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Halloween Races and Saturday Group Runs


Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. It might just be my favorite holiday, I love Christmas, but I love the fun of Halloween. The spooky decorations, the candy, dressing up. I’m glad that it’s becoming more acceptable to go all out on Halloween decorations like we do with Christmas decorations. Especially lights. I love lights. I’m a kid that way “oooh shiny!!” One day I want to have a Halloween Tree on display, with spooky ornaments. (Props to the awesome Halloween Tree at Honey Girl Studio!) Now, would something like that be acceptable left up through Christmas?

So to celebrate my love of Halloween, and my love of dressing up, and my efforts to be a “runner,” I’m going to run a Halloween-themed race this year. In costume! Perhaps the Halloween Hustle 5K in Palatine or The Great Costume Race 5K in Lomard.


And maybe I’ll actually wear the Sailor Sweetie costume I bought last year but haven’t yet worn it [as a Halloween costume]. With running shoes, of course. [Stay tuned for what my actual Halloween costume will be this year. I’ve already picked it out I just need some accessories.]

Also it’s not a costume race, but the start line is less than a mile from home, and it’s a good cause, so I should probably do the Run for Her Life 5K, which supports the victims of domestic violence. 

In semi-related news, how come all the running groups I come across do their weekend runs at ungodly hours [for the weekend]? They all seem to meet at 7:00 or 7:30am. It’s the weekend! I need to start my own Lazy People Saturday Running Group and do group runs at 11:00am.

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  1. Halloween Hustle is Eric's favorite 5k–it benefits single dads. And when he ran it the post-party was at Durty Nellie's!My theory on the 7am people is that the groups were started by people that have spouses and kids that don't appreciate Mom or Dad's hobby and want it not to interfere with the rest of the weekend. When we were running Saturdays with a group during the summer we were running at 5:15am! Granted it's dark now at 5:15….. ;)Enjoy your fall running!

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Halloween Races and Saturday Group Runs


Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. It might just be my favorite holiday, I love Christmas, but I love the fun of Halloween. The spooky decorations, the candy, dressing up. I’m glad that it’s becoming more acceptable to go all out on Halloween decorations like we do with Christmas decorations. Especially lights. I love lights. I’m a kid that way “oooh shiny!!” One day I want to have a Halloween Tree on display, with spooky ornaments. (Props to the awesome Halloween Tree at Honey Girl Studio!) Now, would something like that be acceptable left up through Christmas?

So to celebrate my love of Halloween, and my love of dressing up, and my efforts to be a “runner,” I’m going to run a Halloween-themed race this year. In costume! Perhaps the Halloween Hustle 5K in Palatine or The Great Costume Race 5K in Lomard.


And maybe I’ll actually wear the Sailor Sweetie costume I bought last year but haven’t yet worn it [as a Halloween costume]. With running shoes, of course. [Stay tuned for what my actual Halloween costume will be this year. I’ve already picked it out I just need some accessories.]

Also it’s not a costume race, but the start line is less than a mile from home, and it’s a good cause, so I should probably do the Run for Her Life 5K, which supports the victims of domestic violence. 

In semi-related news, how come all the running groups I come across do their weekend runs at ungodly hours [for the weekend]? They all seem to meet at 7:00 or 7:30am. It’s the weekend! I need to start my own Lazy People Saturday Running Group and do group runs at 11:00am.

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