October 13, 2014

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Skeleton Skamper is Oct. 25

One of the area's favorite pre-Halloween events — the Real Racine Skeleton Skamper Half-Marathon, 5k Run/Walk and Kids Trick-or-Treat Walk — is coming Saturday, Oct. 25 to the Sealed Air Family YMCA, 8501 Campus Dr., Mount Pleasant.

Put on your costume and have fun with your choice of a professionally timed half-marathon or a 5k. Bring the kids for a trick-or-treat walk with eight goodie stops along a quarter-mile trail.

The half-marathon starts at 8 a.m. Awards will also be presented to the top three male and female finishers in seven different age categories. For the first time, a $100 cash prize will be awarded to the top overall male and female half-marathon finishers. Race organizers are also offering a $100 bounty to anyone setting a new Skeleton Skamper half-marathon course record.

The 5k run/walk starts at 8:15 a.m. Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in nine age/ability categories. The three fastest wheelchair competitors in both the 5k and half-marathon will also be honored with awards.

The Real Racine Skeleton Skamper has rolled back prices! The half-marathon registration fee is only $40 until Wednesday, Oct. 22; $50 at packet pick up (2-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 at the Sealed Air Family YMCA) or on race day (if available). The 5k run/walk registration fee is just $20 through Wednesday, Oct. 22; $25 at packet pick up or on race day (if available)

The Sealed Air Family YMCA Kids Trick-or-Treat Walk starts at 9:15 a.m. There are eight goodie stops along the quarter-mile walk. Strollers and wagons are welcome. ALL children must register at $5 per child. There is no charge to adults accompanying a paid child.

Skeleton Skamper's great post-race party, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., includes food, beverages, music from "Wheelhouse," pumpkin painting, games, face painting, a costume contest and more.

Visit www.skeletonskamper.com NOW to register.

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