September 24, 2018

Pumpkin Run Set For Oct. 6

at Seacrest Park

 
Lincoln (September 24, 2018)—The 17th annual Pumpkin Run, a one-mile fun run for youth runners, is set for  Saturday, Oct. 6 at Seacrest Park in Lincoln. More than 50 schools are expected to be represented in what is believed to be the largest youth-only cross-country 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, medal, commemorative cup, Gatorade and granola bar along with certificates for free meals and free bowling.  Several vendors will be on hand with games and giveaways as well.  The entry fee is $15 through the final deadline on Oct. 4.
 
Last year, more than 3,500 kids participated, and 27 area schools earned awards for having at least 10% of their students participate. 
 
The Pumpkin Run is conducted by the Nebraska Sports Council, with assistance from Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln Parks and Recreation and the Lincoln Track Club.  Allo Communications, Lincoln Pediatric Group and Home Real Estate are the presenting partners; Hohl Orthodontics is the medal sponsor.  Other major sponsors include Lincoln Pediatric Dentistry, Complete Children’s Health, UNICO Group, Dodd Construction, Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs, LinPepCo and Sysco-Lincoln.
 
Those interested in running, donating or purchasing booth space at the Pumpkin Run can register or find more information at NebraskaSportsCouncil.com.
 
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