run will begin at 9:00. ARRIVE EARLY. Races begin at 9 a.m. sharp and there is always a back up at the registration table. YOU are responsible for getting yourself to the bottom of the hill for the start. Check in at the top of the hill, at the corner of University Court and Straight Street.
A: Yes you can sign up on race day on your phone, computer or tablet. All registration will be done online only.
A: Straight Street is in near the University of Cincinnati in Clifton. Click on the Coordinate link to get specific directions from your location.
Straight Street and University, Clifton, OH
Google: 500 Straight Street, 45219 to get directions from your location
Coordinates: 39.129862, -84.523702
A: There are plenty of parking spots in the area. However, the "early bird gets the worm" so don't wait to the last moment and expect to park close.
A: There will be a brief awards ceremony at the top of the hill followed by a post-race celebration at Mecklenburg Gardens, 302 E University Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45219
A: That depends: if you like to see pain, the closer to the top of the hill to better. We encourage you to spread out along the hill. Spectators are encouraged to line the street near the top of the hill to cheer on the finishers as they make their baby steps toward the end.
A: UPDATE FOR 2021: All registration will be online this year. This includes race day.
A: YES, we are sure!
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
This year's event will be timed by Running Time Race Services using MyLaps Disposable bib tags. The chip will be on the bib number. No need to turn in pull tags or return the timing chip.