The Kenosha Kingfish hosted the inaugural Spooky Sprint 5K and Fall Festival presented by Aurora Health Care on Saturday, October 18. Tickets sold for the 5K benefited the Aurora Health Care Foundation. At 9 am the Spooky Sprint, a 5K Fun Run/ Walk, started at City Hall in downtown Kenosha and ended at home plate of Simmons Field. In addition to the 5K for adults, the event also featured a separate 1K fun run for kids 12 and under. The 1K took place in the stadium and local businesses provided candy for kids trick-or-treating along the warning track.
Over 150 participants entered to compete in the Spooky Sprint 5K and proceeds from this year’s event will be used to advance cardiovascular services at Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha. All participants received a free t-shirt and a complimentary beverage at the stadium upon completion of the race. The Kingfish awarded medals to each participant and trophies were handed out to the top competitors.
Following the Spooky Sprint 5K the Kingfish hosted a free Fall Festival at historic Simmons Field from 10 am until 2 pm. The family friendly event was free and open to the public. Fall themed ballpark food and beverages were served, and families enjoyed hayrides, a pumpkin patch, face painting, and a petting zoo during the afternoon event. The Kingfish would like to extend a thank you to all participants in this year's Spooky Sprint 5K and would also like to thank the local businesses that handed out candy during the 1K trick-or-treat at Simmons Field.