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Pumpkin Run Set for Oct. 1 at Ohio Wesleyan University’s Selby Stadium
Event Features Children’s Races, Walk, 5K; Benefits People in Need

September 8, 2011

Image courtesy of OWU’s Office of Alumni Relations
DELAWARE, OH – Adults and children of all ages are invited to participate in a 5K Pumpkin Run hosted on Ohio Wesleyan University’s campus Oct. 1. The race will raise money for People in Need Inc. of Delaware County.

The event will feature children’s races, a one-mile walk, and a 5K run. For those who register before Sept. 17, the event is free for children, $15 for the walk, and $25 for the 5K. After Sept. 17, costs are $5, $20, and $30, respectively. Advance walk and run registrants will receive long-sleeve T-shirts and race bibs. Same-day registration is available for $5 for children and $20 for either the walk or run, but same-day registrants will not receive shirts. Everyone will receive participation ribbons.

The children’s races will begin at 7:45 a.m. Oct. 1, with the walk and run following at 8:30 a.m. All events will begin and end at OWU’s Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St. Free parking will be available at the stadium, with on-site registration beginning at 7 a.m. Results will be posted online.

Funds raised will benefit People in Need, an organization that is “assisting families and individuals of Delaware County in a collaborative effort by providing personal emergency assistance with dignity and respect in their time of need.”

Visit the Pumpkin Run 2011 website for more information or to register. For questions, contact the Ohio Wesleyan Office of Alumni Relations at (740) 368-3325.


Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities, with more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Located in Delaware, Ohio, just minutes north of Ohio’s capital and largest city, Columbus, the university combines a globally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that translate classroom theory into real-world practice. OWU’s close-knit community of 1,850 students represents 45 states and 52 countries. Ohio Wesleyan was named to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction, is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” and is included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.