Halloween-themed 5K race in Carmel Valley approved

A Halloween-themed 5K fun run is coming to Carmel Valley. The inaugural race is a nighttime race tentatively scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25, according to Jeff Stoner of race promoters Seasick Marketing of Del Mar. Stoner said Seasick is currently going through the county’s special events permitting process but received recommended approval from the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board at its January meeting and from the Torrey Hills Community Planning Board on Feb. 18.

Stoner said the race plans to launch from the Changes Plastic Surgery parking lot on El Camino Real and utilize the CVREP trail along SR-56 for the rest of the out and back, three -mile course.

Currently, Del Mar-based Seasick offers trail and road running events in both California and Colorado, including the Endurance Race Series in Colorado. Its next California event is the Avocado Half Marathon and 5K in Fallbrook on April 12.

— Karen Billing