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17 Spooky Halloween Themed Races and Fun Runs in New England

Prep your costumes and bring a pumpkin, because each one of these Halloween themed races highly encourages the spooky, spirited, and superstitious vibes of the season.


It’s no secret fall in New England is something special. From the leaf-peeping throughout Vermont and cider donuts at Red Apple Farms, there are plenty of fall activities to keep you busy (and distracted) as temperatures drop and the winter season looms. If you prefer to soak in all autumn has to offer while you work out, check out these Halloween-themed races and fun runs in New England. Prep your costumes and bring a pumpkin, because each one highly encourages the spooky, spirited, and superstitious vibes of the season.

1. Zombie 5k

Location: Walnut Beach Rotary Pavillion, 85 Viscount Dr., Milford, CT
Date & Time: Saturday, October 12 at 4 p.m.
Registration fee: $25

2. Witch City 5k

Location: Salem Willows Park, 167 Fort Ave., Salem MA
Date & Time: Saturday, October 19 at 9 a.m.
Registration fee: $30

Halloween themed races

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3. Pumpkin Promenade Kids Run & 5k

Location: The Retreat Farm, 45 Farmhouse Sq., Brattleboro, VT
Date & Time: Saturday, October 19 at 9 a.m.
Registration fee: $25

4. The Runaway Pumpkin 10k & 5k

Location: Smith Track at Opechee Park, 879 North Main St., Laconia, NH
Date & Time: Saturday, October 19 at 9 a.m.
Registration fee: $30/10k; $25/5k; $10/kids

5. The Scarecrow Classic 5k

Location: 145 Lincoln Rd., Lincoln, MA
Date & Time: Sunday, October 20 at 9:30 a.m.
Registration fee: $30

6. Bootacular 5k Run/Walk

Location: Hobomock Elementary School, 81 Learning Ln., Pembroke, MA
Date & Time: Sunday, October 20 at 9 a.m.
Registration fee: $25

Halloween themed races

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7. Boston Costume Dash

Location: Charles River Esplanade, Boston, MA
Date & Time: Saturday, October 26 at 3 p.m.
Registration fee: $35 

Halloween themed races

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8. Revere Pumpkin Dash

Location: 410 Revere Beach Blvd., Revere, MA
Date & Time: Saturday, October 26 at 10:30 a.m.
Registration fee: $40/5k run or $5/Kids fun run

9. Devil’s Chase 6.66 Miler / Creepy Clown 3.33 Miler

Location: Salem Willows Soccer Field, 129 Fort Ave., Salem, MA
Date & Time: Saturday, October 26 at 8 a.m.
Registration fee: $35

10. Haunted Hound 5k and Kids Spooky Shuffle

Location: 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, MA
Date & Time: Sunday, October 27 at 10 a.m.
Registration fee: $30/5k or $20/kids spooky shuffle

11. Costumes for Cancer 5k Run and 2.5k

Location: DCR Chestnut Hill Reservoir, Boston, MA
Date & Time: Sunday, October 27 at 9:30 a.m.
Registration fee: $30/5k run; $27/2.5k walk; $13/youth  

12. Hallows Eve Fun Run

Location: Lowell Elks 40 Old Ferry Rd., Lowell, MA
Date & Time: Sunday, October 27 at 10 a.m.
Registration fee: $25

13. Pumpkin Run 5k

Location: Higganum Green, near 272 Saybrook Rd., Higganum, CT
Date & Time: Sunday, October 27
Registration fee: $35

Halloween themed races

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14. Enter Stage Left Theater Wicked 5k

Location: Hopkinton Center for the Arts, 98 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton, MA
Date & Time: Sunday, October 27 at 10:30 a.m.
Registration fee: $35/5k; $10/100m dash

15. Trick or Trot 3k

Location: Arms Park, 10 Arms St., Manchester, NH
Date & Time: Sunday, October 27 at 2:30 p.m.
Registration fee: $25/adults; $20/youth

16. Halloween Hustle 5k

Location: Mayflower Beach, North Dennis, MA
Date & Time: Sunday, October 27 at 11 a.m.
Registration fee: $20

17. Great Pumpkin 10k

Location: 29 Eastern Ave., Saco, ME
Date & Time: Sunday, October 27 at 9:30 a.m.
Registration fee: $20