RoadRally Report

The August event, I DIDN’T KNOW THAT!, brought out 11 teams to figure out their destinations and chart the shortest overall distance back to the starting point. Everyone learned something new about Cincinnati, including the Rally Master, Jim Wiles.

The teams of Todd & Jennifer Koerner brought home the victory, with Justine King & Joe Obermeier a very close second, and Gordon & Teresa Benson third, missing out by less than a minute in the tie breaker. The consensus is that this was a fun event and we should do more exploring in future rallies.

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN FOR THE OCTOBER 6th EVENT, “The Great Indiana Pumpkin Rally” on 9/22. This will be a more traditional rally and you won’t have to figure out your own route; just follow Gordon’s. I know from experience this is a great drive. Details will follow soon. Check the Facebook page for updates. Visit for links to the registration sites for all the Cincinnati Region events. If you need to be paired up with a running partner, let us know and we’ll do our best. Our rallies always end at a location disclosed before you start your drive and is always a family friendly place with food and adult beverages available.

For those new to the sport, Road Rallies are run on public roads at legal (sometimes brisk) speeds on a variety of roads. Route instructions can be challenging but if you are careful you will NOT get lost. Any street licensed vehicle capable of accommodating a driver and a navigator who can communicate safely (so probably not a motorcycle) from a smart car to a pickup truck are eligible and kids are welcome. Penalty points are given for incorrect answers to questions that can be answered by making observations along the route. Low score wins. Awards are presented for each event and points are assigned based on finishing position to determine a series champion.

The schedule as it now stands is as follows:

Date Rally Master
April 14 EB Lunken
May 26 Jim Knepper
June 16 Colleen Cabe
July 21 Lee Grimes
August 25 Jim Wiles
October 6 Gordon Benson
November 3 Jim Knepper

We are always happy to hear any ideas you have for a fun drive. Contact me to volunteer or if you have questions.

Christy Graham
Road Rally Chair or