Race Preview Extras: Runaway Pumpkin Half Marathon 10/18/2014 (Lebanon, Oregon)

Runaway Pumpkin Half Marathon event hoodies, available for $25 to participants and non-participants alike!

Runaway Pumpkin Half Marathon event hoodies, available for $25 to participants and non-participants alike!

Yes. Indeed. I am really excited to be participating in the 2014 Runaway Pumpkin Half Marathon, which occurs this Saturday, October 18th at Cheadle Lake Park in Lebanon, Oregon. I am so excited, in fact, that I wanted to share with you all a couple of super neat things this race is offering participants (and non-participants in some cases!). But before that ... Today! Yes, today, Sunday, October 12 until midnight is the very last chance to register for the event and for-sure receive an event technical shirt! You can even choose from a black uni-sex long sleeve version, or a green women's version. How many races do that? Not many, and it is super-cool to have a choice! You can register for the race until October 16th, but after tonite at midnight, shirts are not guaranteed. These events shirts are really nice, and if you have been considering registering, now is absolutely the time to do so!

Event hoodies. These beauties, available in a beautiful green, a darker gray and black, proudly display the Runaway Pumpkin Half Marathon 2014 event logo. The green option is very unique, at least to me, as I haven’t seen any hoodies available in this fashionable color. I really like it! They are available for purchase at a great price of $25 to participants and non-participants. I have a couple friends who really wanted to race in this year’s event, but are traveling so they are unable to race it. I am telling them about these, as they can still “participate” in supporting the ABC House, which is the Child Abuse Intervention Center serving Linn and Benton Counties. All proceeds from the Runaway Pumpkin Half Marathon go to ABC House.

2014 Runaway Pumpkin Half Marathon finisher medal mock-up. Pumpkin spins and includes glow-in-the-dark paint!

Finisher medals. The finisher medals for the Runaway Pumpkin are whimsical and festive. This year, the pumpkin spins and there is glow-in-the-dark paint on the finisher medal.

Virtual runners. If you are entrenched in racing, you have likely heard about virtual racing. The Runaway Pumpkin Half Marathon offers a virtual runner option, for $45, and provides some fun perks. Your $45 entry will support the ABC House, just as the regular entry fee does. You will be recognized as a Runaway Pumpkin Half Marathon donor. If you are a local virtual runner, you will be able to pick-up a shirt and goodie-bag at packet pick-up, or at ABC House in the days following the event. If you are a long-distance virtual runner, you will receive a shirt in the mail.

If you did not have the chance to read my race preview with all the in-depth awesomeness of this race, you can check it out here. I am still trying to decide if I can pull off running in a costume … I have never raced in costume before, so I probably won’t decide until race morning – nerves. Nonetheless, I really hope to see you all out there at the 2014 Runaway Pumpkin Half Marathon! I’ll be there! And if you can’t participate this year, consider being a virtual runner or supporting the ABC House by purchasing a $25 super-cute event hoodie!

Date: Saturday October 18, 2014
Distance: Half Marathon
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Cost: $70
Register: Click here to register

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