EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – For a second year, the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, will host Run MS, A Spooktacular 5K. This year’s run will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.
The Halloween-themed 5K will feature a variety of chills and thrills. The event will feature zombies, haunted castle bounce house, light breakfast fare, faux tattoos, candy station, music, vendors, magicians and face painting. The run will include official timing and scoring, with trophies and cash prizes for the winners.
Costumes are encouraged. Prizes will also be awarded for the scariest, funniest and most creative costumes. All proceeds from Run MS, A Spooktacular 5K, will benefit the National MS Society.
More than 6,000 Connecticut residents are affected by multiple sclerosis, a potentially debilitating disease affecting the central nervous system. The cause is unknown and there is currently no cure for MS. Symptoms can include, among other things, numbness in the limbs, difficulties with vision and speech, stiffness, loss of mobility and, in some more severe cases, total paralysis. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot be predicted.
Preregistration is $30. Day-of registration is $35. The 2013 Run MS, A Spooktacular 5K, takes place Saturday, Oct. 26, at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. The run starts at 9 a.m.
For more information or to register as an individual or a team, visit www.ctfightsMS.com.