Friday Five: Halloween Themed Races!

Last week Cynthia, Courtney and I met up for a long overdue DC Trifecta get together. We noshed on AH-mazing burgers from Thunder Burger and Bar in Georgetown (I keep looking for excuses to get us back there again) and did a little plotting which we dubbed a “business lunch”. (In addition to selfie shenanigans)selfieshenans

If you haven’t checked out the Friday Five Linkup page you might wanna head over there now (well, after you’re done reading this post!) as we set themes for the next few Friday’s through November (and beyond which we’ll release later). We know you guys like to get themes as early as possible – though it wasn’t always possible. I’ll munch on ginormous gourmet cheeseburgers (with bacon!!) every day all day just to make your Friday Five lives better. You’re welcome 😉

This week the subject is HALLOWEEN because today is actually Halloween (to which I’m dressing up as Queen Obvious… I digress.)FF Halloween

I admit, I don’t get into this holiday as much as others and certainly not since I stopped trick or treating as a kid but have listed 5 Halloween/costume themed races to compensate for any leftover candy:

1. Wicked 10K. From the same team (J&A Racing) that brings you Shamrock and Crawlin’ Crab this VA Beach themed run has been on my “to do” list for a while, timing just hasn’t worked out for me. Next year I swear.

2. Monster Mash Half. This is in Delaware and I was thisclose to registering for it last year but opted for Crawlin’ Crab instead. Located at the Dover International Speedway it just looks like FUN! There is also a full marathon option.

3. Super Hero Half. Ok, so this one is in May. I signed up a couple of years ago when they were trying to set a world record for most super hero capes in a race but had to cancel last minute due to illness. BOO! My friends went anyway so sad for me but it’s still in my cross hairs.

4. Hershey Half. AHH! I wanted to do this race this year but, well, marathon happened. While the race itself isn’t Halloween themed all finishers get tickets to “Hershey Park in the Dark” their premier Halloween experience. Chocolate and Halloween, what could be better?

5. Healdsburg Wine Country Half. Ok, all you had to say was wine and California and you had me. If you want to combine your love of vino with Halloween, check out this late October destination race. While  I do not have my 2015 calendar even close to mapped out – this just shot up on the list.

Happy Friday folks! Anyone running or racing this weekend? In costume? Better yet – who’s going trick or treating?! 🙂 

78 thoughts on “Friday Five: Halloween Themed Races!

  1. I haven’t run any of the races you mention, but I’m not one to dress in costumes for races. With that being said, I just purchased a girl-pilgrim costume to wear in our local turkey trot on Thanksgiving morning. My son wore a pilgrim costume last year, and my daughter-in-law wore a turkey costume. He chased her throughout the race yelling, “Come back here turkey, I just want to talk!” It was great!

    I love how you, Courtney, and Cynthia each had such different takes on the Halloween theme! Thanks for the linkup, and Happy Halloween!

    1. we tried to keep it general. I’m not a Halloween dresser upper or a trick or treater but I’m a runner (who also doesn’t dress in costume) but thought I’d throw these out there 🙂

  2. Mar, I just have to say thank you so much for “taking one for the team” and hanging out with those awful girls over hamburgers to bring us some awesome new Friday Five topics; I can only imagine what a sacrifice that must have been for you, so thank you for your dedication – HA! 🙂 Y’all are hilarious; I love this picture. Seriously, though, thanks for the great link-up, congrats again on your amazing marathon and I hope you have a fantastic Halloween weekend!
    Tara @ Running ‘N’ Reading recently posted…Five Fun Facts About HalloweenMy Profile

  3. The Wicked 10k would be a lot of fun! I loved the broadway show, so there’s that.
    My hubby is going trick or treating with our daughter tonight, while I stay home with the baby and hand out candy. Then we are drinking a bottle of wine and watching The Walking Dead after the kiddos go to sleep. That’s all the fun we’re allowed.
    Have a good weekend!
    Haley @ Running with Diapers recently posted…Friday Five: Halloween EditionMy Profile

  4. Haha – thanks for eating those burgers in order to help the Friday Five gang out. We appreciate your sacrifice 😉 Honestly, though, thank you guys for being awesome. All of those races sound great. I definitely would like to do the Wicked 10k, Hershey Half… and now that you mention it, wine and Halloween sound like a great combo 🙂
    Heather Runs Thirteen Point One recently posted…friday five: halloweenMy Profile

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