RANCHESTER — Tongue River residents have a season of cold-weather fun ahead with the Valley 5k Winter Series. From October through March, the Tongue River Valley Community Center is hosting monthly fun runs/walks for all abilities. All events are 5k (3.1 miles) and will be held back and forth at the TRVCC locations in Ranchester and Dayton.

The first event will be the Monster Dash 5k at TRVCC in Ranchester Saturday at 10 a.m. Entry will be $5 in advance, $10 on race day or two bags of Halloween candy either time, which will be donated to the troops. Costumes are encouraged, and prizes will be given for the best costume.

Bulk registration for all six races costs $25 per person. People who participate in five of the six races will be given a Valley 5k Winter Series hoodie.

For the full race schedule and to register, visit trvcc.org.