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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 or contact race director Dunleavy at 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.