2013 Vampire 5K draws record number of participants, aces fundraising goal

October 21, 2013

On behalf of the 2013 Vampire 5K Committee, thanks to everyone for their support of and participation in this year's event. We had a record number of participants - 395 racing bibs were distributed - and although we're still reconciling invoices, we should also set a fundraising record, exceeding our $6,000 goal.

Click to see photos and videos from this year's event.

Click to view individual results for the race - REVISED!


Congratulations to the winners in our Running/Walking team competition:

1st place team:

Team Awesome (Team formed in memory of Penn Cambria student Joey Stoy)


2nd place team:

Team Lab Rats (American Red Cross Blood Services employee team)


3rd place team:

Richland Junior High School Girls Zombie Soccer Team


Walking Team Competition

1st place team:

Team Paws


SHOUT OUT to our wonderful sponsors!

Red Cell Level: Kongsberg, Spangler Subaru and Synergistiks

Plasma Level: First Commonwealth, GingerbreadMan Running Co. and JWF Industries

Platelet Level: Bent Wookee Comix, The Boulevard Grill, Thomas Chernisky, CJL Engineering, Everyday's a Party, Galliker's, Giant Eagle, Market Basket, Richland Plastics, Road ID and Sweet Frog.

Also, we appreciate the support of Basic-PSA Inc., Richland Township Police and Richland Township Supervisors with logistics and parking.


And special thanks to our event committee, chaired by Tara Harrington, marketing manager:

Brian Partsch, Jenn "Blood Drop" Cafasso, Bob Clawson, Mark Dowdell, Ken Geary, Evelyn Hart, Maria Hart, Georgia Lehman, Joanna Martyak, Donna Miller, Tessa Minnick, Autumn Moore, Bob Newlin, Carey Nycum-Foor, Trenice Penrose, Kristy Replogle, Heather Rigel, Donna Savlan, Christine Schirato, Colleen Sherman, Marianne Spampinato, Karen Yarnick.

Last but not least, mark your calendar for next year's event - Saturday, October 18!