We are getting to my favorite time of year. Cooler temperatures may still be out of our reach, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy some of the best things about fall.
The Evergreen Pumpkin Run 10 Mile and 5K is an autumn staple in Jacksonville. Traditionally held around Halloween, this Sunday-morning race is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season.
Runners line up on the path of the historical Evergreen Cemetery. The race makes a 3.1 mile loop though the tree lined walkways, where the 5K runners split off for their finish, while the rest of the field continues on for the next 6.9 miles. The route combines the roads surrounding the cemetery as well as the sidewalks within for something a little different.
Feel free to get in the Halloween spirit, too! Costumes are welcome on the course, and $50 1st Place Sports gift cards will be awarded to the Scariest Costume, Funniest Costume and Best Overall Costume, in addition to the regular age group and overall awards.
In addition to technical shirts and custom finisher medals for those who complete either distances, runners are encouraged to take home the pumpkins that line the route!
Register online here or at any 1st Place Sports retail location. This race is incredibly popular and often sells out before race day, so don’t miss out on the fun!
Pumpkins are definitely a major part of the full festivities, but let’s not forget the significance of a crisp apple on a fall day.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe has plenty of delicious apple yumminess waiting for you. The PB Apple Power Up features peanut butter, green apple, banana, cinnamon and whey, while the Green Apple Matcha blends green apple with banana, matcha green tea, kale, spinach, basil and lime.
Swing into your closest Tropical Smoothie Cafe to give these a try, before they disappear for the winter!