Pumpkin Run - October 11

Archive Date: 
Saturday, October 12th, 2019

2019 TCKS Pumpkin Run

Friday, October 11th, 2019, 3:10 pm – 4:00 pm

(We love our furry friends, but PLEASE, NO PETS!)  

Parents, teachers, students, and friends – Come join us for the Pumpkin Run, Friday, October 11th, from 3:10-4:00 p.m. on the east and south lawns.  Students, starting with kindergarten boys, then girls, then first grade boys, then girls, etc., will start in waves every two minutes to run a one-half mile course. Please wear fun hats with fall harvest colors and streamers along with appropriate fall-colored running attire (athletic shoes, not flip flops!) We’d also love to have plenty of adults lining the pathway and at the finish line to cheer on the kindergarteners, then first-graders, then second-graders, etc., then a Family Run at 3:40.

The course begins on the lawn east lawn of the Traut playground, goes south between the ball fields in Harmony Park, south across the grass, over to the little bridge, west along the sidewalk, and north along the wavy sidewalk, finishing at the southwest corner of the playground.  Runners are almost always in sight of the school.  The course is just a little short of one-half mile.  Most of it is on sidewalk/blacktop, but a portion is on grass.  The first half is slightly downhill, and the last half is slightly up hill.  Participants may choose to walk, jog, or run all or part of the course.  This is not an “official” race.  The distance is an approximation, and the course is over varied surfaces. 

Schedule of Events:  The first event will begin at 3:15 with 2-minute intervals between races.  Students need to be at the staging area (on the lawn east of the playground, inside the flags) 3 minutes prior to their event. 

Kindergarten boys        3:15 

Kindergarten girls         3:17 

1st grade boys                3:19