The Vala’s Pumpkin Patch Trail of Terrors 5K, Monster Dash 1 Mile, and Little Goblins Runs are this Saturday.  I can’t thank my road race management crew nearly enough.  Putting two races on over consecutive weekends is nothing short of a labour of love for the Nebraska running community.  Add in their efforts just 4 weeks ago at the Big Blue Run and you get the idea how much this fine group contributes to the local scene.  Please do greet and thank these volunteers when you see them this weekend!

Our 6th annual, and 3rd edition at the Pumpkin Patch.  The race has really picked up momentum this year with well over 200 entered and still time to get signed up.  Online registration will remain open until 9:00 tomorrow night, www.active.com, keyword “Vala’s Pumpkin Patch”.  A special feature will be offered for entrants that would like to get their runs texted, facebooked, or otherwise electronically transmitted.  The new timing system we are utilizing has more magic than the Amazing Joe Cole.

We’ll be having packet pick up and registration at Red Dirt Running Co. this Friday from 10 am until 6 pm.  And then race day registration Saturday morning at the Patch beginning at 6:30 am.

After you’ve had a Spooktacular time at the run, please do stop in and say hola to Ande, Ben, & Trey at the Red Dirt Running Co. Grand Opening Celebration.  Inside scoop:  There will be more give aways and freebies than you can shake a stick out.  Several pair of shoes, some high end jackets, socks, and much, much more.  You’ll be able to get all of this in before kick off time too!

And a sweet shirt too!  Thanks to our sponsors, Nebraska Run Guru Events, LLC and Gretna Family Health.  And our contributors, Sunrize Donuts and Hy-Vee.