Running Scared

Cincinnati, OH, USA
22 Oct, 2022 (Sat)


5 km

About the event

15th Annual Amazing Grace Running Scared 5K Run and Walk. Saturday, October 22, 2022 6:00 pm Reading Stadium, Reading OH  Supporting Youth Education! The Running Scared 5k benefits Youth Education. To date approximately $350,000 has been raised to help children in the Cincinnati Valley area.   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 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


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,  Live music by "The Whammies" 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.

Door Prizes:

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. 

Virtual 5K:

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 10/1/2022 and 10/22/2022.

Registration Cost:

5K Registration - $30 through Thursday. October 20, 2022. $35 on Friday, October 21, 2022. $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.


We now offer a Performance Tech-style short-sleeved shirt. Shirts are optional and are available for $12. Larger sizes are slightly higher. 

To be guaranteed to receive your desired size, please order by 9/30/2022

Registration Information:

Register online: Online registration will be available through race day.

Register by Mail: Postmark your registration by Monday, October 17, 2022

Early Packet Pick up:

Friday, Oct. 21th, 2022 from Noon - 6 pm at Haffey Fieldhouse, 1599 West Street, Reading, Ohio 45215 (across from the Stadium).

Race Day Packet Pick up:

Saturday, Oct. 22nd, 2022 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!

Races offered by this event

5K Run/Walk

22 Oct, 2022 (Sat) - 18:00
5 km
On site

Virtual 5K

Virtual race
22 Oct, 2022 (Sat) - 18:00
5 km

Running Scared