Running Scared 5K/13K

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Oct 21, 2023

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Race Distance



Course Profile

Mostly Flat

Course Type

Point to point

Event Details


Whether you're up for a Scaredy-cat 5K or a Heart-pounding 13K, join us for a ghoulish good time on Oct 21st...if you dare~!
Come dressed in your best costumes!
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Grab your costumes & kids, or leave all that at home. Come out for the best Halloween themed event of the season and be fast, have a great time, or do both. We'll have plenty of Halloween goodies, plenty of music, and a fun atmosphere at the start and finish line.  The 5K & 13K start at 8:00 AM & 8:30 AM at Rock Creek Park in Dawsonville GA.   
We'll have an awesome shirt for participants & awards in both races to the top 3 Overall M/F winners, the top 3 M/F Masters winners, Overall M/F Grand Master, Overall M/F Senior Master, and the top 3 in all the regular 5 year Age Groups.

Event details and schedule

Registration Fees

Preview Pricing (Ends 7/7)

  • 5K:  $30
  • 13K:  $35
  • 5K-No Swag:  $25
  • 13K-No Swag:  $30
  • Deadly Double:  $55
  • Virtual 5K:  $40
  • Virtual 13K:  $40
  • Virtual Deadly Double:  $60

Early Bird Pricing (Ends 8/19)

  • 5K:  $35
  • 13K:  $40
  • 5K-No Swag:  $30
  • 13K-No Swag:  $35
  • Deadly Double:  $60
  • Virtual 5K:  $40
  • Virtual 13K:  $50
  • Virtual Deadly Double:  $60

Regular Registration (Ends 10/16)

  • 5K:  $40
  • 13K:  $45
  • 5K-No Swag:  $35
  • 13K-No Swag:  $40
  • Deadly Double:  $65
  • Virtual 5K:   $40
  • Virtual 13K:  $50
  • Virtual Deadly Double:  $60

Last Minute Registration (Ends 10/22)

  • 5K:  $45
  • 13K:  $50
  • 5K-No Swag:  $40
  • 13K-No Swag:  $45
  • Deadly Double:  $70
  • Virtual 5K:  $40
  • Virtual 13K:  $50
  • Virtual Deadly Double:  $60

*Register by 9/29/23 to guarantee a race shirt in your size!  Race shirts after the deadline will be dependent on availability, so don't wait!


Awards & Goodies

We'll have awards as follows:

  • Top 3 Overall M/F
  • Top 3 Overall Masters M/F 
  • Top 3 Overall Grand Masters M/F 
  • Top 3 Overall Sr. Grand Masters M/F
  • Top 3 in each of the normal 5 year age groups 10 & Under through 75+.  

Everyone will get a race shirt guaranteed in their size until 9/29/23.

Special awards:  Planning on dressing up?  We'll have a prize for the best costume, so grab all your fancy, creative, funny costumes and put them on. 


Course and Timing

Super Flat course inside Rock Creek it's super flat, family & spectator friendly! 

The 5K course is Certified, so it's a great opportunity to get a PR or a great time for the peachtree.

Click here for the 13K course map

Click here for the 5K course map


Groups & Teams

Running is more F-U-N together, even if we're far apart! 

Grab your friends, co-workers, neighbors or family and participate as a TEAM.  Your TEAM can be local or across the states; virtual participants will have their shirts shipped!  Teams of 5 or more receive discounts off their registration, discounts below.

  • 5+:  $2.50 off
  • 11+:  $3.75 off
  • 21+:  $5 off
  • 51+:  $6.25 off
  • 100+:  $7.50 off

Grab some friends to run with you, and grab great swag!


Virtual Running - How it works and Link for Time Submission

Can't make it out to the event site on race day?

Still want to participate or support the cause and have a shot at an award? or maybe you saw the shirt and said:  "Sweet...I want one!"  Then the virtual race is for you.  Run when & where you want, just submit your time by end of Race Day.  We'll ship out virtual packages the Monday after event date! *Shipping available for continental US only.

New to Virtual Running?  Here's how it works:

Step 1

Get excited, grab some friends and buddies to join you!  Sign up and register for the Running Scared 5K or 13K Virtual!

Step 2

Download your Custom Digital Bib below!  Hydrate, grab your buddy (or not) and get ready to get moving!

Step 3

Get out there and run or walk! You can run at the park, your favorite route in your neighborhood; anywhere you want.   Please remember to social distance & be safe!

Step 4


Share your distance, a selfie, or a picture along your race route and use the hashtag #RunningScared5k13k #fivestarrunning

Step 5

Submit your results directly on

You can submit your race time HERE on the Virtual Results page anytime until 10/21/2023 11:59 PM.

Step 6

View your Virtual Results HERE Monday after the Event Date.



Five Star Championships & Turkey Trot

All participants will automatically qualify for (1) FREE entry into one of the 2023 Five Star Thanksgiving Turkey Trots.  See event website.

Top finishers will also have the opportunity to earn a spot in the Championships held in January 2024. The number of spots available is based on the total registration...see event website 


Event Courtesy & Refund Policy

Our events are designed to be fun for the entire family. With that in mind; any competitor, spectator, parent, volunteer, or sponsor, exhibiting unsportsmanlike
conduct or interfering with the positive, competitive atmosphere of the event will be asked to leave the venue and course immediately with no refunds.

All registrations are final. There are no refunds, deferments, or transfers.

Event will take place rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather, we will cancel for the safety of the participants...there are no refunds in this case.

Participants that do not show up to race/event forfeit their right to any swag.

No COVID-19 Refunds.  If unforeseen circumstances arise due to COVID-19, including any Federal or State Health Emergency, refunds will not be provided.  The event will go 100% Virtual & shirts will be shipped to participants.


Event Schedule

September 29   

  • Deadline for guaranteed shirt in your size

October 21     

  • 7:30 AM - Race Day Registration & Check In Opens
  • 8:00 AM  - 5K Starts
  • 8:30 AM - 13K Starts
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Dawsonville, GA, USA

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