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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It’s creeping up on you!

Time to start planning.  Time to start talking to your friends.  Time to start thinking about your costume. Time to get out the door and do a little walking or running.  Time to go to the website and register for this year’s 5k.  Thanks for spreading the word!

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Count down to Oct. 7th


Get Ready for the 10th Annual Running Scared 5k!  This year’s event is sure to be blast! We have “What She Said” lined up to be our live entertainment for the night. This top cover band is sure to rock the night at our post race party.  You know we always have a great line up of food and drinks from our sponsors. Dressing up is all the more fun knowing that we have fabulous prizes for the winners.  Also, don’t forget, that to be eligible for our many door prizes, all you have to do is register early.  That’s right. Just for making sure that you are registered before the week of the event, we put you in the drawing for lots of wonderful door prizes.

So get busy! Register today at:


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Celebrating our 10th year of Running Scared!

Join us on Saturday, Oct. 7th for the best 5k in the area!  We have a wonderful band: What She Said to rock the post race party. Food, prizes, costume contest and beer garden are just some of what makes this the best 5k for you to run or walk.

Go to our Facebook page: Running Scared 5k

Share with your friends and family!  We want to make this the best 5k we’ve had in 10 years!

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Running Scared 5k is Saturday, Oct. 7th, 2017

That’s right, mark your calendars!  Race date has been finalized!  We are gonna be doing it up big this year as it is our 10th year!  Can you believe it?  Ten years of Running Scared!  We will be celebrating with a fantastic cover band that you are going to love – “What She Said”.

We are doing a few other things differently this year too. We are having registration through our great race director, Greg McCormick.  More details as we get closer, but all registration will be online. We are also going to chip timing on our bib numbers. Don’t worry though, we are keeping all the things you love about our race. We are still gonna have a fantastic party inside and outside of Haffey Fieldhouse. We are gonna have lots of food and our beer garden outside. We plan to have raffle baskets to help us raise money and we are hoping to have you there to enjoy it all.

Spread the word for us. Save the date and tell your friends and family. Like our facebook page: Running Scared 5k and share it on your social media. Check back with us soon to get more details on registration.  Thanks and the children appreciate your support!

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A Huge Thank You to all of our Participants, Sponsors & Volunteers!

This year’s event was another wonderful experience and successful fundraiser!  The weather was perfect! The races, (walkathon, Kids Fun Run and 5k) all went well. The Halloweenfest and the Post Race Party were well attended and fun for all!

Besides all the fun and festivities, Sts. Peter and Paul Academy raised our goal of $40,000 for the children.  Thank you to all of our generous sponsors! The children drew pictures to put on the Thank You cards that will be coming out around Thanksgiving.  Here are a few of their fall scenes. Enjoy and see you next October!

Hannah WagersKate Burke pumpkinLisa BuccasioBailey Gertz

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