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Downtown Huntsville Braces for Spooktacular Fun

City of Huntsville October 3, 2012
(Huntsville, AL) - Get ready to trick or trot this year at Huntsville's annual Spooktacular 5K Run and 1 Mile Monster Run on October 27. The popular fall track event draws thousands of participants each year and inspires creative costumes for runners and revelers.

Jointly sponsored by the City of Huntsville's Parks & Recreation department and Fleet Feet Sports, the USATF certified course is one of the fastest 5K runs in Huntsville.

Beginning at the Von Braun Center, the 1 Mile Monster Run for runners 10 and under will start at 7 a.m. followed by the 5K Run at 8 a.m. There will be awards for speed and awards for costumes.

"We are inviting all runners, walkers, spooks and trick or trotters of all ages to join us downtown the last Saturday of the month," said Mayor Tommy Battle. "I am not certain whether the costumes inspire the runners or the racers inspire the ingenious costumes, but everyone seems to have a monsterly good time."

A featured attraction at this year's race will be the Brooks Cavalcade Bus. The double decker bus is loaded with games, cool prizes, and treadmills for gait analysis. The Run Happy® Cavalcade of Curiosities boasts an Arcade of Oddities museum displaying running wonders such as the world's biggest shoe, the legendary "Bunion Boy's" malady preserved and pulsating in a jar, and other strange and memorable exhibits.

"We wanted to have a little extra fun with the race this year, so we added the Cavalcade Bus," said Suzanne Taylor, owner of Fleet Feet Sports. "Whether you are a runner or just a spirited soul, we will offer plenty of other world experiences."

Race registration is available online at www.fleetfeethuntsville.com/races/spooktacular-2012. One fee will pay for participation in both 5k and 1 Mile events. Participants will receive a free t-shirt.

Get your goblin gallop on, and come down to the VBC on Saturday, Oct. 27 for a spooky good time.

For more information, contact:

Kelly Cooper Schrimsher, Director of Communications, Office of the Mayor, City of Huntsville, 256-427-5006 (w), kelly.schrimsher@huntsvilleal.gov


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