Run for a Cause at the YMCA of Columbia’s Annual Pumpkin Run 5K, October 29, 2016

The YMCA of Columbia’s 11th Annual Pumpkin Run 5K and Kids Fun Run will be held at the NorthWest Family YMCA in Irmo on October 29, 2016. This year’s family-friendly event will include a costume contest with a cash prize for the best male and female costumes.

Proceeds benefit the Y’s Annual Campaign, which provides financial assistance to those in our community who need the Y’s life-changing programs and services. The Y’s community support addresses many issues such as school readiness, chronic diseases and youth feeding programs. Funds raised through the Annual Campaign allow the Y to live by it’s mission to be “for all.”

“The Annual Pumpkin Run is fun for the whole family,” says Ilia Owens, Community Wellness Director. “Put on your favorite Halloween costume and join us to run or walk for a great cause that allows the Y to continue to change lives and strengthen our local communities.”

The entry fees are as follows:

12 & Under Fun Run Registration $10

Early Registration (by Oct. 15): $25

Registration (Oct. 16-28): $30

Race Day Registration: $35

Group Entry (8 or more people, by Oct. 15): $20/person

The Kids Fun Run will begin at 7:45 a.m. and the 5K race will begin at 8:30 a.m. There will be cash awards for the top overall first, second and third male and female winners.

The YMCA of Columbia’s annual Race Series consists of six races at various YMCA branches.  The 2016 Race Series is made possible by Presenting Sponsor, Palmetto Health; Series Sponsors, The State Media Company and Kohl’s; and Supporting Sponsors, Verizon Wireless, Spinx and McDonald’s. For more information on the YMCA of Columbia Race Series, please visit