8 Halloween Themed Races in 2014
Sleepy Hallow Halloween 10KOctober 18, 2014 - Sleepy Hallow, New York 1 of 9
Race organizers say "there is no better place to celebrate Halloween" than at the 5th annual Sleepy Hollow Halloween 10K. Get a unique tour of the historic town as you race along the Hudson River and pass by the Headless Horseman Bridge, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and the Old Dutch Church. Since you never know what or who might be lurking on the Sleepy Hollow course, you better run fast.
The Great Pumpkin HaulOctober 19, 2014 - Littleton, Colorado 2 of 9
Think you've got what it takes to run through the forest, across a creek and over hay bails while holding a pumpkin? At this race, runners pick their own "orange running buddy" from Chatfield's Pumpkin Patch and attempt to cross the finish line with their pumpkin intact. Award categories include fastest pumpkin hauler, best costume, and the tough pumpkin award for the runner who hauls the heaviest pumpkin. After the race, make your way through the annual corn maze, and enjoy hot apple cider, beer and music.
Hallow's Eve 5K Run and WalkOctober 26, 2014 - Lowell, Massachusetts 3 of 9
Find a costume and grab the kids for this family-friendly event. Race proceeds benefit the A.M.S.I. Foundation, a nonprofit that awards higher-education scholarships to students in the Merrimack Valley area. After the race, watch the costume contest, take the kids trick-or-treating or hang out at the post-race party.
SF Mad Dash 2014October 26, 2014 - San Francisco, Californiia 4 of 9
Run, walk and party through Golden Gate Park at the 3rd annual SF Mad Dash 5K Costume Run. Once you cross the finish line, hang around for the after-party at the Polo Field Stable and enjoy some "frightfully delicious food, devilish drinks and some spooky entertainment." All proceeds from the event benefit the Sunset Coop Nursery School.
6th Annual Florida Halloween Halfathon & 5KOctober 26, 2014 - Tierra Verde, Florida 5 of 9
Sign up for the half marathon or 5K and run or walk along the beach at Fort De Soto Park. Costumes aren't mandatory, but they're encouraged to make the event more fun and festive. All participants will receive Halloween starfish gold medals, and prizes will be awarded to age group winners and top male and female finishers.
Halloween Hustle 5KOctober 25, 2014 - Gaithersburg, Maryland 6 of 9
Get your hustle on in this family-friendly event with a 5K and 1K fun run. After the race, runners and spectators are invited to enjoy the awards ceremony and festivities, which include trick-or-treating at all vendor tables, a moon bounce, music, and more.
Trick or Trot 5K and 3K Fun RunOctober 26, 2014 - San Diego, Californiia 7 of 9
Run through Morley Field and the Florida Canyon on the edge of Balboa Park in this Halloween-themed race. Participants are encouraged to wear their costumes, and prizes will be awarded for best costumes in addition to best times. The event is a fundraiser for Roosevelt Middle School's PTSA and proceeds will be used to fund after-school clubs and enrichment programs for children.
Zombie SurvivalNovember 2, 2014 - Terre Haute, Indiana 8 of 9
Dodge terrifying zombies and climb obstacles as you search for a vial that contains the cure to save all of humanity. Test your survival skills as a human, or run as a zombie and join the invasion at this inaugural event through the Wabashiki Wilderness Trails in Indiana.