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Pray~Hope~Believe 5K Run/Walk

Formerly the Colerain Township Spectacular 5K

Friday, July 4, 2014 8:30 a.m.

This page was last updated on July 3, 2014 7:04 PM

"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."

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Complete Information (including age groups, awards, registration details etc.)

PDF Race Flyer

Dynamic Course Map from USATF site

Printable Course Map PDF

Pray~Hope~Believe Foundation Website

Donation only

Course Records

Michael Perry in 2011 with a time of 15:17 - NEW COURSE RECORD!

Ricky Lupp in 2010 with a time of 15:28

Tadele Habtemariam in 2007 with a time of 15:30

Andrea Mass in 2007 with a time of 17:48

Andrea Maas: in 2005 with a time of 18:32

Henry Dennis: in 2001with a time of 14:39* (old course)

Past Results
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Pray~Hope~Believe 5K Run/Walk

Complete Information

Pray~Hope~Believe 5K Run/Walk

Formerly the Colerain Township Spectacular 5K

Friday, July 4, 2014

8:30 a.m. Sharp!

Flag ceremony precedes the race at 8:15.

"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." PHPF is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Course:

Participants will assemble on Heritage Way for a mass downhill start. Course will be clearly marked and will wind through scenic residential neighborhoods finishing back at the Municipal Complex. Route is mostly flat with some gently rolling areas. Scheduled waterstops at 1 and 2 miles. Timers at 1, 2 and 3 miles and finish. Professional Race Timing. Traffic will be controlled by Township Police.

Race Divisions:

Age Groups for the 5K Run: 12/under, 13-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70/over.

Age Groups for 5K Walk: 19/under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70/over

Note: If you intend to RUN any part of the course, sign up as a runner. This is a competitive event.

Clydesdale and Athena Divisions: Men 200-219lbs., Men 220 and over, Women 160 and over. Clydesdales are not eligible for age group awards. You must check this off on your registration.

Insider Tip: As long as you qualify, you may have a better chance of winning as a clydesdale. Beware: We may have the scales on hand to verify!

Awards and Prizes:

Awards Ceremony will take place after the Kids Fun Run on Race Day

5K Run Awards: 1st overall Male and Female Runners and first three in each age division.

5K Walk Awards: 1st overall Male and Female Walkers and first three in each age division.

Clydesdale/Athena Awards: First three in each division. Clydesdale entrants are not eligible for age group awards.

All Participants will be eligible for Door Prizes. ( Must be present to win )

After the Race:

Refreshments, Kids Run, Awards Ceremony and door prizes after the race.

Free Kids Fun Run (Superhero Dash): 1/2 mile fun run on the Municipal grounds following the 5K with with special awards for all participants.

Results:

Results will be printed at the race. They will also be available on-line here later in the day.

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

T-shirts and Tech Shirts:

Free T-shirts are included while supplies last.

Upgrade to a quality Tech Shirt for $10 extra. Limited quantity available. Adult sizes only. If you want one, be sure to register early.

Chip Timing:

This year's race will be "chip timed" using Ipico shoe tags. The chips are re-usable and must be returned. We will collect them at the finish line after the race.

More information about chip timing.

Instructions on how to properly attach your timing chip to your shoe.

Registration Fee:

Adult Rate (14 and over): $20 pre-registered or $25 Late/Race Day.

Kids Rate (13 or under): $15 pre-registered or $20 Late/Race Day.

Pre-registered entrants will receive a t-shirt, goodie bag, chip timing, refreshments and eligibility for door prizes. T-shirts are included while supplies last.

Upgrade to a quality Tech Shirt for $10 extra. Limited quantity available. Adult sizes only. If you want one, be sure to register early.

How to Register:

Register with a credit card Online. A small service fee will be added to your entry fee. Online registration deadline is Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

Print a PDF Race Flyer and mail. Please mail by Friday, June 28, 2014.

Late Registration and Packet Pickup: Register in person or pick up your packet on Thursday, 7/3/2014 from 4-7 pm. in the main lobby of the Colerain Government Complex. If you haven't registered yet, this is the last chance to avoid the race-day lines. (Race-day prices will apply)

Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup: Race Day Registration and Packet Pick up will begin at 7:00 at the Venue. If you really must wait until Race Day, we will welcome you. It will cost you a little more but what the heck, you don't have to obligate yourself. T-shirt sizes will be limited.

Directions:

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

 

Contact: Greg McCormick, (513) 793-0508 or (513) 652-6225 or email Greg

No Refunds!

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