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Team History and Mission
The Earth Drummers Racing Team came into existence in 2004, the brainchild of former XU Cross Country Coach Randy Cox, and former UC Track/Cross Country runner T.J. Doherty. They realized that even though the Greater Cincinnati area had plenty of running and racing opportunities, there was no organized club to support serious competitive runners. The Earth Drummers racing team was formed to give motivated runners who were serious about performance the opportunity to train with like-minded athletes while receiving top-notch coaching. This philosophy has led to much success at the local and national levels (see below).

In the beginning, the Earth Drummers team was composed of a few fast twenty something guys. Over the years, the team has evolved into a very diverse group of motivated men and women of all ages and experience levels. We train hard but intelligently, constantly strive for improvement, and have lots of fun along the way!

Our aim is to give our athletes the direction and encouragement needed to reach their running potential. This philosophy has led to some incredible performances, including 7 national track championships and multiple top 5 finishes at road, cross country and track national championships. Just as important as championships, however, are the personal goals of every team member. As a close-knit group that consistently trains together and supports one another, when any of us attain a goal, we all share in the excitement.

Benefits of Membership
There are many super benefits of being a member of the Tri-State Running Company Earth Drummers. Some member perks are:
: Significant discounts at Tri-State Running Company
: New Earth Drummers uniform yearly
: A highly detailed, event-specific training plan designed by coach Randy Cox
: Weekly coach-led team practice. Members also get together to practice on other days.
: Supportive, motivating team atmosphere
: Earth Drummer Team Clinics

Who should consider joining the Earth Drummers?
If you are a dedicated runner serious about getting faster, you are highly encouraged to contact Coach Randy Cox at coachrcox@fuse.net or (513) 240-7015 for more information.







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