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Halloween Howl Calling for Costumes and Cans

IPFW's Halloween Howl participants enjoy their run through campus.

Photo credit: Jim Whitcraft

IPFW's Halloween Howl participants enjoy their run through campus.
Written by: Communicator StaffOctober 28, 2016

IPFW’s fourth annual Halloween Howl Run/Walk through haunted Candyland Trail is Nov. 2. The evening will kick off at 5 p.m. with registration for participants.

The walk/run will start in the Gates Athletic Center and be held outside on Mastodon Way.

“The course offers a nice scenic loop on campus with a few tricks and treats along the away,” said Judy Tillapaugh, IPFW Coordinator of Fitness and Wellness.

The cost is $5 for IPFW students, $1 for kids 12 and under and $10 for others. In place of the registration fee, participants can choose to donate one canned good for each dollar of the cost.

The event is open to the public and designed to benefit the community. Canned goods will be donated to the Community Harvest Food Bank and monetary funds will go toward the IPFW student scholarship fund.

“Everyone is invited to come dressed up to join the costume contest!” Tillapaugh said.

Participants who dress up will be judged and divided by age. The theme of the costume contest is “Become Who You’d Like to Be.”

Judging of the costumes begins at 5:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the winners and runners-up for the most original, most outrageous, and best IPFW spirit in each age category.

The main event, the run/walk, begins at 6 p.m. Runners/walkers can choose between either the 1 or 2 mile trail.

Runners will be given their race time after finishing the trail, and special awards will be given to the fastest male and female 2 mile runners.

All participants will receive a pumpkin medal regardless of their completion times.

A chili dinner will be provided following the event, along with a raffle. Items to be raffled off include both “tricks and treats,” which Tillapaugh said will surely have a “fun value.”

Tickets for the raffle cost $1 (one canned good) per ticket or $5 (5 canned goods) for six tickets.

Registration forms can be picked up in (GSC room 207) or can be done online at ipfw.edu/fallfest.