Excitement spread throughout the crowd as parents, grandparents and friends gathered for the Sixth Annual Edon Pumpkin Run held Thursday, October 25, 2013 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!
Forty-one students in grades one through six enjoyed the crisp fall afternoon while completing the quarter-mile or half-mile winding course. Future Edon runners participating in this year’s event included:
KinderKids and Kindergarten Runners
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. Plaques were also presented to the top male and female runner for each grade.
Edon Pumpkin Run ~ Individual Winners
*(No male entrants)
Coach Whitney was once again pleased with the success of the event and looks forward to another great race in 2014.
Lucinda Held-Faulhaber may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org