With the advent of fall, comes an increase in 5K races across the country. It could be the nice fall scenery or maybe because it cools off just a bit. It’s always more fun to run with unique scenery along the way.
Enter the second annual Southern Standard 5K Halloween Hustle, Saturday, Oct. 22 at 9 a.m. Last week, Rock Island held its annual 5K event so folks got a great view of nature and the outdoors. Now, the Southern Standard Halloween Hustle will let you see both, scenery and scary displays designed to combine with another fall favorite – Halloween. Along the way, runners will see the local historic homes beginning at the Blue Building, take South High Street, right on George Higgins Drive, right on Highland Drive, left on Morrison Street, right on Westwood 5th Ave., right on Westwood Drive, left on Morrison, and back to the Blue Building.
The race is certified, meaning runners who compete for points to add to already completed events will get that option as well.
If you don’t want to gasp for air running, you can take advantage of the 1K walk option as well. You might end up running a little from the scary sights, but you can take it down a notch in between.
“Our first Halloween Hustle was last year and we had a good turnout with over 40 runners participating,” said Southern Standard circulation director and run coordinator Dale Stubblefield. “We wanted to do something fun for adults and kids so we held the 5K and had everyone to dress up in their favorite costume to run the race. We had prizes for the best costume and even had several homes along the race route to decorate for prizes as well.’
In addition to the prizes for homes decorated along the route, costumes of participants, and children receiving a participation medal, there is an additional $100 for the largest participation for any one student body – be sure to register your schools name when you sign in. Since the run is great for groups, there will be another $100 awarded to the largest group entered.
“Along with the fun run we will hold a cruise – in and invite the car show participants to decorate their cars and hand out candy” Stubblefield said. “Everyone had a great time and the runners wanted to make sure we did it again this year.”
For more information on registration call 931-473-2191 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.