Historic Irvington Halloween Festival Vampire Run

in United States at Irvington Methodist Church

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Halloween is the best time to be in Irvington!

The Pleasant Run Vampire Run begins outside of the Irvington United Methodist Church (30 N. Audubon Road in Indianapolis, IN 46219) and winds through the streets of Irvington, an Indianapolis neighborhood.

This run is a beloved tradition of the Historic Irvington Halloween Festival. For 72 years, the Festival has brought together thousands of residents, dozens of neighborhood organizations, and countless eastside businesses in a fun-filled celebration. The Festival and its associated events are designed to bring awareness to the community, commerce to local businesses and sponsors, and fun to the children of Irvington and Indianapolis. The celebration encompasses a week of events, including musicians, contests, Halloween-themed movies, storytelling, ghost tours, live theater, a masquerade ball, a haunted puppet show - you can enjoy dozens of activities.

The Historic Irvington Halloween Festival is organized by the Historic Irvington Community Council, a 501(c)3 organization that provides a voice to the neighborhood of Irvington on issues such as public services, zoning, and works to improve the community and the lives of its residents.

For more information on the Festival, visit www.irvingtonhalloween.com

Event Details

Pleasant Run Vampire Run The 5-Mile Run and 3-Mile Walk take runners through the beautiful, tree-lined avenues of Historic Irvington. This time-honored, traditional course is filled with lots of spectators, Halloween-themed spectacles, and just plain fun. The course is fast and primarily flat. After the race, runners can enjoy the wondrous Historic Irvington Halloween Festival, complete with a beer garden hosted by Black Acre Brewing Co. There is so much to do!

Funds generated by the run help support Gaia Works, Inc., a senior citizens' food pantry located in the heart of Irvington, and the Irvington Legacy Project, a fund set up to receive the revenue created by the Festival. The recipient of the 2019 Legacy Project is the Irving Circle Fountain Project.

Pleasant Run Vampire Run participant premiums include:

- Commemorative short-sleeve technical shirt*
- Finisher medals
- One free drink coupon
- Entry into even raffle
- Bib timing device (5-Mile Run participants only)
- Post-race fruit and granola bars
- Post-race water
- Free post-race entertainment at the Halloween Festival (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

*Registration prior to Oct 10th guarantees the Run Vampire shirt. If registering after Oct 10th we cannot guarantee you will receive a shirt.

Parking for the run is available at Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 5333 East Washington Street.

Event Schedule

7:30 AM - 8:35 AM: Registration/packet pick-up
8:45 AM: 5-Mile Run
9:00 AM: 5K Run/Walk
9:05 AM: Little Bat Dash

Packet Pick-Up / Late Registration

Pre-Race Packet Pickup
Friday, October 25
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Irvington Presbyterian Church - 55 Johnson Avenue, Indianapolis, IN

Raceday Packet Pickup
Saturday, October 26
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Irvington United Methodist Church - 30 N. Audubon Road, Indianapolis, IN

Volunteer for the event!

Looking to support the fitness community? We'd love to have you as a volunteer for the race! Just click on 'Volunteer Registration' button at the top of the page, and get signed up!

All volunteers will receive a free shirt!


For event-related questions, please click on the Contact the Organizers button on the left-hand side of this page.

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