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Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 12:00 PM (EST)
36th Annual Kent Pumpkin Run
Sunday October 28, 2012
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Saturday November 12th
Start time will remain 12 noon.
And yes we hope you will still wear costumes!
Overview: The 35th running of this Kent Classic offers something for everyone! The festivities begin with a Kids Fun Run @ 11:15 AM followed by the 5 mile run / walk @ noon. The spectator friendly, USATF certified course starts and finishes at Kent Green in front of Town Hall. Join the festivities at the start /finish area - Music, Refreshments (including Billy's famous Pumpkin Soup!), Face Painting, Halloween fun and much more. Post Race party for all!
"Kent, CT: The #1 destination in New England for the overall fall foliage experience." -Yankee Magazine, Sept. 2010
** Special thanks to Peter Hall, Lans Christensen and John Casey for the Race photos on this site **
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Bull's Bridge Inn Restaurant and Tap Room Danbury Hospital
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It's About Time -- Introducing Chip Timing!In response to participant feedback and as part of our ongoing efforts to improve the overall race experience for all runners, we're excited to announce that we're teaming up with Fast Track Timing to implement a state of the art chip timing system for the 35th running of the Kent Pumpkin Run!
Conquer the Cobble.... In A Costume! Last year's race witnessed a record number of costume-clad runners. We're looking to build upon that success this year by encouraging runners to wear a costume. If your "not so blistering pace" isn't fast enough to land you a spot on the podium, your creativity just may be the ticket. In celebration of our 35th running, we plan to recognize the most creative costume cladrunners at our Awards Ceremony. In addition, a variety of gift certificates, courtesy of local merchants, will be awarded.Prize categories include:
Overall * Group * Family * Kids * Most Creative * And more
Help Support the Kent Food Bank: We encourage all participants and spectators to bring non perishod donations to support the great work of oable four Official Charitable Beneficiary - The Kent Food Bank - as they prepare for their busiest time of year. Donations can be dropped off @ Davis IGA, Backcountry Outfitters or Kent Wine & Spirit during Race Week or at the Start / Finish area on Race Day. Thanks for your generous support!
The "Pumpkin Pursuit": We're accepting entries for our annual Race Within The Race. We're looking for a runner who can clock a sub 8 minute / mile pace and is interested in being chased by over 500 runners while wearing a target on your back. You'll get a head start of 2 minutes on the rest of the field. Every runner that catches and passes you before the Finish Line receives a pumpkin!
As a thank you, you'll receive a special prize at the Awards Ceremony and a complimentary entry to next year's Race. To apply, submit an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Kent Pumpkin Run
PO Box 124
Kent, CT 06757
Race Number Pick up: Numbers will be available for pick up on race day at the Start/ Finish area at Kent Green in front of Kent Town Hall, beginning @ 10:45 AM.
Kids Fun Run: 2 course options: 1/2 mile and 1 mile. Register at the Park and Recreation office at Town Hall, or online. Organized by Kent Park and Recreation. You can download an entry form @ www.kentct.com Every runner receives a prize! Come for the Run and Stay for the Fun - face painting, live music and other fun activities for the little ones!
Cash prizes and Handcrafted Mugs to overall top 3 female and male finishers.
1st place: $200
2nd place: $100
3rd place: $50
*** $200 Prize for Setting a New Course Record ***
Men's Record holder: Luke Meyer / 24:38 (2008)
Women's Record holder: Claudia Camargo / 28:26 (2007)
Age Group Awards for top 3 in each category:
14 & under / 15-19 / 20-29 / 30-39 / 40-49 / 50-59 / 60-69 / 70 & over
Kent Resident Award: $25 gift certificate to Kent Wine & Spirit
Best Costume Award
KEYS TO HEALTHY RUNNING WORKSHOP:
We're a baby jogger friendly event! However, we ask that you start at the back of the field
Walkers are welcome!
Timing provided by Fast Track Timing
Mile Marker splits / Water Stations @ 1.5 and 2.5 mile marks
Visitwww.kentct.com for great ideas on things to do while in Kent --Hike the Appalachian Trail, visit Kent Falls State Park, check out the many shopping and dining options.
Volunteers Needed: All this great stuff doesn't happen without the help of our amazing volunteer staff. If you'd like to be a course marshal or help at the start / finish area please send an e-mail to: email@example.com and we'll contact you!
*** Still have questions? Please send inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-927-1463 ***
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