Thanks to our wonderful sponsors, this party is gonna ROCK!

love vanThat’s right! The John Morrell LOVE VAN will be cooking up and serving some delicious hot dogs at the Post Race Party.

Penn Station – Hartwell & Clifton locations, has also joined us again this year as a sponsor to provide delicious East Coast Subs for the party.

What are you waiting for?  Sign up now!

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Registration for the Running Scared 5k is Now $25

To register for the Running Scared 5k, you may download this printable registration form and mail in with your check.  The form must be received by Oct. 7th to be registered at the $25 price.  Price increases at midnight Oct. 7th.  Late Registration may be done at the Packet Pick Up on Friday, Oct. 9th for $30. Day of Registration can be done on Race Day, Oct. 10th for $35.

What are you waiting for?  Click here and Mail it in today! Race Registration 2015

You may also register online at

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Early Registration Forms save you $5

To save $5, your Early Race Registration Form must be postmarked by July 15, 2015.

You can download a Form here: Early Race Registration 2015

Print it off, fill it in, be sure to sign the waiver and mail it in with your check.

All the information is on the form for who to make the check out to and where to mail it to. If you decide you would like to add a great looking t-shirt for just $10 more, please make sure you fill out if you want long sleeve or short sleeve and the size.  If no choice is marked, you will get a short sleeve. Thanks for committing early to participate in the 5K! Be sure to tell all of your friends, so they can save $5 too!

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Let’s Hear It For the Band!

We are so happy to announce this year’s band for our Post Race Party is                               Ooh La La and the Greasers! Directly after the 5k, beginning at 6:30pm, racers will be entertained by Cincinnati’s Most Well Known and Long Standing Old Rock and Roll Band. Entrance into the Post Race Party, at Haffey Fieldhouse, is included with Race Entry registration. However, if you just want to come to the Party, you may purchase your tickets beginning June 1st at  It’s a night you won’t want to miss.  Ooh La La, is ending  its 40th year with a Farewell Performance at The Running Scared 5k!  You can read more about their band by clicking on this link:


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Gearing up for our 8th Running Scared 5k!

This year’s new logo is ready. Our shirts will be golden yellow this year. If you haven’t started collecting our shirts yet, what are you waiting for???  We started with black originally in 2008. We have had neon green, purple, orange, blue, red and chocolate brown. Our little skeleton has changed through the years too. I think he is getting cuter and cuter, just like his little running companions this year.

Remember to tell all of your friends about this year’s race. We want it to be the best one yet. Our post race party is going to be a blast!  Ooh La La and the Greasers will be playing and we have some wonderful food sponsors again this year. For starters, Sammy’s Gourmet Burgers and El Pueblo will be back.  Check back often at this website and on facebook: Running Scared 5k to learn of the newest sponsors who will be joining us and just to keep up with what’s going on.

Early Registration starts June 1st!  Save a few bucks and make sure you get to run the best race in Cincinnati- The Running Scared 5k!

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Thank you for your support of 2014’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, next Race is: Saturday, Oct. 10th, 2015.

Early discounted registration begins June 1st, 2015.

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

If you plan to register online but you run out of time –  No Worries!  We still love you and want you to participate in the run/walk!

Registration is available at Packet Pick-Up, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 at Haffey Fieldhouse, 1599 West Street, Reading, OH 45215 from Noon -6pm.   It’s $30.

Registration is also available on Race Day, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 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 !


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The Race is Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015

Friends, have you registered yet?  Wed., Oct. 7, 2015 is the last day to register online at

You have until 11:59pm on Wed., Oct. 7, 2015 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. 9, 2015 between Noon and 6pm.

Or you can register on the day of the event, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 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. 1, 2015.   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. 9, 2015 from noon-6pm and again on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 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. 10th 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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