Instead of sitting around devouring as much candy as possible, why not get your kids active and engaged in a worthwhile cause this Halloween weekend? The City of Parkland’s Monster Dash 5K/10K and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk, presented by Northwest Medical Center, will do just that. Benefiting SOS Children’s Villages of Florida (a foster-care neighborhood in Coconut Creek), this family-friendly event will give participants of all skill levels a chance to compete and contribute to the community. Attendees can choose between certified 5K and 10K courses or a one-mile run/walk. Five K and 10K participants will be scored by marathon timing company Accuchip USA, which will be provide disposable tags for all. The one-mile fun run/walk also welcomes families with strollers, so even young infants can partake of all the ghoulish fun. There will also be a costume contest for registered participants.
This monsterly race starts at the monstrous hour of 7 a.m. Saturday at Pine Trails Park, located at 10561 Trails End in Parkland. Advance tickets cost $25 per person or $60 per family (up to two adults and two children), for the 5K, $30 per person or $70 per family for the 10K, and $15 per person for the 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk. Add $5 to each fee for entry the day of registration. Visit cityofparkland.org/monsterdash, or call 954-757-4105.
Sat., Oct. 25, 7 a.m., 2014