Event Info

Click the boxes below for more information about the 2020 Halloween Hustle® 5K & Kids Dash:

Come join us at the Spooktacular 15th Annual Palatine Halloween Hustle 5k & Kids Dash on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. The 5K is held on a fast, fun, and USATF-certified course that runs throughout the great town of Palatine. Right after the race, runners and spectators alike are invited to partake in a special after party at the Tap House Grill.

  • Kid’s Dash: 8:40 a.m.
  • 5K: 9:00 a.m.

All 5K participants will receive a Halloween Hustle long-sleeve dri-fit shirt, a 5K FINISHER MEDAL, $10 Tap House Gift Card and a Free Beer + Breakfast Sandwich at Tap House Grill.


  • All Kid’s Dash participants will receive:
    • Youth T-Shirt
    • Race Bib
    • Trick-or-Treat Bag
    • Pumpkin Upon Finishing

KIDS DASH START TIME: Kid’s Dash will start exactly at 8:40 a.m.

KIDS DASH DISTANCE: The Dash is 1/2 of a mile

KIDS DASH AGES: We recommend kids ages 3-10.

Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers, as well as the top three runners in each age group, by gender. (1-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+)

Special awards and prizes will be given to: Best Individual Costume, Best Group Costume, and Best Kids Costume!


The race will start on Eric Drive just north of Colfax. Look for the big red inflatable Start Line! The finish line will also be located on Eric Drive.

The Palatine Halloween Hustle 5k is an officially timed event using the disposable B-Tag timing system. Timing chips are attached directly to the back of your bib number and are to remain adhered for the duration of the event. In order to receive an accurate time, please confirm your bib is…
– Clearly visible on the front of the torso
– Unaltered and unmodified (Do not fold or wrinkle)
– Pinned in all four corners
– Not covered (jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.)
Results will be posted on-site, as soon as possible following the event and official results will be posted on the results page within 24 hours.

Celebrate your achievement at the Post Race Party to be held at the Tap House Grill immediately following the race. All race participants will receive a complimentary drink (beer or soft drink) and more!

Strollers are allowed but must start in the back of the pack. The 5k is a Run/Walk so walkers are allowed. Dogs are NOT allowed.

Gear Check will be available for all participants at the race starting at 7:00 AM. Please use the provided tear off on your race bib to use when you check your personal items. We are not responsible for any lost items.

Any gear not picked up by 11:00 AM on race day will be transported to our main office at 345 N Eric Dr, Palatine, IL. Items not claimed within 30 days will be donated to a local charity.

  • Pre-Race packet pick-up will be available at Road Runner Sports Kildeer

    • Friday, October 30: 12-7 p.m.
  • Packet pick-up & race day registration will be available under the white tents at 345 N Eric Dr, Palatine, IL 60067
    • Race Day, October 31: 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Make your life easier by adding Packet Shipping during registration and get your race packet shipped directly to your house for only $14.95. Packet mailing is per registrant, not per order. Your packet includes your Race Shirt, Bib, and more!

If you opt for packet mailing during registration, there is no requirement to attend Packet Pickup. Packet mailing is a convenient option for those with tight schedules and more!

Parking: Parking will be available in the Downtown Palatine Parking Garage on Smith and Colfax. Look for the Halloween Hustle Parking Signs to direct you.

From Chicago: Take I-90 W/I-94 W toward Wisconsin. Stay on I-90 W (signs for Interstate 90 W/Kennedy Expressway/O’Hare/Rockford). Take the exit onto IL-53 N toward NW Suburbs. Then take the Euclid Ave W exit and merge onto Euclid Ave. Turn right onto S Plum Grove Road, then turn left onto Palatine Road. Finally, turn right onto N Smith Street and left onto Colfax. You will then see the entrance to the parking garage on your left.

From Rockford: Take I-90 E toward Chicago for approximately 50 miles. Take the IL-53 N exit towards NW Suburbs. Take the Euclid Ave W exit and merge onto Euclid Ave. Turn right onto S Plum Grove Road, then turn left onto Palatine Road. Finally, turn right onto N Smith Street and left onto Colfax. You will then see the entrance to the parking garage on your left.

From Wisconsin: Take I-94 E/US 41 S toward Chicago until you hit the Half Day Road/IL-22 exit. Turn right onto IL-22 W/Half Day Road and continue to follow IL-22 W until you hit N Route 83 S (turn left). Then take a right onto IL-53 S and continue onto N Hicks Road. Turn right onto Dundee Road and another left onto N Smith Street. Finally, take a right on Colfax and you will see the entrance to the parking garage on your left.

Since the Palatine Halloween Hustle has many upfront costs, we have a strict and uniform policy of no refunds, no person-to-person transfer, or no deferrals to a future year. We do understand that plans change, injuries happen, and various situations arise, but, we feel it is most fair to apply a uniform policy to all, instead of a subjective line of who should receive a refund and who doesn’t.  All purchases and sales are 100% final, no exceptions. Refunds will not be issued based on weather conditions. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.

Can’t make it on race day? No worries! You can run it virtually! Run a 5k, by yourself or with a large group, in the location of your choice, at any time of the day.

Same race. Same swag. Just Your Location!

How It Works:

  1. Register For the Virtual Halloween Hustle 5K – DOMESTIC ONLY.
  2. You will receive your swag (Shirt, Bib, and Medal) in the mail
  3. Run/Walk your race on any day.
  4. If you want a PDF Certificate of Completion, emailed please submit your Name, Time, Date of Completion, and any Photos to events@adrenalinespecialevents.com
  5. Enjoy the satisfaction of your success and being a part of the Virtual Halloween Hustle 5k!

*Please note if you purchase a virtual entry, it will not be valid at Palatine on 10/31. This is only for virtual runners.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at events@adrenalinespecialevents.com.