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halloween runs in philadelphia in 2022

want to welcome in this halloween season with a spooky-themed run? check out these halloween runs in philly: competitive races and family-friendly costume jogs galore.

Ready for Halloween? It’s the best time of the year for many, including fun-loving runners. Night runs, Halloween races, haunted walks through the cemetery—there’s something athletic and frightening for everyone.

If you love October 31st and you love to run, you’ve got options. Keep reading to find where to get your spook on with these fun Halloween-themed runs in Philadelphia.

What is a Halloween Run?

What should you wear? What are you running for—or from? We’ll help you find out.

Every year, Philly has some different runs for Halloween lovers. Some are for families with small children. Others are for serious runners who want to dress up, go all out, and scare themselves to the finish line. 

Wear whatever you’re comfortable in but feel free to grab a costume and run with it. Consider what time the race is, as some are daytime celebrations. Find the race you want to run, register early, and get ready to haunt some fellow runners.

Philadelphia Halloween Runs 

Whether you want to find a fun costume walk with your kids or a competitive 10k race, here’s what’s going on with Halloween running this year. 

Rest in Peace 5k Run

The Rest in Peace 5k Run is a spooky, nighttime costume run through the Laurel Hill Cemetery. The race is held on October 11, 2022. It’s organized by East Falls Fitness and the non-profit sector of Laurel Hill Cemetery. All proceeds go to fund historical education and outreach.

Queer Run Spooktacular Group Run with HOKA

The Spooktacular Run is a spooky 3-mile run on Monday October 24th at the William Way LGBT Center. Dress in your Halloween best, and you may leave with a treat. HOKA will have shoe demos, giveaways, and the chance to win a FREE pair of shoes! Queer Run is a safe athletic space for the LGBTQIA+ community and allies, so everyone is welcome to join! The run is open to individuals of all paces and fitness backgrounds. No signup needed.

Lisa’s Army: Pumpkin in the Park 5k

Lisa’s Army is a local Philly non-profit organization that supports cancer patients through treatment. Every year they host a Pumpkin in the Park 5k run (or walk) to raise money, awareness, and support for the cause. 

The race date is October 8, 2022, at 8:00 am. Prizes are awarded to top runners, best-dressed costumes, and top funding contributors. 

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End Childhood Cancer Run/Walk 5k

The Navy Yard is hosting this year’s End Childhood Cancer 5k Run/Walk. Sign up as an awareness runner for Saturday, October 29, 2022. Prizes are awarded to the best costume. The Run starts at 8:00 am. You’ll meet some inspiring people at this event, so don’t miss it!

NBPTC Spooktacular 5k

North Broad Physical Therapy Center from Temple University is hosting a Spooktacular 5k Run/Walk, the annual fundraiser to support its pro bono clinic. The race is on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at 10:00 am. Wear a costume, bring a friend of any fitness level, and have fun supporting this great cause.

Ridley Halloween 5k Run & Costume Contest

On Saturday, October 29, 2022, join the Ridley Halloween 5k Run. Wear your best Halloween attire and race to the finish line. Same-day registration opens at 6:30 am, and the race begins at 8:00.

PRLA Bucks-Mont 5k Halloween Fun Run

The Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association (PRLA) throws an annual Bucks-Mont 5k Halloween Run to raise money for its educational scholarship programs. On Saturday, October 29, 2022, join the spooky celebration at 10:30 am for the 5k. Drinks, food trucks, and socializing will be available after the race.

Halloween Runs and Jogs Near Philly

If you’re outside Philly or willing to drive 60 minutes or fewer, here are more options to get your scary marathon on.

Rugged Pumpkin 3k Run

Join Hellerick’s Family Farm on October 29, 2022, for its Rugged Pumpkin 3k Run. Decorate your pumpkin and run with it to the finish line—don’t drop it!— as you race through the rugged farm terrain. There will be laughs, pumpkin painting, and post-race apple cider. Sign up same-day at 7:30 am and race at 9:00.

Halloween Costume Run for Your Life 5k

Run a festive 5k with your best Halloween attire! The Costume Run for Your Life 5k is located in Voorhees, NJ on October 28, 2022. Check the site for new updates as the event approaches.

Skeleton Skurry 5k

The Skeleton Skurry raises money every year for Shatterproof, a non-profit organization that supports families through addiction recovery. Hosted at the Limerick Garden of Memories, this is a smaller 5k run with a powerful mission and Halloween-themed grit!

HOWLoween 5k + Dog Run

Bring your dog on this 5k run for the annual HOWLoween 5k. Wear a costume, win prizes, and create a team to raise funds. The event is hosted by Last Dog Rescue on October 29, 2022, in North Wales, PA.

Run the Vineyards Halloween Festival and 5k/10k

Push yourself to the limits at the beautiful Run the Vineyards 5k and 10k in Landisville, NJ. Enjoy the Halloween festivities at this scenic vineyard with an amazing community. There’s also a kids' 1-mile race. 

Both adult races begin at 9:00 am on October 29, 2022. Sign up early to get your spot.

Halloween Town 5k Run & Walk

Run, jog, and view the best Halloween decorations of the year at Pittsgrove Township, NJ’s Halloween Town 5k. Walkers are welcome and there are free kids' races. This event is on Sunday, October 30, 2022, at 10:00 am.

Halloween Trick or Treat 10 Mile and Frightening 5k

Vincentown Fire Company is hosting two races for the Halloween Trick or Treat Run event. On October 22, 2022, the 10-mile race begins at 9:00 am and the Frightening 5k begins at 9:15. There’s also a 1-mile walk/run option. Proceeds go to the fire crew and volunteers who keep their communities safe.

Where to Run on Halloween in Philly

No matter what type of run or race you’re looking for this Halloween, we’ve got you connected. Look for upcoming events on the eseo sports app, a place where athletes connect with other athletes in their area. List a Halloween group run, find a spooky marathon, or locate all the upcoming running events near you! 

Still looking for a run? Check out Run The Day's race directory!

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want to welcome in this halloween season with a spooky-themed run? check out these halloween runs in philly: competitive races and family-friendly costume jogs galore.