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30th Annual Pumpkin Run Returns October 29th

Submitted by Carol Flanagan-Dupuis

(September 27, 2023) — Every Fall, runners, walkers, and families look forward to the traditional Haddam-Killingworth Youth and Family Services (HKYFS) Pumpkin Run, a 5k run/walk and kids’ run in picturesque Higganum. This event is perfect for all ages and fitness levels. It’s all about fun and friendly competition.

This year, the 30th Annual Pumpkin Run will be held on Sunday, October 29, 2023 beginning at Haddam-Killingworth High School. The 5k run/walk starts at 9:00 a.m., and the Kids’ Run follows at 10:15 a.m.  Costumes are welcome and enjoyed by all, given the proximity to Halloween.

Runner registration is open at Each runner will receive a T-shirt and nutritional snacks in a swag bag, and the top three female and male runners in various age categories win a prize! Virtual entries are also available for those who live farther away or can’t join us on Oct. 29th.

Sponsorships are still being accepted, with a variety of levels to include promotion of your business, by contacting HKYFS (860) 345-7498 or

The Pumpkin Run is the biggest fundraising event for HKYFS and it supports our work, which focuses on youth development, providing resources and programs that empower young individuals to reach their full potential and keep them safe.  The money raised through the Pumpkin Run sponsorships and runner registrations is a meaningful way to support your local community and contribute to the well-being of youth and families in the area.

Don’t miss out on the “spooktacular” fun!  Get your family and friends together and let’s run for a cause.  It’s all treats and no tricks at the HKYFS Pumpkin Run.  See you there!


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