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CFB Borden’s Spook-tacular Cast of Creatures Turns Out for 2023 Spooky Sprint

Kids at the Spooky Sprint lined up under the PSP inflatable archway for the Creepy K (Caleb Hooper/Borden Citizen)

With a turnout of over 300 kids, this year’s Spooky Sprint made heads turn… in their graves

The front of the Buell Gym was crawling with costumes ranging from ghouls and ghosts to superheroes and serial killers for the annual 2023 Spooky Sprint.

This year saw over 300 kids in attendance who trick-or-treated their way through both the ‘Creepy K’ and ‘Freaky 5K’; a one and five kilometer run with all sorts of creatures handing out candy along the way to the finish line.

The Spooky Sprint is a free event for military members and their families who were encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Angus food drive at registration.

A big thank you goes out to this year’s sponsors Tooth Port Dental Centre, McDonald’s Angus, Bank of Montreal (BMO), CANEX, SISIP, BFRC and Kawartha Dairy for making this year’s prizes especially sweet and spine-chilling!

Tooth Port Dental Centre provided toothbrush and toothpaste prizes, McDonald’s Angus gave away coupons, CANEX gave away two gift baskets to the costume contest winning families, SISIP gave away movie and snack vouchers to the Terra Theatre and BMO gave away candy alongside their BMO Bear mascot!


The winners of this year’s costume contest are as follows:

Second place Family Costume Winners: The Plague Doctor and Biohazard Son

First place Family Costume Winners: Father time, Mother nature and the four seasons

Second place Individual Costume Winner: Baby Chucky

First place Individual Costume Winner: Lord Raven

Don’t see your costume in our photo gallery?

Share your favorite moments from this year’s event by submitting them to our inbox bordencitizeneditor@rogers.com or tag us on Facebook by using #SpookySprint2023.

Thank you all for another incredible evening and we hope to see you next year!

By: Caleb Hooper