CANTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) – While it is not the biggest of its kind, this festive race is one of the oldest and brings people together for a good cause.
Every year, hundreds of people dawn costumes and take to the streets for the Gregory, Kieseling, Sweetsir Daytime Halloween Run. The run starts in Canton and goes through Sharon, Walpole, Dedham, Hydepark and then back to Canton.
Walter Kieseling is one of the event organizers. He said it feels like a family reunion when everyone gets together for the run and helps raise money for local charities.
“That’s what we like to do,” Kieseling said. “I think that’s what bikers like to do is raise money for charity, especially veterans and their families.”
Kieseling’s uncle Bill has helped organize the event for decades. He said the run has raised over $250,000 over the years for different charities, including the Fisher House.
“We’re trying to get more clowns, witches and warlocks and pumpkins,” he added.
Bill said his favorite part of the event is seeing kids react to adults dressing up and participating in the run.
WBZ’s Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) spoke to some of the run’s participants: