The Carson Center's 4th Annual Monster Mash 5k Bash and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk returns in-person this year on Sunday, October 24th! Dress up in your favorite costume and hit the race route with your friends, family, kids, strollers, and dogs. After the race, enjoy all the festivities included in your registration: Live music, hot dogs, popcorn, cold beer and soda, tricks and treats, and seating for an outdoor presentation of a Halloween-themed family movie!  Proceeds support the return of The Carson Center’s Class Acts Education, Art For All, and First Stages programming. Registration for our Monster Mash opens on September 15 at  

The Race begins and ends at The Carson Center for The Performing Arts in beautiful downtown Paducah, Kentucky.  Come dressed in your Halloween best and enter the costume contest (costumes encouraged but not required!)  

Registration: Adults $35/ Kids and Students Under 21- $25 

(Kids 3 and under in strollers and dogs on leashes- Free)

Registration includes:  Race entry, Movie Ticket, Hot Dog, Popcorn, Drink (Beer or Soda), water, Halloween treat bag, and your one size fits all Carson Center fleece blanket!

Event Timeline:  

3:15 PM: Registration and Check-in 

3:45 PM: Pet parade / Costume Contest 

4:00 PM: RACE: Shotgun Start for 5K Runners

4:15 PM: 1-Mile Fun Run and Walk

5:00 PM: Live Music, Games, and Treats.  Concessions open for Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Beer, Sodas, and more.

5:45 PM: Outdoor Movie, Hocus Pocus

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