Activities, Autumn guide

Halloween run

Guaranteed to get hearts pumping and adrenaline rushing with a Halloween run,  you will work off your trick or treat sweets in no time!

Zombie Run UK
Hamsterley Forest, Durham
21st October
Stay: YHA Edmundbyers

Blood-thirsty, flesh-hungry zombies have been spotted in Hamsterley Forest and this 5km race through obstacle ridden woodland is your best bet to avoid infection. You can take part as a runner or, if you’re truly committed, you can sign up as a zombie. Who’d have thought there’d be this much cardio at the end of the world!

Halloween Obstacle Run
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire
26th October
Stay: YHA National Forest

Those looking for a slightly calmer option can bring the family along to this Halloween themed obstacle run that guarantees plenty of mud and fun. Fancy dress is optional but, be honest, how many opportunities to you get to run through a muddy obstacle course dressed like Frankenstein’s Monster?

Run for Your Life! Ghost Tour
St Pancras Church, London
Various dates in October and November
Stay: YHA London St Pancras or YHA London Central

Join Secret London Halloween Runs for a unique take on the ghost tour. Choose a speed that suits you and as a group you’ll make your way through the capital’s grim past, taking in places with grisly histories and gory stories. Along the 8km course you’ll be led on a spine-tingling tour of London’s ghosts and their old haunts.

London Halloween Run at Queens Elizabeth Olympic park
31st October
Stay: any YHA London hostel

Join us for the London Halloween Run at Queen Elizabeth Olympic park this Halloween. Under the moonlight and stars, take part in a 5k or 10k around on the grounds of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, home to the 2012 London Olympics, but watch out as there may be a few tricks along the way as well as a treat waiting for you at the finish!

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