JLM’s 5K Spooky Sprint, Fall Fest, and Costume Dash

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Saturday, October 1st from 9am-1pm at Forsythe Park

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Get your running shoes and best costumes ready because The Junior League of Monroe is hosting the 1st annual 5K, Fall Festival, and Costume Dash – fun for the whole family!

JLM’s Spooky Sprint, Fall Fest, and Costume Dash is a family-friendly, fall-themed event that starts with a 5K Spooky Sprint where participants are encouraged to dress in their Halloween costume, followed by a 1K Kids Costume Dash (with multiple age categories), and a Fall Festival where we have tons of exciting things planned the whole family.

Saturday, October 1, 2022 Schedule of Events
(See Below for More Detail)

  • 8:00 am 5K Sign-Ups 
  • 9:00 am 5K Start
  • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Fall Festival
  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Kids Costume Dash
  • 11:o0 am – 12:30 pm Live Music by Clara McBroom
  • 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Awards Ceremony

There are options to register with or without a run T-Shirt.

Every child who enters the Kids Costume Dash receives a medal after their time slot with the winner from each group to be awarded at the closing ceremony.

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Participant Information

Early Packet Pick UpFriday, September 30, 2022 from 11AM – 8PM at the JLM League House, 2811 Cameron Street, Monroe, LA 71201.  We will be taking registrations that day as well, so feel free to bring along anyone wanting to sign up!

We will be taking additional registrations on the day of the race, but the amount will be increased by $5.00. We will also have Packet Pick-up at the park on Saturday morning from 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM for those who are not able to make it on Friday.

Race start time is 9:00 AM at Forsythe Park. Participants are welcome to run in costume.

Online registration will close Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 11:59 pm.

Water Stations – there will be at least 2 water stations along the race route.  Runners will be able to just grab a cup as they pass by, and we will have additional volunteers to help with distribution.

Award Ceremony – The 5K and Kid’s Costume Dash Awards will take place at the Bandstand at 12:30 PM.

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Kids Costume Dash Information

Registered children will race in costume starting at 11:30 AM for the first age group and will continue through 12:30 PM.

The age groups are as follows:

  • 0-3 years
  • 4 years -6 years
  • 7 years – 9 years
  • 10 years -12 years

Note: The 0-3 age category will race near the bandstand. All other categories will race on the soccer fields near the entrance.

Award Ceremony – The 5K and Kid’s Costume Dash Awards will take place at the Bandstand at 12:30 PM.

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Fall Festival Information

All race participants and their families will have FREE admission to the JLM Fall Festival which will include a bounce house and slide, festival games, food trucks, and live music by Monroe’s sensational Clara McBroom.

Food Trucks will include:

Festival Games include:

Water Bottle Flip     –    Tattoo Booth    –    Candy Corn Toss    –    Pumpkin Sweep Contest    –    Frisbee Toss    –    Corn Toss   –    Pumpkin Putt-Putt    –    Maze    –    Pumpkin Painting    –    Witches Hat Ring Toss    –    Cake Walk    –    Laser Tag

We can’t wait for everyone to come out and have a good time!

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Your participation supports the Junior League of Monroe’s leadership development, volunteer training, advocacy programs, and helps to provide resources to our initiatives and partner organizations serving women and children in and around Ouachita Parish. The Junior League of Monroe is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. JLM’s purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.