West U Halloween Dash and Kids Fun Run

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About This Activity

Please join us for the only race in beautiful West University Place. Come dressed as your favorite ghoul or goblin. Our competitive 5k course is flat and fast, chip timed and USATF certified. The Kids Fun Run is not timed and is 1 mile long.

Event Details and Schedule


5k - Early registration - $25 until September 30, $30 until October 22, $35 at registration or race day. Kids Fun Run - $20 until September 30, $25 until October 22, $30 at registration or race day.

Course Information

We are a USATF 5k certified course. The course is flat and fast, taking place on the beautiful tree-lined streets of West University Place with only 6 turns.


All proceeds benefit the City of West University Place Parks and Recreation Department.


Overall Male and Female, Masters Male and Female and Stroller/Dog Division Male and Female will receive awards. Top three male and female finishers in the following age groups:

  • 10 and under
  • 11 - 14
  • 15 - 19
  • 20 - 29
  • 30 - 39
  • 40 - 49
  • 50 - 59
  • 60+

We will also award prizes for the best costumes (Adult and Child).

Packet Pickup

Thursday, October 24 - 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. @ EliteCare Emergency, 2500 Rice Blvd., Houston, TX 77005

Friday, October 25 - 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. @ Frost Bank, 5925 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77005

Race Day Schedule

  • 6:45 a.m.: Registration Opens
  • 7:45 a.m.: Race Day Registration Ends
  • 7:45 a.m.: Packet Pickup Ends
  • 8:00 a.m.: 5k Start
  • 8:10 a.m.: 5k Stroller and Dog Division Start
  • 8:45 a.m.: 1 Mile Kids' Fun Run Start
  • 9:15 a.m.: Costume Contest
  • 9:30 a.m.: Awards Ceremony

Refund and Transfer Policy There are no refunds or transfers

Strollers and Dog Division

We will have a separate division for people running with strollers or dogs. This division will have its own start following the start of the regular 5k. Please register for this division if you plan to do so (cost is the same, but it will help us get your time right). We will give awards to the overall male and female from this division, but you will not be eligible for any age group awards.

Bikes, Scooters, Etc

No bikes, scooters, rollerblades or skateboards permitted in either event.


Parking in West U is extremely limited. If you can, please plan to walk or ride your bike to the race. If you do drive, make sure to park legally without blocking driveways.

Chip Timing

The 5k race will be chip timed using the ChronoTrack Electronic timing system.

Costume Contest

There will be a costume contest at 9:15 a.m. Awards will be given for costumes in the following categories:

  • Best Female
  • Best Male
  • Best Couple
  • Best Child


Your Sporting Image will be taking race photographs. Photos may be viewed at Your Sport Images following the race.

RACE RESULTS: Saturday, October 27, 2018

Thank you to all of the race sponsors, volunteers and to Race Chair Michele Nezi Marvin for another amazing event! All proceeds benefit the West University Place Parks and Recreation Department.

  1. 2018 Race Sponsors

Spook-tacular 5K Run Sponsor

   King and Spalding

Mostly Ghostly Fun Run Sponsor

Texas Childrens Hospital Logo

Monster Mash Post Race Party Sponsor

Maggie Garza

Pumpkin Packet Pickup Sponsors

 Frost Bank

EliteCare Logo 2.1

Amazing Awards Sponsor


Scar-ific Race Results Sponsor


Terrifying T-Shirt Sponsor

   Texas Citizens Bank   

Daring Drink Sponsor

Bewitching Bib Sponsor

   Sarah Davis Logo

 Hair-Raising Participating Sponsor

         Centerpoint Energy       Bike Barn           Animal Medical Clinic
  School of Rock       OTF_Logo (1)       Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics Opens in new window

Signature Care Verticle Opens in new windowdogman training logo

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In Kind Donor

  Kind Logo                 Panera Logo

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Hair-Raising Participating Sponsor

 Centerpoint Energy   Bike Barn



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