January 2 2018
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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.Martin Lehmann / Shutterstock.com
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 seeds—packed 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.