Anticipation resonated across the crowd of parents, grandparents and friends gathered for the Seventh Annual Edon Pumpkin Run held Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Walz Park. Organized by Cross Country Coach Terry Whitney (with additional support from Edon Cross Country Teams and Edon Athletic Boosters), the event is similar to other Mini-Bomber programs offered at Edon Northwest Local Schools. Intended to encourage students to learn about the sport of running and to become more physically fit and active, organizers simply hoped everyone just had fun!
Students in grades one through six endured a cold and windy fall afternoon while completing the quarter-mile or half-mile winding course. Future Edon runners participating in this year’s event included:
First and Second Grade Runners
Third and Fourth Grade Runners
Fifth and Six Grade Runners
During the Awards Ceremony, each entrant received a special orange “Edon Pumpkin Run” participation ribbon, pumpkin and pumpkin donut. Plaques were also presented to the top male and female runner for each grade.
2014 Pumpkin Run
*(No female entrants)
Coach Whitney was pleased with the success of this year’s event and looks forward to another great race in 2015.