Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Great Pumpkin Run!

If you live in the Triad, NC area, be sure to mark your calendar for the upcoming 4th Annual Great Pumpkin Run 5K and 1 Mile Walk! Proceeds from the run will benefit the
Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries of NC, Inc.

There will be a prize for the runner in the best Halloween costume and relay races and games for the younger crowd. Following the run there will be refreshments, a drawing for door
prizes and an Awards Ceremony.

For more information [click here].


Andrew Opala said...

seems a strange combination - Celtic non-Christian religious observance (Halloween) and raising money for a Christian cause.

but how can you fault a church that has the U2charist!

RunnerDude said...

Hi Andrew,
Yep, does have roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain but also in the Christian holiday All Saints' Day.

Anonymous said...

What a fun theme. RunnerDude are you organizing the event?

RunnerDude said...

Hi! Thanks Irene! No, I'm not the race director, but a good running buddy of mine has been involved with the race since it's inception. Nice race, good course, fun fall theme and baked goods from the ladies at the church after the race!!!

Will said...

This is Will, the RunnerDude's buddy who does the finish line and timing for the 5K. The pumpkin theme ties in with the pumpkin sale done on the front lawn of the church every October. Sometimes you do what it takes! Thanks for posting this, RunnerDude.

RunnerDude said...

Hi Will! Sure thing man! Scroll down the blog and click on the link on the right-hand side. The Great Pumpkin Run is featuered in this week's podcast!

Fruit Fly said...

I want to do a pumpkin run!! Guess I better find something a little more local. I need an October race anyway!