Trick or Treat Run returns to Richmond Park this Halloween

10th August 2016

Spooky day of fun to close the Royal Park on Sunday 30 October

Thousands of runners of all ages will head to Richmond Park in London on Sunday 30th October for the second Trick or Treat Run. After a hugely successful debut in 2015, the park will again be closed to traffic so the spooky run can take place, with 2km, 5km and 10km events throughout the day. Those who are brave enough to enter by the end of August will get a significant discount.


The popular Trick or Treat Run course features a number of themed zones where participants will encounter different creepy characters synonymous with Halloween. The event will also feature a unique dual finish, with runners having to choose their final path, which will result in either a trick or a treat as they cross the line.

TrickOrTreatRunx200The entire course takes place on traffic free roads within the beautiful Richmond Park, famous for its stunning views and wandering deer. The Trick or Treat Run is a rare opportunity to enjoy the park free from vehicles, in a friendly and supportive race. Everybody who takes part will receive a bespoke Trick or Treat Run medal, with fancy dress highly encouraged.

Nick Rusling, CEO of organisers Human Race Events, said “We have lots of mischievous plans in store for the Trick or Treat Run this October, and we can’t wait to have some more ghoulish laughs in the beautiful Richmond Park. You’ll have so much fun, that you’ll probably forget you are doing exercise at the same time”.


Breast Cancer Care is again the official charity of the event, and will be helping create some of the fiendish fun in the park. In 2015 their friendly pumpkins invaded the course, encouraging runners to the finish line. Those who sign up are asked to raise as much as they can for this vital organisation to ensure that women affected by breast, and their families, receive the best possible information and support.

Entries are now open, with anybody who signs up by Sunday 31st August receiving a special discount. To find out more, and to register, head to