Presented by Hunter Subaru

Celebrate the Season with Creative Costumes and Festive Fitness

OCTOBER 26, 2024

Embrace the thrill of the season for an unforgettable experience that combines fitness and festive fun. This Halloween-themed race will bring runners back to the heart of Hendersonville, NC, where they’ll start and finish in the Historic 7th Avenue District. You’ll love running or walking alongside fellow participants dressed in creative costumes. After the race, you can stroll over to the bustling Fall Festival for food, drinks, and vendors at the Farmers’ Market. So, grab your favorite costume, set your personal goal, and revel in the accomplishment of completing a 5K while immersed in the magic of Halloween.


Permit pending government approvals  | Race date & course subject to change

why you'll love this race:

  • Hunter Subaru goody bag
  • All participants receive our exclusive new RUN HENDO branded shirt, free until Oct. 5 ($20 after).
  • Spooky Sprint participants receive a cool, color-changing Run Local cup full of candy
  • Commemorative race gear available for purchase
  • Costume contest with prizes
  • Awards for top finishers in each age group
  • An enjoyable route through the heart of Hendersonville
  • Professional chip-timing for accurate results
  • Awesome post-race vendors & activities

What our runners are saying...

“The event was well planned. The course was well marked and had the perfect amount of elevation change.”
“Easy to sign up, beautiful course that isn't too challenging, friendly staff and participants.”
“I liked how there was the farmers market to shop at afterwards.”
“This is the first time I've ever participated in a 5k. It was a memorable experience, and I had a great time. I will be back next year. Thank you!”
“Easy to follow course and had a blast! We love this part of Hendersonville.”
"This is our new fall tradition! We all dressed up and had so much fun!"

    The Course

    Run or walk through the revitalized Historic 7th Avenue District, experience the breathtaking beauty of fall on the Oklawaha Greenway, and conquer the twists and turns of the Trick or Trail 5k or Spooky Sprint course. Both courses are fairly flat and offer a blend of nature and pavement, ensuring a speedy and enjoyable race. There will be one water station on the 5K course just before mile 1, near Sullivan Park and the Boys and Girls Club. Due to the flat and flood-prone nature of this route, we have a back-up route that will be implemented, if needed.

    5K  |  3.1 Miles

    Start Time


    Spooky Sprint  |  1 Mile

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    Post Race Festivities

    The race will conclude on historic 7th avenue. In addition to our awesome sponsors, you’ll love walking around Hendersonville's Farmers Market. It’s a vibrant hub of local produce and artisanal goods, offering a delightful array of fresh fruits, vegetables, and handcrafted products. Nestled in the heart of the city, the market creates a charming atmosphere where visitors can engage with local farmers and artisans.

    Our Presenting Partner

    This event would not be possible without the generous support of Hunter Subaru. Since 1940, the Hunter Automotive Group has been a locally owned and operated business in Western North Carolina. It is their mission to improve the quality of life for their employees, customers, and the surrounding community. We are grateful for their participation and admire the uplifting attitude they bring to our event.

    Our Community Partners

    All signature iDaph events partner with nearby organizations to help advance their mission. Supporting local causes strengthens our community bonds by addressing the unique challenges and needs within our area. It ensures that resources are allocated where they can have the most direct and tangible impact, fostering a sense of ownership and empowerment among residents. Learn more and support our race partners on our registration page.



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    An Authentic Mountain Destination

    If you're not from here, you're going to love visiting here. Experience the thrill of running or cycling amidst the breathtaking beauty of Western North Carolina, where the rugged mountains and pristine landscapes set the stage for an unforgettable adventure. We invite you to make our event your ultimate destination race. Our Visitor’s Guide features lodging options, airport info, and the inside scoop on what to see and do while you’re here.

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