Hot off the Press, here's a picture of the Toques!
EMAIL us if you are a Zombie.....Ghost, Ghoul or other (insert scary character here) wanting to volunteer and put your dress up skills to the test! firstname.lastname@example.org It's FREE to volunteer and you get stuff like food, an event short sleeve branded shirt, and goodie bag.
Exciting NEW Charity Announcement
WWF-Canada is our new charity partner, Miles says lets save the planet one Monster at a time!
The Monster Dash 2015 consists of a Spooky Mile for kids and families under 12, and a chip-timed 5km & 10km run / walk for young adults and those young at heart. Bring your friends & family, walk your child down the Spooky Mile for some trick or treating and then finish with your own cheering squad at the end of your run!
Join in the Halloween theme and come “dressed for costume success” to win top Ghoul for a chance at additional prizing! Spooky Mile kids will receive finisher's ribbons, a swag bag and are welcome to join in on the post-run fun later in the evening!
NEW COURSE ROUTES for 2015
All three races will start / finish at Wilket Creek Park in Sunnybrook Park, the same area(s) that many of you passed through if you did the 10km in any of the last three years.
The Spooky Mile will go in a big circular LOOP to allow moms and dads to either run / walk with their kids or keep them in relative view as they munch on pizza. There will be a few crossings of the Main Road and there will be Marshalls' and Signage in all places for maximum safety. The terrain is a combination of Road, Paths, Grass and some dirt so please use caution (no different from the Route the first three years).
The 5km and 10km Start / Finish under the same Archway, each going SOUTH along the main park road, underneath Eglinton Avenue, and into the main guts (!) of the Park. There are some smooth, easy curves here and the path is well paved and FLAT. BUT, there may be a straggler jogger, bike rider or heaven forbid someone books a picnic spot along the way and they have still not left! You might get lucky and score a cold hot dog, be prepared. Runners will pass by the back of the Haunted Science Centre, watch out for Mad Scientists who have lost their way from the labs.
BOTH routes do a loop after 2.5 and 5km respectively and return in the same direction, so you can double up on the fun and have less chance of getting lost. KM markers will be on both sides, in small signs with reflective tape and LARGE orange signs that would be hard to miss.
All registered runners receive post event food from our partners. This includes hot food, fruit, chips, snacks, pop, water, etc.
(this is what our "sick" goodie bags look like)!
For only $15 spectators & parents can purchase the post event food plan and can join in on the festivities.
Welcome and THANKS to some great Prize Sponsors:
Amsterdam Brewery, Skyzone for Kids, Malabar Costume House, Endurosport Toronto, Nike Canada (Athletics Canada)...stay tuned for more!
EVERYONE in the 5km and 10km gets a Monster Dash toque this year and we have a limited number of Long Sleeve Hoodies you can purchase when you sign up, while supplies last.
Costumes are not only welcome but encouraged for fun AND prizing!
Please note: We cannot accommodate runners who arrive late. Start times will not be delayed.
17 & Under not incl. tax
17 & Under not incl. tax
18 & Over not incl. tax
18 & Over not incl. tax
13 & Under not incl. tax does not include hoody
Have your friends & family join you in the post race food & beverages OR Sign Up Here to Run-Walk-Push-Carry (!) your kids across the finish line
Sign up for the 2015 Monster Dash online before October 23rd at noon to save on your registration fees! Prices are going up on October 23rd for online registration. Registration will close on October 23rd at 12:00pm noon, however, you may register offline at Packet Pickup on Saturday October 24 at Vitapath, Leaside Village, or on Race Day - Sunday October 25th, 2015.
Fundraising for a charity is not scary!
Miles the Monster is excited to welcome WWF-Canada as our Charity Partner for 2015 - and maybe future years!
When you sign up to fundraise for WWF-Canada, not only are you helping species in need, like polar bears, beluga whales and tigers, you can also win great prizes!
Every runner who signs up to fundraise is entered into a draw to win a giant tiger stuffy! Raise $50 and receive an awesome WWF-Canada prize bag including wildlife stuffies, stickers and more! The more you raise, the more wildlife prizes you earn! Special amazing prize packs will be rewarded for raising $100, $250, $500 or $1000
Sign up to fundraise for species in need: http://www.monsterdash.ca/fundraising.html
Monster Dash wouldn't be complete without a costume contest. If you're up for the challenge come on down in your best Halloween costume for the run...while not mandatory it's sure to make it fun for everyone!
Whether you're Spiderman, Lady Gaga or a piece of toast - show & run in your costume for a chance to win a "trick or a treat". Our race crew staff members are on the lookout for the best costumes! We're also awarding our Top Fundraisers!
Costume Categories include:
1. BEST COSTUME 18 and Over - Male OR Female
2. BEST COSTUME 17 and under - Male OR Female
3. SCARIEST COSTUME
4. BEST COUPLE COSTUME
TOP MALE AND TOP FEMALE FUNDRAISER
TOP 2nd FUNDRAISER
TOP 3rd FUNDRAISER
TOP TEAM FUNDRAISER
TOP 3 MALE AND FEMALE
TOP MALE AND FEMALE (1)
18 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 59
Check back for updates on monsterdash.ca for how you can enter day of! Make sure your race bib number(s) are visible on the photos!
October 25 5:30 PM EDT - Spooky Mile
October 25 6:00 PM EDT - 10 KM Run
October 25 6:30 PM EDT - 5 KM Run
Monster Dash c/o Good Times Running Inc.