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Sep 28, 2012

Wicked Halloween Run a month away!!!

Rest day on the schedule......


Kona Running Company - that's all I really should need to say.  As many of you know, if you run a race put on by Kona, you know you'll have a great time!  They do an exceptional job putting together races including the ShamRock n Roll Run, the Kona Run(former Solstice Run) and the Wicked Halloween Run.  Their calling it the triple crown series in 2013 and anyone that participates in all three races(5k and longer) will receive a Triple Crown Medal - cool!

Last year was the inaugural running of the Wicked Halloween Run and, in my opinion, it was a great success.  The company is very organized so you really get a lot for your money at this race.  Thru 10/25, the 10k is $45, the 5k is $30 and the mile is $22!

This years race will take place on Sunday, October 28, 2012.  Last year I ran this a week after the Detroit Marathon where I PR'd the marathon and then PR'd this 10k as well.  I'm not promising everyone a PR but I will promise they will have a great time at this race.  I mean, how can you not have fun at a Halloween Run?

Here's some of the details for this years race:

Date:  Sunday, October 28, 2012

Registration:  You can register online HERE or onsite starting at 7am.  Registration is limited and given the great success last year, I would not be surprised to see this sell out early so hurry to get signed up now before it's too late.

Packet Pickup:  Two options - the day before the race from 10am to 5pm or Race Day from 7am to 8:45am; A race HQ tent will be located in Kellogg Park in downtown Plymouth right near the start/finish.

Time:  The race starts will be as follows with new Wave starts.  In my opinion, this is a great improvement to help with the congestion of people starting the race.
  • 8am - 10k run - Wicked Wave Start(10 minute pace or less)
  • 8:05am - 10k run/walk - Haunted Wave Start(10 minute pace or more)
  • 8:15am - Monster Mile Start
  • 9:00am - 5k run - Thriller Wave Start(10 minute pace or less)
  • 9:05am - 5k run/walk - Nightmare Wave Start(10 minute pace or more)
Distances:  10k, 5k and 1 mile - great for the whole family.  Both the 10k & the 5k will be B-tag timed.

AG Awards:  3 deep, 5 year age group for both male and female.

All entrants get a 2012 tech shirt.  Here a picture of what you'll get.  I love the logo!

All 10k and 5k finishers get a Kona Running Company or Kona Run hat!

In addition, all 10k finishers will receive an awesome medal as well.  This is one of my favorite race medals - a really great design and an improvement on a medal I didn't think could be improved from last year.

As I said, you really do get quite a bit for your money.  The 10k will also have Poweraid ION drinks at the 3 mile mark to help keep you hydrated.

Entertainment and Monster Mash Party - At the start of the 10k and 5k, the Piazza Dance Co. will perform the Michael Jackson "Thriller" song and a surprise song.  This really gets you in the mood to start that run!  Ha!  They will also have a Costume contest prior to the race and last year saw some really great costumes.  I'll be coming as a runner - yes, I know, creative.

Here's a look at the courses(5k & 10k USATF certified) for each race as well:

Interested in learning more?

Check out their Facebook page:  HERE

Check out their Website: HERE

I hope you will decide to join me for this great festive race.  I'll have a full race review after the race complete with pictures.

Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!


  1. You don't see too many LS TEch tees as swag, nice.

  2. Looks like a super race! Halloween is not big here in SA and only some people will celebrate it privately.

  3. Looks like a fun run!