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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Race Day is Here!

Where do I go?  You can still sign up today at Day of Event Registration from 4:00-5:45pm.  Race starts at 6:00pm.  Go to the Reading Stadium at 1600 West Street, Reading, Ohio 45215.  Cost is $35 and there may or may not be any shirts left for $10.

Remember to get there early, because the streets close at 5:55pm and we will be running out of West Street to start the race.  If you park in the parking lot, you must stay until the race is completely ended and the road reopens.  You may NOT leave while runners or walkers are still on the route.

Come over to the party and enjoy some of our great food, drinks and live entertainment at Haffey Fieldhouse across the parking lot!  See you there!  Just want to party without the run?  It’s $20 to get into the fun!

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Packet Pick Up and Late Registration is Friday, Oct. 7, 2016

Yes, it is time!  You can start picking up your packet at NOON – 6pm on Friday at 1599 West Street, Reading, Ohio 45215. That is inside Haffey Fieldhouse.  You can also still register for the race from NOON until 6pm.

Late Registration is $30.  Still a bargain! Any shirts left, are $10 extra.

If you cannot make Friday, there is one last chance on Saturday, Oct. 8th 4-5:45pm.      Day of Event Registration is $35.  Race starts at 6pm!!!!

Remember – There are absolutely NO CLOWNS allowed.  No Kidding!

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You have 5 days left to register online. Then price goes up!

If you are looking for a FUN 5k with a Great Post Race Party, this is it: Running Scared 5k is in the evening on Sat., Oct. 8th. What’s that?  You say there is another big race that is the same day?  So after you finish your half marathon that morning, come on over and put on a costume, if you wish, and run or walk a flat 5k. It’s an out and back course with a lot of food, prizes, beer and live music at the end. You can still register online here:
Come run with me!

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Register Now for best price!

Not only is the price still a great deal at only $25, but by registering early, you are eligible for door prizes to be given away at the Post Race Party.  Who does that?  We do that!

We work very hard all year to make sure this is the best 5k you can spend your dollars on.  We have a nice, flat race with plenty of people cheering along the way. You come back to a great party with lots of food and drinks.  We have a costume contest which adds to the festive atmosphere. Door prizes are listed on the back wall of the Fieldhouse so you can easily pick up your prize. The Halloween themed party is always fun with music out in the beer garden.

What more do you want?  Grab your friends and register today!

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Only 1 month away! Register Now for best price!

You can register online at

You can also buy your long sleeve pink race shirt online for $10.  This is the only way we can make sure that you will get the size shirt you want.

Share this info with your friends and family. This is a race that you don’t want to miss!  The money raised goes to Youth Education.  Fun time for a great cause!

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We are getting closer to Race Day!

You know what a great time the Running Scared 5k is, so will you help us spread the word to your other running/walking friends?  You can talk to them about it, you can also like and share our Facebook page: Running Scared 5k.

We are planning another great year with live band in the Beer Garden following the 5k.  We hope that you are registering and sharing the information with your buddies. will take you right where you need to go to register online. Thanks for helping us let the community know about our great 5k!

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Registration Opens July 1st

This year, we are excited to offer a bright pink shirt for our Running Scared design. It’s gonna be awesome! However,  we are only offering long sleeve shirts for the 5k.  We will sell you a short sleeve shirt with the Kids Fun Run design if you want a short sleeve shirt.  The skeleton holds a water bottle instead of a beer mug on the Kids Fun Run shirts.

Registration will open online at on July 1st.  You will have a short window of opportunity to register early and save some money before July 15th. Tell all your friends on facebook! Share, Post, Tweet, Snap and Instagram all your running buddies!  It’s a great 5k and we would love for you to Join The Fun!

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Good Luck to all of our friends who are running the Heart Mini!

We won’t be at the Convention Center on Saturday to remind you of our race this year on Oct. 8th, but we will be there in Spirit!  So mark your calendars for the second Saturday in October for the Running Scared 5k 2016!  We are working on our newest logo which has a surprise in store for you!  Also toying with the idea of going to one length of sleeve on our t-shirts just to simplify things.  What do you think?  Long OR Short sleeve t-shirts?

You can join in on the conversation at Running Scared 5k, our facebook page.

Good Luck Runners, Walkers and all participating in the Cincinnati Heart Mini!

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