Participants head out at the beginning of the Great Pumpkin Walk and Run Monday from the IPE grounds in Armstrong. Krys Pick (third from right) would be the first runner across the finish line in the five-kilometre event while Chantel Jeffery

Participants head out at the beginning of the Great Pumpkin Walk and Run Monday from the IPE grounds in Armstrong. Krys Pick (third from right) would be the first runner across the finish line in the five-kilometre event while Chantel Jeffery

Pumpkin run raises support

The Great Pumpkin Walk and Run, held on Thanksgiving Monday morning, drew 155 people between the ages of six months and 92 years.

Armstrong organizations will benefit from a Thanksgiving walk and run.

The Great Pumpkin Walk and Run, held on Thanksgiving Monday morning, drew 155 people between the ages of six months and 92 years.

“The event raised $1,750 for the Armstrong Food Bank, the Brown Bag lunch program and next year’s event,” said organizer Ron Neden.

The event was held at the IPE grounds.

In the five-kilometre run, first place went to Krys Pick with a time of 20 minutes 40.4 seconds. Chantel Jeffery, 12, was second in 21:16.6 and John Wilson was third in 21:28.1.

In finishing order, Megan McCarron, Deb Kruger and Jessica Kruger were the first three in the five-kilometre walk.  In the 2.5 kilometre walk, the first three, in order, were Logan Harris, Larissa Torrens and Jesse Andres.

Prizes went to the first three finishers in each event and draw prizes were awarded to many people.

Prizes also went to the youngest and eldest participants and costume prizes went to three innovative teams. All prizes were donated by sponsors and local businesses.