The race raises funds for Junior League projects, including Baby Steps, a program to help teen parents complete high school; Done in a Day, a program to provide assistance to other non-profit agencies with short-term volunteer needs; and Food for Kids, a program to provide students at risk of going hungry with backpacks full of food every weekend.
Lara Streight, Monster Dash chair, said children and adults are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes during the races.
The fun community event includes children and adult costume contests, arts activities, face-painting and games, Streight said.
The cost to pre-register for the Monster Dash 5K and 1 mile run/walk is $25. Price includes a T-shirt for the first 250 registrants. Registration beginning Oct. 20 is $35. Registration for children age 12 and under is $5 regardless of the race. There will be no charge for one adult accompanying children for the 1 Mile Run/Walk.
For more information visit juniorleagueofnorman.org.