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Welcome to the Halloween .5K Fun Run! That’s no mistake. Yes, it’s only a

half-kilometer “race” (emphasis on air quotes because it’s not timed). Join us for a fun-filled

afternoon on Saturday, October 12th, and help raise money to support programs at the

Gravette Public Library.


2:30 p.m.   Registration/Check-In

3:15 p.m.   Costume Contest

3:50 p.m.   Warm-Up

4:00 p.m.   Race Begins

5:00 p.m.   Awards

Here are the "race" details!

  • Registration opens at 2:30 p.m. in the parking lot on Main Street across from the Bank of Gravette.If you pre-registered, pick up your wristband at the Registration Table.

  • If you didn’t pre-register, don’t miss out on this premier athletic event.  However, Race Day registration costs $5 more so don’t procrastinate… pre-register online or in person at the Gravette Public Library. 

  • You cannot safely “race” without getting those muscles in shape so there will be a Warm-Up at 3:50 p.m. on Main Street in front of the Bank of Gravette.

  • The “race” will start at 4:00 p.m. in front of the Bank of Gravette with the route traveling west along Main Street, turning around at Hwy. 59, and ending at the gates to Kindley Park.

The “race” is not timed so run, walk, crawl or hobble to the Finish Line, stopping at stations along the way.  Stations include:









After crossing the Finish Line, claim your medal because you deserve it. Pick up a treat bag. After all, it’s that Trick-or-Treat time of year. No tricks. Just treats. Stop by the Hydration Station at the Kindley Park Pavilion. This is operated by the Friends of the Gravette Public Library.


A Costume Contest will begin at 3:15 p.m. on the Main Street ramp in front of the Gravette Police Station. Best of the Best Awards will be given in four categories:

  • Child,

  • Teen,

  • Adult, and

  • Group

Come dressed for fun! Bring your family, gather your neighbors, or convince your

co-workersto join you because a group is more than one, you know. There’s no

additional cost to participate in the Costume Contest. Registered “race” participants

may sign up near the Registration Table. Winners will be announced around 5:00 p.m.

at the Kindley Park gazebo.

A variety of GAMES challenge your dexterity. Participate in a Cake Walk

and take home some sweet treats.


*Pre-register for VIP to secure a Halloween .5K Fun Run t-shirt.

Event Day registration is $5 more.

Registration includes a Halloween .5K Fun Run commemorative sticker, optional participation in the  Costume Contests, Goodie Bag and a Medal upon completion of the "race."

Event Day registration is $5 more.

The VIP Option... Don’t feel like running? Don’t think you can make it through the grueling 1,640 ft. “race” course? Then the VIP Option is for you! So, what’s the benefit of being a VIP?

  • You don’t have to run. Just sit back and ride along the route in
    a side-by-side, waving to the masses as you pass by. We could stop
    right there… but there’s more.

  • Enjoy a pumpkin muffin along with cold apple cider. It’s fall, ya’ll!

  • Get an exclusive Swag Bag with all the goodies and, for VIPs who
    register before Oct. 12t
    h, a guaranteed Halloween .5K Fun Run

This is a fundraiser, so how will the proceeds be used? The proceeds will go toward the cost of library programs. The Gravette Public Library offers literacy programs, STEM programs, a hotspot lending program, computer classes, and more. This year we held gardening workshops and a seed exchange in the spring; cooking classes this summer for children, teens, and adults; and food preservation workshops this fall. Library programs are not funded with taxpayer dollars. They are made possible through donations, grants, and fundraisers with support from the Friends of the Gravette Public Library. If you’ve not visited the library lately, please stop by. It’s located at 119 Main St. SE in downtown Gravette.

So, mark your calendar
for an afternoon of fun.

Thank you in advance for supporting the Gravette Public Library.

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but can't make it to the "race?"
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