Monday, October 1, 2012

The Rotary Club of Pleasanton’s 2nd Annual Halloween Spirit Run

Feeling a little guilty that you’ve already finished off all the Halloween candy you were going to give out on the big night?  The Rotary Club of Pleasanton can help you out with their 2nd Annual Halloween Spirit 5K Run & Walk and Kids’ Challenge, held on Sunday morning, October 28, in downtown Pleasanton, at the Main Street Arch

This exciting autumn-community tradition is a proven hit with all ages! Proceeds of the Halloween Spirit Run benefit local and international goodwill projects of the Rotary Club of Pleasanton.  This year, the Spirit Run will benefit their Wheelchairs for the Needy program, in partnership with The Wheelchair Foundation.  To date, the Rotary Club of Pleasanton has donated more than one million dollars to various charities.  The Rotary Club of Pleasanton will also donate $5 of each registration to a designated Pleasanton Unified School District school or school club.

 5K Run or Walk is flat and fast certified course, which includes closed and monitored streets and a portion of the nearby Arroyo Trails, part paved and part trail surfaces.  The 5K start will just be a few hundred feet west of the arch, on Main Street, with the finish line set up right underneath the arch.  The Kids’ Challenge is a number of age-specific 100-yard dashes (for children ages 2-8) on the closed portion of Main Street, also finishing underneath the arch.

Trophies will be awarded to the top male and female finishers, as well as the top male and female Masters (over 45-years old) winners.  In addition, medals are given three deep in designated age groups for both male and female participants.  Each child participating in the Kids’ Challenge will receive a finisher ribbon.  Medals will also be awarded for the best costumes with multiple kid and adult divisions.

The Halloween Spirit Run will utilize the most advanced chip-timing system available, provided by On Your Mark Events.  Race results will be posted at and

Entry Fees:
Kids’ Challenge - Ages 2-8 - $5
5K Run/Walk - Elementary & Middle School Students - $20
5K Run/Walk - High School Students & Adults - $30
All Events - Families of 4 or more - $20 each

Race Day
Kids’ Challenge - Ages 2-8 - $10
5K Run/Walk - Elementary & Middle-School Students - $25.
5K Run/Walk - High School Students & Adults - $35
All Events - each for four or more - $25
All participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt, refreshments, and will each receive a ticket to a huge after-race raffle with over $1,500 in prizes to give away.   The 5K Run and Walk will start at 9:00 a.m.  The Kids’ Challenge events will begin around 10:15 a.m.  Check-in and race-day registration will open 7:30 a.m.

Packet Pick-up
Online registrations received before midnight 10/25/12, mail-in applications must be postmarked by 10/17/12. All other packets will be available for pick-up on race day.
For more Halloween Spirit Run information and/or to download and application to mail in your entry fee, contact On Your Mark Race Events at 209-795-7832, or visit their website.  Participants can download applications at this website.  Online registration is available via

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