King & Spalding's West U Halloween Dash and Kids Fun Run - Saturday, October 30, 2021

Halloween Fun Run


It's our 10th Anniversary! Please join us for the only race in beautiful West University Place. Come dressed as your favorite ghoul or goblin. Our competitive 5K course is flat and fast, chip timed and USATF certified. The Kids' Fun Run is not timed and is 1 mile long.


2021 West U Halloween Dash Kids' Fun Run
King & Spalding's 2021 West U Halloween Dash - 5K Race, Stroller and Dog Division


Below are the different registration pricing and registration deadlines for the 5K and Kids' Fun Run

5K Registration Prices and Deadlines

  • $30 - Early Registration Until September 30
  • $35 - Until October 28
  • $40 - At Registration or Race Day

Kids' Fun Run Registration Prices and Deadlines

  • $25 - Until September 30
  • $30 - Until October 28
  • $35 - At Registration or Race Day
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West U Community Center
6104 Auden
Houston, TX 77005

Course Information

We are a USATF 5K Certified Course. The course is flat and fast, taking place on the beautiful tree-lined streets of West University Place with only six turns.


All proceeds benefit the City of West U's Parks and Recreation Department


Award Categories Below:

  • Overall Male and Female
  • Masters Male and Female
  • Top Three Male and Female Finishers in the Following Age Groups
    • 10 and Under
    • 11 - 14
    • 15 - 19
    • 20 - 29
    • 30 - 39
    • 40 - 49
    • 50 - 59
    • 60 - 69
    • 70+

Packet Pickup

Thursday, October 28:  3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Location TBD
Friday, October 29:  3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Location TBD

Race Day Schedule

6:45 - Registration Opens
7:45 - Race Day Registration Ends
7:45 - Packet Pickup Ends
8:00 - 5K Start
8:10 - 5K Stroller and Dog Division Start
8:45 - 1 Mile Kids' Fun Run Start
9:15 - Costume Contest
9:30 - Awards Ceremony

Refund and Transfer Policy

There are no refunds or transfers. We expect to follow local recommendations for Covid protocols based on the situation at the time of the race. This could include requiring participants to wear masks, limiting the number of participants and/or having multiple starts to decrease the size of the crowd.

Strollers and Dog Division

Due to the large number of children that participate in our race, for safety reasons we will have a separate division for people running with strollers or dogs. This division will have its own start following the start of the regular 5K.

Please register for this division if you plan to run with a stroller or dog (cost is the same, but it will help us get your time right). If you enter in this division, you will not be eligible for any overall or age group awards, but we do have awards for the overall winners of the division.

Bikes, Scooters, Etc.

No bikes, scooters, rollerblades or skateboards permitted in either event.


Parking in West U is extremely limited. If you can, please plan to walk or ride your bike to the race. If you do drive, make sure to park legally without blocking driveways. The West U police will likely be out ticketing and we would hate for you to have more than sore legs as a souvenir of the race.

Chip Timing

The 5K race will be chip timed using the ChronoTrack Electronic timing system.

Costume Contest

There will be a costume contest at 9:15 a.m. Awards will be given for costumes in the following categories:

  • Best Female
  • Best Male
  • Best Couple
  • Best Child


Your Sporting Image will be taking race photographs. Photos may be viewed at following the race.


Join this event and invite your friends on Facebook.

2019 Race Results

Click here for 2019 West U Halloween Dash 5K Race & Kids' Fun Run results.

  1. 2019 Race Sponsors

Spook-tacular 5K Run Sponsor

   King and Spalding

Mostly Ghostly Fun Run Sponsor

Monster Mash Post Race Party Sponsor

Pumpkin Packet Pickup Sponsors

EliteCare Logo 2.1

Amazing Awards Sponsor

Scar-ific Race Results Sponsor

Terrifying T-Shirt Sponsor    

Daring Drink Sponsor

Bewitching Bib Sponsor

Hair-Raising Participating Sponsor

Centerpoint Energy
Bike Barn

The Exercise Coach Logo

In Kind Donor           

java pura     

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  2. Fun Run Route
  3. 2021 Training Plan
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