‘Tis the season for pumpkin everything… pumpkin lattes, pumpkin bread, and pumpkin RACES! There are so many great pumpkin themed races throughout October and here are two awesome, small ones to consider when trying to figure out which one you want to run!
The Great Pumpkin Run offers a 5K and 10K option and the courses take racers around the Benton County Fairgrounds and surrounding areas. Also, there is a 1K obstacle course for the kiddos before the races start. This race has historically given prizes for best costume, so don’t be afraid to dress up!
This year’s race will be held in-person but there is still an option to run it virtually, as well.
Bobi Jo has lived all over the midwest but moved to Portland in 2007 and now calls it home. She started casually running in 2012 and trained up for the "Run Like A Mother" 5k as her first proper event. She got a taste of the runner's high and is now a veteran ultrarunner. While running is her favorite sport, she is a "Jill of all trades, master of none" - her other hobbies include rock climbing, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and traveling the world. On her elusive rest days, she is an avid bookworm and a Green Bay Packers fan.