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Halloween fun run at Caswell benefits food bank
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RIPON - It is arguably the fun run with the most interesting characters racing through one of San Joaquin County’s most picturesque fall settings.

The Halloween River Run sponsored by Almond Valley Chiropractic takes place Saturday, Oct, 31, at Caswell Memorial State Park

The one-mile run/walk starts at 9 a.m. followed by the 5K run at 9:30 a.m. at the park located along the Stanislaus River at the southern terminus of Austin Road.

There is another reason why the Halloween River Run is a bit different. All proceeds will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank that helps meet the food needs of struggling families in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties.

There is a discount for registering prior to Friday, Oct, 16. It is $18 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. If an adult would like to compete in both runs the cost is $30 in advance.

Race day registration starts at 8 a.m. on Oct, 31. The cost is $20 for adults and $12 for kids. The charge is $35 on race day for adults to compete in both runs.

Bring 10 canned goods to race and and you’ll be entered into a drawing for an iPod.

Costumes are encouraged. The wearer of the best costume will receive $20.

There is a $25 award to the overall fastest male and female in the 5K run. Medals go to the top three in each division that includes 12 and under, 13 to 18, 19 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, and masters.

The registration fee includes a T-shirt.

Registration forms are at For more information contact Mary Pat or call (209) 599-2699