October 26, 2024
1:00pm - Packet pickup at West Seattle Runner opens
5:00pm - Packet pickup at West Seattle Runner closes
West Seattle Runner - 2743 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116
October 27, 2024
8:00am - Registration and packet pickup open
8:15am - Treasure Hunt
8:45am - Kids Dash
9:00am - Costume Contest
9:45am - 10K Start
10:00am - 5K and 2 Mile start
10:45am - Awards
Seattle's Seward Park
5895 Lake Washington Blvd S. Seattle, WA 98118
There will be one aid station for the 5K and 2 miler and 2 aid stations for the 10K, serving water and candy corn
Fun Things you will encounter at Run Scared:
A: We know that Güd, our local yeti resident, has been seen in the woods of Seward Park. This year, he is coming out to say hi. This year's theme is Bigfoot!
A: You have the unique opportunity to sleep in, avoid parking hassles and run anywhere and anytime you want on race weekend, October 26 or October 27. Heck, you can even use your trick-or-treating miles! Sign up and we send you out your race packet so you have it in your hands before October 27th. You run or walk a 10K, 5K or 2 mile distance. Report your miles on our results page and take part in our online costume contest and treasure hunt.
A: Prizes for best costumes. To better plan your costume, the following categories will be a part of the contest: Best yeti costume, Scariest, Funniest, Team, Kids and Dogs.
A: Nope! Costumes are encouraged and we have a great costume contest (See above).
A: Nope! Plenty of people show without costumes. They are not required and you won't be alone.
A: Long sleeve race shirt
A: Halloween treats like candy, candy corn, hot apple cider and pumpkin treats
A: A custom running race bib
A: A race fridge magnet
A: A surprise finisher's swag item (in year's past it has been a beanie, running light, bib holders..)
A: If you opt for the Trees not Tees we will plant a tree in your honor.
A: If you signed up for virtual, we will mail out your packet the week of October 20th via USPS. In-person packets can be picked up at Seward Park on race morning or at pre-race packet pickup at West Seattle Runner on October 26 1:00pm-5:00pm.
A: Nope! We will be out there until the grim sweeper comes through with the last participant, regardless of time.
A: Unfortunately due to liability issues we can't allow cyclists to be a part of the run.
A: Yes! We ask that you line up in the back of the starter area and keep your well behaved pooch on a short leash. There is even a dog category in the costume contest.
A: Yes!!! We just ask that you be mindful of other participants, especially at the race start and keep to the right so others can easily pass.
A: Yes! We will have 1 aid station for the 5K and 2 milers and 2 aid stations for the 10K. We will be serving water and candy corn, you know, to keep your sugars at the appropriate levels!
A: There is a very small lot on the north side of the park, a slightly larger lot on the south side of the park but the best parking is up the hill, and to the right or in the surrounding neighborhoods (please be respectful of driveways and early morning noise).
A: Yes! We have prizes for the three top male, female and non-binary runners in the 10K and 5K. Recognition and a small item will be given to 1st place age category winners in each age division in Male, Female and Non-binary. Awards will be presented at 11:00am on race day. Awards will not be shipped.
A: Do you hate candy corn? Are you a fast runner? Join us in the 10K distance, if you can beat the crazy guy dressed as a candy corn we will hand you a prize at the finish line!
A: Kids dash is about a quarter of a mile, out and back dash that will take place before the other races begin. It will start and finish at the regular finish line. Kids 12 and under can participate and it is free. We have some fun finisher's items for them. Parents or guardians can, but don't have to, run with their little goblins, ghouls and witches. Registration is free but we do ask that you register to know how many we can expect.
A: We are here to entertain!
A: There will be a free treasure hunt, where they can find ghoulish items in the park and turn them in for prizes. Starts at 8:15am.
A: Kids tent filled with coloring, games and activities
A: Free face painting (adults welcome too!)
A: Free kids dash. Starts at 8:45am.
A: Costume contest with a kids division. Starts at 9:00am.
A: Tons of candy to keep their sugar levels high
A: Free photo booth with fun backdrop and props to spark creativity
A; Run or walk any of the distances with you!
A: All miles that are meant to be for this race, meaning miles you do while yardwork or going back and forth to the fridge do not count.
A: Yes! There is an option to donate at the time of registration.