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: https://secure.getmeregistered.com/RunningScared5k
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 http://www.GetMeRegistered.com/RunningScared5k

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.

GetMeRegistered.com/RunningScared5k 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 GetMeRegistered.com 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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The 2015 Race Brought Lots of Compliments

The 8th Annual Running Scared 5k and Kids Fun Run was another success. If you have ever worn your Running  Scared shirt out and had someone approach you to talk about our race, you will know that other’s think so too.  I have only heard positive things about our 5k and the Kids Fun Run.  “It’s one of my favorite races!”  “I love how it’s such a great community event.”  “It’s so much fun!”  “I love the party after the race. There’s so much food!” “The Kids Fun Run is great for the children. I love the dance team performance!”

Those are just a few things I have heard people say. We were fortunate again with perfect weather. Then, there was the generous donation from Ooh La La and the Greasers. They donated their time and talents to be this year’s entertainment at the Post Race Party. Since Ooh La La has been playing the Cincinnati area for 40 years, this was their Give Back Farewell Performance. They drew a big fan base to come and rock the night away in our Beer Garden outside of Haffey Fieldhouse.

If you want to measure the race’s success in monetary value, we feel like God blessed us again with very generous donors. At the time of the writing of this article, all of the money had not been tallied from the day of the event and bills are still being paid, but just from the sponsors and online registration, we raised $40,000.

We did have one unexpected expense this year. As you may have noticed each year our race path is marked off with those orange safety cones at every crossroad and intersection along with the people we have working to ensure our participant’s safety.  These cones are always supplied by First Star Safety and set up along the route by Adleta Construction. Both of these are done at no cost to the race, as they are donated by In Kind sponsors. This year, before the cones could be recollected after the race, they were stolen.

Since 150 cones, valued at $14.50 each would have taken a huge chunk of money from the children, to replace the stolen cones, we were blessed by the grace of God that the thief returned all but 17 of the cones. An anonymous call came in a few days after the race saying where cones could be found.  Our treasurer only had to reimburse First Star Safety for $246.50.

Other than some finishers’ mugs still needing to get to the top 50 men and top 50 women finishers, this year’s race is now history.  We want to thank all of our sponsors and all of our volunteers. We could not make this event successful without your support and your help.  It takes a lot of time and effort to make this event work. It’s like a small festival that only lasts for one day. The children appreciate everything that you sacrifice for them. And that is what the 5k and Kids Fun Run is all about…the children. So I would say, it was another huge success.


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Thank You For Another Successful Race!


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