Signup's open for Kent Pumpkin Run

The 33rd annual Kent Pumpkin Run five-mile road race will be offered Oct. 25 at noon by the Kent Chamber of Commerce.

The USTAF-certified course will start and finish at the Green in front of town hall and features the run along Cobble Lane and Cobble Road.

Those pre-registered by Oct. 23 for $18 wil receive a T-shirt designed by former Kent resident Erika Echols depicting days in the pumpkin patches of Kent and area towns.

Race-day signup will be $20 and T-shirts will be sold at an additional cost.

Cash prizes will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in each of eight age divisions.

As in recent years, Billy Leo's pumpkin soup is expected to be a popular post-race refreshment. Other post-race refreshments will be provided by Davis IGA and its suppliers.

For information, visit the Chamber website at www.kentct.com or call (860) 927-1463. The race application is available at Chamber website.

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Sponsorships are available at $65 for placing a business name on the official T-shirt, given to each registered runner and available for sale at the race.

Checks may be mailed to Kent Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 124, Kent, CT 06757.

For sponsorship information, call Lyn Stirnweiss at (860) 927-1463 or e-mail lynstir31@aol.com.