Camp New Hope's Freaky 5k and Monster Mile

Event Date

Sat, Nov 1, 2014


Neoga, IL

About This Activity

The Freaky 5k and Monster Mile is family-friendly benefit event created by Alpha Upsilon of ESA sorority to help raise money for our areas beloved Camp New Hope.  Runners/Walkers are invited to wear their funniest, spookiest, or cutest costumes for the event.  Professional face/body painting will be available to add a little spunk to your costume.  

Camp New Hope's Mission is to provide a safe and caring camp for people with developmental disabilities to experience fun and companionship, allowing a break for families and caregivers. 

This year we celebrate two milestones: The 60th Anniversary of the inception of the idea for Camp New Hope and the 40th Anniversary of what is in place today!  Camp New Hope has been providing activities for campers since 1974!

Let's all get together and make spooky memories with a family filled morning of costumes, face-painting, fitness, and fun, while supporting Camp New Hope!

For those who have a passion for timing their runs, Mattoon Multisports Championship 247 timing will be at the event to ensure accuracy of times and distances.


Event details and schedule

Check out to see samples of the face-painters work!  They are true professionals and do some amazing work!  Bring out the kiddos (and big adult kiddos) and have yourself painted up to match any costume :)

09:00-Fun Walk/Run Race start (Un-timed).  The walk will be concluding prior to the start of the 5k to reduce traffic for runners.  The Monster Mile fun walk/run will be on stroller friendly trails and as this is a family event, strollers will be allowed on the Moster Mile.

09:30-5k Race Start (Timed) Mattoon Multisport/Championship 247 will be doing the official timing of the race.  Awards will be given for Top finishers in each age group and for the Top 3 Overall winners of the race.

Course Info: The 5k course will begin along the country road lining the Camp New Hope property, turning into the trails of Camp New Hope and ending within the grounds of Camp New Hope by the pavillion.  The course is flat and trails are paved.

~Packet Pick up Times  and Day-of Registration will begin the morning of the race at 7:00am~

~T-shirts guaranteed if registered by October 18th, 2014.~

***As much as I love our 4-legged friends, please no pups or other furry***

family members at the event.

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