Se­ri­ously spooky au­tumn races

Cel­e­brate Hal­loween in style by dress­ing up and go­ing out for a prop­erly scary race in the dark

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THE SKELE­TON RUN

Five miles of un­du­lat­ing heath­land through Bea­con Hill Coun­try Park, with two as­cents of Bea­con Hill, in the dark: this a very special kind of hor­ror show. Watch out for menacing mar­shals and glow-in-the-dark skele­tons, and save some en­ergy for the down­hill sprint fin­ish. If all goes well – and who knows what could hap­pen en route – you get a nice, un­threat­en­ing tof­fee ap­ple at the end. Oc­to­ber 26, Lough­bor­ough theskele­ton­run.co.uk

GHOSTOBERFEST

Or­gan­is­ers have clev­erly com­bined Hal­loween with the an­nual Ger­man beer fes­ti­val Ok­to­ber­fest – be­cause, well, why not – to bring you this spooky five-mile race. Look out for haunted tun­nels, phan­toms in Foxes For­est and an eerie mist sec­tion around Lake­side North Har­bour. Are you ready to run for your life? You can choose to don your favourite Bavar­ian out­fit – dirndl, leder­ho­sen (not at the same time) or go for some­thing more in tune with the ghostly side of the event. Oc­to­ber 27, Portsmouth fit­pro­rob.biz

THE CAT­TLE CREEPY 10K

The spooky sis­ter race to the Cat­tle Creep, this 10K fol­lows the same route through Ouse Val­ley Park, but un­der the cover of dark­ness. Pack your head­torch and pre­pare to nav­i­gate spec­tral fields and eerie farm­land around Mil­ton Keynes. What’s that lurk­ing in the bushes? A spec­tre…or is it a cow? Why is a cow lurk­ing in the bushes? Now that’s creepy. Oc­to­ber 31, Mil­ton Keynes fqevents.co.uk

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