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Executive Director:
Ms. Alison Bethel
Greater Cincinnati Chapter
4420 Carver Woods Drive
Blue Ash, OH, 45242
T: (513) 533-9300
F: (513) 533-9301
Greater Cincinnati Chapter

23rd Annual Run Like Hell

Event Overview

Online registration is now closed. Register at one of our packet pickup locations or day of (locations listed at
Call or email Jessie at the CF Foundation with any questions at or 513.533.9300

Run Like Hell

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.

Best of the City

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 23rd year, it continues to be a huge holiday draw averaging a crowd of 2,500. 

Additional Information

This year's event is back to Friday!! Pre-registration is $35, Week of 10/20 registration is $40, Race Day Registration is $45. Party only tickets are $20.

Registration fees are not tax deductible. Any donation amount above registration fee may be considered tax deductible.

Run Like Hell is a rain, sleet, snow, or shine event. Registrations and party only tickerts 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.

Sponsorship, In Kind Donations, and booth opportunities are available. Please visit or contact Jessie at (513) 533-9300 ext. 13 for more information.

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

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.

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