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Friday in the Park With Spooks

Dress up your Dachshund in his finest hot-dog-imitating apparel; it's time for the twelfth annual Scream Scram race at Wash Park. Okay, so the run isn’t just for masquerading pups: Kids, adults and seniors are also invited to participate in this evening’s 5K run to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. Athletes of all levels are welcome to sign up for the mini-marathon (with a special 100-meter jog for the little ones) starting at 6 p.m., or come early at 4:45 p.m. to walk the orange carpet in your costume.

“The race is great for runners and families alike, and the costumes are worth seeing,” says Boys & Girls Club marketing director Erin Kieft of the popular race. Awards will be given to the best individual, family and kid's Halloween getup, along with a special category just for pets in disguise. A “trick or treat street” of booths will be set up in the park for some candy collection after the race, and money raised from registration will go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver’s programs, which serve more than 11,000 children a year.

Participants will receive a limited-edition Scream Scram T-shirt, with this year’s original design by illustrator Shaw Nielsen. Registration for the 5K run is $20 to $40, and can be completed by visiting or by calling 303-892-9200. Washington Park is at 701 South Franklin Street.
Fri., Oct. 21, 2011


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