Family Fun: Halloween Hustle 5K at Mt. Van Hoevenberg



There are plenty of Halloween activities this weekend, with haunted forts, Fright Nights in corn mazes and Pig Roasts as options. There is also downtown trick-or-treating throughout Lake Placid, on Monday October 31st from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. With all this Halloween candy coming to my house, the only thing I am looking forward to is a stomach ache or switching to my stretchy pants.

One option to work off some of that Halloween candy, if your not out hiking those Adirondack trails, will be the Halloween Hustle 5K and Kids Fun Run on October 30, Sunday, at Mt Van Hoevenberg.


The event is organized by The Beer Run Association (BRA), a not-for-profit, which organizes charity races. Founder of BRA, Vicky Kirchner supplies the charities will the registration forms medals and volunteers and then donates 100% of the profits. Mostly recently BRA raised funds to assist the AuSable Forks Library. This year's Halloween Hustle will benefit the Barkeater Trail Alliance.

Mt Von Hoevenberg Trail Map

According to Kirchner the Halloween Hustle will have a lot of fun events for kids to participate in. Besides 1.5 mile Kids Fun Run and adult 5K race, there will be pumpkins to decorate and plenty of baked goods. There will also be pumpkins hidden along the trails and even a headless horseman. Everyone will receive recognition for finishing.

Race day registration is $10 for the Kids Run which starts at 9:00 a.m. while its $20 for the Halloween Hustle 5K with a 9:30 a.m. start. There will be rewards for best costumes, though costumes aren't required.

So not only it is a good cause but you get to work off a few of those miniature candy bars, too. Unless of course I'm the only person that eats her children's Halloween candy. 

map of the Olympic Sports Complex at Mt. Van Hoevenberg

Diane Chase is the author of Adirondack Family Time: Tri-Lakes & High Peaks: Your Four-Season Guide to Over 300 Activities (with GPS Coordinates), covering the towns of Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Keene/Keene Valley, Jay/Upper Jay and Wilmington. Diane next guidebook of Adirondack Family Activities in this four-book series will cover the Adirondack Coast from Plattsburgh to Ticonderoga. 

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