Wicked Spooky 5k

Asheville, NC | October 26, 2024

Get into the Halloween spirit with the Wicked Spooky 5k on Saturday, October 26, 2024! This race starts and finishes at Wicked Weed’s Funktatorium on the South Slope of Downtown Asheville. The race starts at 9AM behind the building on Federal Alley. Show off your most creative, terrifying, or quirky costume for a chance to win great prizes. Whether you’re a spooky monster, a mystical creature, or a pop culture icon, this is your chance to shine!

Raise your spirits (pun intended) with a delicious craft beer from Wicked Weed included in registration for those 21+ (must be able to show valid ID.) A wicked spooky commemorative t shirt is also included in registration if you sign up before 10/7/24. This event is rain or shine.

5k Course Map

The 5k starts and finishes on Federal Alley, behind the Funkatorium. Runners will depart Federal Alley and take an immediate right onto Coxe Avenue, on a nice downhill. Participants must stay right during the race and follow directions from Course Marshals/Police Officers. After leaving the South Slope, runners will turn right onto Southside Avenue and cross Asheland Avenue with police support. The course turns right on Blanton Street, onto a slight uphill. Runners will turn left onto South French Broad Avenue and continue staying on the right side of the road.

The course briefly dips into the River Arts District as runners turn right onto Livingston, and then another right onto Depot Street. Runners will follow Bartlett Street back to Blanton Street before turning right onto Phifer. Once again, the course crosses Asheland Avenue with police support. Runners will turn left back onto Coxe Avenue and turn left onto Federal Alley for the finish line.

Registration Fee Schedule

11/24 – 5/6/24 $40

5/7/24 – 9/30/24 $45

10/1/24-10/16/24 $50

Included in Registration

  • Commemorative race t shirt
  • Custom race bib
  • Wicked Weed beer for 21+ (Must be able to provide a valid ID)
  • Professional chip timing


Top Awards

Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female overall finishers, to the top male and female in the Masters Division (40+), and to the top male and female in the Grandmasters Division (50+).

Age Group Awards

15 and under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 & Over

Will be awarded a pint glass from Wicked Weed Brewing.

Costume Awards!

Top two spooky costumes will receive a custom prize.

Event Schedule

Friday 10/25/2024 Early Packet Pick Up 4-6PM TBD

Saturday 10/26/2024 Race Day Packet Pick up 8-8:50AM

Saturday 10/26/2024 9AM 5k Race Start

Saturday 10/26/2024 9:30AM Bar Open

Saturday 10/26/2024 9:45AM Tentative Awards