The Inaugural Pumpkin Run

This halloween, UBC Rec has the ultimate treat for your feet…the first ever Pumpkin Run! Also known as, the perfect way to justify a weekend of candy munching.

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Our new event merges fitness and fun with a festive 6km race through Pacific Spirit Park. The event takes place from 1pm-5pm on October 27th, with the race starting at 2pm. Take on the 6km solo, divide and conquer with a 4-person relay team, or try the 2km “fun run” route with themed activities along the way.

Is the race itself not enough to entice you?

How about an amazing post-race celebration at UBC Farm with awards, post-race pancakes, smoothies and pumpkin inspired foods, gifts for all participants, and more! Sounds to me like a great way to have some fun with old friends and to make some new ones. Don’t forget to wear a costume…there might even be some swanky awards for the best dressed.

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Still wondering if this event is for you? Let me prove that it is!

If you’re a…

…team of awesome staff at UBC, take on the 4-person relay!

…student with a huge class crush, invite them for a pre or post-class walk!

…faculty member swamped with marking, de-stress with a light jog!

…community member with kids, bring them out for a walk and post-race festivities!

…passionate athlete, take on the race and go for the gold!

…person who likes to have a good time, just come on out!

The Pumpkin Run is one of the three events, the other two being Day of the LongBoat and Storm the Wall, your team needs to win to receive UBC Rec’s Triple Crown. So if you’re going for the prestigious title, you can’t afford to miss this one!

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Remember to register by Monday October 23rd at 5pm and to click “attending” on the Facebook event! If you’re taking part in the relay, submit your roster by Wednesday October 25th at 5pm.