Overall Rating
Overall Rating (10 Reviews)
3
(10 Ratings)(10 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
4.2
SCENERY
2.5
PRODUCTION
3.4
SWAG
2.5
The Heart Mini is Cincinnati’s largest single-day fundraiser and hometown favorite of 40+ years! Each year close to 30,000 registrants come together to participate in a heart healthy exercise and raise life-saving funds to fight the #1 and #5 killers, heart disease and stroke. This two-day event has an event … MORE
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    rutowskis1 FIRST-TIMER '19

    This run honors heart survivors and patients. It is pretty inspirational to be running next to someone who has received a new heart. As a race, it is really hilly, … MORE

    This run honors heart survivors and patients. It is pretty inspirational to be running next to someone who has received a new heart. As a race, it is really hilly, but the major hill is well supported by the crowds and everyone is pushing each other. Great big race that is for a greater purpose.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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    garciami REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Certainly not my favorite race. Used this as a training run so ran 6 miles prior to the half marathon. Great hill workout but not much scenery. MORE

    Certainly not my favorite race. Used this as a training run so ran 6 miles prior to the half marathon. Great hill workout but not much scenery.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    2

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    mregensb REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This is an awful race. Little or no course support, they only care about raising money and not putting on a quality event. I wish they would have a better … MORE

    This is an awful race. Little or no course support, they only care about raising money and not putting on a quality event. I wish they would have a better course. Course is on Columbia Parkway with rolling hills and not great scenery.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    2
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    1

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    BigCountry160 FIRST-TIMER '19

    This half marathon exists entirely to raise money for the American Heart Association, so my expectations were adjusted based on that. First and most importantly, this is NOT a race … MORE

    This half marathon exists entirely to raise money for the American Heart Association, so my expectations were adjusted based on that. First and most importantly, this is NOT a race to run if you are looking to PR. It’s just hill after hill after rolling damn hill, with one straight uphill portion around mile 6 that will destroy you for the rest of the run, even if you’ve been running hills for a month in preparation like I’ve been. I still PR’d, but that’s more a testament of my own hard work and training than the course. The Scenery was meh for the first 7-8 miles, it’s just an out and back down a normally busy road, nothing to see really on either side but the number of people running it gets you hyped up (it’s the largest single fundraiser in Cincinnati). Race logistics were mostly smooth, though I found the expo to be lacking in anything really engaging. Swag is good for it being a fundraiser race, their priority is obviously to make money for their cause, so the medal has a cool design but is made of a lower grade metal and the shirt is cotton. I will never run it again because, THOSE DAMN HILLS, but I am glad I did this one time and would recommend everyone do it once!

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    3

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    garciami FIRST-TIMER '18

    Challenging rolling course with an initial out and back. Not much scenery but a very popular races so you will have plenty of runners around you. Very congested at the … MORE

    Challenging rolling course with an initial out and back. Not much scenery but a very popular races so you will have plenty of runners around you. Very congested at the start line but opens up.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    1

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    ADeWine REPEAT RUNNER '18

    I love doing the heart mini however...there are a LOT of people and they let everyone go at once. Instead of lining people up by speed you’re constantly getting held … MORE

    I love doing the heart mini however…there are a LOT of people and they let everyone go at once. Instead of lining people up by speed you’re constantly getting held up by people casually waking, etc and it’s a bit annoying. Other than that, a good time and it’s for a great cause.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    2

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    ihafij REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Plenty of water stations and great volunteers! Torrence hill is always a challenge but its great to come back down! Plenty if parking available and close to the finish. The … MORE

    Plenty of water stations and great volunteers! Torrence hill is always a challenge but its great to come back down! Plenty if parking available and close to the finish. The post race celebration area is very nice. This is a great fund raising run!

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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    mregensb REPEAT RUNNER '18

    No scenery, no crowd support, nothing but rolling hills with a difficult unnecessary hill climb around mile 6. This event is more worried about raising money for the American Heart … MORE

    No scenery, no crowd support, nothing but rolling hills with a difficult unnecessary hill climb around mile 6. This event is more worried about raising money for the American Heart Association than putting on a good event. Medal was awful and you had to hunt for a post race bottle of water with no bananas etc.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    1
    SCENERY
    1
    SWAG
    1

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    leongw4 FIRST-TIMER '17

    Cold weather with great atmosphere for running. With lots of support from the organiser along the race course. Ran up and down Torrence Hill was the highlight of the race. MORE

    Cold weather with great atmosphere for running. With lots of support from the organiser along the race course. Ran up and down Torrence Hill was the highlight of the race.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    toddwick74 FIRST-TIMER '17

    This is a very hilly course. It runs along Columbia Parkway for the majority of miles. It does overlook the Ohio River, but since it is mostly an out and … MORE

    This is a very hilly course. It runs along Columbia Parkway for the majority of miles. It does overlook the Ohio River, but since it is mostly an out and back, not as scenic as other races. The Torrence hill in a beast and running across the bridges to and from Kentucky is always a challenge.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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