Freaky 5k by Hardy Girls Healthy Women


Freaky 5K LogoJoin us on Sunday, October 26th as we get out our broomsticks, cauldrons and sneakers for a Hardy Girls Halloween Event - the 6th Annual Freaky 5K Fun Run and Walk!

Halloween today probably isn’t what you remember as a kid.  Take a walk down any store’s costume aisles now and prepare to be horrified — but not in the way that you’d expect. Where once hung zombie masks, face paint, and clown wigs, you’ll also see corsets, plunging necklines, short-short skirts, and fishnets — intended, frighteningly, for very little girls. In response to this over sexualization of costumes for girls and women, we are doing our part to Bring SCARY Back! Register today! 

Held every October, our annual Freaky 5k Fun Run and Walk aims to forget the sexy, stereotypical costumes that are peddled at girls and young women and instead bring back creative and scary costumes for our children. The Freaky 5k and Kids' Fun Run will be held on Sunday, Oct 26th at Colby College in Waterville, ME. All participants are encouraged to dress up in their  most creative and scary costumes. In this fun community event, we celebrate Halloween by dressing up, rewarding best costumes, and hosting a healthy fun event. All proceeds support Hardy Girls Healthy Women's programming for girls. PRIZES!!!!! Adult awards are given out for Scariest Costume, Most Creative Costume, Best Team Costume (5 or more), and Top Fundraiser! Kids' awards go to Scariest Costume, Most Creative Costume and Best Family Theme. So join us as we don our scariest and most imaginative costumes, kick up those sneakers, and enjoy some candy! Just watch out for the zombies masquerading as volunteers! 

Early registration on or before October 17th is $10 for minors/$15 college students/$20 adults and, thereafter, is $15 minors/$20 college students/$25 for adults. The Kids' Fun Run (9 years and younger) is $5 and includes prizes. For group and family discounts, please call our office at 861-8131. Register today! 

Check-in will begin at 9 a.m. in the Field House, which is located in the Harold Alfond Athletic Center on the Colby College campus. The Kids' Fun Run and costume contest will be held at 9:30 a.m. The Adult costume contest will be held at 10 a.m. with the 5k race starting at 10 a.m.  We look forward to seeing your scariest and most creative costumes! Register today!