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.
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.
Register: Click here to register