Dress up with the kids and head to the fifth annual Halloween 5K run/walk on Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m., at Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills.
Participants can walk or run the chip-timed, certified 5K (3.1 mile) loop around campus with the runners taking off first and awards for the top finishers in each division. Children ages 5 to 12 also can run a 1K (.62 miles), which starts at 10 a.m. All pre-registered participants receive a T-shirt. Costumes are encouraged.
New this year is team registration. Groups of six or more can sign up and receive a discount code. Prizes will be awarded to the biggest team and best-costumed team.
The Little Pumpkin’s Patch is a free family area open during and after the race that includes a bounce house, mummy race, face painting, pumpkin decorating and more.
Early bird registration ends Sept. 30 and is $35 for community members, $30 for Moraine Valley alumni, $25 for Moraine Valley students/employees and $10 for the children’s 1K race. The price for all but the children’s race increases by $5 in October. Signing up on race day is $45 for community members, $40 for alumni, $35 for students and $15 for children.
Proceeds from the race will go to the Moraine Valley Foundation, which provides scholarships to students.
For additional information or to register, visit www.morainevalley.edu/fitrec.