Get In The Halloween Spirit With The Pumpkin Run & Walk 5K
If you love Halloween like me, this is a fun and somewhat spooky way to get some steps in! The 18th annual Pumpkin Run & Walk 5K is taking place next month on the campus of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.
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This is the perfect race for laid back athletes and families. The event takes place on Saturday, October 21st and you can register now! Registration is available now, with prices varying depending on age range.
Adults wanting to take part in the run and walk can do so for twenty bucks. Students taking part can register at a discount for twelve bucks, along with young kids that want to take part in the 5K run and walk.
There is a new option this year called the Ring Road Fun Run, which takes racers one lap around the campus. Kids ten and under can register and take part for free, with all participants getting a free t-shirt.
Adults can take part in the Ring Road Fun Run for twenty bucks, with students getting a discount for twelve bucks. This race is a shorter option for those that want to take part in the event but don't want to go the whole three miles.
This is a Halloween race so you are encouraged to wear your costume or orange clothing to get in the spooky spirit. There will be awards and prizes given out for the best costume so make sure you deck yourself out!
There will also be door prizes, healthy drinks and refreshments and indoor places for you to warm up before and after the race. Organizers say the race has a great reputation thanks to its "great atmosphere, quality organization, and being a good value."
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is located at 2101 14th Street in Cloquet. Parking is free during the event so you don't have to worry about that! The event keeps growing each year, with the latest numbers coming in around three-hundred runners.
If you are thinking of taking part, make sure you brush up on the rules and policies before you register and attend. Certain things won't be allowed on the race course so come prepared! This is also northern Minnesota's oldest Halloween-themed race. I signed up and can't wait.
You can check out the course beforehand online. It is mainly flat with some uphill and downhill areas. There will not be any water stops but there will be water before and after the race. The King Road Fun Run starts at 9:30 a.m. with the 5K kicking off at 10 a.m. You can pick up your packet the morning of the race.