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Witches, ghosts and goblins are invited to the 4th annual Black Hat Dash at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis—a 1 Mile & 5K frightfully fun run and weirdly wonderful walk for the whole family! Enjoy music, entertainment, giveaways, treats, a costume contest, and much more! Pricing includes a registration packet, a t-shirt, and a ticket to The Children's Museum Guild's 54th annual Wicked Woods Haunted House.


Onsite Registration Is Available!!!

Registration fees

5K Adult Closed

Ages 13 and Up

    1. $25.00
      May 1 - Oct 5
    2. $30.00
      Oct 6 - Oct 27

1 Mile Adult Closed

Ages 13 and Up

    1. $20.00
      May 1 - Oct 5
    2. $25.00
      Oct 6 - Oct 27

5K Kids Closed

Ages 5-12

1 Mile Kids Closed

Ages 5-12

Kids 4 and Under Closed

Free but need to register - does not include t-shirt

Wicked Woods Haunted House

All race participants receive free admission to the Wicked Woods Haunted House. Participants will receive an electronic ticket which may be used during any operating hours of the Haunted House during the month of October.

Packet Pick-Up

When: Friday, October 27, 2017

Time: 3:00PM- 6:00PM

Where: Athletic Annex

1411 W 86th Street Indianapolis, IN 46260 



When: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Time: 8:30AM-9:45AM 

Where: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, 3000 N Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208

(Tent by start/finish line)

Costume Contest

We want to see your best Halloween attire! Come decked out and enter our Black Hat Dash costume contest.

  • Best Family Halloween costume (top 3 will be awarded)
  • Best decorated stroller (top 3 will be awarded)

To enter, visit the judge's table between 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.  Winners will be announced immediately after the 1 Mile & 5k race.

Event Schedule

  • October 28 8:30 AM EDT - Race Day Packet Pick-Up

  • October 28 10:00 AM EDT - Race Start

Contact Information

Event Location

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States

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