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47th Pumpkin Run October 29

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KENT—The 47th annual five-mile Pumpkin Run will be held Sunday, Oct. 29, at noon, starting from Kent Green. Pre-registration is underway at kentpumpkinrun.com and tickets purchased through 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, will be $30 per runner. 

Tickets purchased after that and on race day are $35. The first 300 registrants receive a commemorative t-shirt.

Kids Fun Run will be held at 11:15 a.m. for children ages 12 and younger. The Fun Run features both half-mile and one-mile options and each runner receives a race bib and a prize. 

There will be cash prizes for the overall top three males and overall top three women. Special prizes will be presented to the second- and third-place male and female runners in all age divisions. Those who choose to conquer the run in a costume may win a prize and there will be will also hold a costume contest for children.

The race begins and ends in front of the Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Blvd., and is Kent’s largest one-day community event. 

The Kent Pumpkin Run is organized by the Kent Chamber of Commerce and hosted by the Kent Green Shopping Center.

Kathryn Boughton
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