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44th Annual Pipestem Pumpkin Run

October 31, 2020 @ 1:01 am

Covid can eat the dust of runners participating in the 44th Annual Pumpkin Run at Pipestem Resort State Park.

The Southern West Virginia Road Runners Club is sponsoring the 44th annual 10,000 meter run, a 5,000 meter run, and a 5,000 meter walk at Pipestem Resort State Park. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. at Park Headquarters. The 5K run and walk starts at 9:00 a.m., and the 10K Run starts at 10:30 a.m. Visit the Road Runners website at www.swvrrc.org for complete entry application and safety guidelines. Once you are on the SWVRRC site, click the tab “Schedule” and then July-December link and scroll to October 31 for the safety guidelines, precautions, and application. “Leaving Covid in our dust, running 2020.”

Multiple divisions for 10K and 5K runs: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70 and older. Awards to top three overall male and female and top three in each division. 5K walk recognizes top 5 males and top 5 females. T-shirts guaranteed to first 80 registered. The race is fee based. SWVRRC members $15 early, $20 race day. Non-members $20 each, $25 race day. Race registration is collected by the SWVRRC organization, Pipestem cannot process race registrations. Contact Paul Hodges at 304-384-7879 or email elijahp@suddenlink.net.

Extra Running Fun!
Halloween Costume judging at finish line for those running in costume. A great late autumn event. Winner will receive complimentary future stay as available at Pipestem’s McKeever Lodge. Prizes will also be awarded for second and third place. Winners will be announced on the SWVRRC’s website and prizes will be mailed.

About the courses:
The 5K starts at Amphitheater parking lot, turns right on the main drive, turns around at cone just past Superintendent’s residence, turns left at Park Headquarters and finishes at starting point.

The 10K starts at Amphitheater parking lot, turns left on the main drive, passes the Splash Park, turns right through the Cottage Area C, circles back, turns left on main drive, turns around at cone just past Bolar Observation Tower, turns left at Park Headquarters to finish at starting point.

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October 31, 2020
1:01 am