Good Samaritan Foundation Prepares For Pumpkin Pride Obstacle Course Run/Walk

Whoever heard of running with pumpkins? Good Samaritan Foundation did! The third Pumpkin Pride walk/run is fast approaching. The event will be on Saturday, October 21, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The Good Samaritan Foundation is hosting this event at Fox Ridge Nature Park, and registration starts at 8:30 a.m. This obstacle course and walk/run brings live music, games and fun for the whole family!

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. Returning after a successful first year, the Family Dog Walk will wrap up a fun morning of activity. Everyone is encouraged to bring their dogs, in costume, to participate in this fun event.

“We love organizing this event every year,” said Gary Hackney, Director of Good Samaritan’s Foundation. “It is fun to see everyone dressed up in costumes, decorating pumpkins and enjoying the obstacle courses. We are extremely fortunate to have a Foundation board and volunteers who help us each year to make the Pumpkin Pride walk/run a success.”

Adult early registration is $35 and for the kids, $10. To register, go online to 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 to help patients who were struggling to cover the cost of prescriptions, assistive devices and other health essentials.

Donations are greatly appreciated and can be mailed to Good Samaritan Foundation at 520 S. 7th Street, Vincennes, IN. Sponsorships are also available and include: Diamond ($500+) Platinum ($351-$499 donation), Gold ($250-$350 donation), Silver ($100-$249 donation) or Bronze ($50-$99 donation).

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