Race Preview: 2017 St. Helens Monster Dash (5k & 10k)

October is such a fun time of year for races. If you’d like to run an enjoyable small race and celebrate the Halloween season at the same time, consider joining the community of St. Helens on October 14th for the St. Helens Monster Dash 5k and 10k. This is a benefit for local military veterans, so it’s for a good cause in addition to being a super fun event.

Zombie races are all the rage, and this one, presented by the Rotary Club of Columbia County, won’t disappoint. You’ll be running through a post-apocalyptic version of historical downtown St. Helens on race day, trying to keep yourself from getting snatched by zombies.

Both race distances will begin at 12:00PM at Columbia View Park. The course will be relatively flat which makes for a fast getaway from the traditionally slow-moving zombies. Both routes will take runners through McCormick Park where you’ll want to watch out for those zombies on the gravel walking paths.

If you are more interested in being a zombie than a runner, (or if one of your friends or family members wants to participate,) the race directors could use your help. To volunteer for this, sign up here. Volunteers must be at least 15 years old.

Good luck surviving the zombies!


What: St. Helens Monster Dash (5k and 10k)

When: Saturday October 14th, 2017 at 12:00PM

Where: Columbia View Park (3 The Strand, Saint Helens, OR)

Register: Here

Registration Cost: $45 for the 5k and $50 for the 10k until October 1st. Price increases $5  after Oct 1st through October 8th.

Packet Pick-Up: Check in begins at 10:30AM on race day. Early packet pick-up details TBD.

About Author

I'm the owner of Healthy Girl Fitness and I'm a personal trainer, certified AFAA group exercise instructor, and an RRCA certified running coach in SW Portland. I am also the mother of two young boys and am on the board at my youngest son's school. I led a relatively inactive life throughout my 20's until I discovered the world of fitness and running. I ran my first marathon in 2006 and haven't looked back since.

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