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If you have other questions, please email or call 317-844-9961 x2620

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!

Are team discounts available?

Yes!  If you have a team of 10 or more people, please contact

Jenny Redmon  to set up a discount - each team member will

receive a code for registration.  


Where do we get our bibs?

Bib pick-up is from 11:00 am- 7:00 pm on Friday, October 21, 2022 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. It will be a FUN day - you can:  pick up your BIB and pre-ordered shirt, register for the race, purchase a t-shirt, purchase a raffle ticket (cash or debit card), collect goodies from vendors, or drop off a pair of shoes for our Soles4Souls shoe drive.  Also, CCS teachers can take home supplies for their classroom from  the CEF Teacher Supply Drive in August.

Bibs may also be picked up from 7:45 - 8:45am on race morning outside the main cafeteria at Carmel High School, 520 E. Main St., Carmel, IN -enter Door 7.

Can someone else pick up my packet?

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

Can I register the morning of the race?

Yes! All registration will be done online at, with on-line payment.  

Where do we park?

Parking Map.  Parking is available in the Carmel High School parking lots by Murray Stadium, by the Freshman Center, and in the stadium lots off of 136th street.  Please be patient as there will be construction surrounding the area and there is no vehicular path from 136th street to 131st street due to construction. There is NO PARKING in front of the school (on E Main Street) or in the west lot (corner of Richmond and E. Main St.).  Other parking options include the Carmel Clay Public Library garage, Carmel Elementary School and the Carmel Life and Learning Center, all of which are a short walk to the race festivities.

How are prizes distributed?

If you come in first in your division, please stay to pick up your commemorative prize!  The prize ceremony will start at 10:15 am.

Can I participate with a stroller?

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

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!

Will there be water stops along the course?

No, we will not have any water stops.  You  are welcome to bring water bottles.  Water will also be distributed at the end of the courses. 

What are the start times for each race?

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

Is there a time limit for each race?

Participants must be finished with the race no later than 10:15 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. 

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.

What if I am not able to attend the race?

We will certainly miss you!  However, it is our policy to not issue refunds as this is a fundraising event.  If you would like to transfer your registration to someone who wishes to use it, please contact Jenny Redmon at

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.  

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.   

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 marshalling (directing people along the route),  distributing awards, and more.  Please check out options here or send an email to if you would like to volunteer and she will find a good fit for you!

Where are race results posted?

Race results will be posted at and

What is new this year?

A raffle with fitness and fun packages will make its debut.  Tickets (cash or debit card) are $5 each or $30 for as long as your arm!

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!

What is the schedule for Race Day?

  • 7:45-8:45  Register and/or Bib Pick Up, Purchase t-shirt, Drop off bags/coats at Coat Check

  • 7:45-10:30  Drop off shoes for Soles4Souls shoe drive

  • 8:15-8:45  Costume Judging

  • 8:15-10:15  Photo Booth

  • 8:45-9:00  Start lining up for 2K/5K Races!

  • 9:00 2K Race begins followed by 5K Race

  • 10:15  Award Ceremony & Raffle Drawing

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