2019 Dayton Ghost N Goblin 5K by the ORRRC

in United States at 1601 S Edwin C Moses Blvd

Don't get spooked! Online registration is closed, but you can still register in-person at packet pickup the day before (Monday, 21 October 2019) and on race day (Tuesday, 22 October 2019)! Welcome Stadium (Under the Western Bleachers) 1601 South Edwin C Moses Boulevard, Dayton, Ohio, 45417

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34th Annual Dayton Ghost N Goblin 5k by the ORRRC

You'll find the 2019 Dayton Ghost N Goblin 5k, presented by the Ohio River Road Runners Club (ORRRC), the best & biggest Halloween-themed road race in town!
Please join us for this special celebration of running, family, and community!
We'll have a great post-race party with a DJ, food, entertainment, and some sponsored surprises!

Event Location:
Welcome Stadium
1601 Edwin C Moses Boulevard, Dayton, OH, 45417

Packet Pick-Up

Monday, 21 October 2019
from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Tuesday, 22 October 2019
from 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Race Day)

Welcome Stadium (Under the Western Bleachers)
1601 South Edwin C Moses Boulevard, Dayton, OH

Shirt Information

This year's shirts will be soft, polyester, moisture-wicking hoodies! We'll have them in orange with the brand new Ghost 'n Goblin logo on them! Visit www.daytongng.org to see photos of them!

Shirt Sizes
Our shirts for this year are available in all sizes from Extra Small through 4XL, as well as Youth Extra Small/Small/Medium/Large/Extra Large so you're nearly guaranteed to get the perfect fit!

Shirt Size Exchanges
At packet pick-up, if you get a shirt that doesn't fit well, bring it back after the race is over (unworn please!) and we'll gladly exchange it if we have your desired size. We can't exchange before everyone else gets the size they ordered though, and even though we order extra, it's imperative for us to make sure everyone gets the size they ordered before we swap.


You're in for a flat, fast, and fun course! The Ghost N Goblin course is engineered to ensure you'll have a great time - both on your wristwatch and with your friends!

The Ghost N Goblin 5k route begins on South Edwin C. Moses Blvd around Arena Park Drive. The race heads north on Edwin C. Moses Blvd, turning right onto West Stewart St and going over the bridge headed east. It next turns left (north) onto the Veterans Parkway headed north. Stay on the Veterans Parkway until Washington St, then turn left (west). Cross the bridge and turn left (south) down Edwin C. Moses Blvd following the road until you return to Welcome Stadium. Turn right (west) into Welcome Stadium and then enter the stadium from the north end, running a lap on the track to complete your journey!

See the course here: Ghost n Goblin Course


Awards will be given to:

- Trophies: Top 3 Male & Female Winners
- Medals: Top 5 Male & Female in Age Categories (9-11, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54,
55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+)
- Medals: All 8 year olds & under receive finishing award (if registered by 21 Oct)

** Note: You must be present at the Awards Ceremony (after the race) to receive your award.

Costume Awards

What's a Halloween run with a costume contest? Bring your best costume, or even better, get your friends & coworkers together for a group costume! The costumes will be judged in the following categories:

-Best Boy & Best Girl Costume (Under 10 Years Old)
-Best Group Costume(s)
-Best Couple Costume(s)
-Most Creative
-Scariest Costume
-Best Male & Best Female Costume
-Funniest Costume
-Best Volunteer Costume

To Enter the Costume Contest: Meet on the track at 6 pm on race day!!

Entertainment & the Post Race Party

After you've finished, we'll host the biggest Halloween-themed post-race party in Dayton! Stick around for food, music, and race results! At the party we'll have:

-Music (and Dancing if You're So Inclined!)
-Awards Ceremony
-Announcing of the Winning Youth Running Teams/Clubs

Raffles & Prizes
-Two Bicycles for Kids (an Old Ghost 'n Goblin Tradition! Must be registered by 21 Oct)
-Runners Plus Gift Cards
-Halloween Cereals
-Knot Your Average Massage Gift Cards
-Noxgear products
-Candy Buckets

Race Results

Will be posted online at www.onlineraceresults.com shortly after the race!

Or download the
OnlineRaceResults app for iPhone.


- All participants will be issued a disposable timing chip on the back of their race number.
- Do not remove the chip from the back of your bib.
- Participants are responsible for wearing their number throughout the event.
- We hate to be harsh, but: No Number = No Results = No Awards


The Ghost 'n Goblin™ 5k is all about fun, but this is where we have to be a little strict (for everyone's safety and enjoyment of the event). Failure to comply with the rules or the guidance or commands or a race official or volunteer may result in removal from the event.

The use of jogging strollers is discouraged. Walkers with strollers must start in the *BACK* of the pack. Runners who elect to participate with strollers, against the RRCA safer racing guidelines, must start on the edge/side of the race. Persons with strollers found in the middle or front of the starting pack, or inhibiting other participants in any way, will be removed from the event.

No Animals (e.g. dogs, cats, pets): we love them, but not everybody will feel comfortable with them and our insurance forbids it. Persons with animals will be removed from the event. Those with service animals may be requested to show documentation and may be asked to start on the side of the race or in the back, away from the pack (the race is chip timed, so this won't affect your time).

Headphones are *strongly discouraged*: they reduce your ability to hear vehicles (it's a closed course, but emergency vehicles may need to use the road) and directions from the race staff. Participants not following race staff/volunteer commands and guidance may be removed from the event.

Race Officials
Race officials commands, including those of the race directors, volunteers, safety, medical, fire, and other professionals shall be followed at all times, especially when concerning the safety, health, and well-being of any and all participants.

Follow all laws, good safety practices, and use common sense, please! :-)

Volunteer Information

Are you not a runner or walker? You can still join in on the fun! The Ohio River Road Runner's Club is an *ALL VOLUNTEER* organization and we need nearly 150 volunteers to make Ghost N Goblins happen each year! Each volunteer receives a race shirt and our gratitude for their help and assistance! If you're interested in helping us out, please go to Volunteer Sign-Up and fill out the form! Thanks!


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

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