The Kids Fun Run is one of the best parts of the Ghostly Gallop. There are a lot of smiles and cheers for the children as they cross the finish line on the one-mile course. Many run in Halloween costumes with family and friends. And each receives a medal at the finish line. Thanks to the Hudson Children’s Book Festival, every participant in the Fun Run also receives a free book — we’re a library, after all!

Also, the friendly Ghostly Galloper is expected to make an appearance again this year for the Fun Run. He runs right along with the children.

The Fun Run course starts at the Hudson Junior/Senior High School and heads down Harry Howard Avenue past the FASNY Firefighting Museum, the world’s largest collection of firefighting apparatus and equipment. This year, participants in the Fun Run receive a free pass to the museum — which can be used at any time — and a chance to meet Molly the Museum Dog! Thanks, FASNY!