Carmel Education Foundation to host in person run after virtual event last year


By Riley Terbush and Arjun Purohit

Zainab Idrees

According to Jennifer Penix, executive director of Carmel Education Foundation (CEF), the Ghosts and Goblins race will happen tomorrow at this school. The 2k race will begin near door 7 at 8:30 a.m. The 5k race will begin near door 9 at 8:40 a.m. Penix said both courses go through neighborhoods by the high school.
This is the 13th year of Ghost and Goblins. It is an annual event hosted by the CEF, a foundation that serves Carmel Clay Schools by giving teacher grants and scholarships to high school seniors.
Stacey Hetrick, program coordinator of CEF said if students are interested in joining the race, they can register through the Ghost and Goblins website.
She said, “All CCS students get a discounted entry fee. Registration prices do increase on Oct.18 and 21, so earlier is better.”
There also is a virtual option offered this year for the run, though there will no prizes awarded and race times will not be collected for those with virtual entries.
Prizes are awarded to the top three finishers in different age categories. This will include being in a press release and being featured on the Ghost and Goblins website.
Penix said, in contrast to the previous year, this annual race will provide entertainment for both adults and children.
“This year we will have an open air photo booth for people to take pictures with their friends or family. Also, Java House will be selling coffee and the CHS Culinary Department will be selling breakfast items. Plus, Bach to Rock will be providing entertainment along the course and in the staging area for kids.”
Freshman Fallyn Ranek ran the Ghost and Goblins race in 2019.
She said, “It was motivational seeing everyone around me that I knew participating and dressing up. It is something that has been a part of my October celebration throughout late childhood. (It’s) a great opportunity for people who want to get involved in the community or just do some local running.”
Hetrick said, “I think people have a lot of fun as it is pretty laid back. We appreciate how involved CHS students are with helping us promote the race, volunteer, and, most of all, participate. We couldn’t do it without you and we are so grateful.”