Pray Hope Believe 5K Run/Walk

Fri July 3 - Tue July 7


Special Kids pricing

Kids 13 and under receive special pricing. $15 through 5/31/20, $20  through race day.

Discount will be taken at checkout.


9th Annual Pray~Hope~Believe 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, July 3-7, 2020

We have gone 100% Virtual for 2020

Due to the current pandemic and restrictions on mass gatherings, we have decided to go 100% Virtual for 2020.

Walk or Run your own 5K or just sign up to support the race without participating.

We will be posting tools so you can record your virtual times. 

Donations and Fundraising is still ongoing and just as important as ever.


5K Run and Walk in memory of Tony Merk. 


Proceeds benefit The Pray~Hope~Believe Foundation

About the Foundation:

"The Pray~Hope~Believe Foundation (PHBF) is a nonprofit organization established to honor the memory of Tony Merk – a 6-year-old boy who died on July 4, 2011 after an almost three-year battle with brain cancer. The PHBF provides funding for pediatric brain tumor research, supports children/teens who have a life-threatening condition and their families, and honors the memory of Tony Merk through scholarships or other community events. Pray~Hope~Believe became the theme for Tony's journey on earth and is now his family's theme for healing and living."


Run or walk a 5K course anytime Friday, July 3rd to Tuesday, July 7th.  Use your own course or follow the traditional course. Feel free to use a Garmin, Strava, or other fitness app to log your distance and time.  However, this is not necessary. 

If you wish to submit your results, please do so by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, July 7th.  Results will be posted online (here) after the race. 

Fundraising Teams:

Add to the fun by joining a Fundraising Team or fundraising on your own.  Prizes for the top fundraising Team and Individual!!!


Registration Fee for adults 14 and over:

$20 through 5/31/2020

$25 from 6/1/20 through race

Registration fee for Kids 13 and under:

$15 through 5/31/20

$20 from 6/1/20 through race

T-shirts and Tech Shirts:

T-shirts are included with pre-registration while supplies last. 

Upgrade to a Tech Shirt: Upgrade to a quality Tech Shirt for $10 extra. Limited quantity available. Adult sizes only. If you register by 6/20/20, your Tech T-Shirt is Guaranteed. Otherwise they will be available while supplies last. Tech shirts come in both Unisex and Women's Fitted sizes.



Register online through 7/7/2020

Register by mail by postmarking your entry by Saturday, June, 27, 2020.

Packet Pick up:

July 1st, 2nd or 3rd from 4-7 pm. at  the Colerain Township  Municipal Complex located at 4200 Springdale Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45251. In-car Pick up only.

Basket Raffle:

If you have been to the PHB5K in the past, you know how amazing our basket raffle is every year.  We will have fewer baskets this year, but they will be just as amazing.  Some of the types of baskets we have include - spa, family game night, movie night, coffee, wine, bourbon, date night, lottery, etc.  If you purchase tickets along with your registration, we will email you when we have exact details of the baskets.  You will then be able to select which baskets you want your tickets place OR if you do not respond, we will place your tickets in random baskets.  If you prefer to wait to see exact baskets before purchasing tickets, you will have an opportunity for that, as well.  Just stay tuned to emails and other social media messages as July 4th nears.  Either way, you will have the opportunity to earn some pretty amazing baskets!  


All pre-registerd entries with a valid, readable email address will receive a confirmation of your registration.


We are beyond thankful to our donors and sponsors who make our mission possible. And, don’t forget, EVERY day is a good day to make a donation to bring HOPE to children with brain cancer! Visit to learn more about our mission or to make a donation. Every dollar can make a difference!


I-71 or I-75 to West on Ronald Reagan Highway (Cross County). Go North on Colerain Ave. Turn left on Springdale Road (just past Northgate Mall) . Go approx. 1/2 mile to the Colerain Twp. Municipal Complex on the Right. Ample free parking on site.

Alternative route: I-275 to South on Colerain Ave. to West (Right) on Springdale Road.

Google: 4200 Springdale Road, 45251 to get directions from your location.

Contact Us:
Contact us with any questions you may have at 513-304-2388 or 513-652-6225. Given the virtual nature of this event, let's spread the energy and spirit of this event nationwide.  Many thanks for joining us!   

No Refunds!

Virtual Event

What is a virtual race?
A virtual race is an event where you sign up and participate on a course of your choosing (or a treadmill). Without physical races going on right now, this is a great opportunity to work towards your running goals, stay healthy and support a great cause, while following social distancing guidelines!

The event will feature a leaderboard so you can still see how you stack up against your fellow competitors!

Do I have to run at a certain time?
You can run anytime during the weekend of July 3-July 7

When do I need to submit results by?
You should submit results sometime on July 3-July 7

When will I get my swag?
T-shirts can be picked up at the designated times or we can ship it to you for a small shipping charge.

How do I get my finisher certificate?
Great job on finishing the race! Once you've run and submitted your results, there will be a button on your results page that says "Certificate".

Submit Results

Results must be submitted on the weekend of July 3-July 7

There are 2 easy ways to submit your time:

Option 1: Submit via Website
Go to the Race Results page, then click the Submit Virtual Results button.

Option 2: Submit via E-Mail

You will receive an e-mail on race weekend with instructions on how to submit via e-mail.

Don't forget to print out your finisher's certificate (from the Results Page) after you submit your time!

Printable Race Flyer/Registration Form

If you prefer to register by mail, print the attached registration form and mail the completed form with payment to the listed address by the listed deadline.

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


View a Dynamic Course Map via USATF or print the attached PDF version

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

Become a PHB 5K Sponsor

PHBF is truly making a difference in the lives of young people battling brain cancer because of supporters like YOU! Please consider
continuing or beginning a partnership with us for the 8th annual PHB 5K on July 4, 2020. Our greatest need is in the area of sponsorships, but we also welcome donations for our basket raffle, door prizes, and race bags

Become a Sponsor/Donor and join our growing family of Sponsor/Donors. 

For complete information about the program, print the attached PDF document

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

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