Trick or Trot 5k Walk/Run

Event Date

Sun, Oct 15, 2017


Madison, WI

About This Activity

The 2017 Trick or Trot 5K Walk/Run is this Sunday, October 15th!

The run will kick off at Vilas Park Shelter (1602 Vilas Park Dr) in Madison. Registration opens at 9:00am.  The race starts at 10:30am!  
Peter Kraus, from the Bachelorette, will be on hand for photos and meet and greet starting at 9AM.  He will also lead us in pre-race warm-ups!
Other pre-race activities include face-painting, Witch Hat ring toss, Pin the Smile on the Skeleton, hula-hoop contest, and guess how many pieces of candy in a jar.  We have a number of free raffle items you can enter to win - including $100 off coupon from Berkeley Running Company, a free 1-hour personal training visit with Peter Kraus/Worth Personal Fitness, and a special holiday meal at Fuego's !  Thank you to our many in-kind sponsors for providing raffle items.
The run will feature 3 trick or treat stations as well as a water station at the 2 mile mark. 
Although there won’t be timing at this run, awards will be given to the first Pumpkin, Witch, and Black Cat to cross the finish line. 
You still have time to sign up! Here's how: 

STEP #1:

Decide whether you want to run as a Pumpkin, a Black Cat or Witch.

STEP #2: Select your costume.

Pumpkins receive an orange T-shirt and a green beanie hat. Witches get a purple T-shirt and a witch hat, and Black Cats get a black T-shirt and cat ears. T-shirts are 100% cotton and long-sleeved, perfect for an early fall run!

STEP #3: Run or walk the 5K

Have a good time!

After September 30th we cannot guarantee a particular shirt style or size, but we'll try our best to honor your request.  Thanks in advance for being flexible!

Early registration and packet pick-up:
At GSAFE (122 E Olin Ave, Ste 290) from 11AM to 3PM on Saturday, October 14th.  Packets will not be available for pick up before that time. (608) 235-5467
Day of registration and packet pickup:
Starts at 9:00am on Sunday, October 15th.
We suggest giving yourself time to find parking in and around Vilas Park.  There are various parking lots in the park and at the Vilas Zoo.  There will be limited street parking at the event - please be considerate of our Vilas Neighborhood friends!  Parking is available at St. Mary's Hospital (7000 South Park Street) Park Street parking ramp across from the hospital's main entrance on Brooks Street just a few blocks from the park. Visitor parking costs $1/half hour for a daily maximum of $10.
Jogging strollers and dogs on leashes are welcome and should start at the back of the race.


Want to help us fundraise for this event? Click on the Donate button on the left side of the screen and select "Become a Fundraiser" to find out more!  Proceeds will go to GSAFE.
Groups and Teams of 10 or more people qualify for a discounted registration rate.  Click on the Groups/Team button to the left to set up or join your team.  The more the scarier!  

We are still looking for a few more volunteers - sign up to volunteer here.  Thanks in advance!

Happy Trick or Trotting!

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