Go the extra mile for local childhood cancer families.
Saturday, October 28, 2023
Events begin at 8 am!
35,000 pieces of candy, 1,000 runners and walkers, hundreds of costumes, and a whole lotta FUN! Sound like a good time? Register now for our 18th annual Trek or Treat Event! There is an event for everyone: the 5K Road Race, the mile-long unSpooky Sprint, or the Candy Mile for the kids! These family-friendly events will be held at Bass Pro Shops in Macon.
Location and Courses:
5K Run/Walk @ 8:00 am: Trek or Treat will be held at Bass Pro Shops in Macon. Click HERE for directions to Bass Pro. The 5K begins at 8:00 am. The course is chip timed and all results will be handled by Event Tech Timing. The 5K is a lovely, scenic route that leaves Bass Pro and continues up New Forsyth Rd. into Monroe county and returns to Bass Pro. We welcome runners of all stages, walkers, strollers and leashed dogs onto the course. We do ask that those walking or running with strollers remain toward the rear of the participants.
*Please NOTE: ALL participants on both courses MUST register and pay the $30 registration fee. This includes all children who are participating. Those riding in strollers are exempt from registration fees. Children under age 13 only need to pay ONE registration fee! Their $30 entry fee covers their participation in the 5K or 10K as well as the Candy Mile.
unSpooky Sprint @ 8:30 am: Runners/walkers of all ages are invited to race in our mile-long unSpooky Sprint! Festive Halloween wear is encouraged! Your registration fee includes a Trek or Treat shirt, an official 2024 race bib and a finisher’s medal. Each child 12 and under who participates will also receive FREE entry to the Candy Mile!
Candy Mile @ 9:00 am: Children under age 13 can join us for our exciting Candy Mile! Each registered child will receive a Trek or Treat shirt and a Jay’s HOPE candy bag. At the sound of the horn, the children will begin to trick or treat down and back the 1 mile long route. They will make 20 stops along the way and gather over 35,000 pieces of candy!! This course is designed for children under age 13. Each child must register to participate. Children under the age of 2 and adults do not need to register to walk alongside their trick or treaters, but will NOT receive a candy bucket or a t shirt. If you would like your toddler to collect candy, please register them!
5K Run/Walk: All participants – $30. This price includes a Trek or Treat shirt, an official 2024 race bib and chip timing. All people on the 5K race course are chip timed and must pay the registration fee. Exception: children riding in strollers and leashed doggies do not need to pay to participate in the 5K. Register early to ensure you get your shirt size! NOTE: Children under age 13 who are registered for the 5K will also automatically be registered for the Candy Mile. Your child’s $30 fee covers BOTH events.
unSpooky Sprint: 1-mile fun run – $18. This price includes a Trek or Treat shirt, an official 2024 race bib and a finisher’s medal. Each child under the age of 13 will also receive entry to the Candy Mile!
Candy Mile: Children ages 2 -13 – $15. This price includes a Trek or Treat shirt, an official 2024 race bib and a Jay’s HOPE trick or treat bag. Strollers, dogs, children over age 13 and adults do not need to pay walk alongside their trick or treaters. We do, however, respectfully ask that children 13 years and older not collect candy to ensure our trick or treaters will have a full candy bucket to take home. Thank you!
Ghost Runner: Can’t run the race, but want to support our families – $25. Sleep in on race day and have one of our 2024 Trek or Treat shirts mailed straight to your door.
Please plan to arrive early to park! Cars must enter from Bass Rd. and will be directed up Tracker Blvd. through the rear entrance to the parking lot. This route ensures a steady flow of traffic from both directions. Please follow the parking attendant’s directions as you enter Bass Pro. If you are participating in the 5K, plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to start time. There will be handicapped parking available near the front of Bass Pro. We expect over 900 participants, so please be patient with the parking situation. Help us alleviate issues by carpooling! Christ Chapel @ Sportstowne on Starcadia Blvd. has graciously opened their lots to us for overflow parking. Plan on meeting your friends there and coming over to Bass Pro in one vehicle. Thank you for your cooperation!
Register as a TEAM:
We encourage everyone to get involved and get moving this year! Register yourself on a team for a chance to win awards! Awards will be given to the following categories for the 5K events: 1st – 3rd place Husband/Wife Team, 1st – 3rd place Parent/Child Team and 1st Place 5 Person Team (must include a minimum of 2 females). The Largest Team goes to the team that has the most registrants across all three races.
Costumes & Costume Contest:
Everyone is ENCOURAGED to wear your costumes for Trek or Treat! Non-scary, family-friendly costumes are welcome on all the courses. We will be awarding prizes for costumes in the following categories: Best Themed Group, Best Themed Family, Best Costume Male/Female 13 and over and under 13. To be judged, each entry must check in at the Information tent prior to 9:15. All awards will be presented following the Candy Mile around 10:00am.
5K Race Awards:
Trek or Treat is proud to be a part of the Macon Tracks OrthoGeorgia Race Series. We will award medals to the top male and female Overall, 1st Master (40+), 1st Grand Master (50+), and 1st Great Grand Master (60+). Awards will be given to the top 3 in the following age groups: 10 and Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80 and over.
Registration and Packet Pick Up:
Packet pick up will be held at the entrance to Bass Pro Shops on Friday, October 27th from 12 pm – 7 pm AND on race morning at the packet pick up tent beginning at 7:00 am!
Special thanks to: