Haunted Hustle 5k, Fun Run, and Witches on Wheels Ride

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October 22, 2022  |  Gulf Place Town Green & Public Beach  |  101 Gulf Shores Parkway

The City of Gulf Shores is excited to announce the return of Haunted Hustle to Gulf Place Town Green & Public Beach, located at 101 Gulf Shores Parkway. Locals and visitors are invited to wear their best Halloween costumes and participate in this horrifyingly fun event, featuring a 5K walk/run, fun run, Witches on Wheels bike parade, and a live DJ on stage. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Dolphin Foundation for Education and Arts, who will also be selling beer/wine and refreshments on-site. Download 2022 HAUNTED HUSTLE FLYER

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Haunted Hustle 5K Walk/Run

The Haunted Hustle 5K will begin promptly at 7:10 p.m. Ghosts and monsters of all sorts are invited to enjoy an evening run on our USATF certified course (AL18053JE). The 5K course will begin and end in front of Gulf Place Town Green. The cost to compete in the Haunted Hustle 5K is $30 before October 1 (early registration), $35 thru October 21, and $40 on race day. All registered participants will receive a goodie bag, water bottle, towel, and event shirt.  Preferred shirt size is guaranteed if registered by October 1.

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Witches on Wheels Bike Parade

The Witches on Wheels bicycle ride begins at 6 p.m. to kick off the evening. Witches and Warlocks are invited to jump on their brooms (bicycles will suffice) and parade around the Town Green throwing beads and candy to bystanders. Approximate distance is 2 miles. The cost to parade in the wicked Witches on Wheels Ride is $25 before October 1 (early registration), $30 thru October 21, and $35 on race day. All registered participants will receive a goodie bag, water bottle, towel, and event shirt.  Preferred shirt size is guaranteed if registered by October 1.

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Fun Run

The Fun Run will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Non-competitive goblins can enjoy this fun out-and-back route that is approximately 1 mile. The cost to join in the frighteningly Fun Run is $25 before October 1 (early registration), $30 thru October 21, and $35 on race day. All registered participants will receive a spooktacular finishers medal, goodie bag, water bottle, towel, and event shirt. Preferred shirt size is guaranteed if registered by October 1. 

Packet Pick-Up

Early Packet Pick-up will be held Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21 from 5-7 p.m. at Big Beach Brewery, located at 300 E 24th Ave Gulf Shores AL 36542. Beat the lines and pick up your packet early, say hello, and enjoy locally brewed refreshments.
On-site Packet Pick-up will be available on the Town Green from 4pm to 6:30pm on race day.

Registration, Refunds, and WeatherHH5K Button Opens in new window

Entry fees are non-refundable and cannot be transferred. In the event the race should be canceled for any reason, refunds will not be made but race good bags and t-shirts will be available at a location to be determined. Information will be on the race website. Proceeds will benefit the Dolphin Foundation for Education and Arts. By registering for this race, you are agreeing to this policy.

Weather forecasts will be monitored prior to the event, with special attention placed on lightning, heavy rain, and high winds. Announcements on weather will be made on the Recreation Division Facebook page @GulfShoresRec. Visible lightning will cause the race to be postponed in increments of 30 minutes. If it is felt that it is unsafe for participants, the race may be canceled. The event does NOT get canceled due to rain only.

Contact Information

For more information on Haunted Hustle, send us an email at recreationinformation@gulfshoresal.gov or call 251-968-1420.

Haunted Hustle 5k and Fun Run course map and the Witches on Wheels Bike Parade Map 

To view a printable PDF of the Haunted Hustle 5k and Fun Run course map and the Witches on Wheels Bike Parade Map, click here.

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