Ghost Run was the term given to events like Nightmare Run that began over 40 years ago right here in Louisville, KY. They are events where you gather friends and family and follow rhyming clues in your car not knowing where you are going or what cool adventures you might encounter along the way. The goal is to follow the rhyming clues to make the correct turns which will lead you to Haunted Houses.

The routes are NOT designed to take you the “direct” route or “fastest” route. They are intentionally designed to give you a tour of roads you’ve probably never been on even though they may be right in your own area of town. The Game and Haunted Attractions on Nightmare Run are all INCLUDED in your ticket price and by following the rhyming clues you are able to turn what would be a quick evening attending haunts into an interactive full night of fun for you and your family/friends.

Nightmare Run’s origins came under the conglomerate in the late 1990’s that was called Nightmare Network. That group included legendary haunted attractions including Nightmare Run, Industrial Nightmare, Nightmare Forest and Haunted Hotel! Nightmare Run was briefly brought back in 2005 and has not been a local event since that time. Some other names besides Nightmare Run that might ring a bell for Ghost Run fans would include The Spirit Chase, The Buechel Fern Creek Jaycees Ghost Run and The Danger Run. All of these events were fun events for family and friends to participate in.

Fast forward to 2023 when a couple of lifetime Halloween fanatics with over 40 Years of Halloween Entertainment experience (Jeff Howlett of Nightmare Forest & Trail Of Terror and Mike Kimzey of The Danger Run (25 YEARS) & Nightmare Run) decided to bring back a RETRO style Ghost Run! What better way to do that than to bring back Nightmare Run? We are excited that you are here to check us out and can’t wait for you to experience Nightmare Run.

What you do...

Solve clues to help you find your way to two haunted houses