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Christina Aguayo, 11, right, and her uncle Robert Aguayo and their desiccated and dehydrated passengers get ready for the start of their 12-mile ride during Day of the Tread event Sunday, the annual Halloween-themed marathon that raises funds for Casa Esperanza. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

Promising a ghoulish good time, the annual Day of the Tread marathon Sunday offered bike rides, walks and runs for kids and adults to benefit Casa Esperanza.

Costumed or not, participants had a wide range of choices, from the kids’ K to full five-person marathon relays.

Bikers had options too: 12 miles “for those little things that go bump in the night,” to 100 miles that “will surely send the ghouls and goblins back to their graves,” according to

Casa Esperanza offers housing and support to cancer patients and their families who live out of town.

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Randi Peters, 11, in frog costume – or alien? – barely touches the earth as he heads toward the one-mile run at Day of the Tread. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

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