Pleasanton Halloween Spirit Run

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Pleasanton Halloween Spirit Run

October 22, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]The Pleasanton Rotary Halloween Spirit Run will take place in Pleasanton on Sunday, October 22, 2023. A long standing Pleasanton tradition, the event features 5K and 10K courses plus a Kids Challenge.

Proceeds support scholarships for Pleasanton students and community & international projects of The Rotary Club of Pleasanton.

  • Sunday, October 22, 2023.
  • Start & Finish in Downtown Pleasanton on Main Street
  • 5K/10K starts at 8:00 a.m.
  • Kids Challenge (ages 2 – 8) starts at 9:30 a.m.
  • Long sleeve shirts for 5K/10K entrants – first 750 to register.  Kids Challenge entry includes a cotton t-shirt.

Please see the below sections for additional information.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_section title=”Registration” tab_id=”registration”][vc_column_text]All registration is handled online. Register here:

2022 ENTRY FEES (2023 TBA)

5K or 10K

  • Ages 18 and Up: $40 through September 30, $45 October 1 to October 29, $50 on October 30 (race day). Includes a long sleeve t-shirt for the first 750 entrants.
  • Ages 17 and Under: $35 through September 30, $40 October 1 to October 29, $45 on October 30 (race day)


  • $20 on or before October 29th; $25 on race day
  • Cotton T-shirt is included in entry fee

Processing fee is charged in addition to above entry fees.

Registration on event day and at packet pick up will be available on-site using chromebooks, however, to save time and reduce lines, we strongly suggest registering on-line at the above link before arriving and then proceeding to the ‘pre-registration check in’ area to pick up your race bib.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Packet Pick Up” tab_id=”packetpickukp”][vc_column_text]Packet pick up will be held Saturday, October 21  (Times TBA) at Fleet Feet Pleasanton (234 Main Street).

Packets can also be picked up on race morning from 6:30 am to 7:45 am near the start line (until 9:20 am for the Kids Challenge).[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Course Map” tab_id=”course-map”][vc_column_text]

Course Maps


[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Results” tab_id=”results”][vc_column_text]2022 Results

2021 Results

2019 Results & Pictures:


Results from 2018 and earlier are available online here: use the drop down box to select the year.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Awards and Age Divisions” tab_id=”awards-divisions”][vc_column_text]Awards will be presented to the overall winners as well as to the top three men and women in the following divisions: 9 and Under, 10-13, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, …, 70-79, 80+.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”FAQ” tab_id=”FAQ”][vc_column_text]Frequently Asked Questions and Answers are below. 

Q. If I register in-person at packet pick up or race day, what forms of payment are accepted?

  • A: Cash, check and plastic (debit/credit) will be accepted.

Q: Are strollers permitted in the 5K or 10K? 

  • A: Yes, we just ask that you start towards the back.

Q: Does this event have finisher medals for the 5K or 10K?

  • A: No, it does not. There is a finisher’s ribbon for the Kids Challenge.

Q: My child is 11 and I am not sure which race is more appropriate for them, the 5K or the Kids Challenge. 

  • A: The Kids Challenge is a short sprint type of dash which is really geared towards kids who are 2 to 8 years old, although we allow up to age 12. An 11 year old may enjoy the challenge of participating in the 5K with a parent more than the quickness of the Kids Challenge.

Q: Can other people pick up for me at packet pick up, for example, can I pick up my husband’s packet or does he need to be present?

  • A: ID is not required; you may pick up for other people.

Q: I’m interested in having a booth in the post-race expo. Who should I contact?

  • A: Please send us an email here and we will connect you with the correct person to coordinate that with.

Q: I registered for the 10K but have an injury. How do I switch to the 5K? 

  • A: You can self-manage this by logging in to your runsignup account (see link in confirmation email, or, go to and modifying your race entry. You can also modify other things like name misspellings, DOB corrections, etc. The cut off to do so is October 25, 2022.
  • Please email us if you have any trouble with changing your division.

Q: Can I run or walk with my dog?

  • A: We don’t encourage dogs, due to the size of the crowd, but they are allowed if your dog fit for the distance and is well behaved in a crowded, loud environment with (potentially) other dogs. If you choose to run/walk with a dog, please start in the back, use a short, non retractable leash and of course be prepared to pick up after him/her.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Social Media” tab_id=”social-media”][vc_column_text]For updates on the Pleasanton Rotary Halloween Spirit Run, follow our race Facebook page here.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_gallery interval=”3″ images=”11055,11054,11053,11052,11051,11050,11049,11048,11047,11046,11045″ img_size=”medium”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]


October 22, 2023
8:00 am - 11:00 am
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Downtown Pleasanton
548 Main Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566 United States
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Maya Miramontes

Volunteer and Site Coordinator

Maya participated in her first A Change of Pace event at the age of 3 months. From there she followed her siblings in participating in a multitude of events from runs to kids’ triathlons. While growing up with parents who ran a sports marketing firm, she had no choice but to attend most events her entire youth life. Now as an adult, she has returned (by her own choice) and now serves as the volunteer and site coordinator. In addition, she has also been instrumental in the 2024 design and transitioning of our new website. We are fortunate to have her tackle one of the more critical areas that are considered the backbone of any event, volunteers. Maya resides in Davis and In her spare time she spends time as a dog trainer while simultaneously assisting other local nonprofit organizations such as the Yolo County SPCA and Cancer Champions.

Alec Miramontes

Event Oversight and Volunteer Management

Alec, a graduate of the University of Oregon, oversees course and volunteer management on event day. He also helps coordinate infrastructure set up and tear down, equipment management and assists with race timing.

Dave Miramontes

Executive Director

Dave brings an impressive 36 years of event production, marketing, advertising, and graphic design experience to the team. Dave has not only been a decorated athlete, but he also understands how good teamwork can lead to a successful outcome. Having 4 active kids has allowed him to stay involved in youth sports as well as being active within the community. As the Executive Director of A Change of Pace, he still enjoys his role as the logistics coordinator for all Foundation and outside client events. In addition, he oversees course design & safety, city & police relations, graphic design, advertising, marketing, and creative concepts. Dave resides in Davis with his wife Jen and has 4 very cool kids, all of which has worked at A Change of Pace at one point or another.

Jeannine Henderson

Treasurer, Assistant Race Director & Head Timer

Jeannine not only oversees the day-to-day operations; she handles one of the most critical elements within the organization; the registration and timing department. Aside from overseeing the computerized timing department and client/participant relations, she handles our social media and website changes and medal/award design. Her guidance and organizational skills have become a huge value to the organization as she provides much of the input on special projects such as the Tour De Fit.

Jennifer Miramontes

Board Member

Jennifer has over twenty years of experience in the marketing field, including positions as the Marketing Director for Chevys Fresh Mex restaurants and Real Mex restaurants. Jennifer also has extensive experience developing community programs geared towards children, having served on the Board of Directors for the Davis Schools Foundation as well as the Patwin PTA. Jennifer has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Pepperdine University, and is also a certified personal trainer. A runner herself, Jennifer has completed numerous triathlons and over 50 marathons, including top age-group finishes in high profile events such as the Boston Marathon and the Rock N Roll Marathon. Jennifer owns FIT House in Davis and enjoys inspiring her clients to reach their fitness goals.