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Monster Dash 5K and Fun Run. October 27, 2018.
Monster Dash 5K and Fun Run is on October 27, 2018.

This event is now over. Stay tuned for additional programming.

The Rec Center is proud to partner with City of Carbondale and PSE Carbondale to put on the first ever Carbondale Halloween Monster Dash 5K! Kick off a full day of celebration of Carbondale Halloween at the SIU Rec Center on Saturday, October 27 at 9:00 a.m. After the race, head to Murdale for Safe Halloween to continue the holiday fun!

Monster Dash 5K race coordinator: Savanna Ashbaugh, 618-453-1275,


Registration for the Monster Dash 5K and Fun Run is now open. Pre-registration will guarantee entry to the race and a t-shirt. You may also register on the day of the race, but you will not be guaranteed a t-shirt at that time. The Kids' Dash does not require registration.




  • Adults:  $20
  • Youth (17 and under) :  $10
  • Day-of Adults:  $30
  • Day-of Youth:  $10

Race Day

Race Map

Monster Dash Race Image

Race Map

Monster Dash Race Image


Adult 5K Race
This race is for competitive runners, and will be timed. First, second, and third place awards will be given in each of the following age categories:

  • Youth (17 and under)
  • 18-25
  • 26-30
  • 31-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70+

Adult 5K Fun Run
This race is not timed, so have fun!

Kids' 100M Dash
For children 8 years old and under. No registration required.

Costume Contest
There are three categories individuals can enter:

  1. Best Adult Costume
  2. Best Youth Costume (17 & under)
  3. Best Group Costume