Dare to Scare 5K & Sweet Treat Fun Run happening October 28 – OBX Today

The Virginia S. Tillett Community Center, located at 950 Marshall C. Collins Drive in Manteo, will host its annual Dare to Scare 5K & Sweet Treat Fun Run beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2023. All proceeds from the race will benefit the Virginia S. Tillett Community Center’s annual toy drive for local children in need, which will take place in December.

The 5K event consists of a 3.1-mile race on a scenic course that begins at the Coastal Studies Institute in Skyco and continues along various residential roadways and trails—including portions of the Marshall and Gussie Collins Walkway—before ending at the finish line located at the Virginia S. Tillett Community Center.

A virtual option is also available and can be completed by participants at any time or location through Saturday, October 28, 2023. In addition to the 5K, a Sweet Treat Fun Run will be held in the parking lot of the Virginia S. Tillett Community Center for younger children and participants who would like to compete in a shorter race.

Dare County Government employees can earn a Wellness Point for participating. For more information and to register for the Dare to Scare 5K or Sweet Treat Fun Run, click here.