Pocket Race Guide: Halloween Races

Dig out your costume and get ready to take on a thriller of a chase.


Posted: 6 October 2010
by Dominique Brady

Skeleton

The Skeleton Run 5 (Leicestershire, October 29)

As darkness sets, grab a costume and join a band of fearless runners and nordic walkers for a thrilling Halloween race. The hilly trails of Beacon Hill Country Park offer the perfect racing grounds during the day but at night there is an even bigger kick on offer. Bring a torch and dress to impress - there's a prize for the best costume. After completing a fun five miler with a downhill finish, there are no tricks, just treats awaiting: a medal, refreshments and complimentary sports massage. Enter online now.

Halloween Horror 4 (Warwickshire, October 30)

Not many races claim to be scariest race in the world. Then again, not many start at 11pm, lap through woods and have ghouls, or rather costumed race marshals, hidden amongst the trees just waiting to spook you. Not for the faint-hearted this creepy but entertaining hilly chase offers a truly different Halloween experience. Most runners don costumes and there are glow sticks to help guide you over the stile, woodland trails and fields in this moonlit run. With warming pumpkin soup, a free T-shirt and hot showers at the finish your nerves will be restored, just as Halloween dawns... Enter online now.

Hellraiser

Halloween Hellraiser 9 (Chesire, October 31)

All the family can enjoy a Halloween treat in the Cheshire countryside. Keep all ages amused with the one mile fun run which has prizes for the best costumes. Then the main event, the Hellraiser race, is an adult only affair. Costumes are optional but getting muddy is a must. This tricky nine-mile cross-country challenge seems like an endless adventure and takes you over fields, steps, stiles, gateways and even gravestones. With a goody bag at the end, it won't only be children enjoying the loot of the year's creepiest festival. Enter online now.

Hankley Halloween Hustle (Surrey, October 31)

Expect the peace of scenic Hankley Common to be rudely interrupted on a Sunday morning by a bustling crowd of skeletons, witches and cats moving at speed. Marshalls, spectators and runners will be costumed for this ten-mile trail adventure which traverses mud, sand, rocks and hills. Trail shoes are recommended to tackle the tough terrain and there are two water stops en route. Spectators can cheer at the three mile, eight mile and finish points so there should be more than enough encouragement to help you get your hands on your Halloween medal. Enter online now.

Pumpkin

Stanwick Lakes Pumpkin 10K (Northamptonshire, October 31)

Tackle a tricky 10K or a 5K treat with all the family along the scenic trail paths at Stanwick Lakes. The flat trails and quiet lanes are deep in the heart of the family-friendly nature reserve in the Nene Valley. Expect costumes galore and friendly marshals as you soak up stunning views. At the finish collect your medal, or should you win, the more unusual prize of a pumpkin. Enter online now.


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Getting ready for the Hankley Halloween Hustle, this is going to be a great running event with great views mixed with the fun of Halloween !! who could want more for a sunday morning run ! book now entries are going fast !!!

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