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Originally published Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 5:30 AM

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Run or walk in costume at Pumpkin Push 5K

The Pumpkin Push 5K to Care for Seattle’s Homeless, a timed 5K run or a 2-mile walk around Seward Park, takes place Saturday, Oct. 26. Proceeds support health care at Neighborcare Health.

Seattle Times staff reporter

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Fit & Fun

Dress crazy, get fit, help those in need.

That’s the multitasking mantra that guides Saturday’s annual Pumpkin Push 5K to Care for Seattle’s Homeless, a timed 5K run or a or two-mile walk around Seward Park.

“Proceeds go to support health care at Neighborcare Health, which provides medical, dental and mental health care to more than 50,000 patients each year, 8,000 of whom are homeless or recently homeless.”

Prizes will be given away, and not just to the top-finishers, say organizers. There will also be food and beverages, long-sleeved Pumpkin Push T-shirts and a costume contest.

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