Mercy St. Francis Halloween Hustle Returns Oct. 24

September 1, 2015

Photo from the 2014 Halloween Hustle

A Halloween-themed fundraiser at Mercy St. Francis Hospital is coming back for a second lap, but there’s nothing scary about its benefit to the Mountain View community.

On Saturday, Oct. 24, Mercy’s 2nd Annual Halloween Hustle/5K Run/1K Walk returns to the Mountain View Football Field, located just south of the Mountain View Public Library at 125 Oak St.

“Last year, we raised nearly $2,000 for the Mountain View Good Samaritan Clinic,” said organizer Laurie Strosnider, Human Resources Assistant with Mercy St. Francis. The clinic, which provides much-needed medical and dental services to the uninsured, will once again benefit from this year’s event.

“We’ll have color packets and Halloween Hustle t-shirts available for purchase at the event,” Strosnider added. “We also encourage anyone to wear their Halloween costumes a little early and come show them off.”

Early registration for the event has begun. Adults are $25 and children are $15; prices will go up $5 on the day of the event. Same-day registration be available from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. The run starts at 9 a.m.

Those who register prior to Oct. 5 will be guaranteed a shirt/color pack; others are encouraged to wear light clothing. T-shirts and color packet quantities will be limited for same-day registration. For more information, call Strosnider at (417) 934-7090.