Runner In Red 5K Run/Walk

Celebrate St. Paddy’s with “Runner In Red”

(Race Supports a Cure for Lung Cancer)

March 18, 2023
9AM Start - Rain or Shine
Eisenhower Park Field #2

SPECIAL: 100 FREE copies of “Runner in Red” and 
A FREE Barb’s Beer for all runners (Ages 21+)

March is Women’s History Month. On race day we’ll give out 100 FREE copies of Tom Murphy’s novel to runner/readers. The story explores the history of women’s running.

When you register “check the box” on the application to tell us you’d like a free signed copy.
You can pick up your copy at the Runner in Red 5K booth at the finish line on March 18.

ALSO, all runners (21 and over) will get a FREE Barb’s Beer. The beer, along with the race and
the “Runner in Red” novel, raise funds to support a cure for lung cancer.

See for full details.

Sponsored by:

Hilton Capital Management

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

CIM Group

The Runner in Red 5K draws its name from the “Runner in Red,” a novel by Tom Murphy based on a real-life Boston Marathon legend. In 1951, a group of Canadian runners insisted they saw a woman slip into the Boston Marathon before women were allowed to run. She “wore red,” according to the Canadians, but their contention was never proven and thus the controversy moved into legend.

Tom Murphy’s novel, also a love story and Irish family drama, offers a search for the mysterious runner “in red.” The book combines with “Barb’s Beer,” named for Barb Murphy, the author’s wife and runner who passed away from non-smoker’s lung cancer in 2013. The book and the beer raise funds to cure lung cancer which takes the lives of more women than any other cancer.

See full details on the novel, Barb’s Beer and the cause!

Can’t run, but want to contribute to our 501c3 charity CAUSE - Click Here!

"People are going to love this book."
-Bill Rodgers, four-time winner of Boston and NY Marathons

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  • Your name on your bib three weeks before race day.
    Includes t-shirt & personalized bib.
    T-Shirt NOT guaranteed after 3/13.
    Price increases to $35 on race day.

Uncheck this box to register for the run/walk


  • Pick up your copy at the finish line on race day only.


Teams of 4 or more to be in the running of Top Largest Team Trophy!

Form a Team with friends or family!


Runner in Red/Barb’s Beer Foundation, a 501c3 charity, raises funds to cure lung cancer in memory of Barb Murphy. A marathon runner and late wife of Tom Murphy, author of the novel, Runner in Red, Barb passed away from non-smoker’s lung cancer in 2013. Learn more about Barb’s story as a marathon runner and advocate for curing lung cancer at Contributions go to curing lung cancer, which takes the lives of more women than any other cancer.

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Nor are they transferable from year to year. Once you are signed up, race fees are used for race expenses and cannot be returned.

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