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Frightening 5K, Terrifying 10K, Haunted Half Marathon and Monster Mile
A distance for everyone!
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
Location: * REMINDER- NEW LOCATION * Abshire Park, 1302 East Lincoln Avenue, Goshen, IN
Start Time: 8:30 am
2022 5K AGE Group Race Results
2022 10K Age Group Race Results
2022 Half Marathon Age Group Race Results
Monster Mile- $25, Frightening 5K – $35, Terrible 10K- $35. Haunted Half Marathon- $45
Everyone gets a custom finisher award and long sleeve custom shirt.
In 2022, rather than not have the race, we moved the location from Bristol to Goshen. We LOVED the Bristol course, but there were a lot of blind curves and it required almost 200 volunteers. So we are going from the Haunted Hilly to the Haunted Hustle! And, we felt we needed a refresh on the event.
This is a fabulous venue, a wonderful path…and if you are not familiar with the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail- you will be humbled by the vision and perseverance that a few people had to make this path happen. Check out the story here. The Pumpkinvine is one of the top ten great things about this area.
All paid participants will get a finisher momento. Top three overall MF in all three races plus AG awards in 15 standard age groups. The Monster Mile is a walk, is not timed and not meant to be rushed.
Costume awards in 10 categories including best homemade, children’s, super hero, most creative etc. We have had some amazing costumes!!! It’s super fun!
All 2023 courses will be out and back on the beautiful Pumpkinvine Trail, starting at finishing at Abshire Park. You’ll get to see your friends on the path. There are a few road crossings, but we will have police there to stop traffic. One of the great benefits of out and back courses is you get to see your mates running. You are never alone on the courses!
There is extremely limited parking at Abshire Park, however there are multiple churches, businesses and another small park within a few blocks of our venue. Parking volunteers will direct you in the morning where to park. Please follow their guidance in the morning.
It is also pitch black this time of year in the morning, so a small flashlight is recommended, especially if you are coming early on Saturday for packet pickup. We do
Dogs. We love, love, love dogs! Here is our dog policy for those wanting to participate in the race.
We love dogs and know that for many, dogs are family. They add a lot of joy!
They are welcome to join in the race if:
* They are trained for the distance and will enjoy it!
* Up to date on all shots
* Have experience in crowds and will not be fearful or aggressive towards others
* Your lead line will not impede other runners
* This is not a puppy training event to see how they do
However, just like family- please note that having your dog with you MIGHT impact your performance. Just like having a child with you who is having an off day, your dog might be having an off day and slow you down. Or you might need to avoid other dogs, if your dog is larger/smaller.
Dog happiness comes first!
Please do not put us in a position where we cannot allow your furry friends. Dogs need to be “registered” at packet pick up [FREE] and get a bandana. With a chip start, you can choose when you cross the starting line to allow space, if necessary.
Everyone planning to run with their dog will need to “register them” at packet pickup (no charge) and get a bandana.
All proceeds benefit the Elkhart County Down Syndrome Support Group.
This is a local group of about 70 families who have kids with special needs. They have monthly gatherings and offer support and shared resources to each other. Funds raised go to scholarships for things like therapeutic riding and group activities.
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Yes, we need help! We always need help! You can help AND run- we will work with your schedule. Runners make excellent volunteers! Maybe you are injured or saving up for another race- we would love to have you!