The Valparaiso Parks Department is introducing their first-ever "Monster Dash" at Central Park Plaza Sunday, October 27, 2013. The event begins at 1 pm and costumes are encouraged. "Our goal is to be the fittest city in Indiana and we'd like to see everyone get involved in running or walking or learning about fitness on October 27," said Mayor Jon Costas, who will lead the Family Fun Run at 2pm. To encourage kids to get involved, the city was offering a $500 prize to the elementary school that brings out the most participants. City officials say the money will go toward fitness or wellness programming at the school. For more info, visit www.valpoparks.org . You can hear more information online here at our website at News Audio on Demand.