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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!

Zombie Disco Run
London
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 5km or 10km 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
27th 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 5km 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.

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
27th 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 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.

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