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?