36th Annual Kent Pumpkin Run, Kent, Connecticut
Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
Pre-registration Opens in August!
2013 Race Date: Oct. 27!
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Overview: The 36th 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 and 2011
** Special thanks to Peter Hall, Lans Christensen and John Casey for the Race photos on this site **
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Fife 'n Drum Rolling River Antiques Bulls Bridge Inn
Hastey Security Systems Kent Physical Therapy
Washington Montessori School Kent Pizza & Pasta Garden
Law Office of Cecilia Buck-Taylor Rose & Kiernan Insurance
NY Life Insurance Kent Wine & Spirit
Salisbury Bank & Trust Winters Bros. Waste Systems
Woodbridge Running Co. Matson Financial Advisors
Fitness Matters of Kent Kent Specialty Care Center
Morrison Gallery Riley's Furniture
Here's your chance to win the Race's Official Pace Car! Not only will the 36th running of the Kent Pumpkin Run be led by the Official Pace Car ~ a Classic 2001 Chevrolet Corvette Sports Car ~ but runners will have the opportunity to win the car! The Kent Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Kent Memorial Library to promote the organization's Annual Car Raffle.
In addition to the traditional prize money, the top male and female finishers will be awarded complimentary entries in the raffle, courtesy of the Kent Chamber of Commerce. The drawing for the Corvette will take place at 2:00 PM on race day in conjunction with the Race's awards ceremony.
Raffle tickets are available at the Kent Memorial Library for $20 each. The car is on display outside of the library each weekend. Proceeds go to support the library's annual operating budget and make an important contribution since the Kent Memorial Library is responsible for raising over 70% of its annual budget.
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 36th running, we plan to recognize the most creative costume-clad runners 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-perishable donations to support the great work of our Official Charitable Beneficiary ~ the Kent Food Bank ~ as they prepare for their busiest time of year. Donations can be dropped off at the Davis IGA 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 are 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 email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration: Should you prefer to register offline, you can download an entry form at www.kentct.com or visit any of a number of retailers in Kent, including Backcountry Outfitters, Heron American Craft Gallery, Kent Wine & Spirit, Sundog Shoe & Leather, the Villager Restaurant ~ or at the Kent Park & Rec office at the Kent Town Hall to pick up an entry form. Make checks payable to Kent Chamber of Commerce and mail to:
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 on the Kent Green in front of Kent Town Hall, beginning at 10:45 AM.
Kids Fun Run ~ 2 course options: 1/2 mile and 1 mile. Register at the Kent Park & Rec office at the Kent Town Hall, or online. Organized by the Kent Park & Rec. You can download an entry form at 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
Best Costume Award
We are a baby jogger friendly event! However, we ask that you start at the back of the field.
Walkers are welcome!
Mile marker splits / Water stations at 1.5 and 2.5 mile marks
Visit www.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 Marshall or help at the start/finish area, please send an email to email@example.com and we'll contact you!
*****Still have questions? Please send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860.592.0061 *****
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