Streetsboro -- Trunk-or-Treat and the Trick-or-Treat Trot are coming back this October, organized by the Streetsboro Parks and Recreation Department.
Last year, Trunk-or-Treat brought in a crowd of more than 2,000 people. Close to 40 organizations worked together to pull it off, including many local businesses, said Greg Mytinger, director of Parks and Recreation.
"It's a tradition we came up with a couple years ago," said Mytinger. "Local organizations really got involved, and turned it into an event."
This year, Mytinger is expecting a similar turn out. Trunk-or-Treat, which will take place in the WalMart parking lot at 6 p.m. on Oct. 25, will feature many of the same businesses. Each will each have a decorated vehicle and candy to hand out to kids age 12 and younger. Admission to the event is free.
The vehicles will be entered in a decoration contest. The categories of decoration are cartoon, scary and movie themes. Children will be given five tickets as they enter the event and will have a chance to give the tickets to the businesses who have the best decorated cars. Trophies will be given to the three cars that receive the most votes.
"We receive a community grant through WalMart that helps pay for a lot of the candy," said Mytinger. "We ask that the local businesses register their cars for a $10 fee [for each car] and that they bring as much candy as they can to pass out."
Registered vehicles will also have a staff member present. If they run out of candy, some will be provided by WalMart.
Businesses should call the Streetsboro Parks and Recreation office the week before to reserve parking spaces and should have their vehicles set up with a staff member by 5:30 p.m. on the day of the event.
Two days later, on Oct. 27, the Trick-or-Treat Trot will take place at Streetsboro City Park. The Trot will have a one mile Fun Run/Walk, a 5K race and a 10K race.
"Last year was our first year," Mytinger said. "We had about 150 runners last year."
Awards will be given to the top three race finishers overall for men and women and the top three finishers for men and women in different age categories. Participants can also win an award by wearing a costume. The top three costumes overall will be given an award.
Participation in the Fun Run is free. Pre-registration for the 5K and 10K is $20 and ends Oct. 14. The first 200 people to register before that day will receive a free T-shirt. The T-shirt is only available to participants in the 5K and 10K races. Registration from Oct. 14 until race day is $22 and participants can register on race day for $25.
Registration on race day begins at 7:30 a.m.; the Fun Run starts at 8:30 a.m.; and the 5K and 10K races start at 9 a.m. Awards will be given out after the races.