Beware of goblins and ghouls as runners of all ages prepare to take over Greenfield Lake Park while decked out in their best Halloween costumes.
Registration for the Historic Wilmington Foundation’s Trick or Trot 5K for Preservation, sponsored by Port City Java, is now open. The event, which is set for Sat., Oct. 29, also includes a one-mile untimed Candy Dash that includes trick-or-treat stops.
Proceeds from the run and walk will go toward the foundation’s Tar Heels Go Walking program, which takes New Hanover County students, parents and teachers on history and architecture walking tours throughout downtown Wilmington.
The price for the 5K is $30 for adults and $25 for youth. Teams of five runners or more can also register for $25 per person. The cost for the one-mile walk is $15 for each participant aged 6 and up. Those who sign up for the 5K automatically get free entrance to the walk. Children 5 years old and younger can be signed up for either course for free.
Those who register for the 5K before Oct. 2 are guaranteed to receive a race T-shirt. After Oct. 2, shirts will be given while supplies last. Children under the age of 5 are not eligible for the shirts.
Awards will be given out for the top three finishers in each age group. There will also be prizes for the best costume, most original costume, best Halloween-themed costume, best non-Halloween-themed costume and best group costume.
Registration can be done online through the event’s page on the Historic Wilmington Foundation website.