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Greater Cincinnati Chapter

22nd Annual Run Like Hell

Event Overview


October 26, 2013
7:30pm - 11:00pm

Xavier University Campus
(Corner of Dana and Woodburn Ave.)
3614 Woodburn Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45207

About the Race:

It’s not your normal 5K. Sure, lots of people race full speed. But for the majority of “runners/walkers,” it’s more like a street party that moves in a common direction at varying rates of speed. When you Run Like Hell, you do it in costume, through a cemetery and you end up at an after-party complete with food, beer and a live band. Don’t run or walk? No problem! You can come out and Party Like Hell! Best of all, everything from this Halloween event benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Voted by Cincinnati Magazine as BEST 5K
this one-of-a-kind event developed by the Greater Cincinnati Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 1991 and has raised over $1.3 million since its inception for vital CF research! Entering it's 22nd year, it continues to be a huge holiday draw averaging a crowd of 2,500.

 Cincinnati Magazine

Pre-Registration $35
Week of 10/22 Registration $40
Race Day Registration $45
Party Only Tickets $20

Run Like Hell is a rain, sleet, snow, or shine event. Registrations and party only tickets will not be replaced, refunded or exchanged for any reason.

Please bring your ID. We will be wrist banding everyone that purchases drink tickets. Alcohol cannot be brought into the event. ATM will be on-site.

Our 2013 Honoree:


This year's CF honoree is Norah. Norah is an unbelievably happy and determined little girl full of energy. By looking at her one would never know she has cystic fibrosis. At age 9 months she is already getting into trouble-tipping over her dog Maggie’s water and food bowls, chewing on Barbie shoes, ripping pages out of books and spitting food at whoever is feeding her. She is also taking her first steps while holding someone’s hands so she can
be ready for Run Like Hell!
For Norah, life is no different than it has ever been but living with cystic fibrosis (CF) is a challenge. Each morning and night, she receives chest percussion therapy for 24 minutes while listening to “Thomas the Train” to move her mucus and help clear her lungs. To help her gain weight vegetable oil is added regularly to her foods for extra fat grams and salt added to her bottles to ensure she gets all the sodium her body needs.
Sponsorship and booth opportunities are available.
Contact Amy at 513.533.9300 ext. 13 for more information.

Because of risks to people with cystic fibrosis (CF), individuals who have ever had a confirmed positive sputum culture for Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) complex shall not attend any Foundation events. These requirements are because CF germs can be passed between individuals who have CF. B. cepacia in a person with CF can cause serious respiratory illness and, in some patients, may lead to death. CF germs are not a risk for otherwise healthy individuals. At any outdoor event, people with CF should keep at least 6 feet away from others with CF.

Despite this policy, individuals with CF might choose to attend events without informing the CF Foundation or without the Foundation’s knowledge. If so, they do so at their own risk. The Foundation accepts no responsibility for any risk to health involved in attendance, or in any social contact between persons with CF. For more information, please visit

Important note on attendance for people with CF and their families:
The health and well-being of people with cystic fibrosis is our top priority. Medical evidence shows that certain bacteria can be passed between individuals who have CF and can lead to worse symptoms and speed decline in lung function. To limit the serious risk of cross-infection between people with CF, only one person with CF may be invited to attend the indoor portion of each CF Foundation-sponsored event.  For the outdoor portion of the event, people with CF should maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from each other.

Please note: People with CF and their families should be aware that individuals with CF might choose to attend Foundation events or meetings without notifying event organizers. We strongly discourage this; however, we cannot guarantee that only one person with CF will be present at any indoor Foundation event. For more information, please call your local chapter.