Pray Hope Believe 5K Run/Walk


Event Date

Fri, Jul 4, 2014


Cincinnati, OH

About This Activity

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Participants are encouraged to form teams. Team prizes will be awarded. Teams will have the opportunity to participate in fund raising, although this is not required.

Day/Date: Friday, July 4th, 2014

Time: 8:30 a.m. Sharp! Flag ceremony precedes the race at 8:15.

Location: Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Road, 45251

Distance: 5 Kilometer Run Walk (about 3.1 miles)

Description: "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."

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. View Course Map from USATF Site or view Printable course map PDF.

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. Get Map.

Google: 4200 Springdale Road, 45251

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

Registration Fee: Individual Rate: $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 Tech Shirt: Upgrade to a quality Tech Shirt for $10 extra. Limited quantity available. Adult sizes only. If you register by 6/23, your Tech T-Shirt is Guaranteed. Otherwise they will be available while supplies last.

Late Registration and number pickup: Register 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)  You can also pick up your race packet at this time if you have already registered.

Register on Race-Day: 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.  Race-day registration begins at 7a.m.

No Refunds!

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

All pre-registered entries with a valid, readable email address will receive an email notice of your individual results.

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

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

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 Ceremony: 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.

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

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

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

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