Monster Mash 5K Bash and 1Mile Walk

Sat October 28, 2023 Paducah, KY 42003 US Directions
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Monster Mash 5K Bash (5K RUN)

($25: Ages 1 - 18)
9:00AM CDT - 9:00AM CDT Price increases after October 7, 2023 at 11:59pm CDT

Monster Mash 1 MILE Fun Run/Walk

($25: Ages 1 - 18)
9:00AM CDT - 9:00AM CDT Price increases after October 7, 2023 at 11:59pm CDT


100 Kentucky Ave
Paducah, KY US 42003


In 2018, the Monster Mash 5K Bash at The Carson Center made its Spooktacular debut.  Last year, we had over 150 costumed runners and walkers!  This year, The Carson Center’s Annual Monster Mash 5K Bash and 1 MILE FUN Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, October 28 at 9 AM

Get ready for frights, festivities, and fun for the whole family!  Come dressed in your Halloween best (costumes encouraged but not required!) After the run/walk, all monsters will be treated to Halloween Treats!  Enjoy “franks” and “steins” after the race; one hot dog and beer or soda are included with your registration. Additional drinks and snacks may be purchased on the day of the race.  

Registration begins at 8:00 AM on race day. The costume contest will take place at 8:30 AM.  Prizes will be given to the best dressed in the following categories: children under 10, children 11-17, adults 18 and up, and best duo/group costume. 

The race begins at 9:00 AM for runners and 9:15 for 1 MILE Fun Run and Walk participants.  The 5K is a professionally timed event.  Chip bib timing is available for all 5K participants provided by So iLL timing.  Each runner's bib will record the exact time they start and finish the race!  The race course is a flat race course throughout beautiful downtown Paducah, perfect for seasoned runners and beginners alike.  Strollers and Dogs on leashes are welcome!!!

The CHIP BIB is a souvenir and can be kept by the runner!  Each participant will also receive a Monster Mash T-Shirt and a Carson Center Water Bottle.  

Trophies will be presented to the top finishers in each category.

Age-Based Pricing for Monster Mash 5K Bash and 1K Walk

18 and under
$25.00 Race Fee + $2.50 SignUp Fee 

19 and up
$40.00 Race Fee + $3.40 SignUp Fee 

Team pricing is available.  Teams of 8 or more receive a 20% discount.
Discounts applied at checkout

Proceeds from the event support arts-education programming for children, youth, schools, and families throughout the Four Rivers region at the Carson Center.

Registration on race day is $45. Registration for children 10 and under is always $25.   

The race course for the 5K run and the 1M walk begins and ends at The Carson Center in downtown Paducah, located at 100 Kentucky Ave. Paducah, KY 42003.


 (All times Central Standard Time)

8:00 Day of Race registration
8:30 Costume Contest
9:00 Start of 5K
9:15 Start of 1Mile Fun Run/Walk
10:00 Food/Festivities Open to All (Non-Registered Participants may purchase food and beverage)
10:15 Awards
10:30 Event Ends


5K 1st Place Overall Male and Female Finishers in the following age groups:  
Male: 1-10, 11-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+   Female: 1-10, 11-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Friday, October 27, between 4 and 6 PM -100 Kentucky Ave.  Paducah, KY 42003.  You may also pick up your packet the day of the race beginning at 8:00 AM.

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5K map

Starting from the Main Carson Center Entrance
Through Maiden Alley
Left onto Broadway
Right onto North 3rd
Left onto Jefferson
Left onto Fountain Avenue 
Left onto Broadway
Right onto Maiden Alley
Finish line at Carson Center Entrance









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