The 13th Annual Carmel Education Foundation (CEF) Ghosts and Goblins 5k/2k Run/Walk will kick off at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Carmel High School.  WISH-TV’s Daybreak Anchor, Scott Sander, will greet more than 2,000 community members as they arrive – many in costume- for this fundraiser benefiting Carmel Clay Schools students and teachers.  Sander, a Carmel alumnus, is a former radio DJ for Carmel High School’s radio station WHJE, and will work with current WHJE students to broadcast the race and energize participants for a fun-filled morning.

The race is open to all community members and is especially appealing to families.Scott Sander, Event Emcee Participants can choose to run or walk a 5K or 2K timed course, or an untimed 2K course.  Both courses start and end at Carmel High School, located at 520 E. Main Street, Carmel, IN, 46032.  Strollers are welcome. Individual registration is $30 (age 12+); family registration for up to five people is $70 and the untimed 2K race is $10 through October 17, 2021.  Prices increase on October 18, 2021. Race shirts are available in short or long sleeve options, and prizes will be awarded to age category winners.  

Lesley Karpiuk, Carmel Clay Schools 2021 Teacher of the Year will kick off the race.  A special thank you to Java House and the Carmel High School Culinary Department who will have coffee, hot chocolate and other breakfast items for purchase.  Green Bean Delivery and Joe’s Butcher Shop have generously donated water and snacks for all race participants.   

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About the Carmel Education Foundation:

One of the oldest foundations of its kind, the Carmel Education Foundation was created to help Carmel Clay students achieve their full potential. Since 1966, the Foundation has awarded over $2,100,000 in college scholarships to Carmel High School seniors and over $850,000 in education grants to inspire lifelong learning for Carmel Clay students. The Carmel Education Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of directors who give their time and energy to accelerate the Foundation’s mission by funding grants, awarding more than 80 scholarships annually and expanding resources for Carmel Clay Schools.