The California PTO will soon be asking residents one simple question: Are you tough enough?
The answer can be found Oct. 20 at the third annual Tough Pumpkin Run to be held at Old Riley Field.
Contestants have two opportunities to race at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The groups are divided into age groups, but according to PTO President Ronessa Gunnerson, this fact should not discourage anyone from running.
"Preschoolers up to grandparents race," Gunnerson said. "They're usually helping their grandkids."
The family-friendly event will include new features this time around.
The PTO is adding raffle baskets and even changing the layout of the obstacle course, for even more spooky fun. Aside from the races, where Gunnerson said "walking is perfectly fine," participants can climb on hay bales, run through fun noodles and even jump through a large obstacle course house.
The Tough Pumpkin Run also will have a soda ring toss, "poke-a-pumpkin," cider, nail art and more. Gunnerson said the set up will be similar to a school carnival.
Admission for the Tough Pumpkin Run is $5 per participant. The entry fee will include running the obstacle course, a medal and a bottle of water. Games, treats and more fun will begin at 10 a.m., with two races to follow at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.