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Longwood Monster Dash

October 26, 2024 Historic Longwood, Florida

Come join us for our seventh annual race through the Longwood Historic District. It will be fun, family-friendly, and Halloween-themed. We invite runners to wear costumes and will award prizes for the best costumes. There will be a free kids' dash immediately before the 5K. We will play plenty of family-appropriate music, including Halloween favorites, to get you into the spirit.

All proceeds will benefit the Longwood Historic Society. Contributions are tax-deductible. Our mission is to preserve our historic buildings and promote Historic Longwood. We aim to raise the money to replace the upper roof of the Bradlee-McIntyre House, built in 1885. Thanks for your help!!!

What do you get?

  • Chip-timed race by Elite Timing with live results
  • An excellent course with a passionate staff and a super-fun, family-friendly vibe
  • Tech shirt with our cute mascot logo
  • Medal for every finisher (new!)
  • Pre-race fueling station with snacks and fruit
  • Water at the start/finish and halfway point
  • Post-race sweet treat
  • Prizes for best costumes in multiple categories
  • Prizes for the top three overall finishers
  • Trophy for top corporate team (new!)
  • A physical packet with a custom Monster Dash bib number and coupons
  • Magazine-like digital race program
  • Photos posted after the race
  • DJ playing holiday-themed music

Registration Fee

  • $20 thru June
  • $25 in July/August
  • $30 in September
  • $35 for Oct 1-22
  • $40 for Oct 23-26

Schedule

Friday

10AM - 6PM - Early Packet Pickup

Saturday 

7:00 AM - Late Packet Pickup
7:15 AM - DJ Starts Spinning Music
7:35 AM - Opening Announcements and Welcome
7:45 AM - Kid's Dash
8:00 AM - The first wave of 5K starts
8:05 AM - The last wave of 5K starts
8:15 AM - First of the runners are finishing
9:10 AM - Last of the walkers are finishing
9:15 AM - Awards Ceremony and Costume Contest

Packet Pickup

Packets will be available for early pick-up on Friday before the race from 10 AM until 6 PM. This is a great way to beat the rush on race morning. If you can't make it then, you can pick up your packet between 7 AM and 8 AM on race morning.

Packets will include your bib number (with chip), safety pins, promotional material from our sponsors, and a shirt.

Location:
Historic Civic Center
135 W Church Ave
Longwood, FL 32750

Location

Our course starts and ends in beautiful Historic Longwood. It tours you through Reiter Park and neighborhoods. The start/finish line is in the same spot, right in front of the Longwood Historic Civic Center and race headquarters.

135 West Church Avenue
Longwood, FL 32750

Parking

There is plenty of free parking in downtown Longwood. There is a city lot, across from the Longwood Community Building on Warren Avenue. The City Hall complex, Longwood Inn, behind the hospital, and Reiter Park all have many spaces. Overflow parking in the Sun Rail parking lot and garage, just across Highway 427 (Ronald Reagan Blvd), is also available (Sun Rail does not run on Saturdays).

Course

Here is a link to the zoomable course map: https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7509184

We start and finish in front of the Historic Civic Center.

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Become a Sponsor

We are now accepting sponsors for the 2024 race.

Sponsors

Longwood Historic Society

The Longwood Historic Society is a non-profit organization charged with preserving the three 1880s buildings we own in downtown Longwood: the Bradlee-McIntyre House, Historic Civic Center, and the Inside-Outside House. We also serve as a civic organization to promote the community by putting on events, connecting us with our area's rich legacy, and conserving stories and records of prior generations.

Learn more about the society or become a member.

Questions?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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