September 21, 2016
A few days before Halloween 2016, the first annual Philadelphia Costume Dash will take place on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Participants are invited to dress up in a Halloween costume to run in a 5k or 10k.
Registration is currently open for both Oct. 29 races.
Costumes aren't mandatory, but this is one of few times that dressing normally will probably trigger a few weird looks from those around you. Afterward, there is a prize for best costume worn during the race (Here's hoping a group competes as the complete "Stranger Things" cast).
There will also be an after-party at Schuylkill Banks Pavilion, followed by a pub crawl starting at The Bishop's Collar in Fairmount.
Start time for the race is 8:30 a.m. Prizes will be given to the top three male and female runners, along with prizes for top runners in various age categories. All finishers will receive a medal.
The American Cancer Society is the official charity partner of the Philadelphia Costume Dash.
Thursday, October 29
8:30 a.m. | $35-$45 registration
Schuylkill Banks Pavilion
2501 Walnut St.