Spooky Forest





Live & Virtual Options Available

The Live Event - 31 October 2020 - Reading




We will be doing everything possible to ensure the event is COVID-19 secure. The full details of what this means to the event is likely to change as we get closer to the date. We are currently planning for the following:

1. Posting numbers to all runners to avoid queues at race registration - the increase in price from 2019 covers these additional costs

2. Restricted access to the Waterside Centre to ensure social distancing is adhered to. We will have toilets available outside if access is restricted.

3. Rolling starts to ensure social distancing rules are maintained at the start line.

4. Changes at the finish area for medals and goody bags as required.

Affiliated price:        £18.00

Unaffiliated price:    £20.00

The event is now in it's 12th year and what a great theme we have for you this year. Who doesn't like a scary movie, running through a scary wood and on the scariest day of the year?

The course is a well marked and marshalled 5km route but to make it even more frightening it is lit only by your head torch and glow sticks! 

All the competitors that remain living at the end of the run will receive a fantastic and colourful medal together with a goody bag.

There are toilets, showers and changing facilities at the centre and the site has plenty of free parking for runners.

This event is popular and has sold out in previous years.  Only the brave will enter...

Head torches are COMPULSARY.

Fancy dress is OPTIONAL - but great fun!

A large number of runners opt for fancy dress but its not compulsory. There will be prizes for the best dressed male & female runners.

Minimum age of participants is 12 years old on the day of the event. Runners under 16 years old MUST run with an adult. We welcome walkers. Unfortunately the course is unsuitable for wheelchair athletes and we cannot allow you to run with your dog.

If we are required to postpone the event due to Government Restrictions, weather, flooding or for any other reason beyond the control of Saturn Running Events Limited and Halloween 5 Nite, all entries will automatically convert into a virtual run. However, we recognise a virtual run is not something all runners are happy with. If this is the case for you, we will roll your entry over to 2021. The medal you will receive in 2021 will depend on the new 2021 design.

Due to the large upfront costs involved in organising a running event, we would be unable to offer a refund. The upfront costs include payment for the medal, venue fees, insurances, contractor fees, licences, Paypal fees, marketing costs and administrative costs. By entering the event, you are confirming you accept these terms.

Included in your entry:

  • Great themed medal

  • Chipped timing, including the additional cost of posting 

  • On-course entertainment

  • Start line entertainment

  • Goody bag / vegan goody bag

  • Profits donated to charity including Wokingham Waterside Centre and GOSH

The Virtual Event - 31 October 2020 - Worldwide


Price:  £18.00

Join us for our very first virtual Halloween 5 Nite Run!

  • Horrorwood themed medal

  • Official race number

  • Goody bag

  • Prizes for best fancy dress and faster runners

  • No minimum age limit

We will be counting you down on our Facebook Group live from Reading for you to start your own virtual run and we will also be streaming live during this event. Whilst this is an 8pm start (GMT), and our aim is for as many of you to be running at the same time, you will be able to start at anytime on 31st October! As long as you complete your 5km run on Halloween you will be an official finisher and will be added to our results page!

How will it work?

  • You enter the virtual run online and we will post you your medal, event number and goody bag in October so it will be with you ahead of Halloween.

  • Join our Facebook Chat Group and we will have a live stream of the Reading event to count you down for your start.

  • Post photos of your time, fancy dress and medal on our Facebook Chat Group or Twitter feed and you will automatically be in our draw for fastest runners and best fancy dress.

  • Prize categories are:

    • Fastest male runner and fastest female runner​

    • Fastest runner aged 16 and under

    • Fastest runner aged 12 and under

    • The runner who enjoys themselves the most and what we mean by this is it takes you the longest to finish your 5km!

    • Best fancy dress in any scary outfit (1st, 2nd & 3rd place prizes)

    • Best fancy dress as a evil movie character (1st, 2nd & 3rd place prizes)

    • Worst fancy dress and by this we mean you've tried but scored an epic fail, for example your ghost outfit is a sheet with two holes it it!


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