Autumn is the only season where pumpkins are judged by their personality as well as their performance in the swimsuit competition. Get to know fall’s finest with this Groupon.
- $22 for one race entry to the 4th Annual Huntington’s 5K Twilight Ghost Races and VIP after-party on Saturday, October 19 at 5:30 p.m. (up to a $45 value)
Racers can choose from The Ghost 5K Run, the 5K Run with Doggies, or the One Mile Team Hope Ghost Fitness Walk. Packet pick-up begins on October 14 at Fit2Run on 2nd Street, and continues throughout the week during the store’s business hours. Entry also includes admittance to the VIP after party with complimentary beer, ribs, and other food.
4th Annual Huntington’s 5K Twilight Ghost Races
The Huntington’s 5K Twilight Ghost Races give runners, walkers, and their pooches a chance to break personal records, try out Halloween costumes, and help fight Huntington’s disease all at the same time. Clad in ghost-friendly duds, racers depart from the St. Petersburg Fit2Run for a spooky sprint with chip timers that track exactly how much faster they run when there are specters at their heels. A pooch-friendly run lets the family’s best friend get in on the costume action and exercise, and strollers are welcome. Afterward, a VIP after party encourages racers 21 and older to toast themselves and each other with complimentary beer and a costume contest rewards the creatively clad.
Huntington’s Disease Society of America
The Huntington’s Disease Society of America has its sights set on obsolescence in the form of a cure. While that would mean shuttering the doors of its 501(c)(3) nonprofit volunteer organization, it would also mean relief for sufferers of the fatal illness, which may affect up to 250,000 people across the country. Until that day comes, its work continues. The organization oversees the Coalition for the Cure, which pools the resources and knowledge of 16 researchers across the world. While those researchers work, the organization also raises funds through a network of nationwide events—5Ks, bowling outings, dinners, cocktail parties—and directs the proceeds toward advocacy, education, and more research. A portion also goes to supporting medical, psychological, and social services at major medical facilities throughout the US.