And it’s been a lot of fun. Clearly we’d been missing out.
While we’re certainly no where near the level of some seriously clever and creative runners out there who truly go all out, I’m happy to say that we’re experimenting a bit more and have realized that costumed races are in fact all that they crack up to be. They make for memorable running experiences, not to mention stellar racing pics. Next up for us: the Traverse City Zombie Run, an up north race tradition eight years running. This will be our third one together as a family. We’re figuring out how exactly we’ll dress up, to top last year’s Spartan Zombie look we went for last year.
Do you run a zombie or Halloween-themed race each year? What’s your favorite one in Michigan?
A few other spooky races in the Mitten to check out this fall:
Wicked Halloween Run
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016
Listen to the podcast episode featuring Race Director Alan Whitehead here »
The Wicked Halloween Run 10K, 5K & Monster Mile on Sunday, Oct. 30 in Plymouth — billed as the “largest Halloween run in the state” — attracts thousands of runners, many in costume, to the streets of Plymouth. This family-friendly race is organized by Kona Running Co.
Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) Jack-O’-Lantern 5K & 10K Trail Run
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016
This race also features a Kids’ Pumpkin Patch Trick-or-Treat 1/2 mile and 1 mile Fun Run (children 12 and under). This event showcases Bishops Bog Preserve and Eliason Nature Reserve in Portage, Mich. Both the 5K and 10K are capped at 300 participants each.
Use the code MRG2016 to save $5 off registration. Learn more and register here »
The Scare for CARE Halloween 5K
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016 (night race – 6-8 p.m.)
Ann Arbor, Mich.
The Scare for CARE 5K run/walk supports CARE of Southeastern Michigan. Also offered: the Mummy Mile, with trick-or-treat candy stations along the way, and the Monster Mash Dash, for the littlest participants, ages 8 and under. The Scare for CARE 5K, Mummy Mile, and Monster Mash Dash are all walker friendly. Learn more and sign up here »