24 Must-Do Oct./Nov. Races Across The U.S.

Ghost, Goblins & Ghouls Spooktacular 5K & Scarecrow Sprint Fun Run. Photo: Stephanie Bragg

Mid-Atlantic Region

Run! Geek! Run! 8K
Oct. 5, Washington, D.C.
rungeekrun.net

Geeks unite! Flaunt your techie side loud and proud at this 8K supporting the Equal Footing Foundation, a charity supported by the Northern Virginia Technology Council. Not a tech geek? You’ll still love the nerdy-chic trophies handed out to all age-group and overall winners.

Ghost, Goblins & Ghouls Spooktacular 5K & Scarecrow Sprint Fun Run
Oct. 26, Leesburg, Va.
ghost5K.com

Planning a killer costume for Halloween? Then head to this race, where you can win big even if you don’t cross the finish line first. The 5K races through the neighborhood streets of the Paxton Campus, offering a spooky Halloween feel — and don’t be surprised if you stumble across some haunts! Run in costume and be eligible to win a prize in one of three categories (individual, couple or team). Then stick around for funhouse tours, a beer garden, a coffin-simulator experience and more.

Dash 5K and Doggie Run
Nov. 3, Washington, D.C.
capitalsprints.com

Conquer the challenging trails of Rock Creek Park, then see how quickly your canine companion can go in the one-mile doggie run, where treats and water will be offered at both the start and finish lines. Want to really do it up? Enter the costume contest — awards will be doled out to the most creative getups for you and your pooch.

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