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Leverage Your Fall Fitness

We have specifically selected this date as your "second chance" to run a PR. We fully support the Marathons and Half Marathons that come before us in September and October. We just want you to have fun and take advantage of your fitness. Great choice as your Fall Marathon as well.

Second Sole will have a Training Group in 2023


We know you've heard that before! our case it is true. The total elevation for the Full Marathon is 59 feet. The total elevation for the Half Marathon is 40 feet. We are unique not only with our theme but with our course!

9 Lives Challenge

We are partnering with Stark Board of Developmental Disabilities Great Pumpkin Race 4 Miler, which is run the day before in Canton. Those who complete BOTH the Great Pumpkin 4 Miler AND the ANY of the Sunday distances will receive a special 9 LIVES CHALLENGE MEDAL.

RIP Tattoo


Packet Pickup

At the Race Expo on Friday, October 27th from 2p to 7p, on Saturday October 28th from 7a to Noon.

At the Race Site on Sunday, October 29th from 6:30am to 7:45am

Lodging at area hotels. Search Google for Belden Village Mall Hotels. About 15 minutes away from Canal Fulton.

Event Overview

Dancing Skeleton


The Marathon is a USATF Certified Course and a Boston Marathon Qualifier.

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The Half Marathon will stay with the Marathon for the first 13 miles. It is a mix of blacktop and hard packed crushed limestone.

The 5K will be a fun route through Downtown Canal Fulton

Course Maps Here


Marathon - 7+ hours

Half Marathon - 4+ hours

5K - No time limit

Head Skull with Fire Flames

NEW IN 2023

We are adding a TWO PERSON Relay where each runner will complete 13.1 miles

We are also expanding the post-race party!

Race Capacity

1200 Marathoners

1200 Half Marathoners

500 Relay Teams

600 5K Runners

Dancing Monster


​​The Event will be part of several activities in Canal Fulton in October. More details coming this Summer.

The course will be decorated with lots of Halloween elements. We WILL NOT be jumping out of the woods to scare you. It is a race!

Hand Palm


All participants get a GREAT finisher medal, a super cool event shirt, and the best post-race party in Ohio.

Virtual Runners get the Event Shirt, Finisher Medal, Race Bib, and Race Bag inserts.

The event is a fundraiser for the Canal Boat.

Smiling Cat with a Pumpkin Head


No PR Gong here. Run a PR...SMASH a Pumpkin! It's going to be CRAZY!



The Haunted Forest Marathon
Sunday October 29th, 2023

Run to You Racing

132 5th St NW

Canton, OH 44702

Illustrated Skulls knocking their teeth

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Illustrated Skulls knocking their teeth
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