2022 Race Information

Below you will find all of the pre-race and race day information for the 2022 Spooky Sprint.


  1. Friday packet pickup will now be at Below Zero at 45 Washington Ave.
  2. Race Day pickup and registration will now be on the steps of the library.

Friday Race Bag Pickup

We will again be having early race bag pickup on Friday from 12-6PM.  You can pickup your race bag at *New Location* Below Zero Frozen Treats at 45 Washington Ave. in Hutchinson. Please enter through the front door on Washington Ave.


Race Day Bag Pickup


Race bag pickup and day of registration (same day registration tables) will open at 8AM at a new location for 2022, the library steps (still in the park).

If you picked your bag up on Friday, you do not need to check in again on Saturday.

If you have friends or family who have not signed up and would like to participate, there will be race day registration available. Please note that timing chip, shirts and medals are not guaranteed. Please bring cash or check, credit cards are not accepted.

Kids Activities


Kids activities will be available in the park starting at about 9AM.  Thank you to Tiger Manufacturing of Hutchinson for creating the activities.  The Minnesota National Guard will also have their inflatable obstacle course, weather permitting.

Costume Awards

One judge will be at the photo backdrop area.  This is the backdrop that includes the Spooky Sprint logo, tombstone and library.  A second judge will be roaming the park.  Awards will be given for best kids costume, best single/couple costume, and best group costume.  Winners will be announced through the sound system near the end of the 5K.  If the winner is not present, we will attempt to  contact the winner via email/social media after the race.


Breakfast will be on the west side of the park and will consist of yogurt, granola, and bananas. Please note that breakfast is for paid participants only and is one per participant.
Coffee, cider and hot cocoa will also be available near the food and all are welcome to this.

Kids Dash

Starts at 9:15AM

The Kids Dash will begin at 9:15AM.  We will call all kids to the starting line through the sound system.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to run with their children.

The course is approximately a 1/2 mile there and back style course.  The kids will run about 1/4 mile, turn around and come back.


Starts at 9:30AM

The 5K race will begin at 9:30AM.  We will call participants to the starting line through the sound system. The course is the same as the past few years. The map is below.

5K runners will be chip timed.  Results will be available online after the race.  QR codes will be posted on the bandshell to direct you to the results website. Please ensure your race number is on the outside of your clothing to ensure proper timing.

For the starting line, faster runners to start up to the front of the pack. Walkers and slower runners please start towards the rear. We ask runners and walkers to stay to the right on the trail to avoid congestion as much as possible. Keep your eyes open from runners coming toward you. Try not to run or walk 3 or 4 across in a line.

Water will be available after the turnaround and at the finish line.

Police will help with traffic control. Although the race is timed, if the police ask you to stop for traffic please do so.

QR codes will be posted on the Bandshell to check your time.