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The Course

The historic downtown area will greet its visitors with a rich haunted history and the spookiest traditions of Halloween. All of the Monster Dash events start and finish in the Columbia View Park. The course is relatively flat and should be fast for the competitive running crowd.


The 10K run will leave Columbia View Park and continue north on S. 1st Street to St. Helens Street. Runners will turn right and continue along the sidewalks and paved shoulders until they reach McCormick Park at the intersection of Old Portland Road and S. 18th Street. Runners will enter the park and continue on gravel paths for approximately 1K before they exit the park and return to the roadway for a big loop along city streets. 10K racers pass through McCormick Park again before they head back towards downtown.


The 5K runners and walkers will follow the same path as the 10K participants except that they will follow a much shorter route through McCormick Park and loop back to downtown St. Helens.


The Monster Mile is for our younger racers or those who are not looking for a long run. Please know that this course will take our Monster Mile participants through the same wasteland that the 5k and 10k runners will see.  It will be scary and may not be suitable for everyone. Participants will leave Columbia View Park and make a loop around S. 1st Street, Columbia Blvd, S. 4th Street, St. Helens Street and back to Columbia View Park.