All Monster Dash races start at 12 noon at Columbia View Park in St Helens. The course takes runners and walkers through city streets to McCormack Park, where they run a loop, before returning back to the start. After the finish, runners can expect great food and drink, and there is a large variety of Halloweentown activities to choose from. For up to date information, follow the event on Facebook.
If you’re more of an actor than a runner, you can volunteer as a zombie along the route. The event benefits local veterans.
Scappoose D.O.G Howl-O-Ween 5k details:
When: Saturday, October 8; 10am
Where: Scappoose, OR (map)
Registration: online here or print and mail registration form.
Registration cost: $35 pre-registration; $40 day of race; $15 for teens 13-16; Free for 12 and under
Registration includes: race entry, shirt for those registered by Sept 17.
Packet Pickup: Day of race starting at 9am.
Monster Dash details:
When: Saturday, October 8; 12noon
Where: St Helens, OR (map)
What: 5k, 10k, 1-mile kids run
Registration: online here
Registration cost: 5k/10k – $40 through Sept 15; $45 through Oct 1st; $50 thereafter. Monster Mile – $5.
Registration includes: monster/zombie themed race, finisher’s medal, shirt to the first 100 registrants, post-race food and drink.
Packet pickup: Friday October 7, 6-8 p.m. at Pacific Athletic Club, 320 A. Street, Columbia City, Oregon; Day of the event starting at 10:30am.