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Race: North End Nightmare 5K
Date: October 30, 2021
Start Time: TBD
Location: Superior, WI
Entry Fee: $30 adult ($35 on race day), $15 youth (ages 12 and under)
In-Person Race Capacity: 500
Swag: TBD
Race Packet Pickup: TBD


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 walk the shorter loop, enjoy the Halloween decorations, and receive some free candy and prizes as well.

All participants will receive a commemorative North End Nightmare swag to be announced at a later date.

There will also be a costume contest judged throughout the event. Participants with the most popular Halloween costumes will receive fabulous prizes!


Top Hat Tavern
705 Tower Avenue
Superior, WI 54880

Thirsty Pagan Brewing
1615 Winter Street
Superior, WI 54880

Vintage Italian Pizza (VIP)
1201 Tower Avenue
Superior, WI 54880

Packet pickup and other race activities for the North End Nightmare have traditionally included Top Hat Tavern, Thirsty Pagan Brewing, and Vintage Italian Pizza (VIP) in Superior.


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.


The status of the North End Nightmare is subject to change at any time. 
We realize that the COVID-19 pandemic is a dynamic situation, and we will continue to monitor all updates from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If the status of the event changes, we will notify participants via email as soon as possible.