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Halloween Candy Run 1-Mile, 5k, & 10k 

2019 Date TBD at TBD in Dayton, Ohio

2018 Named Swaggiest Halloween Race this October by Runner's World!

2017 Featured on the Travel Channel as Top 9 Haunted Races! 

Featured on WDTN's Living Dayton in 2018 as a Fun Race for Halloween Season! 

This Halloween run around town in your costume collecting candy, facing down scary monsters, and competing with friends and family in the most fun race of the year! Celebrate your accomplishment with pizza, beer, music, decorations, swag and more. Racers get an event tee, finisher medal, pint glass, Halloween candy, drink ticket, and personal pizza.

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HighlightsHalloween Athletes Running in Costume

  • Halloween Themed Race for Everyone in the Family including the Beast 3-Race Challenge!
  • Halloween Themed Aid Stations with Decorations, Halloween Candy, Music and of Course Water!
  • Post Race Party with Halloween Music, Candy & Treats, Costume Contest & More!
  • Old Scratch, Made to Order, Personal Pizza, from Scratch with Fresh Ingredients, plus Beer or Soda for Everyone who Races!
  • Halloween Themed Finisher Medal For First 300 to Register for Any Race (Halloween Beast Medal to First 75 to Register for Beast Challenge)*
  • Commemorative Event Pint Glass for First 300 Registered
  • Photo Booth & Professional In-Race Photos!
  • Stylish Lifestyle tees in Men’s & Women’s Cut with Option for Long Sleeve!
  • Pricing for all Budgets & Portion of Race Proceeds Support Local Charities!

Awesome Race Swag

Finisher Medals are given to the first 300 to register for any Race! Plus Beast Finisher Medals are given to the first 100 to register for that race. Pint glasses are given to the first 300 to register for any race too! Then everyone will get a custom Halloween Candy bib with your timing chip! Everyone who registers for the low cost Fun Run, will not get any swag.  

Awesome Finisher Medals


Pint Glasses


Custom 1-mile Bib

Custom 5k Bib

Custom 10k Bib

                            

Race Shirts     

Shirt information and sizing can be found below. All tees are in black frost printed on the front with white ink in a more vintage style. Tees are 50/25/25 poly/ring spun combed cotton/rayon.

Timed Races Offered

1-Mile, 5k, 10k & Beast 3-Race Challenge to Run all 3 Races (10.3 Miles)

Race Course Details

Registration: Registration and our post-race party will be at Old Scratch Pizza & Beer, 812 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton, OH 45402. They are online at http://www.oldscratchpizza.com/

Parking & Restrooms

Parking in downtown Dayton is somewhat limited so we recommend arriving early. You can park on the street, at Miami Valley Hospital, or in one of the local neighborhoods nearby. There are restrooms at Old Scratch and at the Start / Finish Line in Veterans Park. 

The Start and Finish Line

The Start / Finish Line will be at Veterans Park, at the Corner of Veterans Parkway & Stuart Street on the Great Miami River Recreational Trail in Dayton. This is a short walk from Old Scratch Pizza & Beer. To access the start line from Old Scratch Pizza & Beer follow these directions:

  • Exit the Old Scratch Pizza & Beer parking lot onto South Patterson Blvd sidewalk, and go LEFT, walking Southwest
  • Cross Stout St, W. Apple Street, & the back of the Montgomery Co. Fairgrounds.
  • When you arrive at Stuart Street, turn RIGHT and cross South Patterson Blvd at the Crosswalk. Enter Veterans Park via Veterans Parkway. The Start / Finish Line will be ahead!
  • After you finish, retrace your steps back to Old Scratch Pizza & Beer for the post-race party

Course Maps

1-Mile Course Map: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1345156348

5K Course Map: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1345154338

10K Course Map: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1342910344

Race Course Turn-by-Turn Directions

  • All courses are out and back on the Great Miami River Recreational Trail. Start at Veterans Park, Corner of Veterans Parkway & Stuart Street on the Great Miami River Recreational Trail in Dayton, a short walk from Old Scratch Pizza & Beer
  • Run North on the Great Miami River Recreational Trail
  • The 1-Mile Course turns around at the 0.5-Mile Mark and returns to the finish line by running South on the trail
  • The 5k Course turns around at the 1.55-Mile Mark and returns to the finish line by running South on the trail
  • The 10k Course turns around at the 3.1-Mile Mark and returns to the finish line by running South on the trail
  • Once you have completed the course, please return to Old Scratch Pizza & Beer, 812 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton, OH 45402, for the post-race party

Strollers are welcome on course, but our insurance does not allow furry friends to attend. Sorry.

Halloween Themed Aid Stations

We will have 6 Decoration Stations along the course for your entertainment. 3 of them will be aid stations will also have music, candy, water, and volunteers. Registration and the Start / Finish Line will also be decorated on the Halloween Theme! 

