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We are so excited for another thrilling, halloween-themed, Trick or Trail 5K presented by Hunter Subaru, at an all new location in Downtown Hendersonville! We are also ecstatic about the opportunity to support three, wonderful, local charities through the event. Friends of Downtown Hendersonville - We are raising funds for the SNAP program to support the Hendersonville Farmers Market Double SNAP program, providing increased access to fresh, local food at the Hendersonville Farmers Market for lower-income shoppers. Friends of DuPont Forest - They campaign for policies and investment that keep the water clean, the trails awesome and the wildlife safe. They CARE for the trails, PROTECT the Forest, and INSPIRE love for our public lands. Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County - They work to inspire and enable young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, caring citizens. See below how you can help the Boys and Girls Club in a more specific way! 


Here is what you need to know for the race on Saturday, October 22, 2022 in Downtown Hendersonville:

Important Info:

  • Race Start and Finish - near Nelon’s Feed -
    519 Maple St, Hendersonville, NC 28792

    Google map here - https://goo.gl/maps/9hzWg3PNQ3wU33ve6

  • Strollers are permitted, but please be aware that part of the course will be run on roads open to vehicular traffic. Additionally, one of the trails is narrow.

  • Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome.

  • Costume Contest! This year we’re taking Trick or Trail to the Farmers’ Market, so dress for the occasion!! Whether you want to blend in with the veggie garden, pig out with your barnyard friends, or work alongside the farmers, make sure you bring the cream of the crop when it comes to the Costume Contest (more details below!)

  • We’re collecting needed art supplies for the Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County! Our goal is to collect 100 art supply items for the Club, and they can be dropped off at the packet pickup area! Needed items include:
    • Paint - Tempera, watercolor, etc
    • Cardstock or construction paper
    • Jewelry/craft beads
    • Melty beads
    • Ziploc bags
    • No. 2 pencils
    • Disinfectant wipes
    • Tissues
    • Band-aids
    • Markers - Expo, Sharpie, Crayola, etc


Event Guide Podcast

Listen to the Podcast on your favorite podcast app HERE. 

Parking at Trick or Trail 

There is NO PARKING on Maple Street or by Nelon’s Feed.

For the most convenient and easiest access:
Henderson County Courthouse - 200 N Grove St, Hendersonville, NC 28792
Parking is also available at:
HomeTrust Bank - 228 6th Ave E, Hendersonville, NC 28792
Hendersonville Presbyterian Church - 699 N Grove St, Hendersonville, NC 28792
There is street parking and parking lots (Azalea Lot) next to N. King and 4th Avenue, as well.

Packet Pickup

There will not be a day before/pre-event packet pickup for this event. Packet pickup will be on race day, Saturday, October 22nd, from 8:30am - 9:30am near the start/finish line, close to Nelon’s Feed. Please be sure to arrive early enough to allow time for you to get your things and get them back to your car before the race starts.

Race Start & Course

The race starts at 10:00am.



Course Info

Runners will enjoy the sites and streets in the revitalized Historic 7th Avenue District, the beauty of fall on the Oklawaha Greenway and the twists and turns of the paved trails through the woods at Jackson Park. With a nice flow, elevation gain and loss of only 105 feet, and paved surfaces and trails, this course will be much faster and easier to run on, than the typical Dupont trails. There will be one water station just before mile 1, near Sullivan Park and the Boys and Girls Club.



Post Race Happenings

  • Halloween wouldn’t be a holiday without candy! At the finish, kids 12 & under can pick up their color changing, Run Local cup filled with candy!
  • There will be water and snacks at the finish line for all participants
  • Yoga and Massage (YAM) will be onsite giving post-race massages
  • Journey PT will be onsite performing injury screenings
  • Coffee will be available on-site from Barebones Brewhaus - bring some cash!
  • Shop for your favorite Run Local merchandise at the Merchandise Tent! We’ll have the new Run Local hoodies, Free to Run tank tops and shirts, Run Local shirts, water bottles, magnets and lots of decals! Both cash and credit cards will be accepted.
  • The Farmers Market will be open till 1:00pm. Mill around and enjoy all the vendors and the Fall happenings!
  • The Awards Ceremony will take place shortly after all runners have finished at approximately 11:30am. Costume Contest winners will also be announced!

Costume Contest

Each year the race has a fun theme offering a great opportunity for kids (and kids-at-heart) to have their own fun at a Halloween-themed event and break in costumes early! Costumes are highly encouraged, and awesome prizes will be given out for the best ones that tie into this year’s theme.
This year we’re taking Trick or Trail to the Farmers’ Market, so dress for the occasion!! Whether you want to blend in with the veggie garden, pig out with your barnyard friends, or work alongside the farmers, make sure you bring the cream of the crop when it comes to the Costume Contest!
Award Categories include:
Overall Best-Dressed Kids Costume
Best-Dressed Farm-Themed Costume Individual
Best-Dressed Farm-Themed Friends/Family
Costume Contest winners will have their choice of a custom Trick or Trail pint glass or a custom, locally-made Trick or Trail pottery bowl!


Awards Categories, as well as information on prizes can be found HERE. Results can be found HERE both during and after the race.


We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday, October 22, 2022 in Hendersonville, NC at the Farmer’s Market!


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