The Reggae Run takes place on the first Saturday in October in Eden Park, bordering the Cincinnati neighborhoods of Mt. Adams and Walnut Hills. The 5K run/walk starts at 6 p.m. and is followed by a jammin' party from 6:30 to 11 p.m.
Parking: As you know by now, the Reggae Run has moved and this year we will be running a "point to point" course. It will start downtown on Eggleston Avenue near the entrance to Sawyer Point and finish in Eden Park. We are asking runners to park downtown near the start and then take our free shuttle buses back to their cars after the race/party. There is limited free on-street parking near the start area but most of the lots charge $5 to Please see the following map for details.
What should I wear to this event? (Yes, this is a frequently-asked question.) The Reggae Run is an outside event that has become very popular. As such, you are advised to be prepared and wear appropriate clothing and footwear to meet the forecasted weather conditions and potential crowded situations.
Gear Shuttle: Buses will be available at the start area to transport your gear to the finish line. Each race number will include a tear off tag that can be attached to a bag holding your gear. Bus windows will be marked with a range of numbers (1 to 99, 100 to 199, etc.). Please pass your gear through the window that corresponds to your race number. Buses will be on Fulton Avenue near the finish line and volunteers will be on the buses to distribute your gear..
Can I run or walk with a stroller? Yes, you can run or walk with a stroller. But for everyone’s safety, please start at the back of the pack and be okay with the fact that it may take several minutes before you reach the starting line.
What if I just want to come for the party? Great! Each year, hundreds of people come to the Reggae Run just for the party. A “Party Only” ticket is $25, and it includes food and drink from the 20+ booths as well as tickets for four glasses of beer or wine; it does not include run/walk registration or a t-shirt. Party-only tickets can be pre-ordered online only if you are also purchasing a full-blown registration. In other words, if you are buying a run/walk/party/t-shirt registration ($35) for yourself, you can also get a party-only ticket for a friend ($25). Party-only tickets can be purchased at Bob Roncker's Running Spot (1993 Madison Road, 45208) on Thursday and Friday (10 am to 7 pm) before the event and at the starting line near Sawyer Point or at the post-race party in Eden Park on the Saturday of the Reggae Run. The price is always $25 for these tickets, online or in-person.
May I bring my kids to the party? The safety of families is very important to us; therefore, we recommend families with young children and strollers be prepared for large crowds and long lines for food and drinks. “Party Only” tickets for kids can be purchased on line and in person (at Bob Roncker’s on Thursday and Friday and at Eden Park on race day) at the following rates:
Age 0-2 = FREE
Age 3-7 = $10
Age 8-12 = $15
Age 13-17 = $20
May we run with dogs and/or bring them to the party?
We love animals, especially dogs. … We really do! But for everyone's safety, we ask that you leave your pets – dogs, cats, monkeys, etc. – at home. The course and party are very crowded and our liability insurance won't allow it. Sorry, mon, and thanks for your understanding.
Can we pick up our packets prior to race day? Yes, packets can be picked up at Bob Roncker's Running Spot (1993 Madison Road in O'Bryonville) on Thursday and Friday before the race, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Also, packets can be picked on race day at the Starting Line near Eggleston and 3rd Street, beginning at 2:30 p.m.
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