Posted on: October 22, 2021 Posted by: Glacier Staff Comments: 0

Runners race in costume in Moraine’s 2019 Halloween 5K, the last time the annual event was held due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Anais Rangel, JRN 111 Student

This Saturday, groups of all ages dressed in all sorts of eye-catching costumes will be running together, laughing, cheering, and ultimately, racing towards the finish line. 

On Saturday, Oct. 30, the Moraine Valley Health, Fitness & Recreation Center will be teaming up with the MV Foundation to celebrate their 8th annual Halloween 5K race. The event was not held in 2020 due to the pandemic, which has become a large part of our lives, not only affecting our health but our social lives and school events as well.

All of the Moraine Valley area is invited to participate, from students, to faculty, to even just those in the surrounding communities. However, the event is not just for jokes and giggles. All of the proceeds from the event will be going to the Moraine Valley Scholarship Foundation, which provides need-based scholarships.

The race will take off at 9 a.m. on campus, located at 9000 W. College Parkway in Palos Hills. 

The cost to enter varies: $30 per person for students and employees, and $40 per person for community members and alumni. 

Children between the ages of 3 and 12 can participate in the Kid’s Dash, for a cost of $10.

However, if you wish to register at the event, all prices will increase by $5. The event will also have several other interactive activities, including a costume contest, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and children’s entertainment by Miss Daisy’s Ukulele.

Online registration will close at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28. In-person registration will also be available at packet pick-up, as long as capacity has not been completely filled. 

Packet pick-up is available on Friday, Oct. 29 from 3-7 p.m. in the FitRec center or at the registration table on the day of the event from 7:30-9 a.m. 

Sponsors of the event include Demonica Kemper Architects, Legat Architects, UPS, and John & Patricia Coleman. 

To learn more about the Halloween 5K or if you have any questions, you can contact the race director directly, Jana Terborg.