Saturday, October 7, 2023 • Holiday, FL
Embrace the thrill of the unknown at the Haunted 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon, set against the enchanting backdrop of Anclote Gulf Park in Holiday, FL. The race, commencing at 8:00 AM, promises an unforgettable journey for participants of all levels.
As the mist swirls and the clock strikes the witching hour, all runners must gather their courage and register on RunSignup, as on-site registration won’t be available. Packet pickup begins 30 minutes before the race, adding to the pre-race anticipation and concluding just 10 minutes before the first chilling steps are taken.
The course layouts are designed to captivate and challenge, promising an otherworldly experience. Explore the mysterious paths outlined for the 5K and 10K, a captivating out-and-back route. The 5K dares to complete the course once, while the 10K embraces the challenge twice.
For those with an insatiable appetite for the paranormal, the Half Marathon unfolds on a bewitching course detailed here. Brace yourself for an out-and-back journey that weaves through the eerie landscape four times, testing both spirit and endurance.
As alluring as the siren’s song, awards beckon the brave—1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Overall Male and Female finishers will be celebrated. Additionally, age group awards, woven with series points, will be bestowed at the close of each calendar year, adding an extra layer of competition and camaraderie.
In the realm of the haunted, rules govern the unearthly proceedings—entry fees are non-refundable, and the specter of cancellation looms only in extreme circumstances. While we appreciate our canine companions, we kindly ask that they rest during this spectral spectacle. Walkers, however, are not only welcome but encouraged to join in the mysterious revelry.
Prepare to unlock the secrets of Anclote Gulf Park and immerse yourself in the Haunted 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon—a spellbinding fusion of fitness and frights. Register now and be ready to run with ghosts, ghouls, and fellow enthusiasts on this hair-raising journey.
Race Weather & Climate
Holiday, Florida, is a suburban community located in Pasco County, situated in the western part of the state. It offers residents a laid-back suburban lifestyle with proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, providing opportunities for outdoor recreation and water activities. Holiday is approximately 35 miles northwest of Tampa.
On October 7th in Holiday, FL, the weather is delightful as it falls within the early autumn season. Expect an average high temperature of around 85°F and an average low temperature of approximately 68°F. Rainfall remains limited during this time, with an average of about 2.7 inches for the entire month. It’s an ideal time to enjoy the pleasant fall climate in the area.
Haunted Half Marathon at Anclote Gulf Park Race Results
Haunted Half Marathon at Anclote Gulf Park Course Map
See the race route map for the Haunted Half Marathon at Anclote Gulf Park course map here.
The half marathon start time is 8:00 AM EDT.
To reserve your spot in the 2023 Haunted Half Marathon at Anclote Gulf Park, you can use the registration link here.
Online registration is now closed for this race.