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