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: SHarsch277@aol.com.

Team Bemmes participating “In Memory Of” Becky Bemmes

Team Rusche participating “In Memory Of” Ken Rusche


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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 https://secure.getmeregistered.com/RunningScared5k 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 GetMeRegistered.com and register online with a credit card. Either way, if you register early you can save $5.


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Here’s the new logo and colors for this year!

Welcome to Running Scared 5k!

If you are a “streaker” and have ran in past years’ races, then you know we change our little skeleton logo each year. We change the color of our t-shirts each year too. It makes it fun to collect our shirts. Lucky for you, we sell vintage shirts in case you may have missed one or two of them. This is our 7th annual Running Scared 5k! This year we are going with your choice of a long or short sleeve chocolate brown shirt. The colors seemed perfect for fall. What do you think?

You may register for the 5k and Kids Fun Run beginning June 1st.  

We will have a document by then on our Registration page for the 5k and the Kids Fun Run or you may register online at GetMeRegistered.com/RunningScared5k



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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 GetMeRegistered.com

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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