The village of Kent will be alive Sunday with multitudes of runners, event volunteers, families and friends all on hand for the Kent Pumpkin Run five-mile race.
The event will start at noon at Kent Green in front of town hall.
The spectator-friendly course will finish in the same spot, accompanied before and after the race by music, refreshments, face painting, Halloween festivities and more.
The day begins with a Kids Fun Run at 11:15 a.m.
To register in advance, to volunteer or sign up as a sponsor, or for additional information, visit www.kentpumpkinrun.com or contact race director Dunleavy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-927-1332.
The event is hosted by the Kent Chamber of Commerce.
Race participants are encouraged to donate as they register or to bring non-perishable donations to support the official charitable beneficiary -- the Kent Food Bank. Donations can be dropped off at Davis IGA or Kent Wine & Spirit during race week or at the start/finish area on race day.
Runners are also welcome to compete for prizes for best costume during the race. A variety of gift certificates from local merchants will be among the prizes.