Trick or Treat Run to cast spell over Richmond Park

22nd June 2015

Spooky surprises and ghastly ghouls will greet runners at the first ever Trick or Treat Run on Sunday 1 November in Richmond Park. This brand new event promises to get families active and running together to complete 2k, 5k or 10k through the spectacular Royal Park with fancy dress highly encouraged. Created by Human Race Events, who were also responsible for the massive sensation London Winter Run in February, this closed roads experience is sure to be a huge half term hit.

Throughout each course runners of all ages will encounter zones populated with different eerie characters. These will feature an area filled with scary skeletons, a zone housing wicked witches, a section of zany zombies and finish with a party of fist pumping pumpkins. Brave souls who are bold enough to complete any of the creepy courses will be rewarded with a Trick or Treat Run medal and goodies. Prizes will be on offer for the best costumes on the day, with a surprise unique element still to be announced.

“Halloween is a fun time of year and we want to use the elements people love about that to help keep them active throughout the year” said Human RaceCEO Nick Rusling. “Richmond Park is an astoundingly good venue and we are delighted that it will host the inaugural Trick or Treat Run. I promise it will be great fun but runners should beware as we have a few hair-raising surprises up our sleeves too! I’m sure when I’m taking part with my own little monsters they will be giggling and screaming all the way round.”

Alongside fitness, fun and fancy dress will also be fundraising. Breast Cancer Care will become the official charity partner of the Trick or Treat Run, with all participants encouraged to raise money which will go towards providing vital support services for anyone affected by breast cancer. There is no minimum fundraising target and it’s easy to set up a JustGiving online donation page when registering for the event.

Entries into the first ever Trick or Treat Run will open on Monday 29th June at 9:00am. Children under the age of 6 go free, and family discounts are available. To make sure you secure your place at the must-do family experience this autumn visit the Trick or Treat Run homepage.