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Put on your Halloween costume and start running! The Real Racine Skeleton Skamper Half-Marathon, 5k Run/Walk and Kids Trick-or-Treat Walk is back Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Sealed Air Family YMCA, 8501 Campus Dr., Mount Pleasant.
Skeleton Skamper is the only race of the its kind in Southeastern Wisconsin. Get your group together, wear your craziest costumes and have fun on a scenic, flat, fast course through the Village of Mount Pleasant.
The professionally timed half-marathon starts at 8 a.m. New this year — a $100 cash prize to the top overall male and female half-marathon finishers. In addition, a $100 bounty will be awarded for anyone setting a new half-marathon course record. Awards will also be presented to the top three male and female finishers in seven different age categories.
The half-marathon registration fee is $40 until 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 starts at 8:15 a.m. Runner/walkers are encouraged to wear costumes and have fun! Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in nine age/ability categories. The 5k run/walk registration fee is $20 through Oct. 23; $25 at packet pick up or on race day (if available).
Awards also will be presented to the three fastest wheelchair competitors in the half-marathon and the 5k.
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. No charge for adults accompanying a paid child. The kids trick-or-treat walk is $5 per child.
Everyone is invited to a post-race celebration from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be food, beverages, music from “Wheelhouse,” pumpkin painting, games, face painting, a costume contest and much more.

Skeleton Skamper benefits Real Racine, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote tourism and travel in Racine County and create events to unify the community.

Register at http://racedayeventsllc.com/skeletonskamper or email raceday@racedayeventsllc.com for a paper form. Completed paper forms with payment are due Oct. 18.

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