To honor the lives of Jared and Jayne Coones
To create an event that celebrates family and community
To raise funds for research and organizations that support cancer patients and their families
Thank you, Pumpkin Runners, for a wonderful turnout on race day! We had over 2,500 runners & walkers show up & show out. Mayor Pro Tem, Kevin Gilmore was there to deliver a proclamation from the city of Olathe, proclaiming October 14, 2023, as Pumpkin Run Day!! Larry Moore returned for this special 25th Silver Anniversary to serve as honorary chairperson alongside Joel Nichols. It was truly a special morning. Donations are still coming in & it's not too late to donate. We will be announcing our total fundraising amount soon! In the previous 24 years, we have donated $911,000 to several charities in Jared & Jayne's name. Going into this year, we launched a Sprint to a Million campaign, to reach the million-dollar mark in conjunction with our 25-year anniversary. We are getting close to reaching our goal. On race day, thanks to the incredible generosity of Jonathan Blachly, our title sponsor, One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, announced they will be making an additional $5,000 donation or whatever the deficit is to help us reach our goal! Stay tuned!!
If you finished in the top three of your age group & did not pick up your medal on race day, they will be available for pick up at Black Bob Elementary School, Monday-Friday from 8:30-3:30. If you are unable to stop by the school, please contact 913.909.3406 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you were not able to attend the race & would like to get your race packet, please contact us & we can make arrangements to get your packet.