By Sarah Westergren, Staff Writer
// Witches, werewolves and warlocks weren’t the only creatures roaming the streets of Lafayette this Halloween season.
On Sunday, October 30, the Chamber of Commerce and City of Lafayette kicked off Halloween festivities with this year’s 24th annual Reservoir Run on Mt. Diablo Boulevard.
Known as a local favorite, over 2,000 Lamorinda residents and surrounding community members registered for a day of fun and friendly competition.
The run offered a variety of races, including a 5k, 10k, and 2 mile ‘fun run’. Students of Acalanes High School primarily took on the flat 5k, though a ‘fun run’ offered an untimed, non-competitive experience for younger children and their four legged companions.
“Everyone was really friendly, and there were lots of dogs and kids, so it was very family friendly and fun,” sophomore Maddie Fink said.
Fink, who arrived at the course at around 8:30 am, was one of several Acalanes students to participate in the run’s second and most popular race, a 5k looping around Lafayette’s central area.
Stretching only 3 miles from Oak Hill Road to El Nido Ranch Road, the 5k allowed friends and family a healthy, fun-filled adventure through the city of Lafayette.
For a more competitive experience, accomplished runners opted to participate in the event’s final and most challenging course, a 10k featuring an incline and trip through the town’s famous reservoir.
Contestants spent over an hour and a half conquering the hilly landscape of Lafayette’s beloved Reservoir before clocking in at 10:20 am.
With the last contestant signified yet another spooktacular Reservoir Run.