Zombie Running Guide

Top Ten Races to Run or Die this Halloween

There is nothing like a little motivation (such as death or dismemberment) to get you running this Halloween. We now present to you the best races to get your spook on, no matter where you are.

From a zombie Elvis chasing you, to a terrifying ghost on your tail, there is a race that will get you running from the creepy, and who knows, you may make your best time, and have some serious fun.


1) United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles

October 29, Los Angles, CA

The 2017 Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Halloween weekend race is doing a collab  with Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con.  Runners can attend Comic Con on Friday or Saturday, and then complete in either the 5K or half marathon on Sunday, and if they dress as Super Hero, they will get a Super Hero Challenge medal.


2) Spooktober

Oct. 28: Austin, TX


This is a great race for the kids, where they can enjoy a petting zoo, bungee run, bounce house, carnival games and runners can choose from a chip-timed 5K, Kids 1K, resident run. Proceeds will benefit Austin State Supported Living Center, 2203 W. 35th Street, a 184 center residents who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. So get spooky for a great cause!


3) Halloween Half Marathon Series

October 21, Petersburg, VA; Oct. 28, Miami, FL; Oct. 29, Atlanta, GA and Fayettesville, NC

What started in Miami has since spread to other cities in the South. Every year they change the design of their intricate and festive Halloween medals. If the half is too much, you can always run the Freaky 4-miler.


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4) Monster Dash

October 21, Chicago, IL

In this popular race, runners can choose between running a half marathon, 10K, 5K or Mount Doom Challenge—10K, 5K, and a 1-miler all in one morning. All runners involved get a performance jacket and a medal, as well as a chance to take to the streets of Chicago in your best costume. Zombie up people!


5) The Hallowrock

October 28, Las Vegas NV

A beautiful view and some scary runners makes for a fun race in Las Vegas. With mountain scenery and a downhill finish, what’s not to love?

Choose between the 10K, 5K and one-mile race and after the race, head to the PKWY Tavern, where the course begins and ends, for a celebratory beer and some spooky snacks.


6) Midnight Monster Dash

October 28, Steven Point, WI

With a midnight start time, this 5K race isn’t for the faint of heart. But don’t worry, it’s flat course and most people are in costume. They also cater for kids with a pumpkin patch, a one-miler kid’s dash, and face painting.


7) Halloween Terrifying 10

October 29, Dana Point, CA

With a variety of run lengths to choose from, this race is popular with families. Kids can run the half mile in their best super hero costume or play in the pumpkin patch. You can choose between the 10-miler, 10K or 5K courses, and watchout you don’t get spooked on the way!


8) Halloween Games

October 28, Austin, TX

A race and then a party! What’s not to love? Run the 5k or the10k  and then  head on over to the party where you can have a free barbecue lunch and flag football tournament and Pugil Stick fights.


9) Evl Half Marathon and 5K

October 28, 2017 Ellicottville, NY


Grab your friends, pick out your costumes and get ready to run! The EVL Halloween Half is one of the most fun Half Marathons you will ever participate in! Custom designed medals as well as men’s and women’s specific shirts for both 1/2 Marathon and 5k finishers. 


10) Zombie Knight Run & Haunted House

October 27th: 2:30pm - 5:45pm Hobe Sound, FL 


The dead will be running amongst us, is what the event organizers of the race claim.  To survive, you must traverse a 5K course with off-road and street terrain. The run is easy. It's avoiding the zombies that can get a bit tricky. This year, we've added Zombie Survival Flags to the challenge! Think flag football meets zombie apocalypse. All registered runners will get a belt with 2 flags.


Whichever event tickles your terror buds, one thing we can all agree on is that you'll run faster and tune out the undead when you run with music.  So take advantage of our Spooktacular Halloween Lightning Deal on the SoundWhiz Turbo this Saturday..  Register now to get alerted when the best deal of the month begins.