Great Pumpkin Run Helps Nonprofit

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Runners are gearing up for the annual Great Pumpkin Run in Corvallis.

It’s a 1k, 5k and 10k for all ages.

The proceeds go toward Home Life, a Corvallis nonprofit that serves people with disabilities. Home Life helps folks with a variety of services, including job training. The program director says they receive grants, but the money from Sunday’s race will help provide extra services.

“Most of our clients are low-income, so we have this extra money if somebody needs, like dental work done, and they can’t afford it, so we can help out with that,” said Sierra Lee, the Program Director.

Organizers say not only will runners get a good workout, but there are some other incentives to take part as well.

“For every runner, after they complete the race, with photo ID they can get a pint of beer. Calapooia Brewing is our title sponsor, and they will be there with a beer garden,” said Jamie Peterson, the Administrative Assistant with Home Life.

Great Harvest Bread will be slicing free bread, and there will be a raffle with various prizes, including a two-night getaway in Lincoln City.

The race kicks off Sunday morning at 9 a.m. at the Benton County Fairgrounds. You can register Saturday morning at Five-Star Sports in Corvallis or Sunday at the race site starting at 7 a.m.

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