Grab a costume, dress up the kids and head to the ninth annual Halloween 5K run/walk and Kid’s Dash on Saturday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m., at Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills.

Participants can walk or run the officially timed 5K (3.1 mile) path throughout campus. The Kid’s Dash will start at 10:15 a.m. for children 3 to 12 years old. All pre-registered participants will receive a T-shirt. Costumes are encouraged.

Runners/walkers can sign their children up for the Little Pumpkin’s Patch, a free area open during and after the race that includes pumpkin decorating and various Halloween activities.

Registration is $40 for community members/alumni and $30 for Moraine Valley students/employees until Oct. 1, when prices go up by $5. Registration on Oct. 29 is $50 for community members and $40 for Moraine Valley students/employees. The Kid’s Dash is $15. Anyone who wants to register their child for the Pumpkin’s Patch must be signed up for the race.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Moraine Valley Foundation, which provides scholarships to students. For additional information or to register, visit


For news media inquiries, contact Maura Vizza, Moraine Valley communications specialist/sports information coordinator, at (708) 974-5742 or