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Join runners, walkers, ghosts, and goblins of all ages at

The Arc of Chemung's

4th Annual Spooktacular 5k and

Scarecrow Sprint 1 mile!


This event is a family-friendly, Halloween-themed, chip-timed, fundraising run/walk. Parents are invited to push their little gremlins along the course in strollers and friendly dogs on leashes are invited to participate as well. Costumes are encouraged but not required. 100% of the funds raised will stay local to support The Arc of Chemung's Recreation Program!

Registration fees

5K - Adult Closed

Ages 13+

5K - Youth Closed

Ages 5-12

1 Mile - Adult Closed

Ages 13+

1 Mile - Youth Closed

Ages 5-12

Paper Registration

If you prefer a paper registration, click here to download a registration form

>> You can also register on race day, using the paper form, from 9:00 - 9:45 AM. 

Make checks payable to: The Arc of Chemung

Mail completed form to: The Arc of Chemung, 711 Sullivan Street, Elmira, NY 14901


Awards will be given to overall finishers, male and female. Age group prizes will be given to the first two finishers in each age bracket, male and female: Under 9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. An award will also be given for the best costume. No duplication of individual awards. 

Race Routes

Our courses start behind our main office building, located at 711 Sullivan Street, and take you up onto the Lackawana Trail. The 1 mile returns while the 3-mile takes you on an out-and-back run along the trail. Both are fast and flat, surrounded by gorgeous foliage.  5bb38e574622f.jpg


Event Schedule

  • October 21 9:00 AM EDT - Race Day Registration and Bib Pick-Up

  • October 21 10:00 AM EDT - Race Begins

Contact Information

Event Location

The Arc of Chemung, 711 Sullivan Street, Elmira, NY

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