Trick or Trail 5k and Spooky Sprint 1 Mile

Sat October 19, 2019 Hendersonville, NC US 28739 Directions

5k Trick or Trail

$35 7:45PM EDT Price increases after September 28, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

1 Mile Spooky Sprint

$20 7:30PM EDT Registration closes on September 28, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT and re-opens on September 29, 2019 at 12:00am EDT
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Runners will experience the beauty of DuPont Forest in a unique nighttime racing format with the option of a 5k trail run or the one mile trail run. This is the only race of its kind in our region! Participants will strap on headlamps and light up the night as they duke it out in the dusk. The twists and turns of DuPont’s famous trail system will dare them to push forward, not knowing what bogies and specters might lurk around each corner! The One Mile Fun Run will be Halloween themed, and a great chance for kids and kids-at-heart alike to break in their costumes a few days early!

  • Headlamps or Flashlights are required for this event!
  • Limited entries! Only 300 spots!
  • US Forest Service Permit Pending Approval
Guion Farm (in Dupont Forest)
3045 Sky Valley Rd
Hendersonville, NC US 28739
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Register by Sunday, September 29th at midnight to receive a FREE pair of Trick or Trail, custom designed DeFeet socks. After this deadline, socks will be available in limited sizes when you register online for $5 each. They can also be purchased at



Want to add a bit of ghoulish glow to your outfit? You'll be able to purchase your glowing necklace or bracelet during the registration process.


Get 10% off of your registration when you register 3 or more people at one time! This offer is only valid when using a minimum of 3 people when registering.


Guion Farm at Dupont State Forest
3045 Sky Valley Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28739 (map)

Directions: From Crab Creek Road (Brevard/Hendersonville)

Turn south 0.7 miles on DuPont Road to a left on Sky Valley Road. Follow Sky Valley Road past the junction of Old CCC Road to the Guion Farm Access Area 1.6 miles on the right.

Directions: From Cedar Mountain (US-276)

Turn north 2.5 miles on Cascade Lake Road past the Corn Mill Shoals Access Area. Turn right at the DuPont State Recreational Forest sign 4.6 miles on Staton Road past the Buck Forest, Hooker Falls and Lake Imaging Access Areas. Turn right 1.6 miles on Sky Valley Road past the junction of Old CCC Road to the Guion Farm Access Area on the right.


We want YOU to vote on your fellow participants’ costumes at the event with the following themes in mind:

- Funniest Costume

- Most Classic Costume

- Overall Best Kid's Costume

- Best Dressed in our 2019 Theme: 80's Retro!

When you arrive on-site at the event, you can find the ballot box at the Registration/Packet-Pickup table for you to cast your ballot for each of the 3 themes; simply write the participant’s bib # on the ballot for each theme. We will tally up the votes and recognize the three winners at the Awards Presentation.


Awards will be given to finishers in the following categories (both male and female): 

Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd (Gift certificates to Fleet Feet Running Store and pottery award!)
Masters 1st (Gift certificates to Fleet Feet Running Store and pottery award!)
Age Groups 1st, 2nd, 3rd (Hand-crafted, locally-made pottery award!)


Age group divisions are as follows:

9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & over


The 1-mile Spooky Sprint is a ‘fun-run’ and is un-timed. (All youth in the one mile fun run will receive a finisher award!) 


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