Gladstone Annual Scarecrow Run 5K coming Oct. 6

Gladstone Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts is now accepting registrations for the 26th Annual Scarecrow 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Walk. The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6. All proceeds benefit the Northland Christmas Store.

The Northland Christmas Store is a nonprofit organization that assists families in need during the holiday season. The store provides services for over 3,000 men, women and children and 250 senior shut-ins each year.

Preregistration is $25 per participant. A family registration rate is available with the first participant paying the full rate of $25 and each additional immediate family member paying $15. Participants registered before Friday, Sept. 27, receive a T-shirt.

The race will take place at Gladstone’s Linden Square, 602 NE 70th St. For specifics on race categories, packet pick-up and registration, go to

Registration will also be accepted at Gladstone Community Center, 6901 N. Holmes St. For additional information, call 423-4200.