Pumpkin Run Preparations – Day Of

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The day of the Pumpkin Run got off to a cold start.  We had 24 large pumpkins sitting outside our door and Joan attached the carving kits to each one and loaded them in our car.  I went to the Pumpkin Run site and found a calm and serene trail – the calm before the storm, perhaps.

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Mike Porco brought his ladder and attached one side of the finish line banner to a tree.

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Jason Page and I carried the mile markers to the appropriate spots and marked the course with orange ribbons.  We also cleared a little bit of trash from the course.  The facilities folks from UNC really did an excellent job preparing the course.  They smoothed out a very rough part of the course and put down some dirt to smooth an uneven part towards the finish.

Nicole Mendes and company did a great job preparing the site at the YMCA.  Seejanerun and the volunteers from the Y brought everything together for a great post race party.