Ghoulish Gallop 1-Mile Fun Hike/Walk and NEW! 5K Run
Join the Friends of Kings Gap on Saturday, October 27th at 1:00 p.m. for the Ghoulish Gallop 1-Mile Fun Hike/Walk, which will start with packet pick-up at the Kings Gap Environmental Education Center parking area, proceed in waves along a winding trail with ghouls and zombies along the route, and end near the starting point for the all-inclusive hot dogs, drinks, and s'mores.
The entry fee is $5.00 per person or $20.00 per family (up to 8 members!).
Individuals and families are HIGHLY encouraged to pre-register for this popular event. Each pre-registered hiker/walker will receive a white, logoed t-shirt to wear during the event and a chance in a grand prize drawing. (Shirts may be available for same-day registrants, but they are not guaranteed and sizes will be limited; besides, we want to make sure we have plenty of food for you!)
Individual hiker/walkers or families of hiker/walkers will stop at designated goblin stops and devour gooey treats in the prescribed ghostly manner. Drips, splatters, mouth smears and hand wipes are highly encouraged on your fresh white shirt to scare away the monsters. We will present prizes for best t-shirt splatters!
Registration Packet pick-up begins at 1:00 p.m. Start times can be as early as 1:15.
NEW for 2018! Ghoulish 5K Trail Runs!
By popular demand for more grueling than ghoulish, FOKG is sponsoring Ghoulish Gallop 5K Trail Runs, beginning a 8:30 a.m. on October 27, 2018.
The entry fee is $10.00 per person 17 and under or $15.00 per person 18 and up.
Pre-registration is required for this event. Each pre-registered runner will receive a white, logoed t-shirt to wear during this timed event. Ribbons will be awarded for youth, ages 10-17; men and women in the following age categories: 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 and up; and runners with strollers. We will offer snacks to all runners at the finish line.
The course will begin at the Kings Gap Mansion and proceed down the main road, then break off onto Rock Scree trail. As the route emerges from the trail, the runner will be required to consume one ghoulish cupcake and a cup of witches brew before proceeding back up the road/trail to the finish. There will be a stroller category for anyone pushing a stroller, and they will remain only on the road. Ghouls will be along the trail, so beware, as they tend to change your shirt's color to look more like them.
Registration packet pick-up starts at 8:30, with staggered start times as early as 9:00.