ABC House Hosts 3rd Annual Runaway Pumpkin Half Marathon Saturday, October 19, 2013, 9 a.m., beginning and ending at Lebanon’s Cheadle Lake Park
ABC House is pleased to announce the date of the third annual Runaway Pumpkin Half Marathon fundraiser. This special event for all ages supports ABC House’s efforts to help more than 600 local children each year with cases of suspected abuse; providing them a safe and supportive environment in which to heal. 100% of the net proceeds go to support services for children and their families.
The Runaway Pumpkin half marathon is often referred to as the best half marathon in the Willamette Valley because the race course takes advantage of Oregon’s rural beauty by taking runners past the Santiam River and quiet, green spaces. Portable restrooms and seven aid stations along the route assist runners. Food and snacks will be available to runners after the race. Goodies bags are offered to all registrants and are stuffed with snacks, coupons and usable items. Top male and female finishers each receive a $250 gift card from Lowe’s and a free entry into next year’s race.
Thru August 31st, the registration fee is $55 per participant. From September 1 thru October 7th, the fee is $65. October 8th until October 16th the registration fee is $70. No registrations are allowed on the day of the race. Each runner receives a Tech Shirt, a reusable goodie bag filled with gifts and coupons, and finisher’s medals. Online registrations only due to the use of shoe timing chips. Runners can find online registration at www.runawaypumpkinhalf.org. Please note that there are no registration refunds, transfers or exchanges.
The Runaway Pumpkin half marathon is a mostly flat route that welcomes runners and walkers but each participant needs to complete the course in 4.5 hours or less. The race is timed by Oregon’s Rogue Multi-Sports.
The Runaway Pumpkin half marathon is about serious running and serious fun. Since the race date is close to the Halloween holiday, organizers encourage costumes; particularly pumpkin-related costumes. At the end of the race, prizes will be awarded for best/most original costumes. You must be present to win prizes.
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