Ghosts and Goblins run/walk to benefit Carmel Education Foundation


The Carmel Education Foundation will host the 10th annual Ghosts and Goblins 5K/2K Walk/Run Oct. 27 at Carmel High School. The CEF was established in 1966 to support Carmel Clay students in academic achievement and lifelong learning by providing scholarships to CHS seniors and educational grants to teachers and schools.

Participants are encouraged to arrive in costume.

“It’s basically an opportunity to be with family and friends and walk, stroll, run or jog through the streets of Carmel,” said Barbara Danquist, CEF co-executive director. “Everybody is encouraged to wear costumes. Just make sure they’re safe costumes. Masks are not allowed.”

Prizes will be awarded for best adult, best youth and best ensemble costumes.

“It’s kind of fun to see what everybody has on, so that’s really cool,” Danquist said.

The race is family friendly, but pets are not allowed.

“The elementary school with the most participants will be awarded the Ghosts and Goblins trophy, which the school will have to display for one year,” Danquist said. “The middle school with the most participants will be awarded the Ghosts and Goblins banner, which the school can display permanently.”

CCS Supt. Michael Beresford will be the master of ceremonies.

“We are so excited,” Danquist said. “Being the new superintendent for the Carmel Clay Schools, he wants to be part of as many events involving CEF as he can. Plus, he is a former track and field runner and cross country runner.”

CHS seniors who sign up for the 5K, 2K or to volunteer will be eligible to apply for the Lisa Evans scholarship. Evans is a former CEF president.

The race begins at 9 a.m., and participants are encouraged to attend the Lions Club Pancake Breakfast after the race.

For more information or to register, visit

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