Ghost 5k & Scarecrow Sprint Fun Run

Sat October 24 - Sat October 31, 2020 Ashburn, VA US 20147

5k Virtual Edition

$30 Price increases after August 15, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

10k Virtual Edition

$30 Price increases after August 15, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Scarecrow Sprint Fun Run (Virtual Only)

$30 Price increases after August 15, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
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​Based on the current safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, it is really hard to predict what our community will be going through on our scheduled race date of October 24th at this time. Therefore we are taking a different approach... 

Register for our Virtual 5k or 10k and choose to join us for an in person 5k event on October 24th should safety concerns around COVID - 19 permit.  

We will announce the ability for an in-person event no later than October 1, 2020. Our hope is that things improve, and we can come together physically, with social distancing, and celebrate Halloween in a safer environment!

Halloween WILL be in the air, and we will be celebrating the 11th running of the Ghost, 5k, 10k (virtual only) & Scarecrow Sprint Fun Run (virtual only). 

This experience will center on the “spooktacular” theme of Halloween and incorporate a costume contest, Halloween themed scavenger hunt, glow in the dark long sleeve tech shirts, and glow in the dark medal.

​Runners are encouraged to run in costume and be a part of our virtual costume contest! Post your costumed selfie start/finish line picture to our social media platforms for a chance to claim bragging rights and win prizes! 

In Person Event Possible!

Here's how things will work:

1) Register for the Virtual 5k or 10k (NOTE: 10k is virtual only)

2) Your swag (shirt, medal, bib, Halloween candy) will be mailed to you  in mid October

3) No later than October 1, if our venue, the county, health officials, our staff, our volunteers, feel it is safe to hold an in person event, we will notify you via email offering you the details on how to join us in person Oct. 24.

4) Choose to join us in person Oct. 24, OR choose to run virtually, anytime/anywhere October 24 - October 31

5) Enjoy your race experience and have a happy & SAFE Halloween! 


5k/10k/Scarecrow Sprint Fun Run

For now - we invite you to join in the fun of Halloween with our virtual edition of our Ghost 5k. Choose to run a 5k or 10k anywhere, anytime, between October 24 and October 31, and  prepare to use your whits as you navigate your own course spookiness and work to solve our NEW for 2020 scavenger hunt!

Run in costume to make it more fun! Post your pics to our social media pages with #GhostCertified for a chance to claim bragging rights or our social media version of our costume contest!

Social Media Categories: best individual, best couple, best team of 4 -6, best stroller, or best dog/human pair!

All virtual 5k and 10k participants will be shipped a Halloween candy, commemorative long sleeve tech glow in the dark t-shirt, as well as a glow in the dark finishers' medal.

Cost of shipping included within your registration price. All runners registered by October 10 will receive their race swag before Oct. 24. 
All runners registered after October 10 will receive their race swag after the race date.

Race Joy Tracking Perk!

We are excited to bring you GPS tracking through Race Joy. This is an optional feature that you must choose to opt into at no additional cost. Participants will receive mileage updates and fun cheers while using Race Joy. Spectators will be able to see where you/your athlete are at all times during their race and  can send cheers to the athlete. Start by downloading the app, Race Joy, on your phone and finding the race.

Race Swag & Perks

All registered runners will receive:
-Pre-race social media HYPE with our exclusive Facebook group page for registered participants only!
-Race Joy tracking and results!
-Glow-n-the-Dark Long Sleeve Technical Shirt
-Glow-n-the-Dark Finishers' Medal 
-Halloween Candy
-Costume Contest (Facebook an Instagram)
-Scavenger Hunt Spookiness

All runners registered by October 10 will receive their race swag before Oct. 24. 
All runners registered after October 10 will receive their race swag after the Oct. 24.

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