Creep, Crawl, and Contribute: Unmasking the Magic of the Ashland Monster Dash Run for Education

If you haven’t been down to experience the wonderful Southern Oregon city of Ashland, here is a great reason to make a trip. The 15th annual Monster Dash Run for Education is coming back to Lithia Park on Saturday, October 28th, 2023 at 9:00AM.

The race course for all three runs follows the perimeter of Lithia Park, the epic 93-acre park in downtown Ashland. If you haven’t spent time here, I HIGHLY recommend it. No dogs are allowed in the park at all, but stroller runners are able to participate. See the image below for course descriptions.

If you do happen to want to sleep in and head down early, consider joining in on the Monster Activity Village in Lithia Park on race day, 9am to 1pm. This family-friendly event features FREE Halloween-themed crafts, games, and more fun for racers and non-racers alike to come together and enjoy! There will also be the Monster Dash Silent Auction and the Costume Contest in Lithia Park.

So get in the spooky spirit and come out to this fun event!!

Ashland Monster Dash Run for Education $15-$20


  • When: Saturday, October 28th, 2023 at 9:00AM
  • Where: Lithia Park,(100 Walker Ave, Ashland, OR)
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.