|Halloween in Emmaus 5k|
The 12th Annual Halloween in Emmaus 5K promises to be another unique event. Runners will dash before cheering crowds of up to 20,000 spectators (not a typo) along the already well-established Halloween Parade route. Many racers will be decked out in creative and bizarre costumes. This year’s race will again start just 45 minutes before the start of the Halloween Parade to ensure more spectators are in attendance. Cash prizes will be awarded to top runners and costume contest winners. COSTUME CONTESTS: Best Overall Costume (1st, 2nd and 3rd); Best Kids Costume (14 and Under) (1st, 2nd and 3rd); Best Family Costume – 1 prize; Best HAPPY Costume (Think positive) – 1 prize; Best EMMAUS Costume – 1 prize. Proceeds from this race will benefit the Emmaus Halloween Parade and the Emmaus Parks system. All Runners MUST park in the Emmaus High School Annex Parking Lot on North Street and Macungie Ave. Easiest access is off of Cedar Crest Blvd (car pooling is recommended.) All entrants must be able to run a 5K (3.1 Miles) in under 40 minutes. Any racer still on the course will be removed for the start of the Halloween Parade. Race number pick-up will be open on Friday from 11:00 to 7:00PM at The Emmaus Run Inn (322 Main St, Emmaus: 610-966-9939) and will continue on Saturday from 10AM until 3PM. If you are unable to make it to the shop during that time frame you can pick-up your race number starting at 5:00PM in the Emmaus High School Annex parking lot at the registration table on race day. Race number pick-up will close promptly at 6:40PM. Race start time is 7:00PM. Cost: 15 & over - $20 until 9/8, $25 until 10/19, $35 race day; 14 & under - $12 until 9/8, $15 until 10/19, $20 race day.