Absolutely. Running Scared is about the experience not your personal best time. In actual fact Running Scared is not timed. Walk, run, crawl - it is about having fun, dressing up and celebrating Halloween with friends and family.
Thanks for your interest in volunteering - our volunteer roles are now full. Hopefully, we see you next year!
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A little rain won’t stop Running Scared. If there are major weather warnings in Canberra during the weekend of the event, check the event page, and stay tuned for emails with updates.
Unfortunately registrations are non-transferable to another person. If you can’t attend to collect your participant packs, we can mail them to you for a small shipping fee.
There are no refunds, credits or exchanges on any ticket except as required by the Live Performance Australia Industry Code of Practice (for example if an event is postponed or cancelled etc). Incorrect purchases are NOT guaranteed a refund and are at the discretion of the event organiser.
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Food is not available on course, but there will be water stations for hydration
Water will be provided on course, no need to worry we’ll keep you hydrated!
Running Scared is not a timed run. If you want a finish time we suggest you self-time. However, please keep in mind that Running Scared is a night time run and for safety reasons we don’t suggest you go for a personal best time!. Plus you don’t want to miss out on the on course scare content!
No. For the safety of participants and our furry friends, we don’t allow animals on the course or in the Monster Dance Party! We are considering a child and pet friendly event, so keep an eye out and we’ll announce if this is proceeding closer to the event date.
Your run bib with run number and commemorative Running Scared gym towel!
Yes, but you’ll need to have a printed or digital copy of their ticket.
If you purchased postage with your registration, your participant pack will be posted by mail to you before the event, which means you won’t need to check in to the event. Simply show up 45 mins prior to your wave time with your run bib pinned to the front of your costume and you’ll be set to go!
For those participants that didn’t purchase postage, you’ll need to pick up your participant pack on Friday 11 October from Mooseheads - 105 London Circuit, Canberra City. Collection opening times:
8am - 10am
12pm - 2pm
4pm - 6pm
Please remember to bring a printed or digital copy of your ticket with you. If collecting for a friend you'll need to have a printed or digital copy of their ticket too.
Bring yourself, your ID (should you be attending the licensed after run party at Mooseheads) and money for transport home!
Please note that we are not operating a transfer system for personal items; please do not bring anything along that you can’t run or walk with.
No, unfortunately the Monster Dance Party at Mooseheads is only available for participants over 18 years of age.
Scream! Yes we will have a photographer taking as many photos as possible at the start and on course. We can't guarantee that everyone will be captured, so please plan to take your own photos. A link to photos will be sent to participants after the event.
Totally safe and there’ll be so many photo opportunities on course! However we recommend carrying your device in a protective pouch, as there may be a risk of dropping your device when our zombies pounce and scare! Running Scared are not liable for any damage that might be done to your device.
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No. For safety reasons the only bikes and scooters allowed on course are those ridden by our course zombies and officials.
This is a non-competitive un-timed run, so enjoy the experience. Feel free to run or walk the course.
Dress Up!! To fully immerse yourself in the Halloween experience we encourage you to dress up, scary, fun, whatever takes your fancy. Be creative!
To help you get into the Halloween spirit our amazing costume partner Rubie’s Deerfield through Costume SuperCentre is providing all Running Scared participants with a 20% discount on costumes. See link below. Valid now till 10 October 2019.
Anything from 4 and up.
Yes! A unique code is required during the registration process to access the discount. Codes can be accessed through your university student social committee. If your university hasn’t received the code ask them to contact us at email@example.com. Please note that these discounted tickets are limited.
We suggest you arrive approximately 45mins prior to your wave time. You would have selected a wave time during the registration process. Your wave time is also recorded on your event ticket.
The health and safety of our participants, volunteers and employees is always our top priority, as with any recreational activity there is always an element of risk, which makes it exciting. The management team have taken steps to ensure all activities and the course have been scrutinised and are safe, with no more risk than a ghost train at the local fair, yet still allow for an entertaining event. Participants are advised to prepare themselves physically to make the 5km distance either running or walking.
Unfortunately due to the scary nature of this run, it is not suitable for children under 15 years of age.
Definitely not! There are plenty of great 5km runs in the market that test fitness and speed. Running Scared is a night experience run which is untimed and non-competitive, full of fear, fun and best experienced with friends and family.
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