Nighttime run to benefit Hope Clinic
by James Phillips
Oct 27, 2011 | 1157 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Jasper Track Club is joining with Hope Clinic to present the second annual Haunted Hills 5K and Scarecrow Scamper Saturday at Gamble Park.

The event will feature the 5K and fun run as well as a costume contest, face painting and a Halloween crafts area for children.

Organizers said the costume contest entrants do not have to be registered to run.

Runners of all ages and abilities can participate in the nighttime run. The entry fee for the 5K is $25.

The course will be marked with glowing markers, but will be completely dark in some places. Organizers are encouraging runners to have wearable lights such as LED head lamps, glow sticks or a hand-held flashlight. Volunteers will also be posted along the course with flashlights.

The Scarecrow Scamper is a short race intended for children. All finishers will be awarded a goody bag of candy. Children can participate in the fun run for free or pay $10 to receive a T-shirt.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Hope Clinic, a health clinic that meets the needs of the uninsured of Walker County.

“This should be a good fundraiser for the clinic,” said Tim Hodge, executive director of Hope Clinic.

Hodge said the group will also benefit from a bicycle ride, the 2011 Hope Clinic Metric Century, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Memorial Park Natatorium in Jasper.

For more information or to pre-register for Saturday’s run, visit