We are frighteningly close to this weekend’s Monster Dash and Little Goblins Runs.  Thank you for registering!  Here are a few details that will help make your run more fun.  Online registration will remain open through midnight tonight. keyword: Vala’s Monster Dash.

Packet pick up and late registration will be held Thursday, Oct. 24 at the new Peak Performance on 168th & W. Center from 3:00 to 8:00 pm.  Please try and make this packet pick up to help alleviate lines getting into the Pumpkin Patch Saturday morning.

Race day packet pick up and registration will open at 6:30 am at the main entrance to Vala’s.  T-shirts will still be available while supplies last.

The Monster Dash 5K Run/Walk will begin promptly at 7:50 a.m.  The course is cross country, meaning it is run on the trails and paths through and around Vala’s.  It is a 2 loop course.  We will have caution tape and arrows to make sure you don’t lose your head!

We will have official times for all participants.  Thank you to Tom Whitaker and the Omaha Running Club for their generous support.  Awards will be handed out to the top 10 men and women as they cross the finish line, Agustin and Dan have outdone themselves this year with some fantastical and whimsical skulls.  All finishers will receive a commemorative medal.

The Little Goblins Runs will begin promptly at 8:50 at the Pavillion.  Elmo will make a special appearance as our lead runner for the Little Goblins.  Distances are 40 yard Diaper Dash, 400 meters and 800 meters.  All Little Goblins will receive a pumpkin along with their medal.

The 3-Legged races will trip off at 9:10.  These are a blast!  Please bring your own “ties that bind”, runners will be tied at the knees.  Torn sheets work wonderfully.

We will have hot chocolate, fresh fruit, and donuts post race in the Pavillion.  Thanks to Hy-Vee for the fruit donation and to Sunrize Donuts for the confections.

The weather looks to be perfect!  But please do bring a change of clothes and take advantage of the day pass into the Patch.  You will also be given a wristband as you check in Saturday morning that will allow you to return to the Patch if you decide to go home and freshen up (or catch the Huskers!).

Thanks again for signing up and we look forward to a Spooktacular time!


Come on, you know you want one of these custom made awards.


Fall Family Fun!  We are proud and privileged to have Tim, Jan, Kyla, & Uriah on board with the Monster Dash!