ANNOUNCING: The 2019 Time Turner Year-End Event!

  Potterhead Running Club is thrilled to unveil our year-end celebration: the 2019 Time Turner Event & Felix Challenge! This is your chance to register for those events you might have missed in 2019 and register for the amazing Felix Challenge medal! The Time Turner is NOT a running event and there is no “Time Turner Medal”…this is our way of “turning back the clock” to reopen previous Potterhead Running Club events for the year. Now you can register for […]

Announcing: Platform Year Six!

  Potterhead Running Club is pleased to present our sixth event of 2019: Platform Year Five! It’s back! Our annual nine-and-three-quarter-kilometer virtual running event returns to celebrate Harry’s sixth year with a beautiful new medal representing his adventures getting back to Hogwarts. No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you, the medal isn’t ‘missing’ a piece…it’s just partially covered by an invisibility cloak! The back features Diagon Alley, Weasley’s Wizarding Wheezes, the Petrificus Totalus spell, and even a few wrackspurts. Your event […]

Our Next Charity Partner: Orange Sky Australia

There are so many small things in life we often take for granted. A shower. Clean clothes. Good conversation. Imagine if tomorrow all those simple, small things were gone. Imagine that tomorrow morning you were homeless with nothing but a small bag of possessions and a few dollars in your pocket. Those simple, small things would become luxuries. The value of a shower, clean clothes, and a conversation with a friend would mean more than ever before. Potterhead Running Club […]

Announcing: A Quick Pygmy Up 5k!

  Potterhead Running Club is pleased to present our fifth event of 2019: A Quick Pygmy Up 5k! For our fifth event of 2019, we’re celebrating one of Fred & George’s greatest (and definitely the cutest) creations: The Pygmy Puff! Bred as miniature versions of Puffskeins, Pygmy Puffs became something of a craze in the wizarding world. They are known for eating anything from leftovers to spiders. The most well-known Pygmy Puff was the one Ginny bought and named Arnold. […]

Our Next Charity Partner: Cerebral Palsy Foundation

If you are a parent/aunt/uncle, you know the most joyous day is the day a new baby enters your life. You also know the most terrifying thing is finding out there is a medical issue with the child. You want the child diagnosed as early and as accurately as possible to give them best possible chance at a better future. Cerebral Palsy (CP) is the most common physical disability in childhood and it affects 3.6/100 children in the US with […]

Announcing: Our 2019 Summer Direct Impact Project!

Who wants to help break a Guinness World Record? Well, that’s what we are about to do!   Education is the key to the future, but many families cannot afford to give their kids the supplies needed to be successful in school. One incredible organization based in Minneapolis (founded by an EIGHT year-old philanthropist!) has been supporting children in numerous ways for a decade.   They’ve been so successful, their “High Five for Supplies” program set a Guinness World Record […]

Announcing: The Vanishing Half-Marathon!

  Potterhead Running Club is pleased to present our fourth event of 2019: The Vanishing Half-Marathon! For our fourth event of 2019, we’re exploring another mysterious magical object used by witches and wizards for both good and evil purposes for years: The Vanishing Cabinet. During the first Wizarding War, many used vanishing cabinets to swiftly disappear if Death Eaters paid them a visit. Later on, a pair of vanishing cabinets, one at Borgin & Burkes and the other in the […]

Our Next Charity Partner: Wildlife Protection Solutions

We come from different places and have different opinions on lots of different issues. We disagree, we debate, and we argue. But there are some issues where pretty much everyone agrees. Poaching wild animals is WRONG! Intentionally destroying ecosystems is WRONG! BUT… Catching bad guys is GOOD! Potterhead Running Club is thrilled to announce that our charity partner for the next PHRC event is Wildlife Protection Solutions​! Wildlife Protection Solutions is a team of technology experts seeking to enhance conservation […]

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 […]