WATERVILLE — More than 200 members of the central Maine community, including students, faculty, sports teams, businesses, and other Hardy Girls’ supporters will don their sneakers (and witches’ hats and eye patches and wigs) in November and will hit the course on Waterville’s Colby College campus for a great cause.

“At Freaky 5K, we put the scary back in Halloween, asking runners — families, sports teams, community members — to dress up in fun costumes and join us for a Halloween event that celebrates girls’ minds and their many amazing qualities,” said Kelli McCannell, president of Hardy Girls Healthy Women.

The 2015 Freaky 5k will be in the morning of Sunday, Nov. 1, at Colby College’s Field House. The costume contest will begin at 9:45 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for scariest, most creative and best team costumes. The 5k Run and walk will follow immediately at 10 a.m. Registration is $25 for adults and $15 for students. Same-day registration will open at 9 a.m.

All proceeds from this event go to HGHW. To register or donate, visit hghw.org/programs/freaky-5k/

Hardy Girls Healthy Women is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the health and well being of girls and women. Our vision is that all girls and women experience equality, independence, and safety in their everyday lives. To that end, our mission is to create opportunities, develop programs, and provide services that empower them. Since day one, Hardy Girls programming, resources and services have been powered by the latest research in girls’ development.

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