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Virtual Crypt Run/Walk 5K, 10K, 1K
Oct 18
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Virtual Crypt Run/Walk 5K, 10K, 1K

The 2020 Crypt Run is a virtual run/walk event that can be completed anywhere during the month of October.  Distances offered include a 5k, 10k, and 1k and all can be done as a run or walk. During their activity, participants will use a special interactive course app to record their route, invite friends and family to track and interact, and receive special audio messages about Chicago’s spooky history and how their participation benefits the event’s non-profit beneficiary, Best Buddies Illinois.


When: October 1 – October 31, 2020


Where: Anywhere – it’s virtual! Participants can design their own course through local haunts in their neighborhood or just follow their favorite running or walking route. We will also offer a curated route in Lincoln Park that will take folks through an area that once served as Chicago’s primary cemetery (1843-1859).

Beneficiary: Best Buddies in Illinois offers One-to-One Friendship, Integrated Employment, and Leadership Development programs – positively impacting nearly 78,170 individuals with and without disabilities in Illinois.

How to Register: Participants will register through RunSignUp.com for $30

Swag: T-shirt, branded cloth facemask, and glow toy

How to Get the Swag: Visit Fleet Feet Lincoln Square on designated days for packet pick-up. Fleet Feet requires everyone to sign up online for a specific time slot. Or, registrants can select the mailing upgrade for $12.


How to Participate:

Step 1 Get your swag (Fleet Feet or your mailbox)

Step 2 Pick the date and time, and dress up

Step 3 Watch the pre-race opening ceremony at our website on October 1st.

Step 4 Download the RaceJoy app and search for the event, “Crypt Run.”

Step 5 Do it! Run or walk with the RaceJoy app running

Step 6 Watch the post-race celebration show on October 30th at our website and enjoy some freaky refreshments


Haunted Illinois History Course Audio Messages

Enjoy the fun, informative, and frightening audio messages delivered to your ears as you move through miles and the macabre history of Chicago.

Special Activities

  • Pre and post-race shows online with entertainment, raffle prizes
  • Costume Contest – Individual, Group, and Pet categories
  • Halloween Themed Trivia – Week of Halloween
  • Pizza, candy and drink package deals exclusive to registrant

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