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At 10:05 last evening, a lucky runner claimed tech shirt #150. From here on we swill switch over to really nice cotton shirts for the rest of the 2015 runners.

The nice weekend led lots of you to register, so as of this morning we have only 19 tech shirts left to claim. We are glad that these shirts have gone to our best fans who have been watching for registration to open and following us on Facebook. The run has now been posted out to several popular running websites and registration cards are being placed around the Miami Valley by the charities which will bump the registrations even more.

GFS is back in again this year with water and bananas (and hopefully snack bars). Last year Mike Sell’s donated several cases of potato chips and we hope they will support us again this year.

And last night we reached out to nearly 100 volunteers to invite them back this year. If you want to volunteer or have friends that would like to, e-mail the names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers to The volunteer coordinator will confirm and will be in touch before the event with volunteer assignments.

Stay tuned – lots more to come!

Your H5K all-volunteer team


Hi everyone!

Thanks to all who jumped in with an early registration, and to the return of the team from Reynolds & Reynolds this year, we stand just under 100 registrations to date – this means there are just over 50 tech shirts still available.

If you know of a location that wants some registration cards for their visitors, they can be picked up at K&G in Kettering.

Again this year, the super-duper K&G annual tent and warehouse sale will take place the same day as the run, and we are thinking about an even bigger event this year, so stay tuned.

Think warmth!


Ok, one & all … mark your calendars for the next Harrigan’s 5k Charity Run: March 14, 2015. We are looking forward to it and hope you are as well.

On behalf of the charities, thanks for being there with us!

We sure had a lovely spring day for a run, didn’t we?

Results have been posted at

If you earned a medal but were not present to receive the award, head over to Up & Running. They will have the final results sheets and can give you your medal.

Even though we had 20 random names, not enough were present to claim all of the donated prizes. The one unclaimed prize, an AMAZING $500 gift certificate from James Free Jewelers, goes belatedly to David Eviston, Enon, Ohio.

It was another great year for the charities. We do not have the final amount raised, but to give you an idea of what this is about, since 2009 we have raised nearly $70,000 for our charities.

Nice! Thanks for helping us make it happen.

See you again next year.

Hey all runners & walkers – here is the final update before the 2014 Harrigan’s 5k Charity Run. Get your green on for the party!

Great to see the forecast is for good running weather – typically cool, overcast spring day and no rain.

Please come to early packet pickup if you can – much easier than dealing with all those darn runners in the registration tent on race day. Up & Running, Thursday & Friday evening 4-7 pm.

Be sure to get your parking info ahead of time, and PLEASE respect the fact that our local retailers need a few parking slots in front of their stores for their actual customers.

Shirts are done and look gorgeous – the nicest we have ever brought to you (just our opinion, of course)

Schedule of events:

7:30   Registration opens under the big tent at Harrigan’s Tavern + music by South Community starts

8:00   Marshall Road closes to through traffic

9:00   Volunteers to be on stations around the course

9:15    Course Marshall verifies the course is ready

9:30   Race starts

10:30   Prizes are awarded (shoes, gift certificates)

10:45   Medal ceremony

We will have 6 volunteers to guide you. There is quite a bit of convenient side street parking, but Marshall Road will be closed to through traffic (Between Stroop and David) starting at 8:00 am, so plan your approach if side street parking is your choice.

It takes time to get 1100 runners parked, so we recommend early arrival for a stress reduction program.

Parking map download

How great that winter has finally broken in favor of early spring (and running) weather.

The course map has been improved to show the course with each turn marked, mile markers called out, and markers for the start, water stop, and finish. Check it out here.

Within a couple of days each registered runner for which we have a valid e-mail address will receive an update on registration, late registration, early packet pickup, and race day happenings. We will post the same information here and on Facebook, so stay tuned.

Thursday and Friday before the race, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Up and Running, 6123 Far Hills Ave Dayton, OH 45459 937-432-9210