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Headless Horseman
Date: Oct. 25, 2014
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6th Annual Headless Horseman 5K/10K

Saturday, October 25, 2014 7:30PM

He stopped, his heart pounding in fear. Before his startled eyes, a white mist burst forth from an unmarked grave and formed into a large horse carrying a headless rider. Ichabod Crane let out a terrible scream as the horse leapt toward him at a full gallop. He took to his heels, running as fast as he could…”

On a dark October night, it’s easy to imagine a shadowy horseman rising up from the mist, armed with a jack-o’-lantern as he gallops along in search of his head, running ole’Ichabod Crane out of town.

The Halloween spirit is alive and well in our small city of Howell, Michigan where each year we commemorate the story by Washington Irving at the Downtown Development Authority’s “Legend of Sleepy Howell”. Last year over 700 runners came out and participated as we captured the imaginations of young and old in the retelling of this marvelous tale.

We encourage everyone to get into the spirit of the season in Sleepy Howell by participating in the “Headless Horseman 5K/10K”, a costumed run/walk that will bring to a close the festivities on this dark and spooky night.

Run Ichabod, Run!!!

The Headless Horseman 5K/10K will start and finish north of the historic Courthouse in downtown Howell. A map of the course is available to dowload below. All runners are encouraged to dress up in costume and run as their favorite Halloween character. Late registrations, post race awards and refreshments will all be held near the start/finish area. Awards will go to M/F overall and Masters. Age group awards to the top three places in each M/F group in the 5K: 10 and under / 11-12 / 13-14 / 15-18 / 19-24 / 25-29 /30-34 / 35-39 / 40-44 / 45-49 / 50-54 / 55-59 / 60-64 / 65-69 / 70+.

All early registrants will receive a race packet and t-shirt—please indicate t-shirt size when registering. Late registrants are not guaranteed a t-shirt.


Site: On State Street near the PNC Bank Parking Lot
Fee: $25 early/$30 late
Location: Howell, MI
Timing System: B-Tag
Website Link: Visit site

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