Gulf Shores Haunted Hustle 5K & Witches on Wheels October 16
The City of Gulf Shores Haunted Hustle is coming to Gulf Place Public Beach on Saturday, Oct. 16. Wear your best Halloween costume and participate in this horrifyingly fun event featuring a Haunted Hustle 5K, Fun Run, Witches on Wheels, and a live DJ. Proceeds benefit the Dolphin Foundation for Education and Arts, who will also be selling pizza and refreshments, including beer and wine, on-site.
“We are excited to host the Haunted Hustle 5k, Fun Run, and Witches on Wheels,” said Holly Howell, City of Gulf Shores fitness coordinator. “This family-friendly event is great for all ages. We encourage everyone, no matter your fitness level, to come out and enjoy the night with us!”
The Witches on Wheels bicycle ride kicks off the evening at 6 p.m. Witches and Warlocks are invited to jump on their brooms (bicycles will suffice) and parade on W. Beach Blvd and the Town Green throwing beads and candy to bystanders. The approximate distance for this ride is 1.25 miles. Early registration cost to participate in Witches on Wheels is $20 through Sept. 26. Beginning Sept. 27, the registration fee will increase to $25, and race day registration on Oct. 16 is $30. All participants will receive a goody bag and event t-shirt.
The Fun Run will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Non-competitive goblins, this is the course for you. Join us on a fun out-and-back route that is approximately 1 mile. Early registration cost to participate is $20 through Sept. 26. Beginning Sept. 27, the registration fee will increase to $25, and race day registration on Oct. 16 is $30. All participants will receive a finishers medal, goody bag, and event t-shirt.
The Haunted Hustle 5K will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Ghosts and monsters of all sorts are invited to enjoy an evening run on our USATF certified course (certification number AL18053JE). The 5K course will begin and end in front of Gulf Place Town Green. Early registration cost to participate in the Haunted Hustle 5K is $30 until Sept. 26. Beginning Sept. 27, the registration fee will increase to $35, and race day registration on Oct. 16 is $40. All participants will receive a goody bag and event t-shirt.
“General admission to the Haunted Hustle is free,” Recreation Manager Nicole Ard said. “For those who do not wish to participate in the Haunted Hustle 5K, Fun Run, or Witches on Wheels, we still encourage them to come out in their favorite Halloween costume and enjoy spending time with family and friends, listen to our live DJ, and enjoy the festivities we have lined up starting at 6 p.m. The Witches on Wheels parade is a must-see for all!”
For more information about Haunted Hustle, including a registration link and packet pick-up dates and times, please visit gulfshoresal.gov/halloween.
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