Ghouls and Fools 10k Nighttime Trail Run

Location: Exeter Scenic River Trail, Reading, PA
Brought to you by: Pretzel City Sports


Sat, Oct 28 2017
7:00 PM


Exeter Scenic River Trail


Ghouls and Fools 10k Nighttime Trail Run

Event Description

Introducing the Ghouls and Fools Nighttime 10k! Will those eyes in the dark ahead of you be those of a race volunteer or those of the rarely seen coyotes that live just off the course. Will that sound behind you be a heavy breathing runner or the hissing sound made when a deer farts? Will you be aghast when you see the trail below you or better off if your light goes out so you see nothing!!! HERE is what we DO know about the future “Ghouls”. You WILL have fun! You WILL NOT get hurt (probably)! It DOES use some of the easiest and cleanest trail overlooking Reading, PA! There WILL be on-course surprises such as unique aide stations w/witches brew, volunteers in costume, Halloween items along the course that earn you door prizes, a cash bar at the end and other silly stuff. We’ve EVEN added some Clydesdale awards this year for those that like Candy Corn too much! The Ghouls, one of the most popular nighttime trail runs in America, is run in the pitch dark thru the woods using only the light you provide from your headlamp, cell phone, flashlight, or flame thrower. Even the cleanest rustic trails in PA are littered with rocks & roots, downed trees, rough footing, fallen runners, yet, fear not!! It’s so well marked with reflecting tape & glow sticks that even your directionally challenged spouse could follow it. The event draws some very talented runners. But it ALSO draws people that measure their 10k time with a sun dial. Come see what happens in the woods after dark because it’s FRIGHTENLY FUN! And dress crazy; Halloween’s JUST around the corner & we have awards for the best attire!!

Event Details


Location: Exeter Scenic River Trail, Reading, PA
Brought to you by: Pretzel City Sports

Date and Time

Saturday, October 28, 2017 7:00 PM - Saturday, October 28, 2017 10:00 PM


  • #5k
  • #race
  • #run
  • #walk

How to find the event and parking

Reading Liederkranz, German Singing & Sports Club, 143 Spook Lane, Reading, PA

Organizer Detail

Host Name: Pretzel City Sports
Address: Reading, PA

Exeter Scenic River Trail Facts

States: Pennsylvania
Counties: Berks
Length: 2.3 miles
Trail end points: Gibralter Road and Old Gibralter Road, Robeson, PA and Klapperthal Trailhead near the Forest Hills Cemetery, Reading, PA
Trail surfaces: Cinder, Crushed Stone, Gravel
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 6584704
Trail activities: Bike, Mountain Biking, Walking

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