The Kent Pumpkin Run will host its 35th edition this Sunday, Oct. 30,

at noon, sponsored by the Kent Chamber of Commerce.

Runners are encouraged to "Conquer the Cobble -- In a Costume." In other words, race organizers welcome runners wearing Halloween costumes to celebrate the occasion. Most creative costumes will be recognized during the post-race awards ceremony.

Race-day donations of non-perishable foods will be accepted from spectators and participants alike, as well as from families of runners in the Kids Fun Run. Donations will be made to the Kent Food Bank.

The Kids Run will precede the Pumpkin run with an 11:15 start at the town hall.

For registration for the Pumpkin Run and more information about the race or the Kids Fun Run, check