Thank You!

The Children of Sts. Peter and Paul Academy want to give a big shout out of THANK YOU to all of our wonderful sponsors and contributors. It is with your support and participation that we were able to reach our goal of $40,000 again this year.  The children appreciate your hard work and volunteerism that go into making this such a wonderful community event.

This year we had 304 people register, 197 official finishers, and many who just came to the post race party to enjoy the SPPA Dance Team performance. The band, “What She Said,” was outstanding again this year. The John Morrell Love Van was grilling hot dogs and serving them up to hungry party goers outside in the beer garden by the fire barrels. Inside we had Penn Station sandwiches, Sammy’s Gourmet Burgers, LaRosa’s Pizza, McDonald’s apples, United Dairy Farmer’s ice cream, JTM BBQ and Chili,  and spaghetti from Vonderhaar’s to go with our contributors home-made chili. We had beautiful baskets donated by each class from the Academy to raffle off. We had a round of Split the Pot and there were a few items in the silent auction bid, (which wasn’t always so silent!)

All in all, it was one of our best attended events. Thank you for your part in this year’s Running Scared 5k! Thanks be to God for the perfect weather, once again!

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Sat., Oct. 13th at 6pm

The Running Scared 5k has an amazing evening in store for you runners,                                  walkers or party-goers!  Join us for the 5k at 6pm where you will enjoy a FLAT race through a cemetery and out and back to finish on the Stadium Track. You will be chip timed. The first 50 men and first 50 women to go through the finish line will receive the cutest acrylic mug with this year’s logo. Everyone can stretch out with Oxford Physical Therapy or just head straight into the Haffey Fieldhouse to enjoy hot food and some cool music by our live band, “What She Said.”  Outside with the band, are picnic tables and the Beer Garden. Inside is the food from our wonderful sponsors. If you like the atmosphere of festivals, this is very similar. Besides the food, there will be entertainment from our SPPA Dance Team, raffle baskets, silent auction, split the pot and our door prizes. After getting a good look at the costumes, we will announce the costume winners and award the prizes.

All of this AND all of the money raised, goes to Youth Education!  Help us, help the children!  Register today, so you can get the best price and make sure you get a t-shirt if you want to order one.

Register here now:

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One Week from Packet Pick-Up!

Packet Pick up is Friday, Oct. 12th at Haffey Fieldhouse,

1599 West Street, Reading, Ohio 45215.


Register today as price will be higher at Packet- Pick Up.

To guarantee a shirt, order before Oct. 8th.

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It’s for the Children!

What’s so great about the Running Scared 5k? It’s flat. It’s fast. It’s fun. There’s a great post race party with live band playing in the Beer Garden. There’s plenty of food and I don’t mean bagels and bananas. Our sponsors supply grilled John Morrell hot dogs, Penn Station sandwiches, Sammy’s Gourmet Burgers, JTM BBQ and Chili, LaRosa’s pizza, McD’s apples and our homemade chili booth. We have a lot of fun with our costume contest and there’s so much more. Get your friends together and join us to raise money for Youth Education . The children really appreciate your support!

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Barely 2 weeks away!


If you haven’t registered yet for this year’s Running Scared 5k, you are blowing it!  Don’t you want to be eligible for door prizes?  Only the early registrants names will be in the drawing to win a lot of great give-aways!  Gift cards to local restaurants are just a sampling of what we give away to our loyal runners and walkers who sign up early.

Go to and sign up now to be part of this great fun race.  You are also securing the least expensive registration and you have availability to our cute shirts.  You are for sure gonna be part of the best 5k in Cincinnati and maybe even the world!!!!

All money goes to Youth Education, so that should make you feel pretty good too!

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The 1 month countdown has begun!

Running Scared 5k is merely 4 weeks away!  Have you checked the registration page but thought to yourself, ” I will come back later to register”?  Now’s the time!  Registration fees only go up. They will not be less than right now.  You know you want to be part of this FUN race!  The post race party has a live band – What She Said!  They are an awesome cover band.  Inside we have food, chili booth, baskets, live auction, split the pot, costume contest. Outside we have the Beer garden, picnic tables, fire pits, live band.  It is too good to miss.  All money raised goes to Youth Education. Sign up today!

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Just about a month away…Do you have your costume YETI?

Snow Beast Adult Costume, One Size

The Running Scared 5k is a great FUN 5k for many reasons.  One of those reasons is the outlandish costumes you will be running alongside.  We have judges on the route and at the post race party.  Go ahead, get crazy!  You may win the costume contest and a prize… or you may just be smiling the whole 5k because of the funny costumes you see! It’s a win -win!  Sign up now for your lowest registration fee.

Race is Oct. 13th. 6pm. Party 6:30-10pm.

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Time is creeeeeeeeping up on you!

The Running Scared 5k always seems to CREEEEEP up on you.  Oct. 13th will be here before you turn around!  Don’t wait!  You can sign up right now by going to our registration page. Have your credit card ready and save money by registering early.

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Registration is Open for 2018

That’s right, you can register now at this link:

Tell your friends and get your team together!  Join us for the best race and party in the area.  Flat and fast.  Costume contest.  Great party with live band at the end. What else do you need?  A great t-shirt?  We got that too!   All of this and your money goes to a great cause: Youth Education.  Sign up today!

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Save the Date! Sat., Oct. 13, 2018

That’s right, this year’s date sounded so spooky to hold it on the 13th, that we decided to go for it.  So Saturday, Oct. 13th at 6pm we will hold our 11th Annual Running Scared 5k.

Same route as last year.  Flat and fast, through the cemetery and back to the Party.

Tell all your friends and start thinking about your costume now!

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