Great Pumpkin run takes root

The Great Pumpkin Walk/Run is slated for Thanksgiving Monday, Oct. 14

Armstrong’s popular Harvest Pumpkin Festival now includes a walk and run to support local groups.

The Great Pumpkin Walk/Run is slated for Thanksgiving Monday, Oct. 14.

“This is an event for all age,” said chairperson Ron Neden.

The event will support the Armstrong food bank (Okanagan Boys and Girls Club) and the Glad Tidings Church’s Brown Bag Lunch Program.

The entry fee is $10 for individuals and $30 for families.

The start and finish line will be the horticultural building on the Interior Provincial Exhibition grounds.

Registration/check-in begins at 7:45 a.m. Walkers who are doing either the 2.5-kilometre or 5-km trail start at 9 a.m.

Runners taking on the 2.5-km trail begin at 9:15 a.m. while those planning to run 5-km start at 9:30 a.m.

Advance registration is open until Oct. 11 in person at the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce on Bridge Street.

Free T-shirts are provided to those pre-registered by Oct. 4 at 1 p.m. upon finishing the course. Shirts may not be available to later registrants.

There is a prize for best costume. Draw prizes will include chocolates, cheese, technical fabric shirts, a massage and gift certificates from local businesses.

Snacks and drinks will be provided at the finish. There are no aid stations on the course. Participants can bring dogs only if they are on a leash and under control

Volunteers are need for timing, course marshalls, registration and finish line.

For more information, check out Great Pumpkin Walk/Run, Armstrong, B.C. on Facebook; e-mail greatpumpkinrunwalk@gmail.com; phone 250-546-3199.

 

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