Friday, October 13th is race day in Oakville and we are so excited to welcome you and your family and friends to the 12th annual Trek or Treat Night Trail Run – Creepy Mile! You are among the lucky 140 teams that registered before the cap – there will be no race-day registration for the Creepy Mile. Please note that registration is now closed and unfortunately we can no longer make any changes to your teams. In order to make your Creepy Mile experience great, here are some important tips.
Please don’t forget to bring a food donation for the Oakville Fareshare Food Bank. Our goal is to raise 1,500 pounds of food. You can find a list of most needed items here. Please place your donations in our bright orange “pumpkin” food donation box.
Trek or Treat Oakville is held at the St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre located at 1280 Dundas Street West in Oakville.
Plan to arrive early to take advantage of face painters, a balloon animal artist, magic shows (5:45 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 7:50 p.m.) and free family portraits by our professional photographer (a link to download the high resolution photo will be supplied by email after the race). There are also fantastic Halloween displays to enjoy.
Bib Number and Race Kit Pick Up
Starting at 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. teams can pick up their bibs inside the main building at St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre. Your team’s bibs will be inside an envelope, which also contains pins, and is sorted alphabetically by last name of the team captain. Once you have your bib package, we encourage you to please step away from the pick-up table to allow others access to pick up their bibs.
**IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PARKING**
The closer we get to race time, the tighter the parking gets! Consider carpooling. Please arrive with ample time to park, pick up your bibs, get them pinned on to costumes and get to the start line. Please be patient and follow our parking marshals’ instructions. We encourage you to pick up your race bibs no later than 6:30 p.m., to allow time to pin them on and get to the start line.
Flashlights and Headlamps
Do not be deceived, the race course is dark. It is mandatory that all participants (excluding those in strollers) carry a flashlight or wear a headlamp. Our course markers are only illuminated when a light shines on them. Although a portion of the Creepy Mile has some ambient street lighting, at least half of the mile is DARK. There are no scary displays on the Creepy Mile course.
If you have rented one of the Princeton Tec headlamps – please arrive with enough time to pick up your headlamp at the headlamp table. You will be required to leave one piece of ID in order to receive your headlamp. This is to ensure the return of each headlamp. Thank you for your cooperation on this request.
Please dress for the weather! It can be cool, wet and windy at this time of year. Hats, mitts and warm/weather resistant jackets are recommended.
For those who wish to purchase a commemorative 2017 race shirt on-site, there is a limited selection of men’s, women’s and youth sizes available. Please note that supplies of sizes are limited! The price is $40 for adults and $23 for youth. CASH ONLY.
For those who have pre-purchased race shirts, you can pick them up at our shirt tent. Please bring ID and/or proof of purchase (email receipt).
The Creepy Mile starts at 7 p.m. sharp. A lead rider will guide the first participants on the course. A bicycle paramedic will follow the last walker. The start line is in front of the giant inflatable finish line in front of St. Volodymyr.
Pizza, candy, hot chocolate and coffee will be waiting for Creepy Milers with a BIB NUMBER inside the main building at the end of the walk. There are no official times for the Creepy Mile, but the clock will be running so you can check your time as you finish. Creepy Mile kids will be given a ribbon at the finish line.
All of the candy served at Trek or Treat is peanut free. However, race kits do contain peanut products and third party food vendors (including our pizza, hot chocolate and coffee suppliers) cannot guarantee products have not come into contact with nuts or other allergens. Our gluten free goody bags for those who have pre-ordered do contain peanuts. Other food items may also enter the facility that are not peanut/nut free. Please exercise extreme caution if you have an allergic child. This is NOT an allergen-free event!
Strollers are welcome in the Creepy Mile. We encourage those of you with strollers to start nearer to the back, to avoid a bottleneck that sometimes occurs with larger jogging-style strollers. This is a fun, non-competitive event!
There is a candy station located approximately halfway through the Creepy Mile where your little ones can stop for a bite of candy or a rest.
Please be reminded that pets are not permitted on the grounds or in the event.
There are washrooms inside the facility.
We would like to gently remind participants to kindly refrain from dumping contents of our candy bowls into personal purses, backpacks, etc. Candy is for everyone and we want to make sure all the kids have the opportunity to enjoy candy on race night. Please be considerate of other participants and families. Thanks so much for your cooperation!
We look forward to seeing you on Friday night!
Team Trek or Treat