Want to race as the sun goes down? The Midnight Madness Marathon, Marathon Relay & Half Marathon will start between 7-7:30 p.m. in Hamilton on Sept. 10. The course is completely closed and lit by both the moon and streetlights. Enjoy the race, music and time with friends!

With courses of roughly four and 1.5 miles, there will be options for everyone at Perfect North Slopes’ Mud-Stash 2016 Sept. 10 in Lawrenceburg, Ind. The Tristate’s ski area doubles as an ideal obstacle course landscape to challenge runners and walkers. The Mud-Stash course features obstacles like lily pad water crossings, mud crawls, hill climbs and a swinging bridge, to name a few.

The second annual Race to the Rescue 5K Run/Walk will be held at Northern Kentucky University Oct. 1. Be especially heroic for the day by dressing like a superhero (highly recommended, as there is a best dressed portion).

The 5K Glow Run, Oct. 21 and 10K and half-marathon, Oct. 23, will take place in the middle of Kings Island’s Halloween Haunt season. The 5K participants may be slightly faster, running through the scary seasonal park. 5K registrants will also get a ticket to the Halloween Haunt and 10K and half-marathoners will get one or two park passes for the weekend.

On Oct. 22, The Undead 5K for runners, walkers, families and teams will pit participants against a marauding group of zombies. The undead will stumble around the non-obstacle 5K course looking for a quick bite. Will you survive?

The Arctic Dash at YMCA Camp Kern Dec. 3 will test runners in the winter by utilizing mud running and obstacles across its grounds. The event will raise money for the camp’s Strong Kids scholarship program aimed at campers with greater need for financial assistance to enjoy Camp Kern. Families are encouraged to participate, with a free mini mud dash available for the little ones.

Cincinnati Cyclones Frozen 5K Run/Walk [http://cycloneshockey.com/5k] takes place at U.S. Bank Arena and promises to have participants in the seasonal spirit, braving the January weather along the riverfront. Accomplish your New Year’s resolution while helping the Pink Ribbon Girls, a charity devoted to providing free direct services, education and support regarding breast and other women’s reproductive cancers.