Tuesday, October 24th | 6:30pm | 5800 Clyo Road | Presented by the Ohio River Road Runners Club


Thank you so much to our participants and volunteers for making 2023 an awesome event!

Race results are available here.  Photos are here!

Congrats to our Youth Running Challenge donation winners, chosen by the votes cast by three randomly selected finishers:

New Lebanon (Sara Frank) - Yellow Springs (Graham Turnmire) - Miamisburg (Tom Helfinstine)

And, for sending the most volunteers, the Dayton Wolverines!

Thank you for all the voting and generous additional donations that so many of you contributed :)

Packet Pickup

Sinclair Community College - Centerville


Please arrive no later than 6pm to secure a parking spot and entry to the event.  Traffic will likely be heavy during this time.

Lots of parking at Sinclair!  Please reserve the parking spaces closest to the building for those with limited mobility.  Overflow available in the St. Francis church lot to the east of Sinclair.  Carpool to make it even more fun!!

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Registration Pricing


Course Map

Race Proceeds Benefit

In line with the mission of the Ohio River Road Runners Club, the Dayton Ghost 'n Goblin 5k will benefit local school running programs. When you register, select which school district you want to receive a donation - see the Youth Running Challenge section below for more details on how winners will be selected!

Volunteer Information

Are you not a runner or walker?  You can still join in on the fun!  The Ohio River Road Runner's Club is an *ALL VOLUNTEER* charitable organization and we need nearly 150 volunteers to make the Ghost N Goblin 5k happen each year!  Each volunteer receives a race shirt and our gratitude for their help and assistance!  Please visit our Volunteer page to sign-up as a volunteer!

Race Shirts

Shirt availability & shirt sizes guaranteed only for participants registered by October 16, 2023.  We will make every attempt to get you into a proper fitting shirt, but for logistics reasons, we cannot guarantee this after October 16.

2023 Ghost 'n Goblin Shirts

Our shirts this year are an awesome Halloween orange with our brand new, spooky Ghost 'n Goblin 5k logo! We really enjoy the feel and fit of these shirts, and we hope you do too!

Shirt Exchanges

At packet pick-up, if you get a shirt that doesn't fit well, bring it back, unworn, and we'll gladly exchange it if we have your desired size amongst those set aside for late registrants. Please know that we cannot exchange away a shirt-size promised to another early registrant, and even though we order extra, it's imperative for us to make sure everyone gets the size they ordered before we swap.

We love our new shirt & logo design and hope you do too!

2023 Sponsors and Door Prize Donors

Interested in helping support GNG and the ORRRC?  Check out our sponsorship opportunities!

Ghost 'n Goblin Youth Running Challenge

What is the GnG Youth Running Challenge?

Ghost 'n Goblin is the second largest fundraiser for the Ohio River Road Runner's Club (behind Turkey Trot, and as race directors we're hoping to make it #1)!  Our mission is to give back to the community by encouraging running (or walking) in our community, so this year we're giving back to our region's youth runners!  We'll be donating part of Ghost 'n Goblin's proceeds to help four local school running programs.

How Do I Help?

1.  Register for the Ghost 'n Goblin 5k!2.  Select a school district on your registration form.3.  Tell your friends to sign up & pick their favorite school district.4.  That's it!  It's that simple & you just helped young runners and walkers in our area!5.  Want to give even more?  You'll have an option for an extra donation at registration.

How are Challenge Winners Selected?

When you register for the Ghost 'n Goblin 5k, you'll be asked to select a school district from the Dayton area to help out as a part of your registration. Pick your favorite and your vote will be cast!  Three finishers will be selected at random, and the school they voted for will be a winner!  They will receive up to $500 for equipment, uniforms, race entries, or other items to help encourage & support youth running/health.
Note:  If the same school was selected by more than one of our randomly selected finishers, we will draw to reach 3 unique recipients.  The plan is for our fourth donation to go to the school or group with the most volunteers.

Find Out Who Won!

The 2023 Ghost 'n Goblin 5k Youth Running Challenge winners will be announced on our website and via social media and race emails!

2022 Winners

Your school could be this year's winner!

Fun and Entertainment

Costume Contest

What's a Halloween run without a costume contest?  Dress up in your best costume and be eligible for some great prizes!  The contest will be held shortly before the race starts.  Show up and you're entered!

Post-Race Pizza

The best part of finishing is the post-race food, right? This year, enjoy warm, gooey-cheese pizza when you're done, along with other snacks and, of course, bananas!

Tons of Raffle Prizes!

The raffle prizes are back, generously donated by Miami Valley businesses and organizations! 


We'll have some great awards again this year, and there might even be a little something for every finisher!

8 and under, 9-11, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

Note: You must be present at the post-race Awards Ceremony to receive your award.

Race Rules

The Ghost 'n Goblin™ 5k is all about fun, but this is where we have to be a little strict (for everyone's safety and enjoyment of the event).  Failure to comply with the rules or the guidance or commands or a race official or volunteer may result in removal from the event.




Race Officials

Race Results Rules

Race Results

On the Internet:

Will be posted online at https://runsignup.com/ shortly after the race!