Halloween 5KBefore getting caught up in goblins, ghouls and trick-or-treating, fit in a run or walk and bring the kids along to the Halloween 5K on Saturday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m., at Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Pkwy. in 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 prizes awarded to the top finishers. Children ages 5 to 12 can participate in a 1K (.62 miles) run. All pre-registered participants receive a T-shirt. Costumes are encouraged.

The Little Pumpkins Patch is a free family area open during and after the race that includes a costume contest, trunk-or-treating, bounce house, monster piñatas, 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, and $10 for the children’s 1K race. The price for community and alumni increases by $5 in October. Signing up on race day is $50 for community members, $40 for alumni, $35 for students, and $15 for children.

Proceeds from the race go to the Moraine Valley Foundation, which provides scholarships to students.

Moraine Valley’s FitRec is providing six-week training for the 5K and 1K starting Sept. 19. Prices are $25 for members and $40 for non-members for the 5K and $15 for members and $25 for non-members for the 1K.

Get additional information or to register today.