Run and hike in honor of spooky stuff.
It’s the season of the witch, but just because ghosts and goblins are afoot doesn’t mean that you need to hide at home. It’s time to be out and about, meeting those ghoulies head-on.
Don’t hide out in the pumpkin patch, waiting for the Great Pumpkin. Come out for the Pumpkin Patch Dash track races and a spooktacular Halloween carnival for kids of all ages with face painting, games, and prizes. Races are for youth in kindergarten through eighth grade. T-shirts and goodie bags will be given out to participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Oct. 28, 9 a.m.-noon, $6, MLK Middle School Track and Field, 1700 Hopkins St., Berkeley. CityOfBerkeley.info.
Take a thrilling, chilling, spine-tingling Halloween Twilight Hike through the haunted hills of Coyote Hills Regional Park. Arrive in costume, learn about the creepy, crawly origins of Halloween, and, when the frights get to be too much for you, return to the visitor center for treats and a campfire story. Oct. 28, 5:30-8:30 p.m., $4, registration required, Coyote Hills Visitors Center, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton, EBParks.org.