Pumpkin Run Set For Oct. 17
in West Haymarket
September 10, 2020 - The 19th annual Pumpkin Run, a one-mile fun run for youth runners, is set for Saturday, Oct. 17 in the West Haymarket, beginning and ending near the Cube in the Railyard. More than 50 schools are expected to be represented in what has become the largest youth-only fun run in the nation.
Heats will be held every 20 minutes from 8:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. and are divided by grade and school size. Each runner receives a shirt, finisher medal and other gifts from sponsors.
As part of health/safety guidelines, there is no vendor fair—parents or chaperones are asked to arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to their runners’ heat and to leave as quickly as possible after the race. Volunteers will help runners observe social distancing guidelines while staging.
The entry fee is $10 through Sep. 25, $15 from September 25 to October 15. Those interested can register or find more information at PumpkinRunLincoln.com.
The Pumpkin Run is conducted by the Nebraska Sports Council. Allo Communications, Lincoln Pediatric Group and Home Real Estate are the presenting partners; Hohl Orthodontics is the medal sponsor. Other major sponsors include Grinnell Mutual, Lincoln Pediatric Dentistry and Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs. Other contributors include: Dietze Music, Dean Machine, 106.3 KFRX, Honda of Lincoln, Pepsi-Cola of Lincoln, Empire Fence, Tan-Aire, Lincoln Running Company, Medical Reserve Corps, Sun Valley Lanes, Screed Solutions and Sysco-Lincoln.
The Nebraska Sports Council is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote healthy and active lifestyle choices. Platinum partners include Farmers Mutual of Nebraska, Pepsi-Cola of Lincoln and Nebraska Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine.
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