Hey Athletes,

You know what's Scary?! 2020 is scary! Also, missing Scary Run is really scary!


Scary Run is now a VIRTUAL MODIFIED-LIVE event from Oct 24-31st. Unfortunately, we are still not able to get a permit approved to host a 'normal' event. Our number one priority is our athletes and the health of our community so we would never want to do anything that would cause anyone to get sick. With that said, it's our 5th year and we would never cancel on you! That would be SCARY! We will celebrate the Halloween festivities together, apart, with all kinds of SCARY upgrades! So get your friends, family and kids ready, and figure out your costume because the 2020 Scary Run Half, 10K & 5K from October 24th-31st (we'll actually give you until Nov 1st) will be one you will never forget!

We hope we can convince you to still race with us and we have ramped up all aspects of this event. If you're already registered, you don't need to do anything. You will be automatically transitioned to the virtual option.

  • Upgraded, SWAG! Check it out below! All athletes will get a Toque, Gloves, Tech Finisher's Shirt, Scary medal and swag bag full of sponsor goodies all for $49
  • We will be marking a course so you can still run/walk on the same course as everyone else if you choose from October 24th - October 31st (Nov 1st)
  • New - Half Marathon challenge - Not everyone can do 13.1 miles all at once. With a virtual event, you can do the Half Marathon challenge over a number of days. Your race, your terms!
  • You know what's SCARY?! The BEAST Challenge - Participate in 2 or more events and earn the title of #BEAST. Add an additional distance for $20 each. It will be a great way to burn off the candy!
  • Help us raise funds for Washougal School District!
  • Kids race 5K for FREE!
  • Scary Run will also be the kick-off to the Chuck's Produce Holiday Toy Drive
  • We can now race together from all over the world! Invite all your friends and family no matter where they live. You can schedule your race to do it at the same time and then enjoy a virtual Halloween post-party afterwards to celebrate.

Here's what you are going to get if you don't defer and/or register! Please sign up if you haven't yet and let's get SCARY together!
All Scary Run athletes get a Technical Finisher's Shirt, Scary Medal, Toque, Gloves and SWAG bag full of goodies from our sponsors!
DO THE BEAST CHALLENGE! Since the event is virtual over an extended period of time, it makes it more manageable to be a BEAST. If you perform 2 or 3 of the events, you can earn the Beast medal or the coveted Triple-headed Beast Medal. Since it's virtual you can do multiple events over the time period. For example, you could do a Half Marathon one day and the 5K on another day and a 10K another day. Any combination counts and you will be #BEAST

´╗┐Email registration@whyracingevents.com for details and to add on.
FUNDRAISING: It's also important to note that $5 from each paid adult registration will go to Washougal School District. When you register, you can also set up a fundraising page to help raise donations and put an even more compelling WHY to your virtual race! Scary Run will also be the kickoff to the Chuck's Produce Holiday Toy Drive.

IMPORTANT: If you have already registered, your options are as follows:

1. Participate in the virtual option which we REALLY hope you do! If you have already signed up, your registration will automatically be switched to the virtual option so you don't need to do anything.

2. Defer to 2021 or another Why Racing event this year. Just email us at registration@whyracingevents.com by next Friday September 25th and let us know if you want to defer. We have waived the deferral fee. If you don't defer, all of your correct sizing for all official finishers' merchandise will be ordered for you that's why we need to know ASAP if you want to defer.

Register! If you have not signed up yet, we hope we've convinced you to join in on all the fun! Here's the pricing details to sign up for the virtual race experience and receive all the SWAG and be part of something amazing! Please share with all your friends, family and racing buddies!


  • $49 for Half, 10K & 5K - gets the Technical Shirt, Medal, Toque, Gloves & SWAG bag full of goodies
  • 50% off for Junior athletes
  • Kids 12 and under race the 5K for free and get a tshirt, medal, bib and goody bag
  • $20 for to add on any additional event for the BEAST challenge

Scary Run is all about monsters, zombies and clowns...sorta sounds like 2020 and we're not going to let it take us down! We all train to overcome obstacles and challenges! We can't race together physically, but we can still race together in spirit, in costume of course! We can't control what's going on in the world and the uncertainty of it all can be SCARY! The only thing we can control is what we focus on and our response. Scary Run won't be exactly as we had planned for, but nothing is really going as planned right now. The only thing we can do is to promise that we will do everything in our power to assure you won't regret sticking with it!

FYI, if you email registration@whyracingevents.com, Jennifer Lyman, will be receiving your email, who is our sweet registration director. Please be patient with her as her inbox has been slammed all 2020 and she will do her best to get back to you as soon as possible. You can also reach out to our event director at Karissa@whyracingevents.com with any questions.

IMPORTANT: Some athletes have had difficulties receiving our emails. If you don't hear back from us, please message us on Facebook.  
Thank you so much for your support during these challenging times. So many of you have asked how you can help us make it through this when we can't host any live events and the best thing to do is to continue participating in our virtual races and inspire your friends and family to sign up too. That's the only thing that's keeping us together right now. So many of our colleagues across the country have either laid off all their employees or shut their doors for good and we are fighting that as hard as we can! We want to be doing this for the long-term! We can't wait to see you face-to-face at a finish line soon but in the mean time, a virtual or modified-live finish line is better than no finish line!

Please share this email with anyone you love who you think would be inspired to go for it and would benefit physically and mentally from these events.

Sherri McMillan & your WHY Racing Crew
PS. When you register, you're going to also be able to add-on some new WHY Merchandise. Check out the WHY 2020 hoody! Aren't we all asking WHY 2020?!! It will be a great way to remind us of this unprecedented year! Also, check out our new WHY Racing Cycling Jersey. It was so popular at Hagg Lake we decided to offer it to all of our athletes. Help represent for WHY! The cost is $40 for each item and you can click on the link to purchase directly.
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