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It’s a night run, it’s a party, it’s spooktacular!
TREK OR TREAT 5KM NIGHT TRAIL RUN & CREEPY MILE
Join us for a hauntingly good time at the 13th annual Trek or Treat 5KM Night Run & Creepy Mile. Weave your way through Oakville, Ontario’s haunted trails, where the only light ahead is from your headlamp and our haunting displays! Wear your costume and tackle our 5-kilometre trail run or family-friendly Creepy Mile. Finish the night off with pizza, hot chocolate and tons of candy at the indoor after-party. Medals for all 5KM finishers and ribbons for Creepy Mile kids. Bring a canned food donation and help us reach our goal of 1,500 pounds of food raised in support of the Oakville Fare Share Food Bank. Visit our website for full event details and answers to frequently asked questions.
In 2018 Trek or Treat celebrates its 13th year in Oakville at the St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre. Trek or Treat is more than just a run. It’s a Halloween tradition! Hundreds of runners, walkers and their families don their costumes to enjoy our 5KM or family-friendly Creepy Mile events, followed by a haunting evening of Halloween-themed activities. It’s a race, it’s a fun run, it’s a party!
The 5KM run is our flagship event. Runners, joggers and walkers take to Oakville’s darkened trails wearing costumes and donning headlamps or holding flashlights to light their way. Pumpkin kilometre markers glow along the route, and participants get to take in Halloween displays and decorations along the way. All finishers receive a commemorative race medal for their efforts. Cross the finish line and come inside to enjoy free pizza, hot chocolate and more!
The family-friendly Creepy Mile is designed with kids in mind and is scheduled so that 5KM runners can do the event with their families. The one-mile route is decorated with huge, glowing Halloween inflatables and features a mid-way candy station! All kids receive a ribbon at the end, along with pizza and hot chocolate inside. Come early and enjoy free face painting, balloon animals, free (professional) family photos, a magician and more!
If participating in the 5K and Creepy Mile, please register for the 5K first.
A safe, well organized and unique night-time running experience
Medals for all 5KM finishers
Ribbons for all Creepy Mile kids
Professionally chip timed (5KM only)
Entry into post-run Halloween party
Pizza, hot chocolate, coffee and candy
Complimentary parking at the host site
Face painting, balloon animals, magic show and other activities for kids
Free professional photos (no watermark!) in front of a fall backdrop (available for download after the event)
Decorated course and indoor host site
Haunters on the 5KM course
Take a virtual tour of our event by watching these video reviews:
Please review our attendance, registration and refund policies here.
October 23 6:00 PM EDT - Early Kit Pick Up - ends at 8 p.m.
October 26 5:00 PM EDT - Event Day 5KM & Creepy Mile Race Kit, Chip & Bib Pick Up (on-site) - ends at 7 p.m.
October 26 7:00 PM EDT - Creepy Mile Start
October 26 7:45 PM EDT - 5KM Start
October 26 8:30 PM EDT - Awards Ceremony