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Running Scared

Sat October 7 2017
Location: Reading, OH US 45215 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk, Other
Event Time Price Details
6:00PM EDT
Kids Fun Run
1:00PM EDT
Party Only
6:30PM EDT - 10:00PM EDT
1600 West St.
Reading, OH US 45215

10th Annual Running Scared 5K Run and Walk

Saturday, October 7, 2017 6:00 pm

Reading Stadium, Reading OH 

Supporting Youth Education!

Th Running Scared 5k benefits Youth Education. To date approximately $320,000 has been raised to help children in the Cincinnati Valley area
Schedule of events:
The Loretto Fund/CleverCrazes.com Kids Fun Run and Walkathon with Halloween Fest  begins at 1 pm  and goes until 2:30 pm
The 10th Annual Ray Rusche/Oxford Physical Therapy Centers Running Scared 5k is at 6 pm
Post Race Party: 6:30 pm - 10 pm

 Official Race Page: http://www.runningscared5k.org

Event Details

Running Scared 5K 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

5K is at 6:00 pm followed by a post-race party inside and outside of Haffey Fieldhouse. 

The Running Scared 5k was first started in 2008.  It is a flat 3.1 mile course through a “spooky” cemetery, ending at a fabulous Halloween Fest!  Participants are encouraged to run/walk in costumes. After the race, people are admitted to the post race party where they can listen to a hot band or have a cold beer. They can enjoy food and drinks from our generous sponsors and listen to the live jammin’ band while they stay toasty warm inside or gather around the roaring fire outside.


Reading Veterans Memorial Stadium

1600 West St Cincinnati, OH 45215

Coordinates: 39.231282, -84.438853

The Loretto Fund/CleverCrazes.com Kids Fun Run and Walkathon with Halloween Fest begins at 1 pm and goes until 2:30 pm
The 10th Annual Ray Rusche/Oxford Physical Therapy Centers Running Scared 5k is at 6 pm
Post Race Party: 6:30 pm - 10 pm at the Haffey Fieldhouse.


The race will start on West Street near the Stadium, wind through the “spooky” Reading Cemetery and head out and back for a flat, fast course ending on the track in the Stadium. There will be water at the start, middle and end of the route. Runners and Walkers are welcomed.


Awards will be given to the first 50 men and the first 50 women as they come through the chute.


Results will be posted at the post-race party. Complete results will also be posted online (here).

There are no age category awards for this event.

After the race:

Fantastic party inside and outside of Haffey Fieldhouse. We are gonna have lots of food from our wonderful sponsors, Costume contest with prizes awarded, Door Prizes,  Live band and our beer garden outside. We will be celebrating with a fantastic cover band that you are going to love – “What She Said”. We also plan to have Split-the-Pot,  raffle baskets to help us raise money.
For those who are 21 and over with proper ID, Beer is available.

Kids Run:

See the special section for the Kids Run

Registration Cost:

5K Registration - $30 Adults through Thursday. October 5, 2017. $35 thereafter. Fee includes Professional Chip-timing, Awards, Refreshments and entrance to the Post-race Party.

Party only - $20 - We encourage your friends to come and cheer you on as a race participant and we certainly want them to come and party with you afterwards! Bring yourself and your friends! It includes FUN, tickets for drinks, (Proper ID is required for anyone consuming alcohol) Food from our wonderful sponsors, costume contest and Live Band. 

Kids Fun Run - $5


Again for 2017, we have made it optional to purchase our world famous long-sleeved t-shirt for only $10 additional for the 5K Long-Sleeved shirts and $5 for the Kids Fun Run Short-sleeved shirts.

Registration Information:

Register online: Pre register online through Thursday, October 5, 2017. 

Register by Mail: Postmark your registration by Monday, October 2, 2017

Late Registration and Packet Pick up:

Register in Person: Friday, Oct. 6th, 2017 from Noon - 4 pm at Haffey Fieldhouse, 1599 West Street, Reading, Ohio 45215 (across from the Stadium).

Race Day Registration and Packet Pick up:

Register in Person: Saturday, Oct. 7th, 2017 from 4 pm - 5:45 pm at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium, 1600 West Street, Reading, Ohio 45215.

Free Parking:

You may park your vehicle anywhere near Haffey Fieldhouse and Reading Veteran’s Memorial Stadium at 1600 West Street, Reading, Ohio 45215.

Note: If you park in the lot, you will not be able to leave until the last person finishes the race. Parking available on nearby streets if you must leave early.

No Refunds!

Kids Run

The 2017 Kids Fun Run  and Walk-a-thon sponsored by The Loretto Fund /CleverCrazes.com will be held Saturday, October 7th 1:00-2:30pm 

Kids love to run too! Started in 2009, this Fun Run has been a huge success with the 5-12 year old crowd. We’re proud to have the opportunity to teach youngsters the importance of Health and Wellness at an early age – and the kids have a lot of fun doing it!

The route for the Kids Fun Run begins and ends at Haffey Field house and there is a Kids Halloween Fest.

Children must be registered to participate in the Fun Run and the Halloween Fest which follows. 

Registration fee is $5. Each child will receive entrance into the Fun Run and Halloween Fest.  The Halloween Fest will include healthy drinks and snack, a costume contest and entertainment!

Short-sleeved t-shirts will be available for an additional $5.  To guarantee a shirt, Race Registration must be completed online by 10/1/17.

In addition to the Kids Run, there is a Walk-a-thon. Since last year’s Walk-a-thon was a huge success with the children, we are going to continue that in 2017. Students from Sts. Peter and Paul Academy are helping to raise money by getting sponsorship for every lap they make around the track.

Race Sponsor

New for 2017

This year's event will be timing using MyLaps Disposable bib tags. The chip will be on the bib number. No need to turn in pull tags or return the timing chip.

Printable, Mailable Race Registration Form

If you prefer to mail your registration, send a completed registration form (attached) along with payment. Please postmark by Monday, October 2, 2017.

Form coming soon.

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