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Halloween Howler Trail Run

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Fancy trying something a little bit different? The Halloween Howler is an awesome Trail Run giving you the opportunity to experience the heightening of senses that you get running in the dark!

This challenge will take you past daylight and into the sphere of night time running, guided solely by the light of their torch and perhaps a running buddy at their side in support. Pick between 5 different distances, catering of all levels to enjoy a low-key, grass-roots style, yet well supported, trail running event.

Enjoy the safe, supportive introduction to night time trail running. It will test those sleep demons for some, but if 100km events are on your radar this is a great place to feel safe and supported and test yourself. Of course, the shorter distances are usually done by sunset.

How to enter the Halloween Howler Trail Run

  1. 50k

    Run 50km
    AUD $95
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  2. Marathon

    Run 42.2km
    AUD $85
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  3. Half Marathon

    Run 21.1km
    AUD $70
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  4. 10k

    Run 10km
    AUD $55
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  5. 5km

    Run 5km
    AUD $30
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Halloween Howler Trail Run routes

The Course

Race 1 of the twilight night series, the “Halloween Howler” race course is a 5km loop, located in the Western Plantation of Sandy Creek Road, “don’t enter the main you yangs, its about 2km along the West Boundary. The loop will wind you through the tall timbers, on single trails and some wide open tracks, other runners will be visible through the trees spurring you on.

For the half marathon, the 1st loop is extended to 6.1km.

For the marathon, the 1st loop is extended to 7.2km.

Event Details

Raceday Logistics


Please ensure you have completed check-in and are registered at least 15 minutes before race start time.

Each event must reach a minimum of 3 male and female participants in order to proceed, so encourage your friends to join you. If the event is cancelled due to lack of competitors, runners will be offered entry to another event or a refund.

A total number of participants is capped to 100.

Times may vary slightly

3:00pm – 50km
4:00pm – Marathon
5:00pm – 5km
6:00pm – 10km
7:00pm – Half Marathon

Kit List


There is no mandatory gear!!!

But, and there is always a catch, you will need a headlamp or handheld torch if running after 8:30 pm and good idea to have a back-up. If your batteries go flat it could be an early night. No one runs without a light after dusk. Being at night in Victoria, it can get very cold and wet. So better toss in a jacket and some warm clothes like a beanie and gloves. You don’t have to wear them unless you feel the need. And if you have a tendency to trip on roots a pair of bike gloves could save you some major dramas.

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Halloween Howler Trail Run weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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