Monday, October 5, 2015

5 Halloween Races You'll want to Run!

 The theme for this week's Tuesdays on the Run is "Novelty Races" so we thought it would be the perfect time to talk about Halloween races!

Have you decided on a Halloween costume yet? Will you be attending a party or will you be wearing a costume to run a Halloween themed race?
I'm not sure if there will be any Halloween parties in our future but we are hoping to get a fun Halloween themed race in this month! 
We thought we would share a few of them here with you. Hopefully you'll find one that you can easily travel too.
1. Rock n Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon - Usually this race is held in September but as everyone knows the Pope came during that time this year so they moved it to Halloween Day. I ran it last year and it was a good flat course.  This year I think it will be even more fun because people will be able to dress up during this race because of the date change.   ( You can still use our code FAIRYTALESNFIT for a discount on your RNR race entry fee.)

2. Wicked 10k- This is another favorite race of ours.  This is part of the J&A Race Series located in Virginia Beach and a fun run that people dress up for. There are several prizes that can be won for costumes such as most unique,  best group, etc. A portion of the race runs on the boardwalk and there is always a great after party at the VA Beach convention center where runners are greeted with some warm soup in a tasty bread bowl!

3. Elizabethville 5k- If you are looking for a shorter distance and live near Central Pennsylvania this sounds like another fun race. You can choose to either walk or run the 5k. In addition to having the 5k they have a Monster Mash Dash kids race. This is a very economical race, $25 for the 5k and $10 for the kids race. 

4. Howl-oween 5k Fun Run-  Notice the "Howl" in the title?  This race is a charity race that supports animals in need. What a great cause. This race is also located in Central PA (Lewisburg).  Whether you're a walker, runner, or pushing a stroller, all are welcomed.  Hmm, I wonder if it is open to dogs as well?   Registration is only $10.  You can't beat it. You have to love these local race fees.

 If your schedule doesn't allow for a race morning, run it when your schedule allows. That's one of the things I like about a Virtual Race, there's no time frame.
You can still receive some great swag for signing up for this race. How cool is this spinner medal?  We Runners love our race bling.  All the swag shown is what you would get with the regular registration. The premium registration include a pair of glow in the dark knee socks.

Do you have any Halloween Races you will be running this month. Will you be running in a costume?
~L

32 comments:

  1. I'm excited to see the costumes on course during RnRPhilly. I'm not sure that I'll be sporting a costume (I'm pretty limited in my clothing options these days, especially when it comes to fitness attire), but nonetheless it'll be a fun race to be at!

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    1. I think you should definitely dress up just for the fun of it. Especially since you only plan to walk it.

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  2. I loved running the Wicked 10k a few years ago. We don't have any Halloween races near us, but I will be running NYC Marathon the day after Halloween so I could not run one this year anyway!

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    1. I dont think I'd be running any Halloween races either if I had that big one so close.

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  3. I don't think there are any fun Halloween races around me, but I wish there was!

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  4. I've signed up for my first Wicked 10k this year. J&A has created a Triple Jog Challenge, where you run Wicked, Harbor Lights (5k and/or half), and Surf and Santa 5 Miler and get a "major award" (from A Christmas Story) medal. Being my favorite Christmas movie, I am so in.
    @heatherlas

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    1. Oh how cool. I didn't know that. One yr I ran all the J&A races that were at that time and received an additional gift. But since then they have added several more races.

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  5. There's one I'm thinking about in Ft. Worth but haven't decided yet.

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    1. You should. I always feel like halloween races are fun bc people dress up so there is no pressure.

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  6. The Faster Than Boo medal is so cute! I was almost sucked in lol but hubby and I are doing a local 5K on the 24th, we will mostly walk it together because hubby can not run, but I am still undecided about a costume or just a cute Halloween shirt and some socks...decisions, decisions. lol

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    1. I would go with the costume. It's not often we get a chance to dress up for fun races. Unless your at Disney:)

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  7. I did a Halloween race a couple of years ago - the RIP 5k, outside of Philly. It was pretty cool because it was in the evening through a graveyard - only downside was a lot of hills!

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  8. Looks like some fun races. Halloween does bring a lot of fun ones all around the country doesn't it!

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    1. The only time you have an excuse to be able to dress in costume. Good times!

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  9. I've never done a Halloween race! Looks like a blast!

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    1. They are alot of fun. I bet you wouldn't have any trouble finding one in your area.

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  10. There are a couple of Halloween races near me that weekend that I'm considering, but i haven't committed to either of them. It's such a busy time of year!

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  11. You would think with it being on a Saturday this year, all sorts of fun Halloween races would be taking place!

    I'd love to do that one supporting animals :)

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  12. I just recently found out that running in costumes was a thing and I think it's so cool. I discovered the disney runs on Instagram and then the turkey trot (Thanksgiving) and now all these Halloween runs!? I MUST find one in my area!

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    1. I love seeing people dressed up for races! It adds another element of fun!

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  13. I have never run a Halloween Race, but I will be this year. The Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon. I am not a costume gal, so not sure what I will be wearing

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  14. I've never done a Halloween run. I didn't sign up for RnR since I ran it last year (even though I know the course has changed this year) - but now I kind of wish I had signed up!

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  15. Rock n Roll Philly is on my bucket list for sure! Maybe next year

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  16. I'm doing that virtual run too! Should be fun!

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  17. I wish I was running RNR Philadelphia, but that's my son's birthday AND he has two soccer games. Love the tank for that virtual!

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  18. Great list! I am running in a half on Halloween the Jazz in New Orleans! I'm on a search for the perfect costume and I'm coming up short handed right now! :(

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  19. I did one halloween run before! It was a lot of fun!
    Love these virtual races. You know I love a medal!

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  20. I did one halloween run before! It was a lot of fun!
    Love these virtual races. You know I love a medal!

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  21. These all sound awesome!! But that virtual race is particularly adorable :)

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  22. This looks like a great line up! I do have a charity run that the college does every year- a 5K that a lot of people wear costumes for! I bought some skull running pants from Spandits- cant wait to pull them out!

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