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Run For Your Lives 5K September 1, 2012

Do you ever get bored of just running a 5K? Run for Your Lives will definitely keep you running! Participants run through a series of obstacles, all while being chased by zombies. Racers, wearing a flag football-like belt with three flags, make strategic choices to find the quickest route to the finish line with at least one flag to complete the race as a survivor.
Sound like fun? Sign up today!

Date: September 1, 2012
Where: Switchback Raceway
2469 William Flynn Highway (Route 8 N)
Butler, PA 16001
Cost:
Runners:
$87 from July 19, 2012 until August 28, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST
Spectators:
$32 from February 4, 2012 until August 31, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST
$40 at the entrance on race day
Need more information? Check out their website here.

Furry Friends 5K, March 31, 2012

The Furry Friends 5K raises money to the Animal Friends Animal Shelter. This is a senior project for a student from Moon Area High School. You are welcome to run, jog or walk with or without a pet. Should be fun!

When: Saturday, March 31, 2012. Noon race start.
Where: Montour Trail – Coraopolis Access, State Ave and Montour Coketown Coraopolis, PA
Fee: $15-through Feb 29th, $20-through March 17th, $25-through race day.
Register: Online
Furry Friends 5K Facebook Group

5th Annual Race For Grace, March 31, 2012

The 5th Annual Race For Grace 5K & 1 Mile Walk benefits the Reflections Of Grace Foundation. The Race For Grace is named after Grace Elizabeth Ekis, a precious 5-year-old who lost her courageous 13-month battle with a rare cancerous brain tumor on Valentine’s Day 2008. . After the race, there will be an award ceremony, charitable hair donations, dance performances, Chinese & Silent auctions, and full concession stand of lunch items available for purchase. (If you are interested in donating your hair, please email RaceForGrace@reflectionsofgrace.org). An awareness table and fun activities for children and families to enjoy will be featured throughout the day as well. The day’s events will conclude around 1:00PM.

Details:
When: Saturday, March 31, 2012. 9am race start.
Where: Norwin High School, 251 McMahon Drive North Huntingdon, PA 15642
Distances: 5K Run or Walk, 1 Mile Walk
Fees: Before March 1st 2012-Adults: $20 / Children (12 & under): $15
Beginning On March 1, 2012 (including race day)-Adults: $25 / Children (12 & under): $20
Register: Online

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SLIM 5k/10k Poverty Dash, March 31, 2012

Proceeds from the SLIM 5K/10K Poverty Dash go towards SLIMs efforts in Malawi. It’s a great cause!

Details:
When: Saturday, March 31, 2012. 9:30am 10K start. 10am 5K start.
Where: South Park, 1 Hundred Acre Dr. Bethel Park, PA.
Fees: 5K or 10K: Student-$18.00, Non-student-$22.00
Register: Online

SLIM Facebook Group

Just a Short Run 5K, 8.1 Mile, 1/2 Marathon, 30K, March 31, 2012

Just a Short Run is just around the corner! This year there is a hard cap of 2300 runners, so be sure to register early! This race is a benefit race for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and is one of the largest running/walking events in Western Pennsylvania. You’ve got 4 races to choose from!

The details:
When: Saturday March 31, 2012
Where: North Park Boathouse, 399 Pearce Mill Rd, Allison Park, PA 15101. 1/2 Marathon Course Map
When: 8:30am start for 30K, 8:40am start for 5K, 8.1 Mile and 1/2 Marathon
Fees: Race Day: See here
Register: Online

Shamrock Shuffle, March 17, 2012

The Shamrock Shuffle has moved to downtown Harmony, PA this year. All proceeds will benefit the Zelienople Rotary Club and the Zelienople-Harmony Area Chamber of Commerce. Here are the details:

When: Saturday, March 17, 2012. 7:30am start for 1/2 Marathon, 10am start of 5K, 10:45am start for 1 Mile.
Where: The Center of Harmony, 253 Mercer Street Harmony, PA
Fees: $40 Half Marathon; $20 5K; $18 1 mile; $60 Family 1 Mile reg (max 4 entries); $50 Triple Challenge; $60 Family reg (max 4 entries)
Distances: 1/2 Marathon, 5K run/walk, 1 Mile Family run/walk, triple challenge (all 3 races)
Course: The Half Marathon is a very tough course. The 5K is rolling hills and the 1 mile is flat.
Register: Online

March Mad Dash, March 10, 2012

Ooo…I love a good race in the cold. But, maybe it will be warm this time! The March Mad Dash is a 10-mile, 5-mile, 5K run/walk that benefits teens helping others through St. Paul’s United Methodist Church outreach and service projects. Here are the details:

When: Saturday, March 10, 2012. 9am race start.
Where: North Park Boathouse, Pearce Mill Road, Allison Park, PA 15101
Distances: 5 mile run, 10 mile run, and 5K run/walk
Register: Online, or Mail In

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March Mad Dash Facebook Page

Athletic Trainer River Run March 4, 2012

Want to support the Scholarship Fund of the Southwest Region of the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society, Inc. (PATS)? Then you should run the AT River Run coming up Sunday March 4, 2012! You can choose between a 5K or 1 Mile race. There will also be a silent auction of sports memorabilia and raffle prizes. Auction and raffle prizes include autographed items and apparel from California University of Pennsylvania, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers, University of Pittsburgh and Waynesburg University. Each race participant gets one free raffle ticket with registration. Additional tickets can be purchased on site on race day.

The details:
When: Sunday March 4, 2012. 9am start for 1 Mile. 10:15am start for 5K
Fees: 1 Mile: $15 and 5K:$20. You can run both for $25!
Register: Online
More information on their Facebook Group