Don’t Miss The Great Pumpkin Run: Allentown
Published on: October 28th, 2019
Fall is here, the air is getting cooler, and outdoor activity is a breeze now that the summer humidity has chilled out. The community of Allentown is starting to sport vibrant new colors as the leaves change for the season, and you’ll have the opportunity to explore it all this November. If you want to get outside and embrace the fall weather, you can hit the trial for a brisk morning jog at The Great Pumpkin Run!
When and Where
Runners will meet at Fountain Park on Saturday, November 9. The event begins at 10 a.m. and should end by 2 p.m. Fountain Park is located at Martin Luther King Jr., Allentown, Pennsylvania 18102. You can register for this event
HERE. The Great Pumpkin Run
The race will be a traditional 5k, and participants are welcome to run, jog, or walk the route. In addition to your race bib, you’ll also receive a chip to time your progress. Even if you’re not trying to finish first, you’ll be able to set a personal best time. Once you’ve crossed the finish line, you’ll receive a finisher’s medal commemorating the 2019 event, a cup of apple cider, plus a little pumpkin of your own. All participants will also get a lightweight tech hoodie, and there will be professional photos taken during the race.
If you’re interested in an extra challenge, this run offers a unique twist. The organizers can hand you a pumpkin to carry with you through the duration of the race. You can pick a specific pumpkin from their selection, with some weighing as much as 10 pounds. In the past, runners have cradled their pumpkins like babies, hoisted them overhead, and switched out grips as they ran. If you successfully haul your gourd the full distance, you’ll receive a special Tough Pumpkin medal in addition to your finisher’s medal. You can also bring the pumpkin home with you.
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