Six Events That Will Help You Stay Fit This Halloween

Check out these alternatives to trick-or-treating, from local dashes to a haunted maze.

1. Halloween Happenings at Ipswich River Sanctuary

See the sanctuary after dark with these spooky October tours. Guided walks through the sanctuary’s trails promise peeks at local wildlife that come out “just for Halloween.”

Every evening through October 24, 6 p.m., $10, Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield,

2. Healthy Halloween Party

Healthy parenting resource Mommybites Boston is hosting these parties for children at various locations, including daycare center Bright Horizons. Enjoy nutritious Halloween snacks while celebrating with your little one.

Oct. 26, 10 a.m., $10, Bright Horizons, 2465 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge,

3. The Boston Common Costume Dash 5K

Flaunt your favorite cape, witch hat, or cat ears in this festive 5K through the middle of the Boston Common. The first annual costume dash supports Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Massachusetts and will include contests, prizes, and after parties at nearby pubs.

Oct. 31, 9 a.m., $50, The Boston Common,

4. Devil’s Chase 6.66 Miler

“Run like hell” at this humorous Halloween run in Salem. The event ends with cash prizes for the best male and female devils. Horns, tails, capes, and pitchforks are the only requirements.

Oct. 31, 8 a.m., $45-55, 129 Fort Ave., Salem Willows, Salem, b&

5. Franklin Park Zoo’s Run Wild 5K

Come see lions, tigers, and runners at this Halloween road race through the Franklin Park Zoo, a collaboration between ZOO New England and the Race Cancer Foundation.

Oct. 31, 3 p.m., $15-40, Franklin Park Zoo, One Franklin Rd. Park,

6. Mike’s Haunted Maze

Families and friends can run around Warner Farm completing tasks, searching for clues, and avoiding brain-eating zombies at this event. Proceeds benefit the farm’s mission to support locally and responsibly grown produce.

Fridays and Saturdays throughout October and November, $10, Warner Farm, 23 S Main St., Sunderland,