Sat July 30, 2022 Williamsburg, VA 23185 US Directions
Run, Walk and Give . . . to help us, help them.


Great Course, Costumes and Fun!

Scares That Care 5K

8:30AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT
Short Fun Run, Treat-filled Backpacks and more!

Kids Fun Run

8:00AM EDT - 8:25AM EDT
Open to ages 12 and under.


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Williamsburg
50 Kingsmill Road
Williamsburg, VA US 23185


Join Scares That Care and Mettle Events at our 6th annual Scares That Care 5K and Kids Fun Run, part of our weekend long charity convention event, where you’ll hang out with friends, fans, and maybe a celebrity or two! Pose with fun “scary costumed creatures” roaming the post-race party for photo ops! Medals for ALL finishers, random prizes for awesome costumes, and other tricks and treats!
Registration includes:
  • Entry to the 5K or Kids Fun Run with bib and timing
  • Scares That Care Custom Finisher's Medal
  • Custom T-Shirt for 5K participants
  • Prize filled  Halloween-Themed Gift Backpacks for Kids Fun Runners
Award Information:
  • 5K  Awards
    • Top Overall Finishers: Female and Male
    • Age group awards
We are happy to offer Active Duty Military and Veterans a $6 discount (It's our 6th annual race!) on their individual 5K race registration. Thank you for your service. (Please read and follow the prompts on the registration page.)
The Kids Fun Run is open to children 12 and under. Parents of younger children are welcome and encouraged to accompany their children along the route. Parents do not have to be registered to do this.
The 5K is open for all ages. It is at the discretion of parents with young children, especially under 10, whether they are able to participate in the 5K. All persons on the 5K route must be registered for the 5K race.
Can't make it to Williamsburg, VA for all the fun? Want to sleep in and still receive a custom t-shirt and finisher's medal? You can! Sign up for our 'SPIRIT WALKERS' VIRTUAL 5K TO SUPPORT SCARES THAT CARE
Show your "Spirit" and support the Scares That Care Charity 5K event, by signing up as a virtual runner. If you like, walk or run your race at your convenience. Your swag will arrive after the event by mail.

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2022 Scares That Care Recipients

Our mission for each year, is to raise enough money to present $10,000 each to THREE families who have sick children, a member battling breast cancer and someone who has suffered burns.


Click to see all of our 2022 candidates, and past recipients.

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Past Scares That Care Recipients 2016 - 2021


"Uncle Sid's Kid" Child Recipient - 2021

Tre was born at 23 weeks premature and wound up spending 252 days in the NICU. He is currently trach/ventilator dependent, and also has a feeding tube. If that’s not enough for this little warrior to go through, he was recently diagnosed with stage 3 liver cancer, and is currently receiving chemotherapy to assist in shrinking the tumor inside his little liver. Our sick child recipient of 2021 has received $10,000 to help with medical needs.

Breast Cancer Fighter - 2021

Shannon Walter was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019, which has metastasized to her brain and spinal fluid. She’s on oral chemotherapy and needs all of our love and support. Shannon received her check for $10,000 in person, at our 2021 Scares That Care Charity Weekend 7.


2017 Testimonials:

"The impact of Bertrand Castille being selected as one of the recipients of Scares That Care $10,00.00 gift is IT LIFTED HIS SPIRIT!

After being in a coma for 7 weeks, having numerous skin graft surgeries, being in constant pain and losing his independence, Bert felt he had no reason to smile. However after receiving such an amazing gift, it placed a smile on Bert's face that we had not seen in almost a year.

Additionally, with losing close to 30 pounds, Bert was able to purchase new clothes, necessities for his 2 children, and a car to get him to and from appointments. ( unfortunately he is still unable to drive at this time due to the inability to use his hands and arms).

Nevertheless words will never, ever be able to express our gratitude for your kindness towards Bert during this very difficult time."


Helen Fusilier
Bertrand's Aunt

"When you have a child with a rare disease, your world turns upside down. It's a type of culture shock, really. Suddenly, after we found out Jane was sick, we were learning new lingo and navigating a foreign and terrifying world.

Just when we thought we might be able to come up for air and reorient our family, the bills started rolling in. We also needed to get Jane to experts at Boston Children's Hospital to give her the best chance at a full life.

We were being crushed by this new life, and then the Scares that Care family reached out and took the weight for us; lifted it right off our shoulders. Because of the efforts of STC, we have been able to get Jane to Boston TWICE! We can afford the specialty medicine to boost her immune system. And best of all?

We can focus on making memories with Jane and filling her life with as much happiness as possible in the time we have with her."

Thanks and Love!

2016 Testimonial:

Scares That Care organization helped my family in so many ways. First, we are now part of an even bigger family that I am so grateful to know. They welcomed us with open arms. I really wanted to be able to show my daughter the world since she was diagnosed with a terminal illness called SMA. A friend contacted them and when Joe got in touch with me I felt a sense of relief from the very beginning. I thought to myself I don’t have this type of luck but you always have to stay positive even under certain circumstances. I knew in my heart that they were going to make our dreams a reality. If you’re wondering if they did well it was so much more than that and with their help I was able to take my whole family to Disney world. I wanted my children to have an amazing experience with their sister. Without the help from Scares that Care I could not have provided the funds to do so because I am a single mother of three beautiful children. I was able to get her stroller wheelchair with seatbelts so she can be transported safely with their help. If our power ever goes out I have the funds to get a generator so my daughters machines will never go without power. When she is in the hospital traveling to and from became less stressful because before I was worried about finances. When we travel to NY for her treatments I can pay for supplies needed for her BIPAP so she has sterile material for her machine because insurance doesn’t cover everything. I am forever grateful for their support. I know I am a part of an amazing family that through them I want to do more and give back in any way that I can. Thank you for all that you do!

With love from Team Mayse!

With the help of many of you, we have been able to present checks to all of our recipients families through 2021. Now we are hard at work to help our new recipients, and we are hoping that you will help us, help them.


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