‘Pumpkin Run’ seeks entrants

The RTO's fifth annual Pumpkin Fun Run is coming up fast.

The RTO’s fifth annual Pumpkin Fun Run is coming up fast.

The RTO is a not for profit organization which oversees trades training in the resource sector in B.C. (see www.rtobc.com). On Sunday Oct. 6, they are hosting their fifth annual 6K Pumpkin Fun Run/Walk at Aldor Acres in Langley’s Glen Valley.

The purpose of this run is to raise funds for bursaries for students from the Langley School District who will take apprenticeship programs at the post-secondary level. Last year they successfully raised just over $3,200 for the Langley School District Foundation.

The 6 km race has a 9 a.m. start.

Entry fee is individual, $25 until Oct. 3, $30 after Oct. 3, and family rate is $80 until Oct. 3, $100 after Oct. 3, maximum of four per family. Register early. Limited race day entry, space permitting. The following link provides all the necessary information as well as where to register: http://www.rtobc.com/About_the_RTO/Events/5th_Annual_RTO_Pumpkin_Fun_Run_Walk_-_Sunday__October_6__2013.htm

Online registration will close at midnight on Oct. 3. Register at Peninsula Runners after Oct. 3. In store registration available at the Peninsula Runners store in Walnut Grove, Langley, phone: 604-888-1338 or visit #1-20349 – 88 Ave.

All finishers receive post race refreshments, a chance to win great prizes, breakfast sandwiches hosted by CLAC and a pumpkin from Aldor Acres pumpkin patch.

There is free and convenient parking, and washroom facilities are available.

Runners’ families can visit Aldor Acres too. Admission fees are $7 per person (except registered runners) and pumpkins are sold by size (generally between $5 and $8 each).