The annual Pumpkin Run/Walk will be taking place Oct. 21.

The annual Pumpkin Run/Walk will be taking place Oct. 21.

Pumpkin walk/run to benefit ER

Annual event is slated for Oct. 21 at Peace Arch Hospital.

Peace Arch Hospital and Community Health Foundation is encouraging community members to get a running start on their health, by committing to the National Bank Financial Great Pumpkin Run/Walk.

The fundraiser is set for Oct. 21 at Peace Arch Hospital, offering participants the choice of pacing either a five- or one-kilometre route.

Organizers hope to raise $75,000 for the hospital’s emergency ward.

The event is to include a health fair with activities and food samples. There’s also incentive prizes for those who raise $100 or more for the cause. And, all participants who raise $500 or more will be entered into a draw for a his-and-hers bicycle package donated by Peninsula Cycles.

To support the run/walk as a sponsor, participant or volunteer, or for more information, visit www.pahfoundation.ca or call 604-535-4520.