Announcing: The Pensieve 10k!

  Potterhead Running Club is pleased to present our third event of 2019: The Pensieve 10k! For this event, we’re diving into the mysterious magical object used by Hogwarts headmasters (and Harry, of course) to examine and re-live memories. Legend has it that the founders of Hogwarts found the Pensieve half buried in the ground, and supposedly one of the reasons the school was located in such a remote location. In the dark days leading up to the Second Wizarding […]

Our Next Charity Partner: Music & Memory!

I was four years old and sitting in a warm, loving kitchen in a small house in Neillsville, Wisconsin. My grandmother made me fish sticks and sat at the table talking with me while I ate. It was a perfect moment. It’s one of my earliest childhood memories…and it’s the only one I have of my grandmother before the Alzheimer’s and dementia put her in a nursing home for more than 10 years. Every other memory of my grandmother is […]

The 2019 Event Three Hint #3

What’s this, you ask, these mixed-up words⁣ That lay before your eyes?⁣ They are another glimpse into⁣ A Potterhead surprise!⁣ ⁣ A clue, a hint, a clever ruse⁣ For you to circumvent⁣ And see if you can ascertain⁣ Our third running event!⁣ ⁣ With nouns and verbs that rhyme and sing⁣ Don’t let your mind go numb⁣ The Headmaster is always keen⁣ To march to his own drum!⁣ ⁣ By Friday night, you’ll learn the reason⁣ Why we choose to […]

The 2019 Event Three Hint #2

We can agree, the Headmaster is a benevolent soul. He cares about the castle, and all who run with us. He is the #OnePHRC spirit incarnate, no question. But he also loves…LOVES…taunting you with event hints. (There’s a cackle behind the kindness.) The third event of 2019 is days away! How many days, to be precise? Well, it’s two more clues, a charity partner reveal on Friday, and then at noon ET on Saturday, it will be there for the […]

The 2019 Event Three Hint #1

The Headmaster is at it again, digging deep in his satchel of sentence secrets to see what you can surmise about the third event of the 2019 virtual running event season! Four days of clues await you. On Friday, we announce the charity partner for the event. By this Saturday at Noon ET, the veil is lifted, the medal is revealed, and off we go! Have at it, students!

Announcing: The Slug Club Armchair to 5k!

  Potterhead Running Club is pleased to present our second event of 2019: The Slug Club Armchair to 5k! Professor Horace Slughorn is a wonderfully complex character and proof that while a Slytherin might desire power and influence (by “collecting” famous witches and wizards), they can also by chivalrous and selfless. Despite the fact that he was born in a pure-blood family (one of the so-called “Sacred Twenty Eight”), he wasn’t prejudiced against half-bloods and muggle-borns and frequently “collected” those […]

Our Next Charity Partners: The Harry Potter Alliance; Transfiguring Adoption; The Protego Foundation!

  June 26th, 2015. The day everything changed. Our organization was tiny. The Great Hall didn’t exist. There were no Common Rooms. We were just 15 months old, with a mere 4,086 likes on Facebook, when we got a lot of attention in one amazing moment. published an article about us and 1,200 people joined HRC in a single evening. A few days later, the story was picked up by Runner’s World magazine and we were off and running […]

The 2019 Event Two Hint #4

The Headmaster twists and trips you with his rhymes and red herrings…and so far, answers have been scattered far and wide. Which is JUST how he prefers it! This is your last clue — or is it a confusion? — to the truth behind our second virtual run event of 2019. Tomorrow, we announce the charity partner for the event, and on Saturday at Noon EST, you’ll know all there is to know!

The 2019 Event Two Hint #3

Here’s your third clue!⁣ ⁣ We’ve heard many educated guesses and some that are…unique (like “ewoks”).⁣ ⁣ We’ve also seen guesses about spiders, hippogryffs, and rats mentioned…are one of those correct or is this a different animal altogether?⁣ ⁣ (Note: people are animals…but we’re not saying it’s not an animal and we’re not saying it’s not not an animal!) :)⁣ ⁣ But we ARE saying that we’re super excited to reveal who we’re supporting on Friday night and then reveal […]

The 2019 Event Two Hint #2

The clues continue! Your second hint has arrived! The Headmaster is amused by all the guesses and grasps at straws as you try to identify the second event of the 2019 virtual run season. Some of you are on the right track! Others are…well…looking at the track from somewhere in the high grasses off to the side. But here is another garbled glimpse into the truth! See if you can suss it out in time for the big reveal on […]