Thank you to our sponsors:
Half: 8:00 a.m.
5K: 8:30 a.m.
Kid’s Run: 11:00 a.m.
Kid’s Run: $19.95
Festival Pass: $30
Price Increase: 10/27/2018
2018 Haunted Half Runner’s Guide
Check out our 2018 Runner’s Guide for all the info you need about the race!
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Q: Can I pickup my packet on race day?
A: Due to the added logistical stress this brings to the event we discourage people from picking up packets on race morning. If you ABSOLUTELY can’t avoid it, you can purchase the option to pickup your packet in the morning by going to the store. The cost is $20.
Q: Where do I pickup my VIP Parking Pass? Is there free parking available?
A: There is free parking available in the Oldcastle Materials parking lot to the west of the Ghost Town, its just a bit further of a walk. VIP Parking is available at the ghost town and the portion of the Oldcastle lot closest to the town. VIP PARKING PASSES ARE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE IN THE STORE: You do not need a physical pass, your name will be added to a list (how VIP is that!?)
Q: Does it cost money to get into the town? Can my family spectate for free?
A: It is free to enter the town. Some of the attractions cost tickets, which can be purchased at the merchandise tent and the ticket booth. But vendor attractions, bounce houses, trick or treating, live music, horseshoes, washers, and spectating is all free!
Carnival Ticket Pricing:
10 tickets – $10 50 tickets – $30
25 tickets – $20 100 tickets – $50
Race Shirt (Tech Tee)
(Everyone gets a medal)
Nylon Race Bag
- Free Live Music & DJ
- Vendor Access
- Food Truck Access
- Photo Ops
- Costume Contests
- Halloween treats
- Sponsor swag
Haunted Half Promo Video:
Slaughter Farms Haunted House Haunts the Haunted Half:
Half Marathon Course Map:
The best thing about our new course: it’s pretty flat [by Austin’s standards]. The biggest climb is only 14 stories of elevation gain. Not as scary as Decker Lake!
5K Course Map:
Nice flat out and back. We’ve got the whole road to ourselves!
Kid’s Dash Course Map:
A half mile all out frenzy through the ghost town!
No day-of registrations.
Virtual Racers must submit proof that they ran their race distances via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than 10/29. Runners will receive their Medal, Shirt, Race bag, and Sponsor Swag via mail immediately after the event concludes! Unfortunately virtual runners are not eligible to compete for age group awards.
During registration make sure to use the Facebook share option for $3 off registration.
Friends & Family Discount
You will receive an automatic 15% off when you register 4 or more people at the same time.
Refunds: Due to extensive logistical planning and commitments made in the race production process we have a strict no refund policy. However, you can change categories, transfer to another Runtastic Race* or defer your entry to next years race. You can also transfer your ticket to another runner. It is free to change from a half marathon ticket to a 5K ticket, but to transfer from a 5K to a half marathon you must pay the difference in price. To transfer to another runner or to defer to next year’s race the Transfer Fee is $8.**
*Transfer fee 21 days before the race is $20
*Transfer fee 3 days before the race $25
Use the following link to update your information, change race categories or defer to another Runtastic Event.
- Honey Stinger Gel
- Headless Horseman (to start the race!)
Aid Stations located at miles 2, 4 ,6 ,8, 10 & 12 for the Half Marathon and at mile 2 for the 5K. Water, Nuun, and Portapotties will be at each aid station. Oranges at mile 8.
- Bottled water
- Cold towels
- Live Music by Nick & Paige & The Reverent Few
- Food Trucks: Taco Wey, Burro, Wagyu on Wheels, more coming! (Including Vegan)
- Costume Contests: Individual, Group, Team, Kids categories!
- Sponsor SWAG
- Candy: Trick or Treating at the Ghost Town!
- Human Fooseball
**Finisher Medals are given to registered participants with a race bib only after finishing the race.
Awards will be given to the top 3 Male and Female finishers in the Half Marathon and 5k.
Age group awards will also be awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers in the age groups below.
- 14 & Under
- 80 & Over
Awards will be given for overall and age group winners.
5k Over all Awards: 9:15 a.m.
5k age group: 9:15 a.m.
Over all Half Marathon Awards: 10:00 a.m.
Half Marathon Age Group: 10:15 a.m.
There is limited parking at this event. We are going to shuttle people from the Wal-Mart Supercenter located at (11923 Us Hwy 290 E, Manor, TX 78653) to help make sure everyone can park. Please plan to come early if you are shuttling
There is $7 VIP parking at the J. Lorraine Ghost Town which includes 5 carnival tickets. Please bring cash if you want to park at the Ghost Town.
The Austin-Bergstrom international airport is about 17.4 miles (approx. 23 minutes) from the J. Lorraine Ghost Town.
Holiday Inn (6000 Middle Fiskville Road Austin, TX 78752) is offering a special for runners! $99 per night, or $109 including a full breakfast buffet! Just mention the Haunted Half!