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Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region


2014 Vampire 5K run/walk

8:15 AM - 12:00 PM
250 Jari Drive
Johnstown, PA 15904

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Thanks to everyone for your support of this year's event!

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We are excited to announce the American Red Cross Blood Services will be hosting our 8th Annual Vampire 5K again this year on Saturday, October 18, and we invite you to run for your life (and others’ lives too!)

The event begins with registration begins at 8:15 a.m. with the race starting at 9:30 am, at the American Red Cross Headquarters 250 Jari Drive in Richland Township.

Registration costs:

  • $25 for registration forms postmarked by September 27, 2014

  • $30 for those postmarked after September 27, 2014

  • FREE to those who present to donate blood or platelets anywhere between September 1 - September 26, 2014. Please see registration form for details.

Proceeds from the race, sponsored by the Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region, benefit the Keystone Chapter of the American Red Cross. This year the Keystone Chapter is celebrating 125 years of provided aid for residents of Cambria, Somerset, and northeastern Westmoreland counties. Huge supporters of this milestone include AT&T, Highmark, and Laurel Auto Group. They deserve a round of applause for helping to provide a great experience to all who participate in this year’s Vampire 5K.

 “This year our goal is to have at least 500 race participants and raise a minimum of $6,000 to support the Keystone Chapter,” commented Colleen Sherman, Keystone Chapter executive director. “We’re ready to dig our fangs back into the Vampire 5K. We encourage you to come out and join us this year.”

New this year:

  • We are also offering you a better race experience with chip timing! This is a computer chip that is attached to your running shoe to measure your time in order to provide a more accurate race time. We are very happy to take this step this year in order to provide all of you who give of your time, money and gift of life an even better race experience.


Also below is our sponsorship form. If you or your organization would like to sponsor this year's event you can download the sponsorship letter and contact Ken Geary, contact formation at the bottom, for any additional questions.

Kudos to our 2014 Vampire 5K Sponsors!

To make sure you are 100% prepared for race day, we’ll have pre-race pick up events on Thursday October 16th and Friday October 17th 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 2014 Vampire 5K t-shirt

Youth sizes are available; now you and your mini can match. In addition, we know you love your long-sleeve t-shirts, and we know that you love them even more when they fit!  So please make sure you mark your and your little one’s 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 all 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.

For registration form click here

If you have any questions or would like a physical registration form mailed to you, please contact Ken Geary at 814-262-3175