Thank you for your support of this year’s Running Scared 5k!

The Running Scared 5k and Kids Fun Run were very successful this year,  raising nearly $40,000.00 for Youth Education!

Thank you to our sponsors, our teams, our volunteers, and all participants! Thank You Lord, for the beautiful weather. We were blessed, once again, with perfect running weather.

Check out pictures from this year’s 5k and the Kids Fun Run by looking through our photo gallery on this page.  Thanks to our “Angel” photographer for the great shots.

Mark your calendar for next year’s date: Saturday, Oct. 10th, 2015.

Early discounted registration begins July 1st, 2015.

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You can still Register at Packet Pick-Up or on Race Day!

Ok, so you’ve been reeeeeeeaaaaaalllllllly busy.  You meant to register online but you ran out of time and now it’s closed.  No Worries!  We still love you and want you to participate in the run/walk!

Registration is available at Packet Pick-Up, Friday, Oct. 10th at Haffey Fieldhouse, 1599 West Street, Reading, OH 45215 from Noon -6pm.   It’s $30.

Registration is also available on Race Day, Saturday, Oct. 11th at Reading Veteran’s Memorial Stadium, 1600 West Street, Reading, OH 45215 from 4pm-5:45pm. Race starts at 6pm!   It’s $35.

We might just have a few extra shirts left over also, if you get there early.  I can’t promise you though.   We also have Vintage Shirts for Sale, so you can get one of those.  See you at the Running Scared 5k this weekend!


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The Race is this Saturday, Oct. 11th!

Friends, have you registered yet?  Wed., Oct. 8th is the last day to register online at

You have until 11:59pm on Wed., Oct. 8th to register for only $25!  Such a deal! You get race entrance AND entrance to the post race party for this one low price.  Once in the party, you get fantastic food from our sponsors, a chance for door prizes, entertainment in our beer garden, and drink tickets.  Must be 21 and bring a valid ID to drink alcoholic beverages.

After that you will can pay $30 to register in person at the Packet Pick Up at Haffey Fieldhouse, 1599 West Street, Reading, Ohio 45215 on Friday, Oct. 10th between Noon and 6pm.

Or you can register on the day of the event, Saturday, Oct. 11th at Reading Memorial Stadium, 1600 West St., Reading, Ohio 45215 from 4pm until 5:45pm for $35.

T-shirts are only guaranteed if you order them and are registered by Oct. 8th.   Do you still have questions?  Call 513-309-7464.

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Where to go for Packet Pick-Up

In case you missed this on the website, Packet Pick-up will be at Haffey Fieldhouse, 1599 West St., Reading, OH 45215 on Friday, Oct. 10th from noon-6pm and again on Saturday, Oct. 11th beginning at 4pm and going up until 5:45pm at the Reading Memorial Stadium at 1600 West St., Reading, OH 45215.   Race starts at 6pm on Sat., Oct. 11th on West Street, just down from the stadium.  Get your costume on and get registered!

Like us on facebook Running Scared 5k and share the page with your friends so they will join you in the fun event raising money for Youth Education!

See you at the Running Scared 5k, THE RACE not to miss this year!

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Walk or Run “In Honor Of” or “In Memory Of” someone you love!

Before the Running Scared 5k, we take time to announce teams who are walking/running for someone they love. What better way to remember the life of someone, than by helping with the Future of Children today. If your team gets us the information, we will post it on the website for the world to see. We would love to have your Team’s name listed here. You may also send your info in an email to:

Team Bemmes participating “In Memory Of Becky Bemmes”

Team Rusche participating “In Memory Of Ray Rusche”

The Breeze Team participating “In Memory Of Dave Asbrock”

Team Babcock participating “In Memory of Kyle Babcock”


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Only a few weeks away! Start training today!

This year’s Mug Art is worth the fight to the finish!

The first 50 male and the first 50 females crossing the finish line are awarded acrylic mugs decorated as this year’s logo seen below.   Sign up and start training to win your very own mug. Makes for a great drink container and conversation starter at the Post Race Party!

Mug Art 2014

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Welcome Back to our Band: Table Scraps

Table ScrapsThe cool cover band, Table Scraps, that played at our 2013 Post Race Party is coming back this year for another fun filled night.  Go to our registration page now to make sure you remember to register for the race on Oct. 11th.  Your entrance to the Post Race Party and entertainment is included with your entry fee.  What a deal!  Tell your friends so you can share the fun.

Like us and share our page on facebook at Running Scared 5k.  A party is always more fun when your friends are there!

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Two Months Away!

The Running Scared 5K is only 2 month away! If you haven’t had time to think about a Fall 5k, now is the time. Summer is winding down and school is getting ready to start. Take a moment and register for the City’s best 5k and post race party: The Running Scared 5k

Here’s what some of our former participants have said:

Susan  Great job!  That was mine and Ron’s first time attending!  Will be there next year – great party!
Tylor  I love this race! This is my 2nd year to run, and the organizers and sponsors have made it my must run race of the year.
Kim – I had a blast .  I will be doing this walk again next year for sure.
Amy  Thank you for organizing  such a great event.  We had a great time!
Desi -Thanks to everyone that came out to support our kids today! Today was amazing!
Matt  Thanks for another great 5K
Wanda  · Team Gertz had an awesome time!! Ready for next year :)
smileJulie – Has a good time at the race…beautiful day and lots of friends.
Scott -Can’t wait to see the pics, they going to be posted here? (I was the hospital patient with his butt sticking out!!!)


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Register Now for Your Chance at Door Prizes

The Running Scared 5k registration is open.  To be eligible for great door prizes, you must pre-register for the race. Door prize winners will be listed inside Haffey Field House on the night of the event at the post race party.

To register, you may go to our REGISTRATION  Information Tab on this website, download our form and mail it in with your check.

Or you can go to and register with a credit card online.

Either way, you are on your way to a great time at this year’s Running Scared 5k!  Get your friends together and run as a team.  You can let us know who you are running In Memory of or In Honor of and we will announce it before the race begins.

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Early Registration is Now Open!

You know you are going to run or walk, rain or shine, -’cause it’s a great cause, ’cause it’s a great party and ’cause you know you love Running Scared!

So why not go ahead and save yourself some money. You can go to our Registration page and download a printable registration form to mail in before July 15th or you may go to and register online with a credit card. Either way, if you register early you can save $5.


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