Halloween Half (5km/10km/21km)

An event for all ages and abilities.

This is an inexpensive chip timed event giving runners the opportunity to participate without breaking the bank. To keep it affordable, participants receive a timing chip, on-course aid stations, Cinnzeo bakery snacks & water at the finish line.

We encourage everyone to dress up and run the course in costume!

It’s only $30-$40!



Saturday October 29,  2022
Bower Ponds Outdoor Stage
4707 Fountain Dr, Red Deer, AB
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5km/10km – $30!  Online closes Thursday night
Half Marathon 21km – $40!  Online closes Thursday night
Race Day Registration will be available from 8:00am-9:30am for $40-$50 cash.  It saves to register early!!  Make sure to give yourself enough time to grab your bib and prepare for a 10am start!

Free parking at Bower Ponds.

We can offer you a free race if you or a friend can volunteer.


Pickup Times / New Race Start Times

21km runners: pickup between 8:30am – 9:15am – new rolling race start 9:30am

10km runners: pickup between 9:00am – 9:45am – new rolling race start 10:00am

5km runners: pickup between 9:30am – 10:15am – new rolling race start 10:30am

Race Package Pickup

We are staging race package pick-up according to your race distance.  Please do not arrive before your scheduled pick-up time.  Participants must wear a mask and line up 2m apart during package pick-up.  Before receiving your timing chip and race bib number from our team (who will wear masks & gloves) participants will be questioned as follows:

Pre-Screening Questionnaire

(Questions 1 – 4 NO, 5 YES required for participation) to be answered upon arrival.

  1. Have you traveled outside of the country in the past 14 days?
  2. Have you tested positive for COVID – 19. (if yes in the past 14 days, no participation)
  3. Do you have any symptoms: cough, fever, sore throat, difficulty breathing not related to a pre-existing condition?
  4. Have you knowingly been in contact with an individual who has tested positive in the last 14 days
  5. Have you read the athlete race day information in its entirety?

Race Start

  • Racers will line up every 2m (at flags) and individually released every 5 seconds in a time-trial format.  Keep moving up the line until you’re the next to go.
  • Your start time is automatically triggered when you cross the start line.
  • Although cohorts will be allowed to start and race in a group, side-by-side running is not allowed.  We want to leave plenty of room for others to pass.

Passing Protocols

  • Athletes will be instructed to maintain physical distance of 2m through the race.
  • Passing is permitted when there is nobody coming the other way.  Call out “passing on your left” and allow 2m.
  • The runner being passed must fall back to maintain 2m distance from the runner in front.

Aid Stations

  • Water cups will be filled and waiting on the aid station tables.
  • Honey Stinger gels will be placed on aid station tables.
  • Porta Potties will be stocked with hand sanitizer.

Finish Line

  • Athletes will be encouraged not to directly follow another athlete into the finish area and to always maintain 2m of physical distance.
  • We have a wide finish chute with two lanes.  Pick a side and keep moving forward.
  • Take off your timing chip and drop it in one of our bins.


  • Water and Honey Stinger snacks will be available at the finish. 
  • After the race, runners can gather in small, distanced groups away from the finish area for up to 15 minutes.  Savour the moment and then please find your way home.
  • Top Male/Female in each event win a free entry to the next race!  Winners will receive an email after the race.


Due to construction, runners will begin at Bower Ponds and run out and back along the river’s north paths.