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Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region


2013 Vampire 5K run/walk

All Day
250 Jari Drive
Johnstown, PA 15904

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We are excited to announce the American Red Cross Blood Services will be hosting our 7th Annual Vampire 5K again this year on Saturday, October 19, and we invite you to run for your life (and others’ lives too!)  


The event begins with registration at 8:15 am, with the shotgun start at 9:30 am.
Registration costs:

  • $20 for registration forms postmarked by October 1, 2013
  • $25 for those postmarked after October 1, 2013
  • FREE to those who present to donate blood or platelets anywhere between September 1 - September 30, 2013. Please see registration form for details.

Similar to previous years, all proceeds will benefit the Keystone Chapter of the Red Cross, which provides assistances like disaster services, military services, community preparedness and resiliency training to our surrounding area. When these services are needed most, it is the donations and awareness generated by awesome community members like you that make it possible!

Our goal this year to raise an amazing $6,000 to aid the Keystone Chapter in its mission and we need everyone’s help! This goal has grown since previous years because the need grows constantly. Below is the link to download the details & registration form (full-size is legal size paper, half-size is just the registration form portion you need to send in).

New this year: Bent Wookee Comix will provide facepainting...Meet the Sweet Frog mascot...chance to win gift certificates donated by area vendors.

Also below is our sponsorship form. This wouldn't be possible without our sponsors, especially the incredibly rad t-shirt for all particpants, so if you or your organization would like to sponsor this year's event you can download the sponsorship letter and contact me for any additional questions.

Kudos to our 2013 Vampire 5K Sponsors!

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Registration Form & Race-day Information (full-version, 11x17 format, but can be fitted to print on any size paper)

Registration Form only (half-version, 8.5x11-size paper)

Sponsorship Letter


To make sure you are 100% prepared for race day, we’ll have pre-race pick up events on Thursday October 17th and Friday October 18th from 8 am to 5 pm. The pick-up will be held at the American Red Cross (250 Jari Drive). Here you can receive all your race supplies and complimentary t-shirt before Saturday’s race.

Check out the front of out 2013 Vampire 5K t-shirt >>>>>>>>>>>

In addition, we know you love your long-sleeve t-shirts, and we know that you love it even more when they fit! So please make sure you mark your t-shirt size clearly on the registration form so we can order exactly what you need! Don’t feel obligated to wear your shirt on race day though - we encourage everyone to wear their best disguise or costume to ward off any lingering vampires…in fact, there will be prizes for the top three costumes that day.



If you have any questions or would like a physical registration form mailed to you, please contact Tara Harrington at 814-262-2811 or or visit


So brush off those running shoes and polish up your fangs for a great fundraiser for the whole family. See you on Saturday, October 19th!


- Tara Harrington & the American Red Cross Vampire 5K Committee