North End Nightmare Home

Race: North End Nightmare 5K
Date: October 30, 2021
Start Time: 5:00pm (4:00pm Spider Dash)
Location: Superior, WI
Entry Fee: $35 adult ($40 on race day), $15 youth (ages 12 and under)
Race Packet Pickup: Friday-Saturday, October 29-30
Swag: All participants receive a 2021 North End Nightmare 1/4 zip

A spooky end to our local race calendar brings us to Superior for the 3rd Annual North End Nightmare. Costumes are encouraged for this Halloween-themed race, with plenty of haunted attractions and scary surprises along the racecourse.

While the 5K distance makes the race manageable for almost all skill levels, we also offer a shorter Spider Dash for kids. Our younger participants will be able to run or walk the shorter loop, enjoy the Halloween decorations, and receive some free candy and prizes as well.

If you are interested in volunteering for the 2021 North End Nightmare, please click the button below or call our office at (218) 727-0947.


Post-Race Activities

Make sure you stick around after the race this year and enjoy some of the late-night fun in Superior’s North End!

All participants will receive free entry (must show race bib) to the following locations:

Earth Rider Brewery ($10 cover without race bib)
Top Hat Tavern ($5 cover without race bib)
Thirsty Pagan
Tower Avenue Tavern

All four locations have live music scheduled, highlighted by Big Wave Dave & The Ripples at Earth Rider Brewery.


Costume Contest

All pariticipants are invited to enter our official North End Nightmare costume contest, which will be voted on by the public in the week following the race.

The top three groups or individuals, as decided by popular vote, will receive gift cards from one of our local running store partners:

1st Place — $100
2nd Place — $50
3rd Place — $25

Our staff will also pick their favorites and offer other fabulous prizes to those participants!

Each participant will have the chance before the race to enter the costume contest. A photographer and backdrop will be staged near the starting line, so please arrive early to get your official contest picture taken.


Net proceeds from the event go to benefit the Young Athletes Foundation (YAF), which was created in 1990 to assist with the promotion and development of healthy and active lifestyles for youth throughout Carlton, Cook, Douglas, Lake, and St. Louis Counties. Since its inception, the YAF has donated more than $1 million to the community’s youth athletic and recreational organizations.