  • 0.5 Mile Mark / 1-Mile Course Turn Around: Jack & Jill O'Lantern
  • 1-Mile Mark &  AID STATION: Dying to Finish
    1.55-Mile Mark / 5k Course Turn Around: Witches' Brew
  • 2-Mile Mark  & Aid Station: I Want My Mummy
  • 2.5 Mile Mark: Spiders
  • 3.1 Mile Mark / 10k Turn Around & Aid Station: Silly Skeletons

Schedule

  • 12:45-2:45 p.m.: Registration at Old Scratch Pizza & Beer
  • 1:30 .p.m.: Costume Contest at the Start/Finish line
  • 2:00 p.m.: 1-mile Start at Veterans Park
  • 2:20 p.m.: 5k Start at Veterans Park
  • 3:00 p.m.: 10k Start at Veterans Park
  • 4:30 p.m.: Timing Ends, all runners have completed the course
  • 2:00-5:00 p.m.: Post-Race Party at Old Scratch Pizza & Beer.

Racing Attire, Costumes, and Contest

Halloween is a time to express yourself, and we think running in costume is more fun. So, we encourage you to wear silly, super, spooky, sophisticated, satirical, stealthy, and even simple costumes. This is a family event, so please keep your costumes in good taste. Costumes are not required, but you might just get more candy! Plus our costume contest will award those costumes with the most creativity. Judging takes place at 1:30 p.m. at the start/finish line before the start of the race.

In-Race Photos & Photo Booth

We will have a photographer out on course to take your pictures while you race. Then after your race you can pose with your friends, family and team at our FREE photo booth. We will post all pictures on Facebook after the race for you to like, tag and share!

Event Pricing

Price Points are: (1) Jan-March; (2) April-May; (3) June-August; (4) September-October; (5) Race Weekend. Everyone enjoys post-race party with photos, food, drinks, and a super fun race!

  1. All ages, Any Race, Fun Run: Does NOT` include timing, event shirt or finisher medal = $20
  2. All ages, 1-Mile Race: Includes all the Swag and Timing = $25-30-35-40 & Race Weekend $45*
  3. All ages, 5k Race: Includes all the Swag and Timing = $30-35-40-45 & Race Weekend $50*
  4. All ages, 10k Race: Includes all the Swag and Timing = $35-40-45-50 & Race Weekend $55*
  5. All ages, Any 2 Races: Includes all the Swag and Timing = $45-50-55-60 & Race Weekend $65*
  6. The Beast 3-Race Challenge (10.3 miles: Run the 1-mile, 5k & 10k): Includes all the Swag and Timing + 1 Beast finisher Medal = $55-60-65-70 & Race Weekend $75*

NOTE: Registration is not refundable under any circumstances. Those registering for the low-cost race option do not receive event timing, event tee, and finisher medal. Everyone receives post-race meal and drink. If you skip the event tee you can save $5; upgrade to long-sleeve tee for $. All racers who are pushed, pulled or carried are FREE and do not need to register. Any free registration does not include timing, swag or post race meal and drink. 

Directions

From the North

  • From 71S
  • Use the right lane to take exit 109A for 670W toward Dayton
  • Use the left 3 lanes to take the 70W exit toward Dayton
  • Take exit 41 for OH-235 S/OH-4 toward Dayton
  • Continue onto OH-235 S/OH-4 S/S Dayton Lakeview Rd.
  • Use the left 2 lanes to take the Interstate 75S exit toward OH-4 S/Cincinnati
  • Merge onto I-75 S
  • Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 52B to merge onto US-35 E toward Xenia
  • Take the Perry St exit toward Ludlow St.
  • Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Perry St. S
  • Continue onto S Perry St.
  • Turn left to stay on S Perry St.
  • Continue straight onto Stout St.
  • Turn right onto S Patterson Blvd.
  • Destination will be on the left

From the South

  • From 75N
  • Take exit 52 to merge onto US-35 E toward Xenia
  • Take the Perry St exit toward Ludlow St.
  • Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Perry St. S
  • Continue onto S Perry St.
  • Turn left to stay on S Perry St.
  • Continue straight onto Stout St.
  • Turn right onto S Patterson Blvd.
  • Destination will be on the left

From the East

  • From 70W
  • Take exit 41 for OH-235 S/OH-4 toward Dayton
  • Continue onto OH-235 S/OH-4 S/S Dayton Lakeview Rd.
  • Use the left 2 lanes to take the Interstate 75S exit toward OH-4 S/Cincinnati
  • Merge onto I-75 S
  • Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 52B to merge onto US-35 E toward Xenia
  • Take the Perry St exit toward Ludlow St.
  • Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Perry St. S
  • Continue onto S Perry St.
  • Turn left to stay on S Perry St.
  • Continue straight onto Stout St.
  • Turn right onto S Patterson Blvd.
  • Destination will be on the left 

2019 Information & Registration Coming Soon! 

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