Thursday, April 17, 2014

October 21 - 29th Annual Ghost N Goblin 5k Run/Walk

Benefiting The Children's Medical Center of Dayton

The Ghost N Goblin 5k has been a Halloween tradition for 29 years! The 2014 GnG, presented by the Ohio River Road Runners Club, is expected to be the best and biggest GnG ever! Please join us for this special celebration of running, family, and community!


Great post race party with Domino’s pizza, refreshments and a D.J. Unique long sleeve-jacket
for the first 3000 registered.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 21. The race starts at 6:30PM.

LOCATION: RiverScape MetroPark, 111 East Monument Avenue, (downtown) Dayton, OH 45402.  Online Map

Packet pickup is at Memorial Hall, 107 East First Street, next to Antioch Shrine Center.  Please avoid the race day rush and pick up your packet on Monday, October 21 from 12:00PM (noon) - 7:00PM.  Race day pickup is available on Tuesday, October 22 from 12:00PM (noon) - 6:25PM.

COURSE: The flat 5k (3.1 mile) loop starts and finishes at RiverScape on Monument Avenue.  Come dressed as a runner – or dress up for Halloween!


PARKING: Free parking is available at PMI lots and next to the Woolpert Building on Monument.  See Attached Map for parking locations.


Online Registration will be available.

Late registration at Packet Pick-up Monday from noon until 7:00PM and Tuesday from noon until 6:15PM.  Please try to register or pick up your packet by Monday to avoid the heavy crowds.

CONFIRMATION: To confirm your entry, please visit and enter your name in the Entry search box on the page. Please allow a 2-week delay for mailed entries.

2014 FEES:

Postmarked by Sept. 28
Register early and save $
Postmarked by Oct. 12
Do not mail entry after Oct. 12
Register at Memorial Hall
on Oct. 21, noon-7:00PM
Register at Memorial Hall 
on Oct. 22, noon-6:25PM


SHIRTS: The first 3000 entries will receive a unique long-sleeve jacket.  A sizing chart is available as an attachment at the bottom of this page.

Size chart drawing 13


  • TOP 3 Overall Male and Overall Female.
  • TOP 3 Overall Male & Female Masters (40+), Grand Masters (50+), and Seniors (60+).
  • TOP 3 Four-Person Teams in each division: male, female, and co-ed.
  • ALL 8 & under and TOP 5 in Male and Female age divisions: 9-11, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over.

**Come dressed as a runner or dressed up for Halloween! Costume judging and awards for best costumes.**

Awards will be presented during the post-race party immediately following the race.  

To register as a team for Ghost N' Goblin, you must have 4 members!

POST RACE PARTY: Please join us immediately following the race at RiverScape MetroPark for a fun-filled post-race celebration including free Domino’s pizza, refreshments, DJ music and entertainment, awards ceremony with Master of Ceremonies Gabrielle Enwright from WHIO-TV, and great socializing with fellow members of our excellent running community!

COSTUME AWARDS: Costume judging will be done at the stage in RiverScape MetroPark at 6:00PM on Race Day. Over 100 awards will be given out in youth. adult, and group divisions.

RACE RESULTS: Race results will be posted online at

SCORING: All participants will be issued bib with a built-in timing chip. You are responsible for wearing your bib on the front of your body. NO BIB = NO RESULTS = NO AWARD. 

RULES: Baby joggers and dogs are prohibited.  Walkers with strollers are welcome (please respect the safety of those around you).  Obey all instructions from race and public safety officials.  Headphones are strongly discouraged. Be sure to wear your timing bib on your front during the race. .




Meet some new friends and have a great time while making a valuable contribution to the local running community by volunteering at this event. If you would like to help, please sign up here . When volunteering please indicate the hours you are availabe and your job preference in the additional information section. Here is a list of our needs:

Sunday, October 20 11:00a until finished

set up tables  

stuff runners' packets  

Monday, October 21 10:00a until 7:00p

final set up of Memorial Hall  

runner packet pick up and registration  

Tuesday, October 22 - RACE DAY Noon - 6:15p

runner packet pick up and registration    

set up at RiverScape

luminaries, food table  

decorations on course  

decorations at RiverScape  

start/finish line set up  From

start line assist  

assist with filling water jugs and transporting to water

During Race:

water stop assist    

food distribution    

clean up



Download this file (Size chart drawing 13.pdf)Size chart drawing 13.pdf[ ]Sarah Tebbens277 Kb

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