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Cast of characters get in spirit with Halloween Fun Run
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From left, Samantha Jennngs, Debbie Jennings, Anne Vance, and Carol Chambers return from their outing at the Mad Cow Running Co. Fun Run and Costume Contest on Friday. - photo by Bethany Porter
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Amanda Bonham, left, is guided across the road by her friend Hannah Aune. Bonham is visually impaired and asked Aune to help her out by being her sight guide at the Mad Cow Running Co. Fun Run and Costume Contest. Mad Cow is a new business on Chancery Street that offers running gear. - photo by Bethany Porter

There were witches, band members, superheroes, and even hot dogs at the Mad Cow Running Co. Halloween Fun Run and Costume Contest on Friday night. 

The Mad Cow Running Co. was packed full of costumed runners and owner Monica Moore, dressed as Wonder Woman, was thrilled with the turnout. There were walking options, one-mile options, and a 5K route.

Amanda Bonham was among the costumed runners sporting a jack-o-lantern T-shirt and she ran with the help of her friend Hannah Aune as her sight guide. 

Aune was dressed as a butterfly and helped guide Bonham on the run.

“I needed a sighted guide because I am a visually impaired runner and I peer pressured her into doing it,” said Bonham.

“I just told her that I wanted to go running and she was like ‘Oh there is a run coming up’ and I haven’t run in months, but I wanted to do it anyway. It was fun,” said Aune.

After the run, there were snacks available including chips, brownies, and of course candy. Moore also presented first-, second-, and third-place awards for the costume contest.

First place went to Anne Vance dressed as a member of the band Kiss. Second place went to Carol Chambers dressed as a pirate. Third place went to the Steffes family consisting of Cory Steffes as Batman, Amanda Steffes as Cat Woman, and their kids Adaline and Calvin as little versions of Batgirl and Batman. 

Moore also gave out an award for the youngest runner and it went to baby Griff Garrison who was dressed as a pumpkin and carried by his mother Lacy Garrison during the run.