Tuesday, October 18th | 6:30pm (arrive by 6pm) | WSU Nutter Center | Presented by the Ohio River Road Runners Club™
Congrats to the Youth Running Challenge winners:
Beavercreek - Carroll - Englewood Elementary - Bethel
WSU's Nutter Center - Berry Room
12:30pm - 6:00pm, Tuesday, October 18th
Race Day Only!
Location: 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Fairborn, OH 45324
Please arrive no later than 6pm to secure a parking spot and entry to the event. Traffic will likely be heavy during this time.
Please park in Lots 1 and 2 at the Nutter Center. Do not park on the course and please reserve the parking spaces closest to the stadium for those with limited mobility.
Online registration now closed
$40 adults / $35 kids (cash, check, or credit card - new for 2022!)
Virtual Option now closed
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!
Are you not a runner or walker? You can still join in on the fun! The Ohio River Road Runner's Club is an *ALL VOLUNTEER* charitable organization and we need nearly 150 volunteers to make the Ghost N Goblin 5k happen each year! Each volunteer receives a race shirt and our gratitude for their help and assistance! Please visit our Volunteer page to sign-up as a volunteer!
Shirt availability & shirt sizes guaranteed only for participants registered by October 11, 2022. We will make every attempt to get you into a proper fitting shirt, but for logistics reasons, we cannot guarantee this after October 11.
2022 Ghost 'n Goblin Shirts
Our shirts this year are a soft, heathered, long-sleeve, tr-blend blue shirt with our brand new, spooky Ghost 'n Goblin 5k logo! We really enjoy the feel and fit of these shirts, and we hope you do too!
Our adult sized shirts are available in S-4XL
Youth shirts are 100% cotton in sizes Youth XS - Youth XL
Head to our shirts page for more details on sizing to ensure you get a great fit!
At packet pick-up, if you get a shirt that doesn't fit well, bring it back, unworn, and we'll gladly exchange it if we have your desired size amongst those set aside for late registrants. Please know that we cannot exchange away a shirt-size promised to another early registrant, and even though we order extra, it's imperative for us to make sure everyone gets the size they ordered before we swap.
We love our new shirt & logo design and hope you do too!
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 2022 Ghost 'n Goblin 5k Youth Running Challenge winners will be announced on our website and via social media and race emails!
Your school could be this year's winner!
Fun and Entertainment
What's a Halloween run without a costume contest? Dress up in your best costume and be eligible for some great prizes! The contest will be held shortly before the race starts. Show up and you're entered!
The best part of finishing is the post-race food, right? This year, enjoy warm, gooey-cheese pizza when you're done, along with other snacks and, of course, bananas!
Tons of Raffle Prizes!
The raffle prizes are back, generously donated by Miami Valley businesses and organizations! Check out our full listing of raffle prizes you could win!
Awards will be given to:
Trophies: Top 3 Male & Female Winners
Awards: Top Male & Female in Age Categories (9-11, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+)
Note: You must be present at the post-race Awards Ceremony to receive your award.
The Ghost 'n Goblin™ 5k is all about fun, but this is where we have to be a little strict (for everyone's safety and enjoyment of the event). Failure to comply with the rules or the guidance or commands or a race official or volunteer may result in removal from the event.
The use of jogging strollers is discouraged. Walkers with standard walking-strollers must start in the *BACK* of the pack. Runners who elect to participate with strollers, against the RRCA safer racing guidelines, must start on the edge/side of the race. Persons with strollers found in the middle or front of the starting pack, or inhibiting other participants in any way, will be removed from the event.
No Animals (e.g. dogs, cats, pets): we love them, but not everybody will feel comfortable with them and our insurance forbids it. Persons with animals will be removed from the event. Those with service animals may be requested to show documentation and may be asked to start on the side of the race or in the back, away from the pack (the race is chip timed, so this won't affect your time).
Headphones are *strongly discouraged*: they reduce your ability to hear vehicles (it's a closed course, but emergency vehicles may need to use the road) and directions from the race staff. Participants not following race staff/volunteer commands and guidance may be removed from the event.
Race officials commands, including those of the race directors, volunteers, safety, medical, fire, and other professionals shall be followed at all times, especially when concerning the safety, health, and well-being of any and all participants.
Follow all laws, good safety practices, and use common sense, please! :-)
Race Results Rules
All participants will be issued a disposable timing chip on the back of their race number.
Do not remove the chip from the back of your bib.
Participants are responsible for wearing their number throughout the event.
We hate to be harsh, but: No Number = No Results = No Awards.