King & Spalding's 2023 West U Halloween Dash and Kids' Fun Run Presented by West U Smiles

Sat October 28, 2023 Houston, TX 77005 US Directions

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


West U Community Center
6104 Auden
Houston, TX US 77005


It's our 12th Anniversary!  Please join us for the only race in beautiful West University Place. Come dressed as your favorite ghoul or goblin.  Our competitive 5k course is flat and fast, chip timed and USATF certified.  The Kids Fun Run is not timed and is 1 mile long.

Race Contact Info

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5K - Early registration - $30 until September 30, $35 until October 25, $40 at registration and $45 on race day. Kids Fun Run $25 until September 30, $30 until October 25, $35 at registration and $40 race day.  Race day registration will be touchless, so please have a phone to scan a QR code.  No cash accepted.

Course Information

We are a USATF 5K Certified Course. The course is flat and fast, taking place on the beautiful tree-lined streets of West University Place with only 6 turns. 


All proceeds benefit the City of West U's Parks and Recreation Department.


Overall Male and Female, Masters Male and Female will receive awards. Top three male and female finishers in the following age groups: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. 

Packet Pickup

Thursday, October 26:  3pm - 6pm - Rice ER @ 2500 Rice Boulevard, Houston, TX 77005

Friday, October 27:  3pm - 6pm - Agency Yu @ 6115 Edloe Street #E, Houston, TX 77005

Race Day Schedule

6:45 Registration Opens
7:45 Race Day Registration Ends
7:45 Packet Pickup Ends
8:00 5K Start
8:05 5K Stroller and Dog Division Start
8:45 1 Mile Kids' Fun Run Start
9:15 Costume Contest
9:30 Awards Ceremony

Refund and Transfer Policy

There are no refunds or transfers.  We expect to follow local recommendations for Covid protocols based on the situation at the time of the race.  This could include requiring participants to wear masks, limiting the number of participants and/or having multiple starts to decrease the size of the crowd.


Strollers and Dog Division

Due to the large number of children that participate in our race, for safety reasons we will have a separate division for people running with strollers or dogs.  This division will have its own start following the start of the regular 5K.  

Please register for this division if you plan to run with a stroller or dog (cost is the same, but it will help us get your time right).  If you enter in this division, you will not be eligible for any overall or age group awards, but we do have awards for the overall winners of the division.

Bikes, scooters, etc.:

No bikes, scooters, rollerblades or skateboards permitted in either event.


Parking in West U is extremely limited. If you can, please plan to walk or ride your bike to the race. If you do drive, make sure to park legally without blocking driveways. The West U police will likely be out ticketing and we would hate for you to have more than sore legs as a souvenir of the race.

Chip Timing:

The 5k race will be chip timed by DoMore Race Services using Race Result chip system.

Costume Contest:

There will be a costume contest at 9:15. Awards will be given for costumes in the following categories: Best Female, Best Male, Best Couple and Best Child.


Your Sporting Image will be taking race photographs. Photos may be viewed at following the race. 

2022 Results:

2022 Results may be found here -West U Halloween Dash 2022 Results



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