The Naperville Crime Stoppers second Running Scared 5K Costume Run and Walk will take a bite out of crime at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.
Costumes are encouraged, and many Halloween-themed activities will complement the costume run and walk. The route is certified and chip-timed, beginning near St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 2220 Lisson Road, Naperville.
McGruff the Crime Dog will be present to cheer on racers with candy and prizes. The 5K is being held in coordination with National Crime Prevention Month and is an entertaining warm-up for the Naperville Marathon just two weeks later.
The race is raising awareness for crime prevention, public safety and to inform citizens they can be rewarded for submitting anonymous tips that lead to an arrest or solving a crime. Anyone may submit a tip by calling the Naperville Crime Stoppers hotline at 630-420-6006.
The registration cost is $35 for adults and $25 for kids 12 and younger. Visit www.crimestoppersrunningscared.com to register.
Parking in the lot adjacent to the church.
Visit the Naperville Crime Stoppers website at www.napervillecrimestoppers.com.
For information about the race and sponsorship opportunities email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Nancy Quigley, chairman of the Naperville Crime Stoppers, at 630-207-0599.