Saturday morning Doug and I are running the Jared Coones Memorial 5K Pumpkin Run.
Tonight we are volunteering at packet pickup.
This is a great 5K that was founded by Tom and Jayne Coones, Jared's mom and dad. Tom and Jayne lost Jared to leukemia 10 years ago this week and this is the 10th year for the Pumpkin Run. This time of year was Jared's favorite so Tom and Jayne started the Pumpkin Run in his honor. The race starts at Jared's elementary school and runs through his neighborhood. A lot of the neighbors decorate their front lawns to the hilt with all kinds of Halloween garb. What a great time.
Tom sadly lost Jayne to breast cancer 2 years ago this December. So now the race is in honor of both Jared and Jayne. A very fun part about the race is that some of the local schools have started running groups in order to train the kids to run this 5K. So Saturday, there will be a bunch of kids from the local elementary and middle schools out running in Jared's honor.
The weather is supposed to be perfect. I can't wait!