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North End Nightmare 5K

Registration for the 2023 North End Nightmare 5K will open on September 1, 2023.

Registration for the 2023 North End Nightmare 5K is now open.

Online registration for the 2023 North End Nightmare 5K is now closed. In-person registration is available on Friday and Saturday, October 27-28..

Date
October 28, 2023

Start Time
TBD

Location
Superior, MN

Capacity
750

Entry Fees
NEW Tier Pricing in 2023!

  • YOUTH $10

    All participants ages 18 & under

  • ADULT $30 | $35 | $40

    September 1-September 15 | September 16-October 15 | October 16-Race Day

Packet Pickup & In-Person Registration
Friday, October 27 | 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. @ TBD
Saturday, October 28 | TBD @ TBD

Scare You There!

A spooky end to our annual racing calendar, the North End Nightmare 5K offers a chance to combine running and Halloween!

Enjoy scary surprises and haunted attractions throughout the event, PLUS a costume contest offers the best-dressed participants a chance to win wonderful prizes.

The North End Nightmare 5K course starts and finishes near Earth Rider Brewery in Superior. The start and finish area has plenty of activities for before and after your race, including a trick-or-treat area for kids and a haunted garage (provided with support of Anderson & Hammack).

The 3.1-mile racecourse features several specified “scare zones” with Halloween-themed decorations, some of which will also feature live actors in costume and character.

  • Spider’s Nest
  • Lost Souls Lane
  • Creepy Clown Town
  • Mad Science Lab

NOTE: The North End Nightmare 5K course is designed to be Halloween-themed, and some participants may find it frightening. For more details on what to expect on race day, please call our office at (218) 727-0947.

This event also offers the Spider Dash Kids' Races, which are free and open to all kids ages 14 and under. Participants will be separated (along with parents) into separate heats on race day based on age and participation. The first Spider Dash heats will start one hour before the main event.

The North End Nightmare all-time men’s event record is held by Scott Behling, who finished in 15:40 in the 2021 race. The women’s event record belongs to Rochelle Wirth, who ran 20:27 in the first-ever race in 2019. NOTE: The 2020 North End Nightmare was shortened to a 2-mile race due to public health concerns.

No pets, motor vehicles, bicycles, handcycles, hand-cranked wheelchairs, roller skis, inline skates, or unregistered participants are allowed on the racecourse.

Baby joggers and strollers are allowed at YAF events but must start in the back of the corral.

Pushrim wheelchair competitors, duo teams, and other adaptive athletes are encouraged to participate but must follow all Wheelchair & Adaptive Program GuidanceNOTE: Adaptive athletes are asked to contact Race Director Greg Haapala via phone at (218) 727-0947 prior to registering so that all reasonable accommodations can be provided.

The North End Nightmare 5K course starts and finishes near Earth Rider Brewery in Superior. The start and finish area has plenty of activities for before and after your race, including a trick-or-treat area for kids and a haunted garage (provided with support of Anderson & Hammack).

The 3.1-mile racecourse features several specified “scare zones” with Halloween-themed decorations, some of which will also feature live actors in costume and character.

  • Spider’s Nest
  • Lost Souls Lane
  • Creepy Clown Town
  • Mad Science Lab

NOTE: The North End Nightmare 5K course is designed to be Halloween-themed, and some participants may find it frightening. For more details on what to expect on race day, please call our office at (218) 727-0947.

Be sure to dress your best on race day and enter our North End Nightmare 5K costume contest! We’ll have an in-person and online contest to enter, each with fabulous prizes up for grabs!

 

IN-PERSON COSTUME CONTEST
Grand Prize: Free beer for a year, provided by Earth Rider Brewery
(winners will receive one crowler per month)

Join us after the race at 6:30 p.m. in the outdoor area of Earth Rider Brewery. Our special judges will invite their favorite costumes on stage and vote on a winner! NOTE: You must have your race bib visible and be at least 21 years old to enter and win the in-person costume contest.

 

ONLINE COSTUME CONTEST
Grand Prize: Free 2023 Grandma’s Marathon entry (race of your choice)
Best Group: $100 assorted gift cards
Best Kids’ Individual: Free 2023 Saint Fennessy 4K entry & candy
Best Kids’ Group: Candy, candy, & more candy

To enter the online costume contest, please stop by our picture backdrop near the finish line and have your picture taken. We will post the pictures on our YAF Facebook page, and each like between October 24-31 will act as a vote for that individual/group. The winners will be announced on Tuesday, November 1. NOTE: You must have your race bib visible in your photo to enter and win the online costume contest.

This event also offers the Spider Dash Kids' Races, which are free and open to all kids ages 14 and under. Participants will be separated (along with parents) into separate heats on race day based on age and participation. The first Spider Dash heats will start one hour before the main event.

Free parking for participants, volunteers, and spectators will be available at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation building. This parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis and on race day only. Other parking will be available on the neighborhood streets surrounding the course. Please be aware of and follow all local parking restrictions.

 

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
1701 North 4th Street
Superior, WI 54880

The North End Nightmare all-time men’s event record is held by Scott Behling, who finished in 15:40 in the 2021 race. The women’s event record belongs to Rochelle Wirth, who ran 20:27 in the first-ever race in 2019. NOTE: The 2020 North End Nightmare was shortened to a 2-mile race due to public health concerns.

No pets, motor vehicles, bicycles, handcycles, hand-cranked wheelchairs, roller skis, inline skates, or unregistered participants are allowed on the racecourse.

Baby joggers and strollers are allowed at YAF events but must start in the back of the corral.

Pushrim wheelchair competitors, duo teams, and other adaptive athletes are encouraged to participate but must follow all Wheelchair & Adaptive Program GuidanceNOTE: Adaptive athletes are asked to contact Race Director Greg Haapala via phone at (218) 727-0947 prior to registering so that all reasonable accommodations can be provided.

2023 T-Shirt
Included with 2023 participant entry fee.

Free Drink Coupon
Stick around after your race, and enjoy the summer night with your family and friends! Each finisher at the 2023 Park Point 5-Miler & 2-Mile Walk will receive a free drink coupon to be redeemed near the finish line.

2023 T-Shirt

YOUNG ATHLETES FOUNDATION

The Athletes Foundation (YAF), the charity arm of Grandma’s Marathon, was created in 1990 to assist with the promotion and development of healthy and active lifestyles for youth throughout Carlton, Cook, Douglas, Lake, and St. Louis Counties. Since its inception, the YAF has donated more than $1.1 million to the community’s youth athletic, recreational, and nonprofit organizations.

If you are interested in volunteering for any of our Young Athletes Foundation (YAF) events or have any other questions, please contact our Program Director Alivia Nelson via email at [email protected] or call our office at (218) 727-0947.