Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pumpkin Run

The Pumpkin Run is a cross country run/walk held at the historic Leavenworth Ski Hill. The course winds through 100 acres of rolling, wooded National Forest lands. The trails consist of grass, dirt and gravel. The Ski Hill trails sit several hundred feet above town and provide great views of the nearby mountains and fall foliage.  

There are three runs you can enter - 1k, 2k, and 6.5k.  All proceeds from the run benefit the youth nordic club.

One of Todd's students had signed up to participate in the run, but was unable to run that day.  He asked Todd if he would run in his place, and, of course, Todd did.

The fun part was that everyone was encouraged to wear costumes. 
One particular group came dressed as the cast from the Simpsons.  You can see Willy, the janitor here.  Behind Willy is the inanimate carbon rod. lol

Todd came dressed up as a dorky sports official.  He wore his stripes and put in his "bubba" teeth.  We couldn't find his coke-bottle glasses to complete the look.

Todd ran in the 6.5k which was mainly adults and a few teenages.

Winnie the Pooh is one of Todd's students. It was his brother that asked Todd to run. 

I think the adults had the most fun with their costumes.  We had Padma (Star Wars), Kirk (Star Trek), the plaid monster, lots of fairies, ....some..well, only they know what they were dressed up to be.

Todd ran a respectable time, especially for one who was asked to run at the last minute. 
It was a fun way to spend a Saturday morning. 

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