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Monster Mash 5K Bash - Virtual Edition - October 1-30

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Friday, October 30, 2020 - 5:00pmBuy Now

The Carson Center is hosting our 3rd Annual Monster Mash 5K Bash - with a virtual twist! Throughout the month of October, get out and get active. Run or walk in your neighborhood, in a local park, or on a treadmill at home; whatever you like to do to stay active counts toward your 5K, so have fun with it and get the whole family involved!  We'll be here cheering you on and helping you finish the race by providing some fun along the way.  Be on the lookout for new routes, scavenger hunts, and more! 

Back by popular demand - the Monster Mash Pet Contest.  Dress your furry friend in his/her cutest costume and make a run to The Carson Center.  Then, snap a picture of your pet in front of our Sponsor Pumpkin Patch and post it on Facebook and Instagram, tagging The Carson Center for your chance to win a special pet basket.

We can't wait to see how you decide to complete the race. Follow us on Facebook (Carson Center-Paducah, KY) and Instagram (@thecarsoncenter) to stay engaged with us throughout the race!  

Registrants that sign up before October 1 will receive a race shirt before the race ends.  Participants that register after October 1 will receive their official race shirt after October 30.  Weather permitting, join us outside on The Carson Center lawn on Friday, October 30 at 5 PM to celebrate your accomplishments with fellow Monster Mash participants.  This culminating event will be a socially distanced, CDC compliant celebration and your registration will include one ticket to our outdoor movie, Hocus Pocus, which will start at 6 PM.  (Additional movie tickets will be available for purchase so you can attend with your whole family). 

Register for the race by clicking BUY NOW to the right!


Sponsored by:

Frankenstein Sponsors: Renaissance Plastic Surgery, Atmos Energy, WKYQ

Mummy Sponsors: Paducah Ford

Ghost Sponsors: A&K Construction, Credit Bureau Systems, Katz Law

Pumpkin Sponsors: Genie & Basil Drossos, Jett's Mechanical & Specialty Contracting, Jan Keen, SmartPath, Sandra Wilson


1. How can I complete the Monster Mash 5K Bash Virtual 5K?

Run, walk, wheel, swim, bike, row, skip, dance, or crawl your way across the finish line!  Do your 5K in one session or spread it out over days, weeks, or the entire month of October.  Run your 5K once, twice, or thirty times. Your race, your terms. 

2. Do I have to be local to participate in the Monster Mash 5K Bash Virtual 5K?

That's the beauty of a virtual race - you can do it anywhere!  From Paducah to New York and beyond, signup today and send us pictures of your favorite place to get in your 5K.

3. What/whom does the Monster Mash 5K Bash Virtual 5K benefit?

Live arts and entertainment were among the first industries to shut down when the COVID pandemic started and will likely be among the last to reopen when the pandemic passes.  Thanks to you, our Carson Center family, we've been able to pivot during this time and bring you small-scale special events like Movies by Moonlight, Take Five live streamed programming, educational opportunities like Storytime with Moana, and our Faithful Fall series.  The proceeds for this virtual 5K will help us continue to provide a fun and safe place for your friends and family to gather until we are able to reopen for large-scale shows and performances.

4. Why should I sign up for the Monster Mash 5K Bash?

In a world turned upside down, we all need ways to escape the stresses of 2020.  Our virtual 5K provides community with other participants, friendly competition, and a fresh way to get out and get active with your family, friend group, or for some alone time. New race routes, playlists, scavenger hunts, photo ops, and prizes will be available for all race participants as well as an exclusive race t-shirt and medal.

Tickets & Seating

Runner Registration Fee$25.00
Pet Contest Fee$10.00
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