DEAL, N.J. – The 24th annual Trick or Trot 5K Race and Pet Walk, hosted by the Jersey Shore Running Club (JSRC) together with the Deal Fire Company #2, will take place on Sunday, October 22, 2017, at the Deal Casino in Deal, New Jersey. Proceeds from the event will benefit the homeless animals at the Monmouth County SPCA and the Deal Fire Company. Over the past 23 years, the Trick or Trot has attracted nearly 50,000 participants and raised more than $25,000 for its beneficiaries. This fun-filled day, formerly held in Long Branch, found a new home in Deal in 2015, on a course will be familiar to previous participants of the Run Thru Deal, which was held for over 30 years.

Registration is available online, by mail, or in person. Advance registration is available online at https://runsignup.com/jsrctrickortrot, or by mail by downloading and mailing an application. Race-day registration in person begins on October 22 at the Deal Casino at 9:30 a.m. The Trick or Trot Kids Dash begins promptly at 10:30 a.m., followed by the 5K Race at 11:00 a.m., with the Pet Walk at 11:05 a.m. The People and Pet Costume Parades will take place at 11:45 a.m., followed by awards and prizes! Deal Fire Company will host the post-race party on site with hot dogs, beverages & music.

Registration costs for the 5K and Pet Walk are $25. Registration for the Kids Dashes are $15. Long-sleeved t-shirts are guaranteed to all who pre-register.