Start: Saturday, October 21, 2023 6:00PM
End: Saturday, October 21, 2023 10:00PM
16th Annual Amazing Grace Running Scared 5K Run and Walk.
Saturday, October 21, 2023 6:00 pm
Reading Stadium, Reading OH
Supporting Youth Education!
The Running Scared 5k benefits Youth Education. Funds raised at this event benefit Sts. Peter and Paul Academy. Our students are taught that FAITH, FAMILY, VALUES, RESPONSIBILITY, SERVICE, RESPECT and LOVE OF OUR COUNTRY are the KEYS TO SUCCESS! Our goal this year is to raise $50,000.
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 music or have a cold beer. They can enjoy food and drinks from our generous sponsors and listen to music while they stay toasty warm inside or gather around the roaring fire outside.
Choose your event:
We are back "LIVE" this year for our traditional 5K Run Walk
Can't make it to the "Live" event? We have you covered. You can still support the event with our Virtual event. You can run or walk your own 5K (if you want to) and even post your time on our Virtual Results Page.
Schedule of events:
The 15th Annual Running Scared 5k is at 6 pm.
Post Race Party: 6:30 pm - 10 pm inside and outside of Haffey Fieldhouse.
Reading Veterans Memorial Stadium, 1600 West St Cincinnati, OH 45215
GPS Coordinates: 39.231282, -84.438853 (https://goo.gl/maps/XDTAomNoZQHkLUjL7)
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.
Our traditional Famous Mugs will be given to the first 50 men and the first 50 women as they cross the finish line.
Overall 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, Music by BAM Entertainment and our beer garden outside. 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.
Also, don’t forget that to be eligible for our many fabulous door prizes, all you have to do is register in advance of race day.
Can't make it to the "Live" event? We have you covered. You can still support the event with our Virtual event. You can run or walk your own 5K (if you want to) and even post your time on our Virtual Results Page. You can run or walk your 5K anytime or anywhere you like. You can post your results on our Virtual Results page anytime between 10/1/2023 and 10/21/2023.
5K Registration - $30 through Thursday. October 19, 2023. $35 on Friday, October 20, 2023. $40 Race Day. Fee includes Professional Chip-timing, Race Medal, Awards, Food and 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. Performance Race T-shirts are also available for purchase.
New for 2023: All Kids 13 and under can participate for only $20.
We now offer a Performance Tech-style short-sleeved shirt. Shirts are optional and are available for $17 for short-sleeved and $20 for long-sleeved. Larger sizes are $3 additional.
To be guaranteed to receive your desired size, please order by10/9/2023
Register online: Online registration will be available through race day.
Register by Mail: Postmark your registration by Monday, October 16, 2023
Early Packet Pick up:
Friday, Oct. 20th, 2023 from Noon - 6 pm at Haffey Fieldhouse, 1599 West Street, Reading, Ohio 45215 (across from the Stadium).
Race Day Packet Pick up:
Saturday, Oct. 21st, 2023 from 4 pm - 5:45 pm at Veterans Memorial Stadium, 1600 West Street, Reading, Ohio 45215.
You may park your vehicle anywhere near Haffey Fieldhouse and Reading Veterans 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.
Category: Community | Fundraisers
Party Admission: USD 20.0,
Adult 5K (Until Oct. 19): USD 30.0,
Child (13 and Under) 5K: USD 20.0,
Adult 5k (Oct. 20): USD 35.0,
Adult 5k (Race Day): USD 40.0
Artists / Speakers: BAM Entertainment