This year's Spirit Run will be held on Halloween Day, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021 @ 8:30AM.

The race start & stop location will be within the Alameda County Fairgrounds:

  • Near the Gate 12 Entrance, that is just past the Pirates of Emerson event, and also by the Off Track Betting building. Enter on Valley Blvd.

The race will include 5k and 10k markers, and also a "Kids Challenge" with distances depending on the age bracket: 25 yd. for ages 2-4, 50 yd. for ages 5-6, and 75 yd. for ages 7-9.

This year's race will be coincide with the last day of the Alameda County Fair!

Click to register now!

Already Registered?  Pre-race Packet Pick Up will be held at Fleet Feet in Pleasanton (234 Main Street) on Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 11am to 5pm.  Participants may also pick up their bib and tshirt on race morning (10/31) at the Alameda County Fairgrounds near the start/finish line starting at 7:00 am and continuing through 8:20 am (through 9:45 am for Kids Challenge entrants).  Photo ID is not required to pick up packets at Fleet Feet and you may pick up for friends or family. Please wear a mask while inside Fleet Feet per local health order.

Information Booth at Farmer's Market (Near Fleet Feet, on West Angela Ave.):  Please visit us if you have questions the day before the race.   Farmer's Market is from 9AM to 1PM on Saturday Oct. 30.  See:

Local schools will receive donations based on the number of student and teachers participating.

  •  $5 rebate per runner to team sponsor for non-profit and school teams.

Participants are encouraged to run in costume, this is a fun event on Halloween Day!

Results will be posted live on Oct. 31:

The parking for our event will be free.

Did you know that 100% of donations and sponsorship dollars raised for this event go back to our community? Proceeds from this race go to scholarships for local students as well as to local 501(c)(3) organizations. Prior year grant recipients include Hively, Open Heart Kitchen, Sunflower Hill, Agape Villages, Hope Hospice, the Valley Humane Society and more.
Event Pricing:
  • 5k / 10k 17 & Under
    • $40 October 1 to October 30
    • $45 on October 31 (race day)
  • 5k / 10k 18 & Over
    • $45 October 1 to October 30
    • $50 on October 31 (race day).
    • Includes a long sleeve t-shirt for the first 750 entrants.
  • 5k / 10k Family Discount Rate:
    • Family of 4 or more (up to 7): $125 if registered by October 28, 2021
  • Kid’s Challenge
    • $12 on or before October 30th; $15 on race day
    • T-shirt not included in entry fee but may be added for an additional $12.
  • Online registrations subject to a processing fee.
This year’s event includes options to walk or run. We hope you will join us for this spirited event.