Monster Scramble 5K/10K - National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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Monster Scramble 5K/10K


October 11, 2015 - October 31, 2015

In Person


Make your personal achievement of running a long-distance race even more memorable by helping those who live with the unpredictable challenges of multiple sclerosis. Join us throughout the months of October at a location near you, and run to stop MS!

About our race:
The Monster Scramble 5K, 10K, and 1 mile family-fun walk is just what you’ve been waiting for – a Halloween-themed, chip-timed run through one of our spooky sites. It’s sure to make your heart (and feet) race! If running isn’t your speed, choose to stroll along the one mile family-fun walk route, collecting Halloween goodies along the way. We encourage all participants to dress up and have fun.

Click here to view photos from last year’s events!

Click below for information on the race closest to you, and register today!

Monster Scramble: Buffalo
Monster Scramble: Capital District
Monster Scramble: Hudson Valley
Monster Scramble: Rochester
Monster Scramble: Syracuse
Monster Scramble: Mohawk Valley


Download and print our race application by clicking here.

Pick up a special Monster Scramble registration promo code at a Raymour & Flanigan near you! Click here for a list of participating locations. Visit National MS Society representatives in store on September 26 for special activities and promotions, including 10% off your furniture or mattress purchase when you support the National MS Society.

When you register as a runner: The registration fee for a runner is $25 pre-event and $30 day-of the event.  The first 500 run registrants will receive a Monster Scramble t-shirt.
When you register as a walker: The registration fee for a walker (age 3 and up) is $5 pre-event and $10 day-of the event.  All walkers will receive a candy collection bag and the option to participate in the trick or treat stops along the route and the “Kid Zone” stations at the start/finish area.
When you register as a volunteer: There is no registration fee for volunteers but fundraising is always encouraged.

*All registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

While there is no minimum fundraising requirement for this event, we encourage all participants to raise as much as they can to support local programs and MS research.  When you register, be sure to let us know that you plan on collecting pledges and we will send you a Monster Scramble fundraising kit.  Prizes will be given to all participants who reach fundraising levels of $100, $250, or $500+ by the day of the event.  Top fundraisers at each run site will also win a prize!  All funds raised go toward cutting edge research initiatives to find a cure for MS and toward programs and services for people and families affected by MS across Upstate New York.

You can raise donations online or collect pledges to turn in on the morning of the event. If you would like to submit donations as you receive them, please send them to: National MS Society, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Suite 900, Rochester, NY 14620.  *Please include a note designating where the donation should be credited.


Prizes will be awarded in each of the following categories at each run location:
Top individual fundraiser
Participants who reach the $100, $250, or $500 fundraising levels
Top overall 5K male finisher
Top overall 10K male finisher
Top overall 5K female finisher
Top overall 10K female finisher
Top 5K male finisher in each age category (0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+)
Top 10K male finisher in each age category (0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+)
Top 5K female finisher in each age category (0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+)
Top 10K female finisher in each age category (0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+)
Best costumed adult participant
Best costumed child participant
Best group costume


*All timed-based race prizes will be distributed on race day. You must be present at the post-race award ceremony to receive top finisher and top age category prizes. No double dipping of prizes is allowed. Fundraising prizes that are not picked up on the day of the event will be mailed out after the race.





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