Purple Pumpkin 5k

Sunday October 30, 2022

5th Annual Purple Pumpkin 5k For Epilepsy

Sunday October 30, 2022
Sherwood Island State Park, Westport CT

The Purple Pumpkin 5K is part of the National Purple Pumpkin Project, a campaign to promote understanding and support of those affected by epilepsy. The project was started by Ron Lamontagne when he was trying to find ways to support his son, Kollin, who lives with epilepsy. The idea was to paint one of his Halloween pumpkins and tell people about epilepsy when asked, "Why is your pumpkin purple?"


This family-friendly event will raise funds and awareness for the local epilepsy community. While the parents and teens run, the kids are welcome to visit the craft table and paint a pumpkin purple, the color that represents epilepsy.

We invite all attendees to wear purple to show their support for our cause! During the opening remarks, we will have speakers sharing their experiences with epilepsy and the journeys they have embarked on. There will be stretching before and after the run. Medals will be awarded to the top finishers of multiple age groups. Light refreshments will be available after the race. There is a $35 registration fee that includes a free t-shirt.

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Event Schedule

7:30 am - Registration Begins
8:45 am - Opening Remarks
9:00 am - Race Begins
Following Race – Celebration with Light Refreshments


Do you want your business to be seen as a source of good in the community? Do you want to gain name recognition with local CT Residents? Do you want to improve the lives of people with epilepsy? Become a Purple Pumpkin 5K Sponsor today!

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A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors
Who Helped Make It All Possible!


Purple Pumpkin Premier Sponsor

Aegon Transamerica Foundation

Purple Pumpkin Presenting Sponsor

The Perkins Family

Purple Pumpkin Hope Sponsors

We Work for Health Connecticut
SK Life Science

Purple Pumpkin Refreshment Sponsor


Purple Pumpkin Friends

5k For Epilepsy

4TH ANNUAL PURPLE PUMPKIN 5K FOR EPILEPSY RAISES $13,000!

We are pleased to announce the results of the 4th Annual Purple Pumpkin 5K For Epilepsy! It was such a beautiful morning at Wadsworth Mansion for a run! We had 100 runners attend this year and raised nearly $13,000 for people with epilepsy!

The funds raised from this event will be used to support our programs and services that serve people with epilepsy and their families throughout Connecticut. We continue to be the leading resource of information, education, advocacy, and support for the estimated 36,000 people with epilepsy in Connecticut.

Congratulations to the winners!

Top Male Finishers
Kenneth Berardi
Bruce Christensen
Collin Sideranko

Top Female Finishers
Aimee Sorbo
Zoemma Warshafsky
Chantal Fauteux-Fields

Complete results can be found at this link: https://runsignup.com/Race/Results/59981?customResultsPageId=45389

Thank you to all the sponsors of this event: Neurelis, UCB, R&S Trucking, GH Equipment, Cahill Excavating, Country Flower Farms, and Wadsworth Mansion. We could not have had a successful race without your support!

We appreciate all of volunteers for taking time out of their weekend to help us on the day of the race: Steve Young, Stacey Hathaway, Bill Shea, and members of the Xavier cross country team.

Finally, thank you so much to State Rep. Quentin Phipps for his attendance and encouraging remarks at the opening ceremony.

We truly appreciate your support and look forward to seeing next year!

2022 Purple Pumpkin 5K

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