Early registration ends this week to sign up for a day of fun celebrating Halloween with a 5K run/walk and family activities at Moraine Valley.
Everyone is invited to “Dress up with the kids” and head to the Halloween 5K run/walk on Saturday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m., at Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Pkwy., in Palos Hills.
Participants can walk or run the chip-timed, certified 5K (3.1 mile) loop around campus with the runners taking off first and awards for the top finishers. Children ages 5 to 12 also can run a 1K (.62 miles), which starts at 10 a.m. All pre-registered participants receive a T-shirt. Costumes are encouraged.
The Little Pumpkins Patch is a free family area open during and after the race that includes trunk-or-treating, a bounce house, mummy race, face painting, pumpkin decorating, and more.
Early bird registration ends Sept. 30 and is $35 for community members, $30 for Moraine Valley alumni, $20 for Moraine Valley students, and $10 for the children’s 1K race. The price for all but the children’s race increases by $5 in October. Signing up on race day is $50 for community members, $40 for alumni, $35 for students, and $15 for children.
The good news, other than the fantastic shape you will find yourself in, is that the proceeds from the race will go to the Moraine Valley Foundation, which provides need-based scholarships to students. Anyone interested in dressing up their vehicle and providing candy for Trunk or Treating should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information or to register, visit www.morainevalley.edu/fitrec.