What is the Halloween 5K?
The Moraine Valley Health, Fitness & Recreation Center will be hosting the 5th annual Halloween 5K/1K run/walk in conjunction with the Moraine Valley Foundation. Open to the Moraine Valley campus and community, this race donates all proceeds to the Moraine Valley Foundation which provides need-based scholarships to students including FitRec employees. By participating, you can make a difference in the lives of students by helping them afford a college education. Because it is Halloween, costumes are encouraged. Strollers are allowed on the course.

The race will be chip timed by Cross Roads Events, LLC and t-shirts will be given to participants that pre-register for the race.

*NEW* Packet Pick-Up Information

  • Packet pick-up is scheduled for the following days, times and locations:

Running For Kicks

7158 W. 127th St, Palos Heights, IL 60463

Wednesday, October 24 from 3:00 – 7:00 pm

Moraine Valley Community College Health, Fitness and Recreation Center (Building H)

9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL 60465

Thursday, October 25 from 3:00pm -7:00pm in the main lobby

Friday, October 26 from 7:00am – 7:00pm in the main lobby

Saturday, October 27 from 7:00am – 8:30am at registration table by the start line

The scenic USATF-IL certified course takes you around and through the Moraine Valley campus paved trail. For a map of the route, click here.

Little Pumpkin’s Patch
Free children’s activities supervised by FitRec youth programming staff while you run/walk. Free family activities during and after the race. Activities include: Bounce house, pumpkin decorating, face painting, Halloween activities, mummy race, and more.

Team Registration: NEW This Year!
Teams for the Halloween 5k are encouraged and groups of six (6) or more can receive a discount code to register! For discount code, team captain must email Kristy McGreal at with team name and an approximate number of team members. Prizes will be awarded on race day to the biggest team and the best costumed team.

Children’s 1K Race
For children 5-12 years old, we have our Children’s 1K race (registration required). This route takes you through Moraine Valley’s campus. For a map of the route, click here.

Previous Race Results
To view the 5K race results from the 2017 event, please click here.  For the overall results of the 2016 race, please click here.

Race Divisions for Awards
The race will be officially timed by Cross Roads Events, LLC. Winners from each division of the 5K receive a prize. Ages group are 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Sponsors will have the opportunity to set up a table and hang a banner or signs at the event. Additionally, logos of our sponsors will be listed on the back of the race shirts given to participants. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please click here to see the different levels of sponsorship.

If you would like to volunteer to help at the event, please contact Angela Caringella.

More Information
To learn more about the Halloween 5K or if you have any questions regarding the event, please contact our facilitator and race director Jana Terborg.