Halloween Hunt 5 Miler
Saturday, October 28, 2023 11:00AM
Long Hunter State Park
The Halloween Hunt 5 Miles Run is part of the Tennessee State Park Running Tour. This is the 45th year of the State Parks Running Tour, the longest state parks running series in the U.S. It consists of 20 road races with distances varying from 5K to 13 miles. All races are held on Saturdays from October to March at 11 AM local time in 20 different State Parks, located from Memphis to Kingsport.
These events are sponsored by local running clubs, which are responsible for registration, timing and results. The State Parks provide facilities, race security and traffic control. Walkers are welcome and allowed an early start at 10AM (slower than 13 minutes per mile). They are recorded as runners in the results.
On Highway 171 at Percy Priest Lake between LaVergne and Mt Juliet. From Nashville, take either I-40 East to Mt Juliet exit 226 and go South 7 miles, or alternate take I-24 to Old Hickory Blvd exit 62 and go East for 7 miles. Turn to Couchville Lake picnic shelter (1 mile). Park information at 615-885-2422.
GPS location for the race start is: 36.09449, -86.54368
Start and Finish
At the picnic shelter parking lot. The race starts at 11:00 a.m. central time
We have a Grand Prix points system, where accumulated points determine the new male and female Running Tour Champion in each of seven age categories: Youth(age 0-19), Open(age 20-39), Masters(age 40-49), Grand Masters(age 50-59), Senior Grand Masters(age 60-69), and Veterans(age 70-79), Over Eighty(age 80+) . Everyone who participates in 5 races or more will receive a special award at the Grand Prix Awards Banquet on March 2, 2023. In addition, those who run 10 or more races will receive an extra award.
Goes out and back one quarter mile, then loops Couchville Lake twice. Water at miles 1 and 3.
Entry fee for the race is $20. If you wish to order a race t-shirt (long sleeve), the entry fee will be $35. The last day to register for the t-shirt option will be two weeks prior to the race. The entry fee starting two weeks prior to the race increases to $25 (no shirt). The race day entry fee (no shirt) is $30.