11 Numbers To Know About Running And Halloween

Halloween accounts for 25 percent of all candy sold in the U.S.

Halloween isn’t just for kids, and we have the numbers to prove it. From costume runs to calories burned, these stats show you can have candy corn and a PR, too.

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Miles run to burn off the 140 calories in 26 pieces of candy corn—delivering sugar, corn syrup and chemicals.


Miles run to burn off the 160 calories in 1 ounce of pumpkin seedspacked with manganese, magnesium, iron, copper, vitamin K, zinc and protein.


Number of Halloween-themed road races in the country according to Running USA.


Fee charged by Guinness World Records to create a new title category.


Halloween takes second billing to Thanksgiving as far as most popular holiday for a road race.


More than half of all candy sold for Halloween (or any day for that matter) is chocolate.


World-record marathon time for a female dressed as a superhero, set by Camille Herron as Spider-Man in 2012 at the Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa, Okla.


Fastest half-marathon time for a female wearing an animal costume, set by Bridget Burns in 2015 at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in Canada—she ran dressed as a peacock!


Fraction of all candy sales in the U.S. happen thanks to Halloween.


Weeks it may take Guinness World Records to process your application if you’re considering setting a new mark for running in a costume.


Daily percentage of vitamin A, important for strong bones and a healthy immune system, found in one cup of pumpkin.