This Friday night over 1,000 people are expected to take to streets of Enniskillen for the highly popular Enniskillen Spootacular 5K race organised by Enniskillen Running Club. 
Indeed, Northern Ireland’s best runners will be competing, alongside lots of families, fancy dress runners and ‘couch to Spook’ people doing their first 5k in an event that has certainly captured the imagination from elite runner to fun runner. 
As such then, there is a little bit of something for everyone. 
 Among those lining up for this year’s Spooktacular will be over 30 people who joined Enniskillen Running Club’s Couch to Spook programme back in September. 
“Some were getting back at it after a break, but for many of them they had never run before” said club chairman Michael Walsh, who has been helping with their training. 
“It’s been fantastic to see them go from finding running for a minute non-stop quite hard to now bring able to run over 20 minutes continuously. 
“They’ve been a fantastic, dedicated bunch, and all the coaches will be roaring them on on the night. Every one of them is going to do great.”
Online entry has now closed but entries will be available on Thursday night at the St. Michael’s Community Centre (in yard beside Clinton Centre) from 6.30pm to 9pm. People who have entered online can pick up their race packs then too. 
There will be limited entry on Friday night at a slightly higher price and there may be no t-shirts left at that stage so the organisers are advising people to enter on Thursday or before. The fancy dress competition is under the new management of Annette Hughes and promises to be better than ever.
The weather forecast is for perfect running conditions so it will be a great way to start Halloween weekend so why not get your running shoes on and take part in one of Fermanagh’s biggest participation events. See Enniskillen running club Facebook page for last minute updates and further info. 

Leading by example
For the third year running Nature’s Choice will sponsor the ERC Spooktacular 5k and is joined this year in sponsorship by Pat Mc Caffrey from Western Cars. 
Ahead of this year’s race, Nuala Lilley owner of Nature’s Choice said: “It’s quite ironic that Pat and I, long time friends, were both in a small running group seven years ago and can proudly boast that we ran the first Spook run with just over 100 others in total. Perhaps it’s that long time connection with The Spook that has now drawn us both to sponsoring the event.”