The 2nd Annual Pumpkin Chase 5K held on the Matteson Trail that circles The Hampton’s Golf Course in Hampton, VA.
The race was held on Halloween Eve morning, Saturday, October 30, 2010. The event was organized by Happy Pace Races. The race itself was conducted and results were generated by the Peninsula Track Club.
Conditions at race time were sunny and cool with temps around 50 at race time.The 5K run followed the Matteson Trail and was run correctly by the runners. This course is not USATF certified.203 runners entered the 5K (down from 275 in 2009) with 184 (down from 245 in 2009) completing the course – many fully costumed for the event.Runners included several vampires, devils, witches, monsters, SuperGirl,
Richard Simmons, Neytiri from “Avatar” (tail and all) and the Blue Man Group to name but a few. The costume contest was held just prior to the race.