Pain By Numbers


Pain By Numbers is a Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky-based running club for everyone interested in running and other related sports (triathlon, swimming, cycling, trail running, etc).  Its members span the race spectrum from competitive and champion runners to the leisure runner.

** Now meeting at Press – Newport, KY – for Saturday runs **

Goals are easier to achieve with a group of inspiring and supportive friends there to encourage and assist you!  This is the best part of being a member of PBN – the support for achieving goals: from PRs in speed or distances to achieving multiple marathons or Ironmans, etc.  Our members are all very impressive and encouraging athletes!


On top of being supportive participants in the running community, PBN members also stand out in supporting our community beyond running and sports:

  1. Each December, PBN collects items to give out to the homeless in Cincinnati as part of the group’s community support ala the: The Christmas Eve Run.
    Items needed each year include: gloves, hats, socks, granola bars, and gift cards to restaurants.
  2. Volunteering as coaches and pacers for local schools, races, and running store training programs
  3. Volunteering to help out at races…and even going to other races to cheer and help other runners along the way
  4. Creating races to help raise money for charities and communities in need.
  5. Running for awareness.  For example, Superman Steve’s Jackie’s Run.

PBN welcomes first timers who have some proficiency in running.  We have had many first-time runners join us, and we welcome the opportunity to guide and help those new to the awesomeness that is running and the running community!  We are not, however, a specific training program with specific coaches, and you do run at your own risk.  *See liability statement below the race schedule.

Upcoming major races for the group:

Boston Marathon (April – MA)
Flying Pig Marathon (May – OH)
Keys 100 (May – FL)
Rebeca plans to run in memory of her son, Jacob, again.  Join this Badass woman on her miles – information posted as it comes in (TBA – KY)
Superman Steve will be Running Across California (September 2017) – Go Superman! – Donate to find a cure for Alzheimer’s HERE.
The Rugged Red (Sept 9 2017 – KY)
The Georgia Jewel Ultra (September 23rd 2017 – GA)
Mount Desert Island Marathon (October 15h, 2017 – MD)
Marine Corps Marathon (October – DC)
Columbus Marathon (October, 2017 – OH) *** Andrew’s 50th Marathon!!!  ***
Indianapolis Monumental Marathon (November)

Coming soon!  A link to purchase shirts and magnets!

The WARNING our attorney says we should include:
Running is a strenuous and dangerous activity that can result in serious injury and even death. All members and others joining us run entirely at their own risk. You are 100% responsible at all times for your own health and safety.