Calling all witches, ghosts and goblins – the inaugural Monster Run is just one month away! MIlwaukee’s newest race features a Quarter Marathon, 5k, Kids Run and plenty of spooky surprises along a course that runs through Whitnall Park.
Below, Anna Ryan from Vision Event Management, talks about what runners can expect at this year’s inaugural race.
For more details about the Monster Run, visit our Featured Races page.
This is the Monster Run’s inaugural year – what prompted the start of this race?
We wanted to provide a fun Halloween-theme race the whole family can enjoy. We also thought making this an evening run was something unique and very fitting for the Halloween season.
How many runners are you expecting this year?
This year, we’re expecting more than 2,500 participants.
Can you share some of the race highlights?
The Monster Run provides an exciting Halloween-theme race with post-race games and activities for the whole family. Three distances fit any runner’s ability: there’s a Quarter Marathon (6.55 Miles), 5K and Kids Run. Post-race activities include bobbing for apples, a potato sack race, digging for worms and a guess the number of candy corn game. Course décor will also certainly add to the Halloween theme. Pumpkins carved ahead of time will also be judged.
Can you tell us more about the Costume Contest?
Participants will be judged ahead of time and announced at the beginning of the race. There are three categories: Best Group Costume, Best Kids Costume and Best Individual Costume. Prizes include gift certificates and commemorative trophies.
What are some of the participant perks?
All finishers will get a medal and Quarter Marathon participants will also receive a long sleeve tech shirt. 5K and Kids Run participants will receive a cotton shirt. All registered participants receive 1 FREE witches brew (aka beer).
What’s the course like?
The course is pretty scenic and runs through the Boerner Botanical Gardens. The course is also relatively flat with a couple of rolling hills after mile four.
Are you in it to win it?
Join us at the witching hour! We’re giving away a free entry to the Monster Run. To enter the contest:
- Tell us which race distance you want to race (Quarter Marathon or 5k) and what you’re planning to dress up as for Halloween.
For additional entries do the following and let us know you did each action in separate comments:
- Like Keep Running MKE on Facebook
- Follow Keep Running MKE on Twitter (@KeepRunningMKE)
- Share this post via Facebook or Twitter and tag Keep Running MKE in the post
- Like Monster Run on Facebook
- Follow Monster Run on Twitter (@Monster_Run)
Good luck! We’ll pick a winner at random on Tuesday, September 24 and announce the winner the following day. Be sure to check back on Wednesday to see if you’re our winner!*
Keep Running MKE – you’re doing great!
*Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If the prize is not claimed within that time frame, we will select a new winner.