Boo! The 2022 Scary Run hits Washougal the day before Halloween

You know what is scary? We are starting to preview races for late-October and early-November! Where did 2022 go? You know what’s not scary? Why Racing Events has their 7th annual Scary Run Half/10k/5k coming to Washougal on Sunday, October 30th, 2022.

This is the perfect cap to a great WRE season, and it’s one of the last major half marathons of the year. The courses will all follow along the Washougal Dike, with the half heading west for an out-and-back before hitting the dike. If the weather holds off a bit, there should be great views of the mighty Columbia and Mt. Hood.

The race courses seem pretty straight forward, with lots of straight sections. Make sure you pay attention to the few splits (one where 5k runners will return to the start and 10k runners will head a little further out, and another with 10kers and half runners). There will be signs, volunteers, and flashing lights, but make sure you check out the maps and stay aware.

While the course is very flat (check out the course details here), note that the trail is NOT paved, yet not super technical (the video below shows hard packed gravel). There may even be a few spots that go off the main trail…spooky!

Consider donning your best Halloween Costume – there are prizes for most festive and scariest – and stick around for holiday-themed food & beverages at the Fitness Expo.


What: 2022 Scary Run Half/10k/5k

When: Sunday, October 30th 2022. Half Marathon begins at 8:30AM, 10k/5l begins at 9:00AM

Where: Reflection Plaza, Main Street & Pendleton (1703 Main Street,) Washougal, WA 98671

Cost: $55 for the 5k, $65 for 10k, and $85 for Half Marathon. There is also a virtual option for $50.

Register: Here 

Packet Pick-Up: Foot Traffic Vancouver (Foot Traffic, 305 SE Chkalov Dr., Vancouver, WA 98683) on Saturday, October 29th from 10 AM to 6 PM and on Race Day at Reflection Plaza from 7 AM – 10 AM

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.