If you have other questions, please email foundation@ccs.k12.in.us or call 317-844-9961 x2680

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

Jennifer Penix  to set up a discount - each team member will

receive a code for registration.  Check out this team flyer!


Where do we get our bib and race packets?

Packet pick-up is from 11:00 am- 7:00 pm on Friday, October 22, 2021 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.  Packets may also be picked up from 7:00 - 8:15 am on race morning at 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 - race day registrations is available., but you must be in line to register no later than 7:45 a.m. to allow time for processing.   You may also register on Friday, October 22, 2021, from 11:00 am- 7:00 pm at CEF in the Carmel Life and Learning Center (CLLC), 515 E. Main St., Carmel, IN. For ease of registration, cash is preferable.

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 9:45 a.m. inside the cafeteria.

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. 

Where do we park?

Parking is available in the Carmel High School parking lots by the natatorium, by the Freshman Center, and in the stadium lots off of 136th street.  There is no parking in front of the school or in the west lot. 

What are the start times for each race?

The 2K will start promptly at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K will start at 8:40 a.m.  

Is there a time limit for each race?

No, there is not a time limit.  The 5K 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 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. 

What if I am not able to attend the race?

We will certainly miss you!  However, a refund will not be issued. 

Can I switch courses after I have registered?

You may change your event registration through October 20, 2021.  Information on who to contact to do so will be on your registration receipt.  If you have registered for the 2K and choose to do the 5K the day of the event, you will not receive a timing chip. 

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 option here or send an email to foundation@ccs.k12.in.us if you would like to volunteer and we will find a good fit for you!

Where are race results posted?

Event results will be posted on-line at https://iwant2run.com/results.

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