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The 6th annual Great Carbondale Pumpkin Race

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CARBONDALE -- Pumpkins will be flying down Mill St. for good a cause on Saturday, October 27.

Rotary Club of Carbondale Breakfast has teamed up with Carbondale Main Street to raise money with the 6th annual Great Carbondale Pumpkin Race. A portion of the money raised will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale and the I Can Read program.

The race will be held at the Mill Street underpass, with registration at 1 p.m. and the races starting at 2 p.m. In addition to the races, Carbondale Community Arts will be hosting a costume contest.

This year the honorary judge/pumpkin smasher will be 2016 Olympian Deanna Price. Pumpkins deemed as "cheaters" will be smashed by Price with a wooden mallet.

A complete list of rules for building a racer and competing can be found here.

Two pumpkin racing workshops are being offered in Carbondale. CCA at 304 Walnut St. on Wednesday, October 24 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and at Safe Halloween, Murdale Shopping Center on Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m. until noon.

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