I’m very excited to let you know that my friend Lesley is the race director for the upcoming Ghost, Goblins & Ghouls Spooktacular 5K which will be held on October 31 at 4 PM at One Loudoun; and she has graciously offered to give a free registration each to two of my lucky readers!


Her company, m.b. LoGistics & events, is putting on the race and accompanying events to shine a spotlight on being more active as a family with the hopes of getting adults and kids moving through physical activities. 


From the website:

This event will center on the “spooktacular” theme of Halloween and incorporate a costume contest, Halloween themed entertainment, trick or treating, Halloween activities, and MORE! 

Runners are encouraged to run in costume and enter the costume contest after the race! All runners registered by October 1 are guaranteed to receive a technical long sleeve race t-shirt and a Halloween trick or treat bag full of goodies.

Kids!! Be sure get signed up for the Scarecrow Sprint Fun Run! All participants registered by October 1 are guaranteed to receive a long sleeve non-technical shirt, a finisher’s keepsake upon completing their race and a Halloween trick or treat bag full of goodies.


Many runners dress up in costume, so this is an opportunity to let your creative juices run wild and come dressed as your favorite character or secret alter ego! 


The Ghost, Goblins, and Ghouls 5K is a great event for runners of all levels.  Families are encouraged to participate and enjoy an opportunity to spend an active afternoon together.  Leading by example is the best way for parents to teach their children that they care about their health.


Prior to the 5K there will be a Scarecrow Sprint Fun Run at 3 PM designed specifically for the little tykes even though they are welcomed to run with their parents in the 5K. If you don’t think your child can run the 5K distance (3.1 miles), the fun run is a great way to introduce your child to running without making it overwhelming.  The Scarecrow Sprint puts the FUN in run! 

A portion of race proceeds will go to the Road Runners Club of America’s Kids Run the Nation Program.  The race organizers are also working to donate shoe certificates to children in need of running shoes.


For additional encouragement and updates, be sure to “Like” the Ghost, Goblins, and Ghouls Spooktacular 5K Facebook page

If you’d like to enter for a chance to win one of the two free registrations, please leave a comment below answering one or all of my questions, or just say, “I’d love to win.”  Comments will be numbered in the order they are received (first commenter will be number one), and winners will be chosen on October 1 via random.org.  There will be additional opportunities to win, but don’t take that chance, enter today with a comment below!


  • Questions:
  • Have you ever worn a costume in a race? ~ I wore a pilgrim costume in last year’s Thanksgiving Day 5K.
  • What is the best costume you’ve ever seen in a race?
  • Are you going to leave a comment for a free registration?