ECU's Run For It

A spooktacular event for the whole family

When the sun sets over Joondalup Campus and the bats circle the spires of the Chancellery building, the freaks come out to play. Vampires, zombies, witches and skeletons emerge from their daytime slumber with just one intention. To scare the wits out of anyone brave enough to walk or run around the campus!

Welcome to ECU's Run for It, a scream-filled 5km dash around Joondalup Campus.

Halloweenies go hunting

Before the sun goes down, little monsters and their families will also enjoy a 3km trick or treat course – without the tricks! They'll meet magical and mysterious creatures as they race to the finish line, collecting treats along the way.

It's all for a great cause

All entry fees will go towards the ground-breaking work of ECU's Melanoma Research team's development of blood tests for detecting melanoma, expected to significantly improve diagnosis and treatment.


Saturday, 28 October 2017


Joondalup Campus, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup
Meeting point: Building 1 (view map)


5pm: Registration tent opens. Collect your race pack here, containing event wristbands, loot bags (for 3km race) and mini torch (for 5km race)

6pm: First wave of Halloweenies Hunters starts (3km)

7pm: First wave of Creepy Campus racers start (5km)

Participants getting into the spirit in Run for It 2016

Participants getting into the spirit in Run for It 2016

Entry prices

Entry prices for event race types and age groups
Race type Age group Standard entry Early bird entry
Creepy Campus 5km 13+ years $25 $20
Halloweenies Hunt 3km Sold Out 13+ years $20 $18
Halloweenies Hunt 3km Sold Out 4-12 years $15 $10
Halloweenies Hunt 3km Sold Out 0-3 years FREE FREE
Early bird prices available until the end of Thursday, 31 August 2017.
An administration fee of $1.10 per entrant and a 2.75% processing fee applies. Entry fee includes GST.
Official entries close on Friday 27 October 2017.

Event details

Course distances

Halloweenies Hunt is 3km. Recommended for families and children aged 12 and under. Under 15's must be accompanied by an adult who has registered for the event. Prams and strollers permitted. Complete in less than 45 minutes to be eligible for prizes.

Creepy Campus is 5km. Recommended for ages 13 and over. Under 15's must be accompanied by an adult who has registered for the event. Complete in less than 1 hour to be eligible for prizes.

Note: Participants in either the 3km or 5km event who are under 15 must be accompanied by an adult who has registered for the event.


Teams of 4 are also eligible to win spot prizes. Teams can be any gender mix. Team members must all complete the same 3km or 5km course within the stipulated completion times.


All event participants are eligible to win spot prizes, provided you complete the course within the stipulated times above.

Dress to Distress

Get into the spirit of the event and dress for the part. If we think you're "too ghoul for school" you'll win a fancy dress prize. Please remember it's a family event – even distress has its limits!


Free parking is available on the Joondalup Campus, with Car Park 2 reserved for participants. Car Park 20 is available for spectators.

View Joondalup campus map

Food & drink

You can purchase food and drink at the start/finish line. Please note that this event is alcohol-free.


We encourage spectators to join in this community event. Bring your friends and family to cheer and support you at the start and finish lines. There'll be plenty of fun for everyone when it's over!


Sorry, not allowed, even as spectators. There's nothing worse than a spooked spaniel or a jumping jack russell!

Course map

The course is a secret. It's all part of our desire to create suspense. You'll love it.

ECU's Melanoma Research Group

Our blood-curdling course may make your skin crawl, but it's all in the name of vital research.

The Melanoma Research Group's primary focus is to develop multiple blood tests that detect blood biomarkers for accurate and early diagnosis of melanoma and treatment response.

The blood tests will revolutionise the monitoring and treatment of melanoma, ultimately improving the likelihood of successful outcomes.

Learn more about ECU's Melanoma Research Group.

Image of ECU Melanoma Research Group

Head of ECU's Melanoma Research Group, Professor Mel Ziman, with research associates