A monster of a good time for a monster of a great cause!
Thanks to everyone who attended the 2016 Scream Scram. We had a blast and hope you did too.
Event photos have been posted on our Facebook page and can be found here »
Race results have been posted and can be found here »
Stay tuned for more details on the 2017 Scream Scram!
For sponsorship information and other event details, contact Events@bgcmd.org.
Parking can be tricky around the Washington Park area. We recommend coming early and parking on the residential streets closest to registration (Mississippi & Franklin). Check our course map for more options. There is also available parking in the South High School parking lot.
Costumes in four different categories will be judged at our costume contest prior to race start. Make sure to walk the Orange Carpet to be entered and you must be present to win! Each category first place winners will receive a prize. The categories are:
- Best Individual
- Best Group
- Best Dog
- Best Boys & Girls Club Team
The Spooky Sneak is a short 100m prior to the start of our 5K. It is designed for children to start the Scream Scram festivities. It is free for children of all ages to participate in the Spooky Sneak. No registration is necessary for this portion of the race.
Join us after the race at Trick-Or-Treat-Street - a post-race celebration complete with sponsor booths, costume award presentations, race winner announcements and incredible food and drink closes the evening.
Gather your friends, family or co-workers and form a Scream Team! Scream Teams can be up to 10 members for a flat registration fee of $250. Walk, jog, or run around the park and be sure to walk the orange carpet before the race. Scream Teams will compete against other corporations and community groups in a special costume contest category restricted for Scream Teams only!
Exclusive Scream Team Benefits:
- Includes registration for all team members and full access to all race benefits including a limited edition race t-shirt, food and goodies at the Trick-or-Treat Street expo following the race
- Special registration area just for Scream Teams
- Team recognition at race
- Team photo
- Exclusive chance to win the grand prize in the Best Scream Team costume contest category
Race Packet Pick-Up
- EARLY PICK-UP: Pick your race packet up early and receive a special gift for race day! All participants who pre-register online can head to the Runners Roost on Colorado Boulevard on Thursday, October 20th any time between 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. to pick their packets up. Only one representative needs to be present to pick up Scream Team and Family Four packets. Participants can also pick up friends' packets with proof of registration.
- RACE DAY PICK-UP: Registered runners can also head to Wash Park on race day (Friday, October 21st) any time between 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to pick their race packets up. We encourage you to get there early so that you have plenty of time to get your bib fastened to your costume and enjoy the pre-race festivities.
How far is the Scream Scram?
The Scream Scram 5K is 5 kilometers or approximately 3.10 miles.
What is the route of the Scream Scram?
The Scream Scram 5K race course will guide runners clockwise around Wash Park for one and a half laps.
What special features does the Scream Scram provide for race registrants?
The Scream Scram is one of Denver’s favorite evening races that feature costumes and a glow in the dark themed race in Washington Park. Prior to the race, strut your stuff down the Orange Carpet to show off your costumes to a panel of judges, take Halloween family portraits at the Scream Scram Photo Booth, let your little ghouls and goblins kick off the race in the 100M Spooky Sneak and then hit the course for your 5K. Post-race, stroll down Trick-or-Treat Street to visit our vendor booths, enjoying complimentary food and drinks while checking out the awards presentation.
When does online registration close?
Online registration closes at 12:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.
Can I register the day of the event?
Yes, day of event registration is available, starting at 5:00 p.m. on October 21, 2016.
Do you have an advance packet pickup?
Yes, all participants who pre-register online can head to the Runners Roost on Colorado Boulevard on Thursday, October 20th any time between 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. to pick their packets up. Only one representative needs to be present to pick up Scream Team and Family Four packets. Participants can also pick up friends' packets with proof of registration. All participants who pick their packets up at Runners Roost will also receive an additional surprise in their packet to use on race day!
Is the Scream Scram ADA Accessible?
Yes, the Scream Scram is ADA Accessible.
Can I pick up shirt and registration bib for a friend or family member?
Please provide first and last names for individuals. If possible, please bring a proof of registration.
Do I have to pay for my child if I am pushing them in a stroller?
We don’t require you pay for your child if they are in a stroller for our race, but kindly ask that children then do not receive any goods at trick or treat street and also won’t be issued a t-shirt for the event. With the event be charity driven, we try to ask ALL participants to pay but don’t require it.
I can’t make it, can I get a refund?
With the Scream Scram event directly supporting Boys & Girls Clubs charities, we cannot offer refunds. If you are unable to attend, you may contact us to see about transferring your registration.
Are dogs allowed in the Scream Scram?
We are a K9 friendly race. However, we ask they be leashed, well-mannered and “stranger friendly” as we will be having several individuals, including children around the race.
Can friends and family come and be spectators?
We absolutely support families and friends to come support the runners. However, we ask those that don’t participate to take advantage of the trick or treat portion as this area is meant for racers only.
Are food and beverages available on the course?
We have three water stations available, located at registration, on the course, and one at the finish line. No food or beverages will be provided other than water prior to Trick or Treat Street, our post event party.
The shirt size I selected doesn't fit, can I exchange?
We realize this happens. You will be given the shirt size you signed up for when you pick up your packet. You may, depending upon availability, exchange your shirt in the post event expo area after you run/walk.
Disposable timing chips will be fastened to your bib to track your running time. You can view your race results after you cross the finish line as all running times will be posted shortly after the race is complete and will also be printed on site.
Photos from the race will be posted on the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver Facebook Page.