Monday, June 2, 2003

Fitness Calendar

Cross country

Summer Cross Country Series, Thursdays, beginning 7 p.m. June 12, Princeton Junior High School, 11157 Chester Road, Sharonville. Free.

Take a 3-mile run around the school's loop as you participate in one of the oldest local running events, courtesy of the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati.


Crane-Flying Qi Gong

Classes are 5:45-7 p.m. Wednesdays, June 18 through July 23, Mighty Vine Wellness Club,

2347 Vine St., Clifton. $180 (includes Qi Gong T-shirt).

Practiced by more than 20 million Chinese, this form of Qi Gong (a noncombative martial art) is known for its healing benefits and gentle, fluid movements. Learn one lesson each week and "own" the complete form by the end.

Information: Instructor Ralph Dehner, (513) 241-9355, or register by sending a check made to Ralph Dehner at M.V.W.C., c/o Ralph Dehner, 2347 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45219.


The 13th annual Mud Volleyball Tournament, June 21, East Fork State Park, 2505 Williamsburg-Bantam Road, Clermont County.

Form a team of six to 10 players and compete in knee-deep mud for fun, pride and prizes. The sponsor, Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, says "It's not whether you win or lose, but how muddy you get that counts."

Cost per team, if you register by June 6, is $200; pay $250 if you register between June 7 and 18. All forms must be received by June 18 to be guaranteed a court.

Information: (513) 721-2905; e-mail:; Web site: Include name, address and phone number.


• L'Chiam 5K (3.1-mile) Run and Fitness Walk, 9 a.m. Sunday, Temple Shalom, 3100 Longmeadow Lane, Amberley Village. Fee: $10, preregistration until Friday; $15, race day. Information: David Lasse, (513) 984-0163 or

• Make a run for it on Father's Day and benefit Katie Couric's National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance. The 5 For Fathers 5K, 8:30 a.m. June 15, West Parking Lot, Coney Island, Kellogg Avenue at Sutton Avenue, Anderson Township. Fee: $10 or $15 with shirt, preregistration by Friday; $13 or $18 with shirt, race day. Information: Steve Prescott at(513) 336-9242; Web site:; e-mail:

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