YMCA Creepy Crawl 5K

Sat October 30, 2021 Palmer Lake, CO 80132 US Directions

Our 13th Annual race that benefits the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region. This scenic 5k trail run heads down the Santa Fe Trail and finishes with a lap around Palmer Lake.  This "spooky themed" event is sure to be a fun day for everyone!  Our Kids Monster Dash Fun Run is for kids 12 and Under and is one lap around Palmer Lake (0.8 miles).

Furry Friends Wave


Furry Friends are welcome to run with their human friends that are signed up to run the 5k! Must be leashed, current on shots, and well behaved. Human friends must pick up after furry friends. Furry friends will receive a rock'n Creepy Crawl 5K bandana and a treat! All furry animals must run in the furry friendly waves. Don't worry, your time starts when you cross the starting line and end when you cross the finish line.



Remember to sign up early to guarantee your cool and creepy shirt for 2021!
Day of registration not guaranteed a shirt that day.



No Virtual Race in 2021


We have decided not to have a virtual race option for the 2021 race series. We are experiencing the same supply chain issues/shortages that are affecting so many organizations, and at this time our concern is having enough t-shirts for those that are planning to run the events on-site.  

We truly hope that 2022 is better for all of us and we will be able to have a virtual option offered to all again. Thanks for your understanding!

Pricing for 2021


On-Line Entry Fees

Ages 0-17: $25
Ages 18+ : $35
Furry Friends: $15*

* With a paid human friend entry

Day of Entry Fee

Ages 0-17: $35
Ages 18+ : $50

SAVE an additional $5 by signing up for all 3 events via the 2021 YMCA Race Series prior to October 28, 2021



Packet Pickup and Race Day Info

We can't wait for race day! Costumes are always encouraged for Creepy Crawl! You'll have a great time while making it possible for your friends and neighbors in need to access membership and programs at the Y. The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region has been serving residents in our area for over 140 years by building strong kids, strong families and strong communities.  Thanks for being a crucial part in our success!




Packet Pickup Options

Friday - October 29 - 10:30am to 6:30pm - Colorado Running Company (5262 N. Nevada #140)

Friday - October 29 - 10:30am to 7:00pm - Tri-Lakes YMCA 

Race Day - Saturday October 30 - 8am - 9:15am - Palmer Lake Santa Fe Trailhead

On-Site Registration 

We will have on-site registration for the 5k on October 30 at Palmer Lake Santa Fe Trailhead for $50 from 8:00 - 9:30am. We will be accepting registrations, however, the race shirt is not guaranteed. Anyone registering after 9:15am may not be chip timed.  The Monster Dash Kids Run we will register until 10:30


Start Times

9:30am      Creepy Crawl 5k 

10:30am.    Kids Monster Dash (FREE!) 


Directions and Parking

From Colorado Springs take I-25 N.  Take exit 161 CO-105. Turn Left.  Turn right at the 2nd cross street to stay on CO-105 W. Follow CO-105 to Palmer Lake.

The first Parking area will be just south of the lake at the Palmer Lake Baseball Diamond.  You will be able to use pedestrian bridge over the lake to get to the park and the start/finish area.  The 2nd parking area is located on the west side of the lake across the street from O'Malley's.  Participants who park here must also use the pedestrian bridge to get to to the start/finish area.  DO NOT CROSS THE RAILROAD TRACKS.  We have bee told by officials that anyone who crosses the tracks on foot will be ticketed and it is a Federal Crime to do so. 

Palmer Lake is a beautiful location are we are happy to be here for our 13th edition.  Please understand that there are limited parking options in Palmer Lake so if you can carpool that would be helpful to us all!

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://ppymca.org/creepycrawl.

Santa Fe Trailhead
Palmer Lake, CO US 80132
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