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Nightmare In Elmwood 5K

$30 10:00AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT Price increases after September 30, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Nightmare In Elmwood 5K Kids Fun Run

$15 11:00AM EDT - 11:15AM EDT Registration ends October 27, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
Place
2204 Park Street
Columbia, SC US 29201
Description

Have a SPOOKTACULAR time at Elmwood Park Neighborhood's newest tradition,  the Nightmare In Elmwood 5K & Kids Fun Run!  Run or walk with us at this hauntingly fun community event on Saturday, October 29th and enjoy our scary course through the historic Elmwood Park neighborhood in downtown Columbia.  

The race, managed by GRIT Endurance, LLC, will benefit the Historic Elmwood Park Neighborhood Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit.  Race proceeds will help provide improvements to this well known Columbia neighborhood.  Our race will showcase the historic Elmwood Park neighborhood dressed up in its best Halloween decor on a newly certified USA Track & Field course.  

The Start/Finish Line will be located near Village Church Park Street located at 2204 Park Street in the historic Elmwood Park neighborhood. 

Start Times:

5K - 10am

Kids Fun Run - 11am


Participants are encouraged to dress in their best and most creative Halloween Attire.  Prizes will be awarded for the top six  most creative outfits! Run safe and family event friendly costumes encouraged!

All registered participants will receive a quality, soft blend racing shirt! It's sure to be one of your favorites.  Our Shirt Guarantee Deadline is September 29, 2022.   Those who register after this date are not guaranteed a shirt.  We are unable to hold shirts after packet pick up and race day.  You must pick up your shirt during packet pick up or on race day.  We are unable to ship shirts.   We appreciate your understanding!

 


No Refunds! Race is rain or shine. Strollers and dogs on a leash are welcome!



Race Contact Info

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Sponsors
Packet Pick Up Information

Join us on Friday, Oct 28 from 4 - 7 pm for Packet Pick Up hosted by our friends at Curiosity Coffee Bar located at 2327 Main Street, Columbia, SC.  They will be offering some BOOtiful drink specials that evening to raise your spirits!

 

Pick up your packet early!  You can also register at Packet Pick Up.

Course Map

THE 5K IS A WICKED COURSE DESIGNED FOR ALL FITNESS LEVELS. THIS IS THE PERFECT COURSE FOR RUNNING YOUR PERSONAL BEST OR IF YOU’RE JUST STROLLING WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY ENJOYING SOME GHOULISH FUN!

Our course is currently under construction!  The course is being planned by USATF Certifier, Ken Lowden!  So you know it's going to be a great one! Our course will loop through the historic Elmwood Neighborhood which will be decorated and ready for Halloween! 

Race Day Information

Our 5K  race will start and finish near the Village Church Park Street located at 2204 Park Sreet in the historic Elmwood Neighborhood! Race Day Packet Pick Up will be close to the race start line and will  open at 8:30am.   

You can still register on race day!

Our 5K event starts promptly at 10am.

Our Kids Fun Run starts promptly at 11am.

Awards

Our Awards Ceremony will be held about 11:30 am at the race finish area.

Here is our Award Structure!

Top Three Overall Male and Female Winners
Top Three Masters Male and Female Winners
Top Three Male and Female in the following Age Groups:
10 & Under; 11-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-75, 75 and over


You must be present to receive your award!  If you need to leave the race early, please check with us or have a friend pick up your award for you at our award ceremony immediately following the race.  We are not able to ship our awards.  We appreciate your understanding!

Awards will also be given for our BEST HALLOWEEN COSTUME!  The Top Six Best Costumes will be given a special award!  Run safe and family event costumes are encouraged.

Kids Fun Run

WHY SHOULD ADULTS HAVE ALL THE FUN?

BRING YOUR KIDS TO THE KIDS FUN RUN FOR A LITTLE MONSTER FRIENDLY COMPETITION ON OUR KIDS COURSE!

Kids 12 and under are welcome to be a part of our Kids Fun Run!  The race will start at 11am.   

The course is less than a mile and will be lead by an adult.  It's a great way to get your kids involved in running!  Kids registered for the Fun Run will receive a race shirt.  Get registered before our shirt guarantee deadline on Oct 2 to be sure you get your correct size!

Please note, children must be accompanied by a guardian at all times. This is not a drop off area.

 

Team Discount and Award

Get your Ghouls together, form a team and save!  Teams of 5 or more runners or walkers qualify for a discounted registration rate! 

Here's how it works:

1.  Pick a Team Captain.  

2.  When you go into our race registration website, pick the "Form A Team" option.  Put in your team name and information.

3.  When your team members want to register, they need to pick the TEAM option in registration and  then search for your team name. 

4.  They can register under your team and get the discounted rate!  (Discount Codes will not work under the team option)

We will be giving a special award to our Largest Team and to our Best Dressed Team!    What a great way to get your friends,  neighbors and co-workers together for some good spirited fun!

Race Shirt Information

Our shirts are hauntingly great and sure to be one of your favorite running shirts!  All registered participants will receive a quality, soft blend racing shirt!   Our Shirt Guarantee Deadline is Sept. 29.   Those who register after this date are not guaranteed a shirt.  We are unable to hold shirts after packet pick up and race day.  You must pick up your shirt during packet pick up or on race day.  We are unable to ship shirts.   We appreciate your understanding!
 

Become A Sponsor

 

SPONSOR INFORMATION 2022

PHANTOM Level - $1500
Logo with link included on race website
Logo included on official race shirt
Logo included on eblasts
Logo included on three or more social media mentions
Logo included on race bibs
Banner displayed at start/finish area (provided by company)
Promotional items included in runner packets (provided by company)
Recognition in PA announcements
Eight complimentary entries

SKELETON Level - $1000
Logo with link included on race website
Logo included on official race shirt
Logo included on eblasts
Logo included on two social media mentions
Banner displayed at start/finish area (provided by company)
Promotional items included in runner packets (provided by company)
Recognition in PA announcements
Six complimentary entries

GHOUL Level - $500
Logo with link included on race website
Logo included on official race shirt
Logo included on eblasts
Logo included on two social media mentions
Promotional items included in runner packets (provided by company)
Recognition in PA announcements
Four complimentary entries

MONSTER Level - $250
Logo with link included on race website
Logo included on official race shirt
Logo included on eblasts
Promotional items included in runner packets (provided by company)
Recognition in PA announcements
Two complimentary entries

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