Half-marathoners catch the Halloween spirit in Morristown, Morris Township

Penny & Chris at the Halloween Half-Marathon, Oct. 21, 2018. Photo by Bill Lescohier.
Penny & Chris at the Halloween Half-Marathon, Oct. 21, 2018. Photo by Bill Lescohier.
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Those apparitions you saw Sunday on the streets of Morristown and Morris Township were for real.

Start of the Halloween Half-Marathon, Oct. 21, 2018. Photo by Bill Lescohier.
Start of the Halloween Half-Marathon, Oct. 21, 2018. Photo by Bill Lescohier.

Runners donned costumes and braved blustery conditions for the fourth annual Halloween Half Marathon and Relay.

About 1,000 people participated, according to Chris Russo of Superhero Events.

Our thanks to MorristownGreen.com contributor Bill Lescohier for venturing into the elements to document the action.

Congratulations to the top finishers:

Men:

  1. Stu Haynes of Chatham, age 42, 1:13, pace: 5:34
  2. Jacob Edwards of Morristown, 31, 1:15, pace: 5:43
  3. James Buser Wharton, 22, 1:18, pace: 6:00

Women:

  1. Victoria Pontecorvo of Morristown, 27, 1:31, pace: 6:58
  2. Stacey Slaughter of Pompton Lakes, 26, 1:31:59.46, pace: 7:01
  3. Jessica Byrnes of Morristown, 40, 1:34, pace: 7:14
Slideshow photos by Bill Lescohier and Kevin Coughlin. Hover /click over images for captions:
 
Penny & Chris at the Halloween Half-Marathon, Oct. 21, 2018. Photo by Bill Lescohier.
Start of the Halloween Half-Marathon, Oct. 21, 2018. Photo by Bill Lescohier.
Kathy at the Halloween Half-Marathon, Oct. 21, 2018. Photo by Bill Lescohier.
Tom, Carly & Tyler at the Halloween Half-Marathon, Oct. 21, 2018. Photo by Bill Lescohier.
Ready for start of the Halloween Half-Marathon, Oct. 21, 2018. Photo by Bill Lescohier.
Marjorie of NYC at the Halloween Half-Marathon, Oct. 21, 2018. Photo by Bill Lescohier.
Kevin at the Halloween Half-Marathon, Oct. 21, 2018. Photo by Bill Lescohier.
Chris Russo at the Halloween Half-Marathon, Oct. 21, 2018. Photo by Bill Lescohier.
Danielle & Katy at the Halloween Half-Marathon, Oct. 21, 2018. Photo by Bill Lescohier.
Stretching for the Halloween Half-Marathon, Oct. 21, 2018. Photo by Bill Lescohier.
Home stretch of the Halloween Half-Marathon, Oct. 21, 2018. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Rounding the final turn at the Halloween Half-Marathon, Oct. 21, 2018. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Finish line of the Halloween Half-Marathon, Oct. 21, 2018. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Finishing the Halloween Half-Marathon, Oct. 21, 2018. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
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Finishing the Halloween Half-Marathon, Oct. 21, 2018. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Finishing the Halloween Half-Marathon, Oct. 21, 2018. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
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