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Philadelphia Costume Dash Courtesy of Costume Dash 5k/10k/Facebook

The Costume Dash 5k/10k is coming Philadelphia Halloween weekend.

September 21, 2016

Philly's first Costume Dash arrives just in time for Halloween

Compete in the 5k or 10k race

Updated Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 1:45 p.m.: The event has been cancelled. According to the event Facebook page, the reason is "an unforeseen permitting issue with the city of Philadelphia." Registration will be refunded in full

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.

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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.

The Philadelphia Costume Dash 5k/10k

Thursday, October 29
8:30 a.m. | $35-$45 registration
Schuylkill Banks Pavilion
2501 Walnut St.