Marshall Recreation Center to host 4th annual Haunted Rec event to support Healthy Kids, Healthy WV initiative


The Marshall Recreation Center is inviting kids to get ready to get active in a spooky Halloween setting as it hosts the 4th annual “Haunted Rec” event from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23. The event is free and open to the public.

The recreation center is partnering with the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Committee to encourage kids to be active through the Healthy Kids, Healthy WV initiative.

The goal of the Healthy Kids, Healthy WV initiative, a program created by Generation WV, is to use the members of young professionals’ organizations to inspire communities across the state to make environmental changes that will reverse the current rise in childhood obesity rates. Community members can come to “Haunted Rec,” the Huntington area’s Healthy Kids, Healthy WV event, for entertainment and education, and leave with message points and motivation to make a difference in the community.

At “Haunted Rec,” kids can take on an opponent as they tackle the haunted obstacle course, which will include howling hurdles, creepy ladder drills, horrifying hula hoops, bone-chilling box jumps and much more. By popular demand, the Rec Center is also bringing back the Haunted House. The spooky house is full of surprises lurking around every corner.

All participants will be able to take part in the Rec’s “Eat This Not That” challenge with a spooky, Halloween twist. They can test their food knowledge and make the most healthful choices as they decide what to eat and what to avoid.

Every participant will leave the Rec with a goody bag full of treats, not tricks. Participants are asked to wear costumes.

For more information call Recreation Center Assistant Director Michele Muth at ext.6-2943 or e-mail