DENVER (CBS4)– The Scream Scram 5K is a different kind of run that is focused on kids and takes place in the evening. The event also benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver.
Jessie Rogers from the clubs talked about the event on CBS4 Weekend Morning Show with CBS4’s Kelly Werthmann and Dave Aguilera.
“It’s unique because our 5K is taken into the nighttime instead of the early morning. We’ll start Friday night, registration starts at 5:15 and then we just glow in the dark and have a really good time,” said Rogers.
There’s even a costume contest.
“We encourage everyone to show up early. We have an orange carpet set up so everyone can walk their costumes to walk down the carpet so they can be judged by a panel of judges for a prize to be won at the end,” said Rogers. “And then at the end of the 5K we round it out with Trick or Treat Street.”
The event benefits those most in need.
“All funds raised directly support Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. We’ve been around the Denver community for over 50 years. We have over 15 club sites in the Denver metro area. Nearly 90 percent of the kids are low income. It’s a place where they can go during their out of school time to get a free meal, have access to mentors and work towards finishing their homework and find key youth programming that helps them succeed in life,” said Rogers.
The event is Oct. 21 at Wash Park. Participants are encouraged to show up just after 5 p.m.
CBS4 viewers can get a discount through the end of the day on Oct. 8 by entering CBS4 as the promo code for online registration at bgcmd.org.