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Running Scared 5 Miler & Monster Mile

Saturday October 31st, 2020

Charlotte, NC

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Charlotte's Largest and BEST Halloween Event! 

Make it a Tradition.

The 5th Annual Running Scared 5 Miler & Monster Mile will take place on October 31st, 2020 at 9:00am.  YES, it’s actually ON Halloween this year!  We are still scheduled to run as of now.  If the in in-person race gets cancelled due to COVID-19, all participants will move to the virtual event.

This family fun event encourages participants to have fun, be creative, and dress up in costumes.  Costumes are of course encouraged but not required.  Enjoy a scenic 5 mile race through and around uptown Charlotte starting and finishing at Romare Bearden Park.   There will be activities for the kids (face painting, games, etc.), Food Trucks, Beer, Music, and more! 

What do I get for participating?

1. High Quality shirt. We will have Unisex short sleeve shirts so please size yourself with that in mind. You must register before October 10th to be guaranteed a choice of shirt; GHOST, MONSTER, PUMPKIN, OR REGULAR.  Anyone registered AFTER October 10th will be given a REGULAR event shirt...while inventory lasts.

2. Finisher Medals guaranteed for the 5 Miler Only. 

3. Great giveaways from our sponsors

4. Sample beer from local breweries, face painting, costume contest, etc.

6. Great fun!

Packet Pick Up

Friday, October 30th, 2020; 10:30AM – 6:00PM

Run For Your Life – Midtown
901 South Kings Drive, #100
Charlotte, NC 28204

Race Day – Saturday, October 31st, 2020; 7:45AM – 8:45AM

300 S Church St,
Charlotte, NC 28202


Every participant will receive a t-shirt that signed up before October 10th. Shirts are ordered based on the sizes indicated during online registration.? NO SWITCHING SIZES – NO EXCEPTIONS!


We have partnered with Event Marketing Services to time this years event using Chronotrack Timing Systems. All 5Miler participants will be timed and will receive their disposable timing tag during packet pick up.  Monster Mile participants will be able to see there time at the finish with the finish line clock.


Overall, Masters, 12 and under, 13-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over.


Top 3 Males and Females in all divisions will receive awards. Awards gift certificates courtesy of Run For Your Life - Midtown

Claiming Awards

As results become available, runners will be able to claim their awards at the awards ceremony prior to the last participant finishing. We do NOT ship unclaimed awards.

NOTE: Sisu Events reserves the right to add/delete categories and awards prior to race based on participation.

Refunds and Transfers

Registration fees are non-refundable. Event registrations are non-transferable between individuals, events, or years.

Time Limit

Walkers are welcome in the Monster Mile only.  There is no time limit.

Medic/First Aid

There will be a RED medical tent located at the finish line in case of emergency or any medical needs. Announcements can always be made at the DJ booth as well.

Weather Policy

Races are held, rain or shine, unless Sisu Events determines that conditions are too dangerous. This will be based on a prudent decision made on race weekend or race day by Sisu Events and local law enforcement officials. If the race is canceled due to inclement weather there will be neither refunds nor transfers. This position is consistent with USA Track & Field recommendations and with the protocol of sharing the risks associated with the sport of running. In the event of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances, Sisu Events reserves the right to alter, cancel or eliminate any/all portions of the race.


PLEASE arrive in time to park. There are many available parking lots and parking decks around Uptown Charlotte with evening parking rates (usually after 5pm). Many are within a short walking distance of BB&T Ballpark.


At the Running Scared 5 Miler and Monster Mile Expo you will find exhibitors, great giveaways from our sponsors, kids activities  and best of all FOOD TRUCKS AND  BEER! Local Food Trucks will have food for sale. Local breweries will have beer to sample…must be 21 years of age.


We are so excited to have AAA Entertainment at the Start and Finish line to energize the runners and maintain the fun!


Race Distances

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Monster Mile Click to Find Out Register »
Regular Shirt Click to Find Out Register »
Ghost Shirt Click to Find Out Register »
Monster Shirt Click to Find Out Register »
Pumpkin Shirt Click to Find Out Register »

Places to Stay

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Start Location

300 S Church St, Charlotte, NC

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