Haunted 5K to have ghouls running through town

     Only Ghouls Run on Halloween, and the Coal City High School Drama Club is hoping there are a plenty of people out there who would like to join them for a hauntingly good 5K.
    The timed run/walk is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 28, at Coal City High School, 655 W. Division St.  Runners will heading out at 6 p.m. followed by walkers at 6:15 p.m. Registration for all gets underway at 5 p.m. in the school’s west parking lot.
    The run will start and end at the high school. The course will take participants south on Carbon Hill Road to Covey Lane, east on Covey to Hunters Run where it will transition to Marguerite Street. Participants will then head east on Maple Street to  Mary Street, that will get them to Oak Street. They will turn on to DiPaolo Drive and then take a quick right on to Elizabeth Street until they make the turn north on Coaler Drive and round the bend on to Oak Street that will get them back to Carbon Hill Road for the final steps to the high school.
    The cost to participate is $25 per runner if registered before Monday, Oct. 22. Pre-registration guarantees a race T-shirt and goodie bag. Registration completed after Oct. 22 or day of race will cost $30.
    Drama Club members have a few surprises in store for participants and encourage the community to take part in this fun new event.
    Costumes or Halloween attire are encouraged and each mile marker will serve as trick-or-treat stop.
    The run/walk will serve as a fundraiser for the Drama Club’s educational trip to New York City in spring 2019.
    Participants can run/walk for a specific drama club member and a portion of their registration will go directly to support that member’s travel costs.
    On line registration is now open at OnlyGhoulsRunonHalloween.itsyourrace.com.