North End Nightmare 5K

North End Nightmare 5K 2 Mile

2nd annual North End Nightmare 5K 2 Mile and free Spider Dash for Kids!

In-Person Results       Virtual Results

Grab your friends and family and dress up for this spooky race at the Superior Spooktacular!

Date:  October 24, 2020, in Superior, Wisconsin

Waves and Times: The 2-Mile field will be divided into waves of up to 50 people each. Click here to see the start times for each 2-mile wave. The Spider Dash starts at 4 pm.

Featured Races:

  • Spider Dash – The Spider Dash is a free, trick-or-treat walk for kids 14 & under along a half mile section of the North End Nightmare race course. Participants will be able to walk the course, enjoy the Halloween-themed decorations, and receive treats & goodies via a self-serve, contactless method in each themed zone. Parents or other adults in the same household are welcome to accompany children while they participate.
  • North End Nightmare 5K 2 Miler*- Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume, grab your family and friends, and join us for the 2nd annual North End Nightmare along a spooky 2-Mile course in Superior’s North End.  In-Person and Virtual Options available.

    *Note: Due to course restrictions and social distancing measures needed in order to comply with COVID-19 guidelines, the distance of the 2020 North End Nightmare 5K has been shortened to 2-miles for 2020.

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Event Details:

Entry Fee:

  • $30 Adults; $15 Kids*: September – 11:59 pm October 22
  • $35 Adults; $15 Kids*: October 23 – October 24 (in-person registration only)


Packet Pick-up & Late Registration: 

Socially-distanced Race Packet and Gear Pick-up for all In-Person Participants and for Virtual Participants who have chosen this option will be available during the following days/times:

LOCATION: VIP Pizza – Superior (1201 Tower Ave, Superior, WI)*
TIME: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

* After you pick-up your packet and gear, stay and enjoy a delicious VIP meal! Click here to view the menu.

LOCATION: Thirsty Pagan Brewing (1615 Winter Street)*
TIME: 2 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

* While at Thirsty Pagan, don’t forget to grab a cold pint and a hot pizza! Click here to view the menu.

All ADULT (15 & Over) 2-mile participants will receive a North End Nightmare full-zip jacket, and all YOUTH (14 & Under) 2-mile participants will receive a hooded sweatshirt!

Spider Dash Swag: All participants in the Spider Dash will receive a commemorative tote bag…perfect for trick-or-treating!


*Caution: Children may find some of the themed areas along North End Nightmare course to be frightening. For more details on what to expect, please call our office at 218-727-0947 prior to registering your little one.*

Participation Options

With safety plans in place, we are excited to offer the following options for you to complete the 2020 North End Nightmare!

IN-PERSON OPTIONWe will be hosting a chip timed, in-person version of the North End Nightmare on October 24, 2020. For social distancing purposes, the race will be 2 miles this year vs. a 5K. We will be offering waves of up to 50 people each.

VIRTUAL OPTIONWith this option, you may complete the North End Nightmare at the time and location of your choice during the timeframe of October 24 – October 31. If you select this option, you will receive an email by October 23 with instructions on how to report your time via your Race Roster account.

Safety Measures & Procedures:

Grandma’s Marathon is committed to providing safe and healthy events at all times. During the COVID-19 pandemic we are implementing extra precautions, which will require full cooperation among our participants, volunteers and staff. We ask that you adhere to the following safety measures, requirements and guidelines during your participation to ensure the continuation of in-person running event options.

Safety Measures


In-Person Results       Virtual Results

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 (WDH) and CDC. If the status of the event changes, we will notify participants via email as soon as possible.