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Children participating in the free Super Hero Sprint will receive free super hero capes.

Children participating in the free Supehero Sprint at a Tony Merk Pray-Hope-Believe 5K in Colerain Township.

Get fit AND give alms! Run a 5K race for a Catholic cause. We are rebuilding our 5K page. If you don’t see your race here, send the particulars to us at


Sept. 5th, Defeat Hunger 5K Obstacle Run
At Summit Park in Blue Ash; benefits the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Food for All Challenge to collect 1 million food items and the Society of St. Vincent dePaul.
Climb and jump over 25 obstacles on this family-friendly 5K race (NOT a mud run). Staggered entrance times, adult and child versions of each obstacle, t-shirts and medals, KISS 107 will DJ and MC, after party, food and beer trucks, prizes. Adult rate: $25 plus three canned goods; child rate (ages 7 – 12): $15 plus three canned goods. Event runs from 8 am – 2 pm. Information at the Defeat Hunger site.

Sept. 5, St. John Church Fryburg Homecoming Mock Turtle 5K Run
At St. John Catholic Church (Wapakoneta, OH) and Glacier National Park
Chip timed. Race for youth and adults. Race-day fee $15 (no t-shirt included). Start time: 8 am. For information click here.

Sept 7: Mercy Metric 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk.
At Lunken Playfield (Cincinnati). Cause: Mercy Montessori after-school sports program. Race time: 8:30 am all races. Fee: $30 ($20 without a race t-shirt). Call (513) 475-6700 for information; register online here.

Sept 19th: Annual CareNet Pregnancy Services of Northern Kentucky Walk for Life 5K Run/Walk
At Pioneer Park (Covington). Fee: $30/person, $100 family team, $100/person adult teams of five (includes team tshirt). Race time: 9 am (registration opens at 8 am). To register online, click here.

Sept. 21, Jill’s Walk at McAuley High School
(Jill Hungler Schlotman Memorial Walk for Cancer Awareness)
Non-competitive walk; three-loop course around McAuley High School campus.
No set fee; donate any amount. Pets and strollers welcome; walkers encouraged to walk in memory of alumnae, parents, and special friends who have lost their battles with cancer. Money raised from this annual walk goes toward a scholarship in honor of 2007 alumna Jill Hungler. Start time: 9:30 am. Register on-site at 9 am or
online here.

Sept 27: Sophie’s Angel Run
Race in memory of Sophie Grace Meinhardt starts and ends at the St. Jude Oktoberfest.
Course: Through Bridgetown (Cincinnati). Chip timed. Proceeds benefit pediatric Brain Tumor Research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and scholarships. Start time: 1 pm. Race fee: $20 in advance, $65 “family plan” (two adults, two children). To register, click here.
Race is part of St. Jude’s Oktoberfest: Enjoy authentic German food, beverages, music and dance; children’s rides and games.



Nov. 7: Cincinnati Right to Life’s Pro-Life Saver 5K Run/Walk and Kid’s Dash
At Lunken Airport Playfield. Cause: Cincinnati Right to Life.
Event for all ages. Chip timed. Walking race is for serious walkers only; if you plan to run or jog at all register for the Run. Fee: $25/person; $20/person for team members; $50 family of three or more (add $5 for on-site registration — no race-day team registration). Race time: 10:30; Kids Dash: 11:45. To register online click here. After-event festivities, food, music, raffles. More information at the race Facebook page.

Nov. 14,Knights of Columbus 5k Run / Walk for Vocations
At St. Charles Center, Carthegena (OH). Course: Scenic, flat grounds of St. Charles Center and surrounding area. Cause: Vocations awareness and support. Fee: $11 (no shirt included); for commemorative shirt details see the registration page.
Awards to top three male and female runners will include pumpkin pies. Refreshments available after race. For information or to register online click here.

Nov. 14, Turkeyfoot Trot
At St. Barbara Church (Erlanger, KY); proceeds benefit the Society of St. Vincent dePaul
Chip timing, a children’s fun run, food, door prizes. Free gift card for first 100 entrants. Fee: $25 before the week of the race (t-shirt guaranteed); $30 race day registration (t-shirts while supplies last). Same-day registration begins at 7:30 am; race time 9 am. Register online at Prescott Race Coordination.

Nov. 26: Thanksgiving Day “Gobble Wobble – Feeding the Hungry
At All Saints Parish – St. John’s Campus (Dover, IN); proceeds benefit the Sunman & North
Chip timed; prizes by age category. All faiths welcome to this race to give thanks to God by giving food to others; optional pre-race Mass at 7:30 am. Fee ranges from $12 – $28 depending on age (children 5 and under free). Race time 9 am. To register click here.

Don’t see your race here? We are rebuilding our 5K page. Send the particulars to us at