Some pictures from this year’s race!

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Bring a Friend, Wear Your Costume!

This year’s weather report says 79 degrees for the high Saturday – perfect weather for running or walking.  So grab a friend and head over to join in “The Best Race in Town”. Race starts at 6pm, after the Teams have been announced and who they are participating “In Honor” or “In Memory” of. Be sure to take time to write down your Team when you get to Packet Pick Up. There will be a sign up board.

Also this year’s Loving Cup Trophy will be awarded to the School with the most participants.  There will be a sign up board to write your current school at Packet Pick Up.  There’s a lot of excitement and competition among the schools.  It looks like Mount Notre Dame High School is in the lead at the moment. C’mon schools- join in the fun!

Don’t forget to wear a costume!  There will be judges along the route and the costume contest winners will be announced during the party.

It’s not too late to sign up.  There will be registration going on during Packet Pick-Up on Friday at Haffey Fieldhouse from noon-6pm, Saturday at the Reading Stadium from 4:30-5:45.  Get there early to avoid the rush!

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We’ve got a Great Party planned!

Imagine running a flat race, in wonderful weather conditions with cheers all along the route. Imagine laughing as you run at the sights you see along the way through the graveyard and the costumed runners.  Imagine finishing the course in the top 50 men and the top 50 women to be awarded the cutest beer mug ever given. Imagine finishing your race, whether you walk or run, and heading to a great party.

Well, that’s exactly what we have planned for you!  Live music from the band “Table Scraps”.  An outdoor beer garden with fire barrels to keep off the chill.  Picnic tables and hay bales to sit on and enjoy the party. Food and drinks from our wonderful sponsors.  Door prizes for those who pre-register for the race. Costume contest for all participants. Basket raffle and split the pot, to add to the fun.

Join us for the 6th Annual Running Scared 5k on Saturday, Oct. 12th at 6pm!  Bring your friends and family members.  This is one race you won’t want to miss. You may still register on-line until Oct. 9th at 11:59pm at

You can also register at Packet Pick-Up on Friday, Oct. 11th from Noon until 6pm at Haffey Fieldhouse in Reading, OH.  Last chance to register is Oct. 12th from 4:30-5:45 at Reading Memorial Stadium before the race begins at 6pm.  Sign up now to join in on the FUN!

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Door Prizes!

To be eligible for door prizes, you must be a pre-registrant of the 5k. That means, you must mail in your registration form postmarked by Oct. 4th or  register by 11:59pm on Oct. 9th on-line at

So save yourself some money and get yourself registered so you can have the chance to win some great door prizes provided by our sponsors!

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Get Ready! Get Registered!

The Running Scared 5k is only 11 days away!  Are you excited yet?  We are!  Sponsors have been generous and we are looking for our biggest crowd yet. Get Ready and Get Registered by going to our Registration page to download a form to fill out and mail in, or you can register on-line at with a credit card.

Get your team together. Let us know who you are walking or running for.  We will announce your team “In Honor Of” or “In Memory Of” before the race begins.

You may email with your team name and who you are participating for.  Get Ready and Get Registered!

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Harptoons and John Morrell Love Van joining the Fun Run

Steve Harpster will be joining the Kids Fun Run entertainment this year. He will be teaching children to draw fun Halloween Monsters! We also will be joined by the John Morrell Love Van which will be cooking up and serving the hot dogs at this year’s HalloweenFest following the Fun Run.

Returning entertainment is Face Painting, Tom Bemmes Magic Show, Hay Ride, Costume Contest with Prizes and the Sts. Peter and Paul Academy Dance Team.

Don’t miss out on all the fun. This year’s Fun Run is 1-2:30pm on Oct. 12. You may download registration form under the Kids Fun Run Tab.

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Table Scraps

Announcing the Band for this year’s Post Race Party – Table Scraps!

This lively party band can be seen all over Cincinnati but has roots right here in town. You may have seen them at Rudino’s or Win, Place & Show or the BackYard Bar recently. You can follow them on facebook.

Just don’t miss this year’s party! Sign up now for the 5k.  If you just want to attend the party, you may purchase entrance tickets separately at


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Kids Fun Run Registration Forms are Ready

Thank you for your interest in our Kids Fun Run!  This year’s event will be Saturday, Oct. 12th from 1-2:30pm. It’s a great Halloween event for children ages 5-12. Dress in Costume. Run through the graveyard. Come back to a Halloween Fest with snacks and drinks, entertainment and prizes.  All for $5!  And if you want to commemorate your day, you can pre-order & purchase a cute t-shirt for just $5 more.

We want to welcome back our wonderful sponsors of the event: The Loretto Fund and

Click here to download a form for the Kids Fun Run


If you would prefer to register on line, that option is open at

You can read more about the Loretto Fund/ Clever Crazes for Kids Fun Run by clicking on the tab above: Kids Fun Run

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This Year’s Shirts and Registration Form

As you can see from the header, the 2013 Running Scared 5k shirt will be RED!  Blood RED as some have said.  It’s still gonna be available in long or short sleeve for $10.

This year’s printable Registration Form is now available for those who want to mail in their registration.  On-line Registration will be available at by June 1st for those who wish to register with a credit card.

Head on over to our Registration page and download the form!

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2012 – 5k and Kids Fun Run Summary

Start Line of the 5kPrayers for beautiful weather and a large crowd were answered.  With approximately 500 participants in the 5k and 100 in the Kids Fun Run, and the help of our wonderful sponsors, we raised over $43,000.00 for Youth Education!  Wow!  Thank you to everyone who came out to run, walk and volunteer.  We could not have done it without you.

Mark your calendar for next year’s date: Saturday, October 12, 2013!

Check out the photos for this year’s race, fun run and party on our Photo page.

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