To be held virtually in 2020 to support local schools | Presented by the Ohio River Road Runners Club

2020 was the Ghost 'n Goblin 5k's 35th year!

Thanks to everyone who helped keep the tradition alive by running and walking virtually!

Registration is closed, but you can enter your results here until November 7, 2020.

Don't forget to share your costumes and sweaty selfies on our Facebook page!

Congrats to Beavercreek, Chaminade Julienne, and East Dayton Christian, our division winners of the Youth Running Challenge! Clark-Shawnee is the winner selected at random for an additional donation made possible by the generosity of our participants!

Remaining packets for in-person pickup will be at the Runners Plus Fairborn store November 7 - 30.

We at the ORRRC would love to be able to celebrate the Halloween season in person with all of our Dayton-area running friends, but the current COVID-19 situation and health considerations mean there's just no safe way to do that this year.

We'll be holding the race virtually, and hope that means even more people can participate! The spirit of the race has always been to celebrate running and community - and there's no better year to do that than 2020!

So what does "running virtually" mean? You register, we send you your swag, and you run or walk a 5k anytime before October 31.

All participants will receive an awesome shirt and spooky themed magnet!

Why should you run the Ghost 'n Goblin 5k virtually?

Maybe it's been hard for you to get downtown on a weeknight - run in your neighborhood on the weekend!

Did you move away from Dayton and miss the race? Run wherever you are, no travel required!

Did the weather not cooperate in previous years? Run any day - pick your perfect conditions!

Did we mention you'll get a shirt AND a magnet?! And proceeds will still benefit local schools??!

Plus, we have TONS of donated items to give away, whether you're in Dayton or not. Check out the "2020 Prizes" tab!

Packet Pickup

When you register, you'll have the option to have your packet mailed to you for a small fee, or to pick it up in person.


All remaining packets for those who chose in-person pickup will be available at the Runners Plus Fairborn location (2604 Colonel Glenn Hwy) from November 7 - November 30. Thank you RP for your help!

Race Pricing through October 31, 2020

  • $29 for ages 11+

  • $27 for ages 10 and under

  • To have your packet mailed, there will be a charge of $5 per packet

Race Proceeds Benefit:

In line with the mission of the Ohio River Road Runners Club, the Dayton Ghost 'n Goblin 5k will benefit local school running programs. When you register, select which school district you want to receive a donation - the top school district in each division will receive a donation to help their team!

Race Shirts

If you register by September 13, 2020, your mailed packet will arrive approximately October 8, or you may pickup in person October 10, 2020 at Delco Park from 1pm-4pm (shelters).

If you register by October 14, 2020, your mailed packet will arrive approximately October 28, or you may pickup in person on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Delco Park (shelters by the playground), 1pm-4pm.

If you registered after October 15, mailed packets will arrive by approximately November 20. If you selected in-person pickup, packets will be available at the Runners Plus Fairborn store November 7-30, 2020. Any remaining packets from earlier registrations will also be at Runners Plus.

We ask for your patience and flexibility as our all-volunteer committee navigates these new logistics. If anything changes with expected arrivals, we'll post the information and email registered participants.

Shirt Description

This year's race shirts are 100% polyester, moisture-wicking performance long sleeve quarter zip pullovers, available in Youth S-L and Adult XS-4XL.

Virtual shirt fittings - see the sizing page for examples of how various sizes fit on our GnG "models".

Adult Shirt Sizes

Youth Shirt Sizes

Due to the logistics of racing virtually in 2020, we won't be able to offer any shirt size exchanges. Thank you for understanding!

Ghost 'n Goblin Youth Running Challenge

What is the GnG Youth Running Challenge?

Ghost 'n Goblin is the second largest fundraiser for the Ohio River Road Runner's Club (behind Turkey Trot, and as race directors we're hoping to make it #1)! Our mission is to give back to the community by encouraging running (or walking) in our community, so this year we're giving back to our region's youth runners! We'll be donating part of Ghost 'n Goblin's proceeds to help four local school running programs.

How Do I Help?

1. Register for the Ghost 'n Goblin 5k!2. Select a school district on your registration form.3. Tell your friends to sign up & pick their favorite school district.4. That's it! It's that simple & you just helped young runners and walkers in our area!5. Want to give even more? You'll have an option for an extra donation at registration.

How are Challenge Winners Selected?

When you register for the Ghost 'n Goblin 5k, you'll be asked to select a school district from the Dayton area to help out as a part of your registration. Pick your favorite and your vote will be cast! The school district in each division receiving the most votes wins! They will receive up to $500 for equipment, uniforms, race entries, or other items to help encourage & support youth running/health.
Note: If a school has no running/health programs and does not wish to start one, the next highest vote-receiving school district in that division will receive the challenge donation.

Find Out Who Won!

The 2020 Ghost 'n Goblin 5k Youth Running Challenge winners will be announced on our website and via social media and race emails!

Fun and Entertainment

Facebook Costume Contest

What's a Halloween run without a costume contest? Dress up in your best costume, post a photo online, and be eligible for some great prizes! Keep an eye on your email and Facebook for more details.

Awards and Raffle Prizes

Since we won't be running in person, there aren't overall or age group awards this year.

But...we're excited to announce that we have many, many raffle prizes that have been generously donated! We'll be picking random winners and holding some online contests, so make sure you like ORRRC Ghost 'n Goblin 5k on Facebook to join in the fun!

Some of the bulkier items will be given away randomly at our in-person packet pickups!

Check out the "2020 Prizes" tab for some of the awesome items and gift cards you could win!