The annual Dare to Scare 5K & Sweet Treat Fun Run event will be held at the Virginia S. Tillett Community Center in Manteo on Saturday, October 22, 2022. The 5K will begin at 8 a.m. and the Fun Run will begin at 9 a.m.
The starting line for the 5K will be at the Coastal Studies Institute, which is located at 850 N.C. Highway 345 in Wanchese. The finish line will be at the Virginia S. Tillett Community Center, which is located at 950 Marshall C. Collins Drive in Manteo. The Fun Run will take place at the Virginia S. Tillett Community Center.
All 5K participants are encouraged to park at the Virginia S. Tillett Community Center. Transportation from the Virginia S. Tillett Community Center to the starting line will be provided until 7:15 a.m. No return trips will be provided after the race.
This event will benefit the annual Virginia S. Tillett Community Center Toy Drive that takes place every December and benefits more than 400 local youth throughout Dare County. The race is being held in collaboration with the Virginia S. Tillett Community Center, Coastal Studies Institute, OBX Go Far and the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.
The Dare to Scare 5K is unique as it leads runners and walkers on a scenic trail through parts of Wanchese and Manteo. Participants are encouraged to dress in their Halloween best at the race for a chance to win a prize. Prizes will also be awarded to the top three male and top three female race finishers and individuals who participate in the costume contest. Pre-race activities will be held at the Coastal Studies Institute for runners and walkers to participate in prior to enjoying the course.
Registration is currently open and will continue through the day of the race, Saturday, October 22, 2022. Volunteers and sponsors are also needed for the event. For more information or to register, please click the button below or call the Virginia S. Tillett Community Center at 252-475-9270.