The Haunted Halloween Race Roundup
Dreaming of candy, costumes, and pumpkin spice? It’s officially October which means it’s time for a good old-fashioned Halloween run! Get your costumes ready (click here for race costume suggestions) and find your spooky Minnesota race below!
12 Spooky & Fun Halloween Races
Here are twelve spooky runs taking place in and around the Twin Cities metro area this Halloween season:
October 14 on the University of Minnesota Campus
Hosted by the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, the Zombie vs. Human 6.66K offers a scary fun run with proceeds benefiting oral cancer research.
October 14 at Lake Phalen in St. Paul
Sweet family fun for all awaits at the Great Candy Run in St. Paul! Registration includes finisher medals, a costume contest, cash prizes for top runners, and family activities including balloon art, face painting, and plenty of candy!
October 21 in Fond du Lac
The 12th annual Pumpkin Run & Walk welcomes runners of all abilities and encourages costumes! Refreshments, free parking, and door prizes are just a few of the many wonderful things about this great October tradition!
October 27 at CHS Field in St. Paul
This classic Twin Cities Halloween-themed race offers a variety of race distances, swag for all registered runners, and prizes for top finishers.
October 27 in Northfield
The Frightening 5K welcomes runners and walkers of all ages and abilities, including those with strollers and/or dogs! Costumes are encouraged with prizes from Brick Oven Bakery and Run n Fun.
October 27 in White Bear Lake
Scare in White Bear offers races for adults and children of all ages with awards for top runners and prizes for best costumes. Registered runners receive a high-quality t-shirt, refreshments, and snacks. Plus, Kids’ race participants will receive a finishers’ medal! Gently used or new coats will also be collected for the Kids Coat Drive.
October 28 in Anoka
The 32nd Annual Grey Ghost 5K in Anoka is flat, fast, and fun! There are awards for top runners, plus all runners will receive a technical long sleeve shirt, apples, cider, and water at the finish. Costumes are encouraged with prizes five places deep.
October 28 at Lake Elmo Park Reserve
The Great Pumpkin Chase is a scenic race through the Lake Elmo Park Reserve. 5K and 10K runners receive a long sleeve shirt with prizes for top runners. Non-perishable food items will be collected for the White Bear Food Shelf.
October 28 in Shakopee
The Jack-o-Lantern 5K is put on by the fine folks at the Parks & Recreation Department. Halloween costumes are encouraged with prizes for Best Costume, plus awards for the top three male and female finishers in each age group.
October 28 in Hutchinson
Bring the family out for a 5k fun run or walk and 1/2 mile kids dash through Hutchinson. Costumes are encouraged. Register as a family or group with three or more participants and receive 10% off!
October 28 at the Lake Harriet Bandshell in Minneapolis
The Terror Trot offers family fun for everyone! Enjoy a Halloween-themed event with costumes and prizes at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis.
October 29 in Maple Grove
Run or walk around Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove on USATF certified 5k course, then return to Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant for a complimentary breakfast, beer, Irish coffee, cold and hot light beverages, Irish music & more!
Your Spooky, Costumed Halloween Race
What Halloween-themed race are you running this season? What costume will you wear for the race? Share in the comments below!