Sun October 29, 2023 Bakersfield, CA 93311 US Directions
RaceJoy Ready


5k Run/Walk

9:00AM PDT


9:00AM PDT
Open to ages 9 and under.


Welcome to Bakersfield’s Halloween Run, our Monster Mash Dash 5K Run/Walk and Little Monster Dash!  This Halloween-themed annual race is an event that you won't want to miss and we guarantee you will experience a spooktacular fun time!  Wear a Costume and be in our Costume Contest!  Largest Group Award!

Age Group awards for 5k ONLY!  No timing or awards for the kid's event, although they receive a glow in the dark finisher medal and event shirt.

Age group awards for our timed 5k:
10 and Under
11 - 19
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 59
60 - 69
70 and over

Strollers are welcome! Due to runner's safety we do not recommend dogs on the course. Race goes on rain or shine.  No refunds.  

Great Amenities


Each participant will receive:

~HUGE custom GLOW in the DARK finisher's medallion!

~All Children will receive a custom Trick-or-Treat bag!

~GLOW in the DARK Event shirt!

~Treats for kids and adults!

~Decorated Course

~Halloween Music

~Costume Contest

~Largest Group Contest

Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup Saturday Oct 28th
Sole 2 Soul Sports
9000 Ming Ave 
3:00pm to 5:00pm

You may also pickup on Sunday Oct 29th.

Event Day Schedule Sunday Oct 29th
8:00am Late Packet Pickup
8:45am Costume Contest
9:00am Kids Race
9:05am 5K Start

Glow in the Dark Shirt

Adults and Little Monsters alike will love this glow in the dark shirt. Our 2023 event shirt will be released soon!


Costume Contest







Presented by



The Park at River Walk
Bakersfield, CA US 93311

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.



Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Bakersfield Monster Mash Dash.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To



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