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.
Sunday, October 28, 2018, First Race Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Timed Races Include: 1-Mile, 5K, 10K & Beast 3-Race Challenge to Run all 3 Races (10.3 Miles)
Registration & Post-Race Party at Old Scratch Pizza & Beer: 812 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton, OH 45402
Start/Finish Line at Veterans Memorial Park: Corner of Veterans Parkway & W. Stuart St. on the Great Miami River Recreational Trail in Dayton
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- Halloween Themed Aid Stations with Decorations, Halloween Candy, Music and of Course Water!
- Post-Race Party with Halloween Music, Candy & Treats, Costume Contest & More!
- Timed Races for all Ages include 1-Mile, 5K, 10K & Beast 3-Race Challenge to Run all 3 Races!
- Race Pricing for Every Budget!
Swag You Get w/ Registration
*Those registering for the low-cost race option do not receive event timing, an event tee, pint glass and finisher medal.
- Performance Event Tee (see below) in Kids & Adult Sizes and Men & Women’s Cut (Optional Long Sleeve Upgrade)*
- Commemorative Event Pint Glass for the first 300 Registered*
- A Craft Beer or Cider (those over age 21) or Soda
- Old Scratch, Made-to-Order, Personal Pizza, from Scratch with Fresh Ingredients
- Halloween Themed Finisher Medal for the first 300 Registered*
- Custom Race Bibs
- Halloween Candy
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.
Racing Attire, Costumes, and Etiquette
Custom 1-mile Bib
Custom 5k Bib
Custom 10k Bib
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.
Timed Races Offered
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: 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.
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
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-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
Spooky 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! The Aid Stations themes are coming soon!
The Aid Stations themes are*
- 0.5 Mile Mark / 1-Mile Course Turn Around = Jack & Jill O'Lantern
- 1-Mile Mark = Dying to Finish (This is also an AID STATION)
- 1.55-Mile Mark / 5k Course Turn Around = Witches Brew
- 2-Mile Mark = I Want My Mummy (This is also an AID STATION)
- 2.5 Mile Mark = Spiders
- 3.1 Mile Mark / 10k Turn-Around = Silly Skeletons (This is also an AID STATION)
- Registration and the Start / Finish Line will also be decorated on the Halloween Theme! *Aid Station Themes Subject to Change
12:45-2:45 p.m.: Registration and Packet Pick-up at Old Scratch Pizza & Beer
1:30 p.m.: Costume Contest at the Start and 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 p.m.-5:00 p.m.: Post-Race Party at Old Scratch Pizza & Beer
Results will be posted on itsyourrace.com which is also where you registered for the event.
Men’s Cut, Women’s Cut & Kids Sizing
Shirts will be short sleeve performance tees (Option to Upgrade to Long Sleeve)
To be guaranteed a race tee, you must register at least 1 week before the race date.
We are Offering More Swag, instead of Awards, because Everyone is a Winner!
The Beast 3-Race Challenge & Super Beast Prize
The Beast 3-Race Challenge is only for the strongest, bravest, and most daring athletes among us! To complete the beast you must finish all 3 races (1-mile, 5K & 10K) in one day, inside the designated times.
Time cut offs for the Beast: You must finish each race inside these max times
1-mile = 20 minutes
5K = 40 minutes
10K = 90 minutes
Complete the Beast and get a Beast finisher medal (First 100 registered for this challenge)!
If you compete in 3 Beast race events you will receive a Super Beast Hoodie.
Professional Photography & FREE Photo Booth
We will have a professional 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!
Please contact Zoom Multisport Racing for additional accommodations or questions at email@example.com or 937-572-5018
Emergency Contingency Policy & Plans
Races and events will be held unless race management, in consultation with local safety officials, determines that race conditions are too dangerous. Every effort will be made to conduct the race and to ensure the safety of all participants. Events may be held in the rain or snow or if there is snow on the course, so please prepare in advance. If the race is cancelled there will be no refunds. This position is consistent with USAT & USATF recommendations and with the protocol of sharing the risks associated with the sports of running, biking, swimming, triathlon, duathlon, aquabike and aquathon. Each athlete must accept any such risk for their entry fee paid including other amenities paid for such as t-shirts, insurance, and online administrative fees. All fees collected are used to develop and produce the event, including all race supplies. In the event of inclement weather, Acts of God, or unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to alter, cancel or eliminate any/all portions of the race. The following procedure will be followed:
The race director in consultation with local safety officials will make the final decision to delay, adjust or cancel the race.
The decision will be posted on the website, in social media and communicated at the race venue via the PA announcing system.
In the case of an emergency please dial 911. Volunteers will be instructed to contact 911 in the case of an emergency.