Ghosts and Goblins 5k/2k

Sat October 21, 2023 Carmel, IN 46032 US Directions



Q:  Who can register for Ghosts and Goblins?

Anyone!  We welcome individuals of all ages, as well as families and teams - anyone who likes to run, walk, jog or stroll.  Please invite grandparents, neighbors, colleagues...anyone and everyone to join in!

Q:  Are team discounts available?

Yes!  If you have a team of 10 or more people, register everyone at the same time to receive $5.00 off per registrant.

Q:  Where do we get our race bib number and race packets?

Friday, October 20, 2023 from 11:00 am- 7:00 pm at CEF in the Carmel Life and Learning Center (CLLC), 515 E. Main St., Carmel, IN.  This building is directly across from the main entrance (the circle) of Carmel High School.  

Saturday, October 21, 2023 from 8:00- 8:30 am on race morning at the main cafeteria at Carmel High School, 520 E. Main St., Carmel, IN-enter Door 7.

Q:  Can someone else pick up my packet?

Yes - please share your confirmation email with them to present at pick-up.  

​Q:  Can I register the morning of the race?

Yes - you need to be in line no later than 8:30 am.  The line will close at 8:30 am.  You may also register on Friday, October 21, 2022, from 11:00 am- 7:00 pm at CEF in the Carmel Life and Learning Center (CLLC), 515 E. Main St., Carmel, IN.   

Q:  How are prizes distributed?

If you come in first in your division, please stay to pick up your commemorative prize!  Prizes will be distributed around 10:30 a.m. outside by the DJ stage.

​Q:  Can I participate with a stroller?

Yes, we love having families join us.  We just ask that you be considerate of other participants.

​Q:  Can my pet come along for the walk/run?

Although we love pets, due to the size of this race, they are not allowed for safety reasons.  We'd love to see a picture of your pet in a costume, though!

​Q:  Will there be water stops along the course?

 You are welcome to bring water bottles.  Water will also be distributed at the end of the courses, but as of now there will not be any stops on the course. ​

Q:  Where do we park?

Please refer to this PARKING MAP.

​Q:  What are the start times for each race?

The 2K will start promptly at 9:00 am followed by the 5K.

​Q:: Is there a time limit for each race?

Participants must be finished with the race no later then 10:30 am.  The timing starts when you cross the start line and ends when you cross the finish line, regardless of where you are lined up.  Winners will not be determined until a majority of racers have finished the course and the winning time is evident. 

​Q:  What happens if there is inclement weather?

We work with the Carmel Police Department to ensure safe conditions.  If there is rain, but no lightening, the race will continue as planned.  If there is lightening, or other dangerous weather, we will communicate any delays or cancellations through email.   Refunds will not be issued for cancellation due to weather or safety reasons.

​Q:  What if I am not able to attend the race?

We will certainly miss you!  However, a refund will not be issued. If you would like to transfer your registration to someone who wishes to use it, please contact Jenny Redmon at  

Q:  Can I switch courses after I have registered?

You can choose whatever race you would like to run/walk even on the day of the race.  No need to notify anyone as the timing of the course will automatically adjust. 

​Q:  Why is the registration cost for the 2K the same as the 5K?

Because Ghosts and Goblins is a fundraiser for the Carmel Education Foundation, we appreciate your contribution and participation in the event you are most interested in.   

​Q:  How can I volunteer?

A range of volunteers are needed at packet pick up and race day to help with set up (calling all early risers!), course marshaling (directing people along the route),  distributing awards, and more.  Please check out option here or send an email to if you would like to volunteer and we will find a good fit for you!

​Q:  What if the race is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

We work with Carmel Clay Schools, the City of Carmel, and the Hamilton County Health Department to ensure that conditions are safe for an event.  We will follow any mandates and guidelines and will update participants accordingly.  If, for any reason, the race is not able to happen in person, we will move to a virtual format. Refunds will not be issued for cancellation of a live event. 

​Q:  Where are race results posted?

Event results will be posted on our Website and RunSignUp.

Q:  What are the Costume Contest Categories?

Individual elementary, middle, and high school students, groups, and duos.  Golden pumpkins will also be awarded to the most spirited CCS schools!

Q:  What is happening on Friday, October 20th?

You may pick up your BIB anytime between 11:00-7:00 at the CLLC building across from Carmel High School - 515 East Main Street.  You can: 

  • Pick up your BIB,
  • Register for Race,
  • Purchase a Shirt
  • Get lots of goodies from vendors,
  • CCS Teachers can grab treats from a Teacher Supply Table

Q:  What is the schedule for Race Day?

  • 8:00 - 8:30 - Register and/or Bib Pick Up, Purchase/pick up shirt(s), Drop off bags/coats at Coat Check
  • 8:15 - 8:45 - Costume Judging
  • 8:30 - 10:30 - Photo Booth
  • 8:45 - 9:00 - Start lining up for 2K/5K Races!
  • 9:00 - 2K Race Begins followed by 5K Race
  • Around 10:00 am- Award Ceremony 

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