October 1, 2009
GHOSTS, GHOULS, GOBLINS TO HAUNT FALL HARVEST RUN
Runners, walkers urged to trick intruders by disquising themselves
Huntersville, Oct. 2 –The Fall Harvest Run 5K and 10K races at Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics have become an autumn tradition. This year, it looks like they’ll be a haunted tradition.
“Because this year’s event is Oct. 31, which of course is Halloween, we’ve been warned to be on the lookout for zombies, vampires, witches and other creatures trying to sneak in and haunt the races,” said HFFA Executive Director Molly Burroughs. “That’s why we’re urging participants – the real ones – to disguise themselves, so the intruders can’t tell the haunters from the haunted.”
In fact, HFFA will present awards to runners and walkers for the best costumes. Spectators are urged to don their best disguises, too.
“Speedy or spooky could make you a winner this year,” Burroughs adds.
The 5K, 10K and 1-mile fun run/walk all will begin and finish at HFFA, 11725 Verhoeff Drive, Huntersville.
About Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics (HFFA):
Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics is about family, fitness and fun. Dedicated HFFA staffers produce an exciting variety of programs and partnerships that connect the community and enable members to experience and achieve the most in health, wellness, and total fitness. Built in 2001, the 88,000-square-foot HFFA facility features state-of-the-art aquatic and fitness components, including a 50-meter pool, a 25-yard warm water pool, an outdoor family fun pool, full-court gymnasium, complete fitness center, and group exercise studio. As the only public facility in the Southeast with an Olympic-sized, 50-meter competition pool and 10-meter dive tower, HFFA regularly hosts aquatics events with up to 2,000 spectators for regional, national, and international swim and dive competitions. For more information, please call (704) 766-2222 or visit www.hffa.com.
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