Grab your running shoes and join us on October 17 for the area’s newest costumed 5k! Costumes are not required, but we will have prizes for the best costume. Plus, bring the kids, to be a part of fun activities! Not only can they run in our One Mile Fun Run, but there will be trick-or-treat with vendors from Auburn/Opelika and even a pumpkin carving contest - see below for more details!
Pricing will increase as we get closer to race day. Register early to save money, and don't wait!
Schedule of events
8:00 – Activities Begin
8:15 – One Mile Fun Run – This one mile fun run is a great introduction to running for beginning runners and kids who aren’t ready to complete a full 5k.
8:30 – Race Begins – The 5k race will begin at Opelika Municipal Park, through the beautiful roads of Opelika, and finish back at the park.
9:30 – Awards – Make sure to stick around after the race for our 5k, costume contest, and pumpkin carving awards.
Forms are available at The Opelika-Auburn News office.
Online at oanow.com
Pre-registered by Sept. 30: $20
Oct. 1-14: $25
Race Day: $30*
Team of 4 through Oct. 14: $65
One Mile Fun Run: $10
One Mile Fun Run with T-Shirt: $15
*5k entry fee includes t-shirts, but shirts are not guaranteed to runners who register after 10/14.
Early packet pickup will be available the day before the race and is encouraged. Time & location TBD.
Race day pickup will be available starting at 8 am.
Come dressed in your favorite family-friendly costume for a chance to win a prize! We’ll be awarding prizes for both individual and group costumes. There is no charge to enter the costume contest.
Pumpkin Carving Contest
Bring your already decorated pumpkin for your chance to win a prize! We will have a 12 and under age division as well as a 13 and over division.
Please bring your pumpkin to the stage between 8 & 8:30 am for judging. There is no charge to enter your pumpkin.
Top Male/Female Runner
Runners by Age Division
Best Individual Costume
Best Group Costume
Best Pumpkin 12 & under
Best Pumpkin 13 & up
We do not offer refunds if you find that you are unable to attend the event.
This is a rain-or-shine event, and we will be unable to offer refunds in case of rain.
In the unlikely event that a run is not held on the date advertised, we will provide refunds or transfer to a future event.
If you would like to volunteer to help out with this event, please e-mail [email protected] All volunteers will receive a swag bag with a specially colored shirt that is only available to volunteers.
All dogs must be on a leash.
For more information, please e-mail [email protected]
Be sure to follow @oanewsevents on Twitter to keep up with the latest news about this race.
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