Event Info

Date – Sunday, October 29, 2017

What is the Halloween Monster Dash:

A Halloween-themed 5k and Fun Run involving a costume contest and candy treats along the course. This is a unique themed-run which celebrates health, an active lifestyle and the changing of the seasons while getting to still eat some chocolate!  Each participant will be given a Halloween Monster Dash candy bag and there will be several candy stations along the course to gather candy. Now how fun is that…

This event is less about your minute per mile time, but more about having the time of your life. The fun run is un-timed (although we know some will be racing for a time and that is fine) and less about who finishes first! The 5K will be timed and there are age group awards.  The event is about dressing up in the craziest, scariest and most creative costumes on the planet and coming out to do some exercising and collecting some candy along the way! What better way for a family to go trick or treat and have a healthy experience. Or for all those who are going to make a day of it what better way than to dress up with your roommates or training partners, have some fun for a couple of hours and then you’re right in the heart of the entertainment district and the night is still young!

Owner and Pet Category:

Be creative with the costume and make sure your friend is a small domesticated four-legged friend.  Leashes are a must unless of course you have a personal carrier, stroller or backpack!

Timeline

  • 1:00 pm Pre-registered Packet Pickup
  • 1:00 pm Onsite Registration (online pre registration is encouraged)
  • 2:15 pm Registration closes
  • 2:30 pm 5K begins
  • 2:35 pm Fun Run/Walk begins
  • 3:15 pm Costume Contest and Awards
  • 4:00 pm This party is a wrap!

Costume Contest

The whole reason for dressing up is to see who is the most creative…right!  There will be judges (if you can call them that) who will be looking for the most creative, scariest and wildest costumes.  The top three costumes in the categories below will be judged at the costume contest at the end.  Our crack pot team of judges will be looking for the best costumes.  We will award gift certificates to area restaurants and other businesses for the following types of costumes:

  • Scariest, Most Creative and Wildest
  • Owner/Pet – Most Creative

Candy Stations

One of the main reasons you’re going to dress up and walk, run, jog on Halloween is the candy! We’re going to be listing all the great sponsors and businesses who will be providing lots and lots of candy along the way.

  • Adventure Subaru
  • Clubhaus Fitness
  • Arsagas
  • Fleet Feet
  • Highroller Cyclery
  • Grub’s Bar and Grill
  • Downtown Fayetteville Merchants
  • The Chancellor Hotel
  • Dickson St. Merchants Association
  • Lewis & Clark Outfitters
  • More to come…stay tuned!

Courses – Map with Candy Station locations

The start/finish line is located at the intersection of Church and Center Streets is the start/finish line.

Directions and Parking

Intersection of Church and Center Streets is the start/finish line. The expo is located in the one section of the parking lots between Church and Mountain Streets.  We encourage car pooling, walking or biking where possible. Parking can be a challenge in the downtown area, but there are several public lots to choose from. You can also park in the Town Center garage parking lot and United Methodist Church parking deck just to name a few.

 

Accommodations

Get to know the beautiful, beloved city of Fayetteville by making your reservations at The Chancellor Hotel, one of the best boutique hotels in Fayetteville. www.hotelchancellor.com. 855-285-6162

Pre-event Announcements

check our facebook page for any updates.

Rules

  • Not that many really…remember to have fun!
  • USA Track & Field sanctioned event
  • Head phones are allowed, but please use caution
  • Strollers are allowed.  Please begin in the back of the group and try to remain to the right at all times
  • Animals (small domesticated, well-behaved and non-poisonous) are welcome.  Must be on a leash or you will not be allowed to participate
  • Event will be held rain or shine.

Refund / Transfer Policy

  • No refunds are given regardless of situation
  • But, participants who are unable to race (for whatever reason) can rollover their entry to the following year’s event or even transfer to another All Sports Productions’ owned event in the current year
  • Participants must contact the race director prior to the race to be eligible for a rollover or transfer
  • If the event is cancelled, rollovers do not apply and all participants will be transferred to the rescheduled event.

Event Cancellation / Inclement Weather Policy

  • All Sports Productions in coordination with both local emergency personnel and race officials will make weather-related decisions based upon safety first.
  • The course may be altered if the situation permits
  • If the event must be cancelled, then a participants’ registration will be transferred to the rescheduled event only. The rescheduled date may not be until the following year’s regularly scheduled date. The transfer is only good for the rescheduled event regardless if the athlete is able to attend
  • If the event is cancelled, rollovers do not apply and all participants will be transferred to the rescheduled event.