Tuesday, October 22nd | 6:15pm | 5800 Clyo Road | Presented by the Ohio River Road Runners Club


Join us October 22, 2024 for the 39th Ghost 'n Goblin 5k!

Packet Pickup

Sinclair Community College - Centerville


Please arrive no later than 6pm to secure a parking spot and entry to the event.  Traffic will likely be heavy during this time.

Lots of parking at Sinclair!  Please reserve the parking spaces closest to the building for those with limited mobility.  Overflow available in the St. Francis church lot to the east of Sinclair.  Carpool to make it even more fun!!

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Registration Pricing - Adults / 10 and under


Course Map

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 - see the Youth Running Challenge section below for more details on how winners will be selected!

Volunteer Information - help make GNG a success!

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!

Race Shirts - you know they're awesome again this year!

Shirt availability & shirt sizes will be guaranteed only for participants who register by October 11th.  We will make every attempt to get you into a proper fitting shirt, but for logistics reasons, we cannot guarantee this after the cutoff.

2024 Ghost 'n Goblin Shirts

Our shirts this year are totally on point for Halloween in black with a bright, spooky design!

Shirt Description

Both adult and kids shirts are awesome hooded options!

The adult shirt is a moisture-wicking technical fabric so you can show off your GNG gear during training runs.  The kids shirt is a super-soft tri-blend that they can wear all year long, no matter what they're getting into.

We think this combination gets everyone something they'll love in the same style and color, while still keeping our registration cost affordable and family-friendly!  

Shirt Exchanges

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.

2024 Sponsors and Large Door Prize Donors

A special thank you to a donor who wishes to remain anonymous for sponsoring our 2024 age group awards! 😊

List coming soon for some of the other amazing door prizes that have been generously donated!

Interested in helping support GNG and the ORRRC?  Check out our sponsorship opportunities!

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!  Three finishers will be selected at random, and the school they voted for will be a winner!  They will receive up to $500 for equipment, uniforms, race entries, or other items to help encourage & support youth running/health.
Note:  If the same school was selected by more than one of our randomly selected finishers, we will draw to reach 3 unique recipients.  The plan is for our fourth donation to go to the school or group with the most volunteers.

Find Out Who Won!

The 2024 Ghost 'n Goblin 5k Youth Running Challenge winners will be announced on our website and via social media and race emails!

2023 Winners

Your school could be this year's winner!

Fun and Entertainment

Costume Contest

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!

Post-Race Pizza

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 businesses and organizations in the Miami Valley and beyond! 


We'll have some great awards again this year, and there might even be a little something for every finisher!

8 and under, 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, 70-74, 75+

Note: You must be present at the post-race Awards Ceremony to receive your award.

Race Rules

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.




Wave Race Start - New for 2024!

Race Officials

Race Results Rules

Race Results

On the Internet:

Will be posted online at https://runsignup.com/ shortly after the race!

2023 race results are available here.  2023 photos are here!