You can carve them, paint them and dress them up, but have you ever tried
running with one? Now you can! The second Pumpkin Pride walk/run is on
Saturday, October 22, beginning at 9 a.m.
The Good Samaritan Foundation is hosting this event at Fox Ridge Nature
Park, and registration starts at 8 a.m. This obstacle course and walk/run
brings live music, games and fun for the whole family!
Adult obstacles include the ghost tunnel, Franken-tire walk, hay bale climb,
pumpkin roll, zombie calisthenics, walled in and “Don’t Touch
the Lava.” Kids can also go through the ghost tunnel, walk the plank,
pumpkin roll, and go crazy for bubble madness.
Prizes will be awarded to the winners of Most Competitive Male and Female,
Best Costume and more. The obstacle course length is 3.68 miles for competitive
runners, 1.84 for fun runners and walkers, 0.30 miles for kids ages 3
to 6, and 0.89 miles for kids ages 6 to 9. New this year will be the Family
Dog Walk. Everyone is encouraged to bring their dogs, in costume, to participate
in this fun event.
Sign up before October 3 to save $5 and to be guaranteed a shirt. Adult
early registration is $35 and for the kids, $10.
To register, go online to
www.pumpkinpride.com. For more information, contact Nicole Coomer at 812-885-3192, or by email at
All proceeds will go toward Caring Connection, a patient care fund, initiated
by Good Samaritan medical practitioners and employees who noticed that
patients were struggling to cover the cost of prescriptions, assist devices
and other smaller dollar health essentials.
Donations are greatly appreciated and can be mailed to Good Samaritan Foundation
at 520 S. 7th Street, Vincennes, IN. You could be a platinum ($351+ donation), gold
($250-$350 donation), silver ($100-$249 donation), bronze ($50-$99 donation),
or booster ($5-$49 donation) for this great event.