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Running scared

Guaranteed to get hearts pumping and adrenaline rushing, these Halloween-themed mad dashes will work off your trick or treat sweets in no time!

Ghost Run
Canton, Cardiff
October 26th at 7pm
Stay: YHA Cardiff Central

First out of the blocks is Cardiff’s eerie event. Guided by head torch and illuminous signage, runners will make their way out of the woods over a 5-mile course of track and trail. If that weren’t spooky enough, competitors will be dressed in all manner of macabre outfit.

Zombie Disco Run
28th October
Stay: Any London hostel

London is in the grip of a zombie uprising. There’s only one way to stop them. Find the antidote: beer. This isn’t just a race; this is a race to save mankind. Choose the 5k or 10k distance and follow the clues to stop the apocalypse. No matter your ability, you’ll have fun! After 2-3 hours the run ends in a pub with free beer, a medal and a zombie disco that lasts long beyond the witching hour.

Zombie Survival Run Inflatable 5k
Newbury Showground
28th October
Stay: YHA Streatley-on-Thames

Pit your wits against an inflatable obstacle course littered with zombies. All you have to do is get yourself and your three tags across the finish line intact. Dodge the undead along this super fun 5k route to get yourself to safety. With morning and afternoon sessions, there’s the option to swap sides from hunted to hunter and enter as a zombie too.

Halloween 5 Nite Run
Thames Valley Park, Reading
31st October at 8pm
Stay: YHA Streatley-on-Thames

Halloween on a pirate theme, does it get better! Join 750 restless shipmates running in fancy dress through the dark wood and across moonlit meadows. There’ll be plenty of things going bump in the night on this 5k course around Thames Valley Park. Aim for a PB, you’ll be running like your life depends upon it. Enter now, before they haul up the gang plank.

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

Join Secret London 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 8k course you’ll be led on a spine-tingling tour of London’s ghosts and their old haunts.

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