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Spooktacular 5k, Zombie Run & Little Monster Dash

Join the West Licking County Family YMCA for a Spooktacular evening filled with fun activities for the whole family, including three race options.

The evening kicks off at 6:30 pm with the LITTLE MONSTER DASH. Ghosts and Goblins ages 10 and under will run the ½ mile from the north gate of Foundation Park to the Start/Finish Line located near the Basketball Courts. Every “little monster” receives not only a t-shirt with glow-in-the-dark print but also a glow-in-the-dark finisher medal!

At 6:40 pm the SPOOKTACULAR 5K, a fun, timed event for runners and walkers looking for something more challenging takes off. Participants will navigate the “haunted” woods and new crushed gravel trail of Foundation Park as well as 1 ¼ miles of paved roads in the surrounding neighborhood. The course includes one water stop (Even ghosts get thirsty!) at approximately the halfway point. 5k participants will receive a long sleeve, unisex dri-fit shirt with glow-in-the-dark print and a glow-in-the-dark finisher medal.

Those looking for a little more excitement can take on the ZOMBIE DASH once the 5k clears the woods. This 1.5-mile run through the “haunted” woods will have you dodging the hoard of zombies that lie between you and the finish line. Each participant will wear a flag football belt and those that make it through the entire course and back across the finish line with at least one flag intact survive. Will you make it out alive or join the “undead”? Participants will receive a long sleeve, unisex dri-fit shirt with glow-in-the-dark print and a glow-in-the-dark finisher medal. Survivors will receive an “I Survived” sticker to proudly wear that evening or put on their finisher medal!

The race is just the beginning! The event runs 6:30 – 8:00 pm and includes free carnival style games for the kids, a Monster Mash Dance Party on the basketball courts featuring popular dances led by our fabulous Y fitness instructors, and a Spooktacular family selfie spot. We will finish the night with a costume contest at 7:30 pm on the basketball courts!

Entry into the costume contest is a donation of 2 non-perishable food items to benefit our Holiday Food Drive. Awards will be given for Best Costume, in the following age categories – 5 & under, 6-10, 11-15, and 16+, and for the Best Family Costume as determined by our panel of celebrity judges. We request that all costumes be family friendly.

To register and for more information please visit: https://spooktacular5k.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=14529