Runners young and old will be filling the streets of Grandview Heights Oct. 22.

Runners young and old will be filling the streets of Grandview Heights Oct. 22.

For the second year, both the Great Pumpkin Run 5K race and the Tiny Tot Pumpkin Trot will be held on the same day. The starting line for both events will be on Oakland Avenue.

In past years, the Tiny Tot event was held the weekend before the adult race.

The Pumpkin Trot is open to youngsters ages 3-6 and will be held at 8:15 a.m. Oct. 22.

The young runners will dash down Oakland Avenue and cross the finish line next to the high school.

The registration fee for parents who sign up their children in advance is $10. Registration will also be held from 7:30 to 8 a.m. Oct. 22 at Edison Intermediate/Middle School, 1240 Oakland Ave., with the fee increased to $15.

The first 30 children will get a T-shirt.

The 33rd annual Great Pumpkin Run will start at 9 a.m. The pre-registration fee is $20 and the race day fee is $25.

Applications for the Pumpkin Run are available on-line at and are also available at the Grandview Parks and Recreation Department office, the Grandview Public Library and Front Runner shoe store.

The forms should be mailed to Grandview Parks and Recreation, 1515 W. Goodale Blvd., Columbus 43212.

Runners can also sign up in advance by registering on line at Speedy Feet, a Dayton area company, is again providing the computerized finish-line system for the race.

Race day registration and check-in will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the middle school gym.

The first 300 registrants will receive long-sleeved shirts.

Following the race, awards will be presented in the middle school gym to the top 10 male and female finishers.

Other Halloween-season events in Grandview will include the annual haunted hayride and costume contest, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Wyman Woods shelter house.

The costume contest will be held in several categories, including children 2-4 years old, 5-7 years old, 8-10 years old and families.

Hot chocolate, hot dogs, cookies and other goodies will be served.

Beggars’ Night will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.

Youngsters are encouraged to wear reflective clothing, carry a flashlight and walk with a friend or group.