NEW DISTANCE! A BOOtiful race, the Harvard Pilgrim Middletown 10K/5K is a Halloween run and walk event for the whole family. Get in the spirit with the costume contest, post-race treats and HMF FitKids run for the little ones.

Both races loop around Wesleyan campus, while the 5K finishes, the 10K takes another loop before a fast downhill finish on Old Church Street.

All finishers receive a high quality technical shirt and a festive Halloween medal. Costumes DEFINITELY encouraged!

Be a part of the race tradition and donate nonperishable food to benefit The Amazing Grace Food Pantry, which provides groceries to more than 1,000 low-income households each month in the Middletown area. The HMF Can drive is supported by Stop & Shop. Thank you!

HMF continues to closely monitor best safety practices for outdoor events and plan race details following state and local guidelines. Currently, face masks are not required at outdoor events in Connecticut. If race modifications are required, details will be updated on site pages and via email to all registered participants.

HMF will continue to maintain safety protocols at all events, including hand washing and sanitizing stations, modified water distribution and spacing of start and finish areas to allow social distance.

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It’s Halloween! Embrace the Costume!

One-of-a-kind trophy and HMF prizes will be awarded in each category, as selected by judges and announced prior to race start.


  • Cats, Bats and Witches – A classic Halloween theme
  • ARRRRGH – For Mates & Mateys to embrace their inner pirate
  • SPOOK-tacular – Scary, gory, ghoulish and ghostly apply here
  • Save the Day – For super heroes and everyday champions of good
  • Haunted Prom – Queens and Kings of the creepy court
  • Creative – Open category for the most imaginative

Best costume in each category will win FREE entry to any HMF 5K in 2022 or $20 merchandise credit in the HMF Shop!