It’s the last Saturday before Halloween (October 24th) so it must be the Boolermaker to be once again held at the Masonic Care Community.
The Boolermaker is built around fitness, fun and food with the tagline ‘where getting fit isn’t scary’.
This year we will be going totally on-line for registration: registration opens on Wednesday September 16th at 9:00 am. Go to boilermaker.com and click on the Boolermaker icon. Registration will close on October 10th.
There will not be any race day registration.
The cost for each runner is $6: we will only have 750 runners between the ages of 4-13 (due to requests we added 13 year olds this year).
Expect to see some Boolermaker clothing for sale.
We have changed the opening of the Expo from 8:00 am to 9:00 am to give everyone an extra hour of sleep.
Our ‘Eerie Expo’ will feature food samples, face painting/ temporary tattoos, child ID, activities and exhibits. New this year is ‘the scary selfie station’ where pictures can be taken in front of a green screen and images can be inserted.
First heat takes place at 10:15 am. Run distances will be: ¼, ½, ¾ and 1 mile. While we have suggested distances per age you as a parent know what your child is capable of. Obviously if kids are running in costume steer clear of outfits that obscure vision or pose a tripping hazard.
After the run our little goblins will receive a commemorative chinch bag as well as enough healthy food to fill it.
I love this event: the kids are sweet while they learn that Halloween isn’t all about sweets!