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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The Weather was Warm and DRY

Wow, God is good! The bad weather forecast held off for the entire evening until the last person was getting in their car after cleaning up. I felt one drop of rain on my nose as I jumped in the car and wondered, “What was that?” Then the heavens opened and the rain poured down. Another successful night for our 10th annual Running Scared 5k. Thank you to the volunteers that hold back the traffic to keep our runners and walkers safe. Thank you to the waterstop workers – we appreciated you guys more than ever last night! Thank you to the volunteers handing out our winners light-up mugs! (I earned mine! ) Thank you to the volunteers working the door, all of the food booths, the beer booth, the shirts sales & door prize booth, the baskets and split the pot! Thank you to the “funtastic” music provided by our wonderful band – What She Said. Thanks to everyone who ran or walked or partied with us! It was awesome! Thanks to our supporters and sponsors! Oh what a night!!!!

You can see the race results here:

Don’t forget what a great time you had, or missed, if you didn’t come.  Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 13th, 2018 and tell all your friends how great it is!


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It’s Race Day- Today, Oct. 7th, 2017!

If you are looking for directions: 1600 West Street, Reading, Ohio 45215.

Arrive before 5:45. Roads close for race to begin at 6pm. You must stay in parking lot, even if you finish early, until 7pm, when race ends.  Park somewhere off the route if you must leave early.

If you want to register today: Day of Registration begins at 4:00pm -5:45pm at 1600 West Street, Reading, Ohio 45215.  Bring a check or cash.

Not too many shirts left. So get there early if you want to have a chance to get one!

Thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers and sponsors!  This is going to be a great 10th year running of the Running Scared 5k!  Don’t miss it!

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Packet Pick-Up

Friday, Oct. 6th Noon-6pm at Haffey Fieldhouse 1599 West Street, Reading, OH 45215 is where you can do Packet Pick-up.

You may also do late Registration.  Bring your cash or check to register for the race.

You still have time to get in on this great Halloween themed fun event!

If you miss registration at Packet Pick-Up, we do have Day of Registration beginning at 4:00pm to 5:45pm on Saturday, Oct. 7th, at Reading Stadium, 1600 West Streeet, Reading, OH 45215.  Come out and support Youth Education!

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Countdown to Race Day!

Register Today to get the best price for the Running Scared 5k on Saturday, Oct. 7th at 6pm.     Here is the link:

At the link above, you can register to run or walk the race, you can sign your child up for the Kids Fun Run, or you can buy your party tickets. Also, you can purchase your long sleeve 5k design t-shirt or buy your child a short sleeve Fun Run shirt.

Be sure to arrive early to park as we close down the street for the run at 6pm-7pm.  The address is 1600 West Street, Reading, OH 45215.  Race starts right by the Reading Stadium.  Packet Pick up is at Haffey Field House, 1599 West Street, Reading, OH 45215 from noon to 6pm on Fri., Oct. 6th.  You can also register there that day if you missed online, for $35.  Packet pick up can be done the day of the race, Sat., Oct. 7th from 4:30-5:45pm at the Reading Stadium and you can register day of the race for $40.  T-shirts usually run out – if you don’t order early online, you probably won’t get the size you want.  We do sell vintage shirts at the post race party.

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You say you want to PR?

This is the race.  Flat and fast, out and back, finish on the track. Many runners have said this is the fastest race they have ran.  We can’t guarantee that you will have a PR (Personal Record) but we can guarantee that you will have a Good Time!

How can you not have a Good Time?  If you are in the top 50 men or top 50 women to cross the finish line, we have a mug waiting for you at the end of the line.  Whether or not you finish in the top 50 or just finish at all, we have a Great Band waiting for you at the Post Race Party. So sign up now and tell all your friends!

We want you to have a Personal Record of the best time ever at our post race party!

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