Top 10 spooky Halloween races

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Wicked 5

Saturday 31st October, 8pm

Marston Mortaine Forest, Bedford

If the option to dress up as your favorite spooky character on All Hallow’s Eve isn’t quite enough to get you down to this scare-fest, the spooky surprises and after-party should do it. This flat, fast trail through the Forest of Marston Vale is well-marshalled but don’t be tricked into thinking you’re safe from the boogeyman! Don a head-torch and get ready to race.

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The Hope Skeleton Run

Friday 30th October, 7:30pm

Beacon Hill Country Park, Loughborough

Will your trembling legs last the whole five miles of undulating, hilly trail of Beacon Hill Country Park? This fun-filled spookfest is a great fast run for all abilities, especially new aspiring night-runners. For those who would love to prolong the eeriness off the forest, walking entries are welcome. Prizes are not only for the fastest, but also for the best fancy dress!

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The Ghost Race 4 Spooktacular

Friday 30th October, 6:45pm

Alexandra Park, Portsmouth

To welcome the horror-filled weekend in style, why don’t you and your head-torch brave this 5-mile run around the Lido and Foxes Forest at dusk? We hear participants encounter some pretty creepy characters in order to claim their medal, goodie bag and toffee apple at the end. Plenty of runners already believe they can face the fright, so sign up fast and prove you can too.

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DeadDrop Fitness Halloween “Spook” Special

Saturday 31st October 2015, 11am

London

This urban fitness challenge is designed by former military operatives to test brain power as well as stamina. Allow the Halloween feeling to infect your imagination, as you adopt the role of an “Operative” set out to assassinate contaminated “Enemy Agents.” Sign up now to the 5-8k to test your fitness and spy intelligence, as well as to discover the top-secret location of the start and finish line!

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Halloween Witchway Revenge Half Marathon & 10k Trail Run

Saturday 31st October, 10:45am

Ridgeway National Trail, Oxfordshire

Begin the Halloween festivities with an early rural trail challenge - a hair-raising way to set up a day full of family fun! While the adult runners chase witches over the undulating, hilly glens of Oxfordshire and Berkshire, why not encourage the kids to undergo the trail run with the Children’s 1K Pumpkin Pace? This fest is sure to instill the spooky spirit into all participants and spectators.

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Trick or Treat Run

Sunday 1st November, 10am

Richmond Park, London

This daring event welcomes runners of all ages and abilities. ‘Witch’ will you choose – the spooky 2K, the frightening 5K or the terrifying 10K? Run, jog, or walk around Richmond Park on the flat out and back route. But which post-race prize, the Trick or the Treat, will you go for at the finish line?

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The Hope Northern Skeleton Run

Saturday 31st October, 7:30pm

Whinlatter Forest, Keswick

Runners are dared to experience the beautiful, unnerving scenery of Whinlatter Forest in the dead of the night. Over the 5-mile trail, expect to run into some hills of horror, as well as some inventive fancy dress costumes! Prizes will be awarded for the best outfits, along with medals for all participating creatures.

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Stowe Spooky Halloween Night Run

Saturday 31st October, 7:45pm

Stowe Gardens, Buckinghamshire

Fancy a child-friendly, enticingly eerie night run around the grounds of the National Trust’s Stowe Gardens? Then this is the Halloween event for you! Join other fun-seekers in exploring the outdoors on this mostly flat 5K trail. For adventurous folk who fancy a run-in with the dark, try the 7.5K and enjoy more undulating laps around the illuminated lake, and get kids involved with the 2.5K.

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Spooky Sprint Nottingham 10k or 5k

Saturday 31st October, 5pm

The National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham

This is one of the running calendar’s most spine-tingling events, plus its fast and flat road surface is great for a PB. Although the laps will chill your bones, the amount of fundraising involved will warm the hearts of Parkinson’s UK beneficiaries as well as the event’s supportive spectators.

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Halloween Oaks Park 10km Fun Run

Saturday 31st October, 7pm

Oaks Park Tea Rooms, Banstead, Surrey

This 10K kicks off at dusk, with three laps of the gently undulating Oaks Park in Banstead. Pack a head torch and head out into the park, which will be lined with luminous paint and glowing pumpkins for a haunted feel. When you're done, you can enjoy homemade brownies and non-alcoholic mulled wine for a post-run refuel.

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