Monster Dash 5K

Dare to Dash: Burnaby's  Monster Dash 5K

Calling all brave souls and daring spirits! Prepare to be spooked and amazed at Burnaby's most thrilling Halloween-themed race: the Monster Dash 5KM! On Sunday, October 20th, join us in the heart of Burnaby, BC, as we summon the adrenaline-fueled energy of the season. Costumes are highly encouraged, so bring your most hauntingly creative attire and let your imagination run wild!

Whether you're a seasoned runner seeking a new challenge or simply looking to embrace the Halloween spirit, the Monster Dash is the perfect event for you. Lace up your running shoes and brace yourself for a frightfully good time like no other.

New for 2024, we are introducing the Mini Monster Dash! This exciting addition is a 400-metre run designed especially for our little monsters. Perfect for our mini goblins, superheroes, ghosts and creatures who want to participate and run the track in Swangard Stadium in a festive, fun, and safe environment. Costume is strongly encouraged.

October, 20th




Central Park


Course Map

Coming Soon

Registration Fees

Early Bird


Regular Registration


Late Registration



Race Kit

Registration includes:

  • Stay category icon Custom souvenirs for all registered participants
  • Stay category icon Medal
  • Stay category icon Race bib with chip timing
  • Stay category icon Results
  • Stay category icon Pre and post-event refreshments
Additional Race Information

The minimum recommended age is 10 years old. All participating children must have the physical, mental, and emotional ability to complete the course while following proper etiquette. Children aged 10 to 12 must be accompanied by a Registered Adult. Parents should assess their child's ability, size, and confidence. Children aged 13 to 17 can participate without an adult but must follow all rules. The legal guardian of any participant under 18 must sign the event waiver(s).

Children under the age of 9 and under are encouraged to participate in the Mini Monster Dash 400 M race. Families are encouraged to stay and cheer on the 5K participants after the Mini Monster Dash. There will be lots of Food and Drinks for all the participants.

Please note that there are no refunds for entries payments or transfers. The run start time is at 9 am. sharp Spectators have complimentary access to the vendors and kids' fun zone. More details to be released soon.